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Police Kill Hundreds In Philippines’ Bloody War On Drugs

The UN has urged the new president of the Philippines to end a wave of extra-judicial killings, carried across the country as part of a radical anti-drug campaign. It...

BitKoyn provides top up service using cryptocurrency

Bitkoyn is the latest technology innovative that is providing Mobile, TV, Pharmacy, Grocery and Electric prepaid service using Bitcoin. Unlike other digital currency recharge sites, bitkoyn’s recharge service is...

Bitcoin Firm Enables Remittance Withdrawals at 450 Philippine Bank ATMs

Philippine bitcoin exchange and remittance service Coins.ph has added an ‘instant’ remittance’ service to its list of options, allowing recipients to withdraw sent funds directly from a bank ATM....

Sierra Leone Group Continues Bitcoin Drive to Fight Ebola

A group of entrepreneurs promoting bitcoin in western Africa has reminded the world of the dire situation it faces as its daily fight to stop the spread of Ebola...

Ebola Deaths Hidden As Fear Grips Liberia

Liberia’s few ebola treatment centres are overwhelmed with the sick and dying – with patients sharing beds and the dead laying near the desperately ill. The country has accounted...

Four siblings from Isabela to represent PHL in world singing tilt

CITY OF ILAGAN, July 4 (PNA) — A local group, Gollayan Sisters, formerly known as Cercado Sisters, will compete in the 17th World Championship of Performing Arts in Hollywood,...

China Cash Crunch Already Being Felt on the Ground

There are already signs of distress among Chinese businesses stemming from tighter liquidity conditions in the world’s second largest economy, according to the China Beige Book’s survey for the...

The Okinawa diet – could it help you live to 100?

Can you eat your way to a century? I am not referring to test cricketers, I’m talking about the Japanese diet. Or the Sardinian diet. Or the Ikarian diet....

The Voice UK semi-final results: Karl, Cleo, Ash and Joseph go home

After a relatively strong semi-final with a couple of bumps, The Voice UK has its final four contestants of series two. Ash Morgan had previously been the favourite to...

Daily inspiring text messages fail to inspire US students to perform better

A groundbreaking experiment that bombarded US high school students with inspiring text messages was found to be a success on all counts except one: it made no difference to...

Boracay islanders fear for their lives in battle with Philippine tourist trade

It is considered one of the world’s most beautiful islands, a still-not-totally-discovered destination where tourists can frolic on white sands by day and sip cocktails by night in seafront...

Philippines: where Catholics, condoms and conservatism collide over health

Janette Garin couldn’t quite believe it when she heard the reproductive health bill had been passed last December. Garin, an MP in the Philippines, had spent nine years battling...

US immigration bill passes Senate panel

A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the US illegally has taken a stride forward in Congress. A Senate panel voted...

Taiwan recalls envoy, suspends hiring over Philippine row

Taiwan is suspending hiring Filipino workers and recalling its envoy amid a row over the killing of a fisherman. Taiwan said the move showed President Ma Ying-jeou’s “strong dissatisfaction”...

Taiwan demands Philippines investigate fatal shooting of fisherman

Taiwan has demanded that the Philippines investigate the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Speaking to reporters in Taipei on...

Philippine volcano Mount Mayon ‘in deadly eruption’

A volatile volcano has erupted in the Philippines, with at least five people reported dead. Mount Mayon, 330km (206 miles) south-east of the capital Manila, sent a cloud of...

RoboBee: Artificial Insect Makes Flight

A robotic insect that is just half the size of a paperclip has made its first controlled flight. The RoboBee weighs less than a tenth of a gramme. It has...

Chinese scientists reveal H7N9 flu virus origins

BEIJING, April 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — Scientists have found that the H7N9 flu virus in humans has a similar gene sequence to that of H7N9 found in live poultry, the...

IMF frets on sidelines while global economic divides widen

As crisis-weary finance ministers and central bank governors from around the world kick back in Washington this week, on the sidelines of the twice-yearly International Monetary Fund meetings, they...

Chinese become world’s biggest-spending tourists

Chinese tourists have overtaken Germans as the world’s biggest spending travellers after a decade of robust growth in the numbers of them holidaying abroad, according to the United Nations...

North Korea enters ‘state of war’ with South

North Korea has said it is entering a “state of war” with South Korea in the latest escalation of rhetoric against its neighbour and the US. A statement promised...

Earth Hour: World Landmarks Switch Off Lights

Buckingham Palace, the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin – along with a slew of other landmarks around the world – went dark to draw attention...