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Asean expresses alarm over North Korea nuclear tests, missiles

MANILA -- Southeast Asian nations expressed "grave concern" Friday, April 28, over North Korea's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches despite a plea from Pyongyang not to be subjected to such pressure.

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'Secret jail' for drug suspects found; police station chief relieved

THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) exposed on Thursday, April 27, a secret detention facility in a Manila police station that squeezed in at least 12 suspected drug personalities.

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UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates said it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.

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SWS: 60% of Filipinos approve death penalty

AROUND 60 percent of Filipinos have expressed support on the current administration’s plan to revive capital punishment, according to the latest poll released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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Thai woman has no anger toward Facebook after girl's killing

PHUKET, Thailand -- The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live said Wednesday her husband is the only person to blame, and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific vid

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China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

BEIJING -- China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial tra

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Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsunami

TOKYO -- Japan's disaster reconstruction minister has resigned over his remark that "it was good" that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo.

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SC allows construction of Torre de Manila

MANILA (Updated) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday opened the door for construction to resume at the 49-storey residential building Torre de Manila, dubbed by netizens as "photo bomber" to the monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

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