Daily Archive: November 3, 2017

UN reports 31 new allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

UN reports 31 new allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations on Friday reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against peacekeepers and civilians working for U.N. agencies in the three-month period from July and through September — almost half against those employed to help refugees.

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US strikes IS In Somalia for the first time

US strikes IS In Somalia for the first time

WASHINGTON — The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said.

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Sheriff: Las Vegas shooter had lost money, been depressed

Sheriff: Las Vegas shooter had lost money, been depressed

Sheriff: Las Vegas shooter had lost money, been depressed

LAS VEGAS–The man who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas last month had been depressed after losing a significant amount of money in the past two years and that may have been a “determining factor” in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the city’s sheriff said.

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In Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project program, the name to remember is Noé Soulier

In Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project program, the name to remember is Noé Soulier

L.A. Dance Project, resurgent with co-founder Benjamin Millepied back from Paris, performs choreographer Noé Soulier’s “Second Quartet,” a quirky, physically challenging piece that plays out like a live-action cartoon.

Duterte critic among Time’s 30 most influential teens

Duterte critic among Time’s 30 most influential teens

Duterte critic among Time’s 30 most influential teens

She was bashed on social media last year for protesting extrajudicial killings and the hero’s burial accorded authoritarian President Ferdinand Marcos during a rally, with netizens describing her and the contingent of students from St. Scholastica’s College as “brainwashed.”

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PDEA: There’s probable cause to charge Faeldon with drug trafficking

PDEA: There’s probable cause to charge Faeldon with drug trafficking

PDEA: There’s probable cause to charge Faeldon with drug trafficking

There is probable cause to indict former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and the others suspected of involvement in the smuggling of a P6.4-billion “shabu” (crystal meth) shipment from China that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in May, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) insisted on Friday.

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PAL finally pays gov’t almost P6B in airport fee arrears

PAL finally pays gov’t almost P6B in airport fee arrears

PAL finally pays gov’t almost P6B in airport fee arrears

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) settled almost P6 billion in obligations to the government on Friday, in line with a recent deal to settle years worth of unpaid navigational fees, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

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When in Asia, do no harm, mind your manners

When in Asia, do no harm, mind your manners

When in Asia, do no harm, mind your manners

WASHINGTON—When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren’t too long—or short. Don’t bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets. Don’t question the food.

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10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy released

10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy released

HOUSTON — The American Civil Liberties Union says the U.S. government has released to her family a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.

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Roque: File cases vs abusive cops, soldiers

Roque: File cases vs abusive cops, soldiers

Roque: File cases vs abusive cops, soldiers

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque called on human rights advocates to produce evidence and file cases against police or military men involved in cases of abuse instead of just making noise against the Duterte administration.

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