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January, 2018


Maltese journalist’s son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

January 19, 2018 · 

A letter to investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, assassinated in a car bomb attack on Monday, is seen on the Love monument during a silent candlelight vigil to protest against her murder, in St Julian's, Malta, October 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

VALLETTA (Reuters) – The son of Malta’s best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother had been killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption, as hundreds of people demonstrated to demand justice after her death. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who wrote about graft across Malta’s political divides on her blog, died […]

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Journalists risk death for the truth

January 19, 2018 · 

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Journalists risk death for the truth Fr. Shay Cullen 18 January 2018 Journalists, writers, reporters, commentators will just have to curb their passion for speaking and exposing the truth if they want to continue to live. Too many end up a corpse in a cold dark morgue, silence their only companion. That is just the […]

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Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

January 19, 2018 ·  By www.bbc.com

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A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment. The couple’s children – aged two to 29 – lived in […]

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German nahuli sa Leyte cybersex den raid

January 18, 2018 ·  By www.gmanetwork.com

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Nasakote ang isang German sa Leyte sa isang raid na isinagawa ng mga awtoridad sa pinaghinalaang cybersex den. Sa ulat ng “Unang Balita” nitong Huwebes ng umaga, isinagawa ang raid sa Baybay City at naaktuhan ang operator ng umano’y cybersex den na kinilalang sin Leef Roth, isang German. Susuriin pa ng mga pulis ang laman […]

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How Oxfam became the rising star of UK’s online fashion industry

January 18, 2018 ·  By Helen Pidd and Zoe Wood for www.theguardian.com

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Trade director hopes to double size of web operation after it reported 33% sales growth over Christmas It’s one of fashion’s best kept secrets, a website where you can buy luxury brands such as Burberry, Prada and Miu Miu as well as the best of the high street for a steal. Sales were up 33% […]

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Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires

January 18, 2018 ·  By Bernie Sanders for www.theguardian.com

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If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful of incredibly wealthy […]

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Who should draft new charter? Not Congress, Villegas says

January 18, 2018 ·  By Paterno Esmaquel II for www.rappler.com

CHARTER CHANGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issues a pastoral guide on efforts to revise the Philippine Constitution. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos “free of vested interests,” not Congress, should draft the new law of the land. This was the moral position set by one of the Philippines’ most influential bishops, […]

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600 nurses from Philippines to be recruited in bid to fill Northern Ireland gap

January 17, 2018 ·  By www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Northern Ireland's health service is short of 1,500 nurses

More than 600 nurses are to be recruited from the Philippines in an attempt to plug Northern Ireland’s chronic nursing shortage. The region’s health service is running on a shortage of 1,500 nurses – 10% below capacity – with health chiefs warning of a difficult year ahead. A lack of qualified nurses across the EU […]

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Duterte won’t act on comfort woman statue

January 17, 2018 ·  By Pia Ranada for www.rappler.com

TOURIST ATTRACTION. Controversies aside, the comfort woman statue along Roxas Boulevard has drawn the attention of Manila's passersby. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang says it does not regard the controversial statue as a ‘diplomatic issue’ and expresses confidence that bilateral ties between the Philippines and Japan will ‘become even stronger’ despite it MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said on Thursday, January 11, that President Rodrigo Duterte will not do anything about the controversial comfort woman statue erected in […]

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A year of living dangerously the Philippines

January 16, 2018 ·  By Joe Torres, Manila for www.ucanews.com

A relative of a drug-related killing victim appeals for justice during a prayer rally in Manila. (Photo by Vincent Go)

The past 12 months has been a deadly one for the Filipino poor with tragedy striking from many quarters For many of the poorest Filipinos, especially in densely populated Manila, 2017 was a year of death and mourning as assassins went on the rampage, hunting suspected drug users and dealers. The government itself admitted that […]

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