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Thai bank chemical accident kills eight

BBC - Mon, 2016-03-14 14:03
Eight contractors die in a chemical accident involving a fire safety system in the basement of the Siam Commercial bank in Bangkok, say officials.
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Maine Mendoza, Jeron Teng win in Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Inquirer - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:55
TV personality and the other half of the "AlDub" love team Maine Mendoza and De La Salle University cager Jeron Teng both got an orange blimp for winning in the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.   Fans voted for Mendoza to win the Favorite Pinoy Personality Award. She beat out Enrique Gil, James Reid and Kathryn Bernardo for the said title.   READ: Kathryn, James, Enrique nominado sa 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards   She was not able to get her blimp personally, however, she opted to give a short message to her fans. "I'm away for vacation, maybe this will do, for now. I love you all," she said.   Meanwhile, Teng was picked by fans...

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Teacher awarded $1M prize

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:47
An elementary teacher who grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp has won a $1 million prize recognizing the "outstanding contribution" she has made to her profession.

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Top restaurant Noma auctions off its last tables in Sydney for charity

Mashable - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:35

Sydneysiders and those willing to get on a plane for the opportunity to dine at Noma — now is your last chance.

The restaurant, considered to be one of the top venues in the world, relocated to Sydney from Copenhagen in 2016 for a 10 week pop-up with a focus on Australian produce. Starting in January, reservations were swiftly booked out. 

For its last night on April 2, however, the company is doing something out of the ordinary. It will be auctioning off its last tables on eBay to benefit charities OzHarvest and MAD, Good Food reported.

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Palace on SWS poll: Roxas, Robredo endured despite mudslinging

Inquirer - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:34
Malacaang is elated with the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll which showed its candidates maintaining their ground in the tightly-contested presidential and vice presidential races.   In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that the results of the SWS survey meant that the electorate is looking for a tandem which would push for continuity of the reforms started by the Aquino administration.   According to the latest survey results, Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II gained a four-point boost at 22 percent from 18 percent in December.   Lacierda also took a swipe against Roxas' rivals in th...

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Baguio mayor picks Binay over Roxas

Inquirer - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:28
BAGUIO CITY---Mayor Mauricio Domogan expressed support for Vice President Jejomar Binay, who campaigned in the city on the same day as his political nemesis Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas.   In an interviewSunday night, Domogan vouched for the experience of Binay as longest-serving Makati mayor, a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair and erstwhile vice president elected in 2010.   "Talagang down-to-earth ang kaniyang pagsisilbi sa ikabubuti ng ating kababayan. That alone shows at maidagdagdag sa sinasabi nating experience niya sa pagkaalkalde niya tapos binoto pang bise presidente ng Pilipinas, nagtatlong beses na head ng MMDA. Ano pa ...

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Did EPA keep memo under wraps?

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:28
In the spring of 2015, LeeAnne Walters had been getting the runaround from local officials about the brown water that was flowing from the taps in Flint.

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Japanese region seeks ninja staff

BBC - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:25
Sharpen your shuriken (ninja stars), the Aichi prefecture of Japan is recruiting six full time "ninjas" in a bid to boost tourism.
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Former US bank boss jail term ends

BBC - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:10
A former Goldman Sachs board member is released after serving a two year sentence for insider trading.
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China to set up maritime "legal centre"

BBC - Mon, 2016-03-14 13:02
China says it will set up its own international maritime "judicial centre" to address territorial disputes, amid ongoing regional tensions.
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Gunmen attack hotels; 16 dead

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:58
Gunmen attacked two hotels in southern Ivory Coast, the nation's government said in a statement Sunday. Security forces responded to the attacks in Grand-Bassam, which is located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Abidjan.

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Hindu nationalist group changes uniform

BBC - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:56
India's right-wing Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) says it is abandoning its iconic uniform of khaki shorts after 91 years.
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Poe ‘thankful’ for lead in latest poll

Inquirer - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:42
STA. BARBARA, Iloilo, Philippines --- Senator Grace Poe on Monday welcomed results of the latest Social Weather Station survey with her leading the presidential race.   "I am thankful to the people," Poe told reporters at the sidelines of a campaign sortie in Sta. Barbara town in Iloilo province.   READ: Poe grabs top spot in latest SWS poll; Binay loses big | Poe's presidential run a mockery of PH elections -- Justice Carpio   Poe got 27 percentage points in the March 4 to 7 survey.   She was followed by Vice President Jejomar Binay who got 24 percent, former Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas with 22 percent, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with...

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Maryland officer dies after being shot

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:41
A 28-year-old officer from Prince George's County, Maryland, was shot and killed Sunday after a suspect opened fire on a police station, authorities said.

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2 alleged bombers nabbed at Zamboanga port

Inquirer - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:37
ZAMBOANGA CITY---Two suspected bombers were arrested at the Sangil Port here on Sunday night.   Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, spokesperson of the Zamboanga City Police Office, said the suspects were caught with an improvised explosive device.   However, Galvez would not identify the suspects or how they were arrested.   Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar said the suspects were carrying two kilos of ammonium nitrate.   "I commended the intelligence communities, the Task Force Zamboanga and the Zamboanga City Police, but I also want to look deeper into the identities and background of the suspects," the mayor said.   Ammonium nitrate is also...

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Poe denies allegations of political donations, challenges detractors

Inquirer - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:33
Admitting that she is starting to lose her cool, Senator Grace Poe on Monday dared her detractors to prove the latest allegations against her involving some P150-million donation that she allegedly received from a Macau-based junket operator.   "First of all, that is absolutely not true, 'yung inilalabas nilang dokumento talagang... Alam mo, ako talaga ay nagtitimpi lang ha, pero 'yung mga ginagawa nilang ganyan sa tingin ko dapat managot na rin sila sa batas," Poe said in an interview in Iloilo.   (First of all, that is absolutely not true, the document they [detractors] are releasing [is not true]...I am just suppressing my [emotions] but I think they should b...

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Where is Richard Simmons?

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:33
While there is no actual evidence that Richard Simmons is "missing," that hasn't stopped the Internet from looking for the fitness guru.

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The truth about Syria

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:13

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Poe: No preferential treatment to businessmen-supporters

Inquirer - Mon, 2016-03-14 12:12
Presidential aspirant Grace Poe promised no "preferential treatment" to businessmen helping her campaign amid attempts to link him with businessman tycoon Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco.   Poe said it was no secret that Cojuangco, who founded the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), was supporting her presidential bid in May. The NPC leadership earlier endorsed the candidacies of Poe and her running mate, Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero.   READ: Duterte camp calls Poe a 'puppet' for defending Danding Cojuangco on coco levy | Grace defends Danding on coco levy   Asked in an interview in Iloilo about the "Poejuangco" being floated by her detractors, Poe s...

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