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Students to get free rides in MRT-3, LRT-2, PNR

Students to get free rides in MRT-3, LRT-2, PNR

Technology
DOTr has just announced that students can now get free rides in the MRT-3, LRT-2, and PNR. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade stated that the free rides for students are at certain times in the mornings and afternoons, from Mondays to Fridays, except holidays. Terminal fees at airports operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, as well as Philippine Ports Authority-owned seaports, will also be free for students. To avail of the free rides, students need to apply for a “Student Free Ride ID.” The application form can be found on the respective websites of DOTr, MRT-3, and LRTA. Students up to the undergrad/college level, including vocational and technical courses, can avail of the free rides. Students taking post-graduate studies or Masters are not eligible. googletag.cmd.p
Bosnian arrested over 2015 Paris attacks – German police

Bosnian arrested over 2015 Paris attacks – German police

News
BERLIN, Germany – German authorities said Thursday, June 27, they have arrested a Bosnian man wanted in connection with the 2015 Paris attacks and are preparing his extradition to Belgium. The German federal police office and Dresden prosecutors said in a joint statement that the 39-year-old suspect was picked up on the night of June 19-20 on a European arrest warrant issued by the Belgian authorities. He is accused "of abetting a terrorist organisation linked to the terror attacks, including on the Bataclan concert hall, on November 13, 2015 in Paris". The German authorities said that he had been targeted in a separate investigation against two Bosnian citizens on suspicion of violating a military weapons control law. They said that a still ongoing probe led to the whereabouts of the sus
Heavy security as Indonesia court set to rule on election-rigging claims

Heavy security as Indonesia court set to rule on election-rigging claims

News
JAKARTA, Indonesia – A top Indonesian court was set to rule Thursday, June 27, on a defeated presidential election challenger's claims that the 2019 race was rigged against him – allegations that sparked deadly rioting in Jakarta. Tens of thousands of military and police were deployed in the capital of the world's third-biggest democracy amid fears of more unrest after Thursday's decision, as protesters gathered outside the Constitutional Court. The court is weighing ex-general Prabowo Subianto's claims that the April poll was plagued by "systematic, structured and massive" electoral fraud that cost him victory. His lawyers have sought to overturn the official results that declared incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi) the winner with 55.5% of votes, against Prabowo's 44.5% But Prabowo's legal t
2 killed as plane hits building in Siberia

2 killed as plane hits building in Siberia

News
MOSCOW, Russia – A Russian passenger plane overshot the runway, crashed into a building and caught fire at an airport in Siberia on Thursday, June 27, killing two crew members, officials said. The small An-24 aircraft, travelling from Ulan-Ude in Siberia, was attempting an emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport, the regional government of Buryatia said. But the plane went 100 meters off the tarmac and "crashed into a waste treatment facility building". "The plane caught fire," it said on its official Instagram account. Two crew members were killed and 43 passengers, including a child, survived. Investigators launched a probe into possible violation of air safety regulations, the transport investigators of Eastern Siberia said in a statement. The plane belonged to regional Angara airli
Warren leads U.S. Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

Warren leads U.S. Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

News
MIAMI, USA – Ten Democrats clashed Wednesday, June 26, in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race, with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight. The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing on Thursday, June 27, with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against number two candidate Bernie Sanders and 8 others. Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter among ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on everything from health care and economic inequality to climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration. Th