House acts to avert US government shutdown

The House passed a spending bill on Thursday to avoid a United States government shutdown, but Senate Democrats say they have the votes to block the measure in a bid to force Republicans and President Donald J. Trump to include protection for young imm…

Chopper with Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett crashes, kills 5

RATON, New Mexico—A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the US state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, …

Tagle: Freedom of the press is Church’s ‘conviction’

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbiship Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Friday, January 19, reiterated the Church’s “conviction” of the importance of free speech amid concerns by local and international media organizations over the Duterte administrati…

Alvarez wins again as Ombudsman upholds Floirendo indictment

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wins another round as the Office of the Ombudsman upholds its earlier indictment of Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr over the controversial Tagum Agricultural Develo…

Storm caused 90 million euros in damage – Dutch insurers

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch insurers said on Friday, January 18, that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country’s train service slowly creaked back into gear.
“The Januar…

Storm caused 90 million euros in damage – Dutch insurers

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch insurers said on Friday, January 18, that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country’s train service slowly creaked back into gear.
“The Januar…

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach stuns in European trip

Pia Wurtzbach no doubt gives justice to her Miss Universe 2015 title as she looked every inch a beauty queen in her vacation photos in Switzerland and the Netherlands. In one photo Wurtzbach uploaded last Jan. 15, she can be seen candidly posing outsid…