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Thousands face internet loss as FBI shuts off servers

More than 300,000 people, including many in the US and UK, could lose internet access later as the FBI shuts off servers used by cyber thieves. The FBI seized...

Assad’s fate unclear in world powers’ Syria plan

(Reuters) – World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what...

The full list global peace index 2012

The world has become more peaceful for the first time since 2009 according to the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) released today. Austerity-driven defence cuts creating gains in several...

Tooth Tattoo That Could Save Your Life

A ‘tooth tattoo’ made from silk strands and gold wires could be used to detect life-threatening illnesses, researchers have said. The tiny wireless device sticks to dental enamel and...

Christians and Muslims unite in new bid to silence Lady Gaga

Christian groups in the Philippines have called for a ban on Lady Gaga’s Manila concerts, alleging that her song Judas is an offensive mockery of Jesus Christ. Youths gathered...

Philippines world’s call center capital

When night falls in Manila, a wave of young people scurry into the skyscrapers which criss-cross the city. They’re call centre agents, and because most of their clients are...

Philippines rewards the poor as Asia’s income gap widens

(Reuters) – Fe Capco and her five children live in a shack with no running water along a dirt track in eastern Manila. She earns about $100 a month...

EcoWaste alerts Quezon City government on health risks from lead in fitness

MANILA, April 30 (PNA) — The Ecowaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, has alerted the Quezon City Government about the health risks posed by physical fitness and playground equipment at...

US and China engage in cyber war games

The US and China have been discreetly engaging in “war games” amid rising anger in Washington over the scale and audacity of Beijing-co-ordinated cyber attacks on western governments and...

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is lying in a coma

Robin Gibb is lying in a coma as doctors fear he only has days to live, it has been reported. The Bee Gees star’s family were keeping a bedside...

Oil falls as U.S., UK plan oil reserve release

(Reuters) – Oil prices fell as much as $3 a barrel on Thursday after Reuters quoted two UK sources as saying Britain had agreed to cooperate with the United...

Philippine peso retreat after signs of economic slowdown

The Philippine peso led declines in Asian currencies after reports signaled manufacturing shrank in China and Europe, damping demand for emerging-market assets. The peso and South Korea’s won traded...

Philippines affected low pressure weather said PAGASA

MANILA, Feb. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the low pressure area (LPA) has hit land over Mindanao as it lingers over...