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Media Watch Groups Notes Increasing Intimidation, Shrinking Space for Free Press in PH

A Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) mission to the Philippines, led by Board Chair Kathleen Carroll (center), found increasing levels ...


PH Slips Further in RSF World Press Freedom Index; Cites Persecution of Critical Media

Screengrab from RSF 2019 World Press Freedom Index THE PHILIPPINES dropped one spot in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index ...


Death and resurrection of a visa petition - The Manila Times Online

Death and resurrection of a visa petition The Manila Times THERE is no death without life. Then there is the ...


Media landscape marked by climate of fear - The Manila Times Online

Media landscape marked by 'climate of fear' The Manila Times Journalists around the world are increasingly seeing threats of violence, ...


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All 3 refugee detention centres resport suspected typhoid fever cases

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - An outbreak of typhoid fever has struck refugees detained by Australia on Papua New ...

Good to be CWC underdogs, says Sarfraz

Lahore - Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Monday that being underdogs in next month's Cricket World Cup eases the ...

US Ends Sanctions Waivers for Iranian Oil Importers

WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday ended its sanctions waivers for five countries importing Iranian oil, hoping to put ...

Takeaways from Afghanistan's World Cup squad

New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Afghanistan Cricket Board named its 15-man squad for the ICC Men's World Cup. The ...

Mboweni admits Ramos among those considered to head Eskom unbundling

Although Finance Minister Tito Mboweni denied in a tweet he posted on Monday that Maria Ramos has been appointed to ...

Oil jumps to highest level in almost 6 months

Oil rose to the highest level in almost six months as the US government was said to eliminate sanction waivers ...

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Asian and European nations set to have oil supplies from Iran stop

SINGAPORE - U.S. State Department officials say an announcement is to be made on Monday that waivers allowing companies to ...

African information technology industry gets boost with outsourcing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Amidst bustling Addis Ababa, a revolution in homegrown Ethiopian software is brewing.  Gebeya  believes it can supply talent ...

Prosper Funding of San Francisco and Phoenix hit with $3 million fine

WASHINGTON DC - A San Francisco-based company agreed to pay a fine of $3 million for miscalculating and materially overstating ...

Uber woos Japanese and Saudi backers

SAN FRANCISCO, California - Japanese companies Toyota Motor Corp., and DENSO Corporation, together with the Saudi Arabian-backed SoftBank Vision Fund ...

Boeing's flight control system to be reviewed by international panel

WASHINGTON DC - A number of aviation regulators from around the world have agreed to take part in an international ...

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Huge bomb found near Sri Lankan airport

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Twenty four people have been arrested in connection with the wave of terrorist attacks that swept ...


UN "strongly condemns horrific attacks" in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - With the death toll climbing to at least 290, and with five hundred people wounded, many  ...


Multiple attacks in Sri Lanka leave scores dead and hundreds injured

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A wave of terrorist attacks have swept across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing scores of ...


Blue Helmet dies as roadside bomb hits UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali - An improvised roadside mine has exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in the west African nation of ...


13 dead in mass shooting at family party in Mexican state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexican police are leaving no stone unturned in the search for gunmen who mass murdered more ...


Doctor on frontline of Ebola crisis shot dead in Good Friday attack

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo - A doctor fighting the Ebola outbreak for WHO, the World Health Organization, was ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...