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Duterte tells media: I am not your enemy

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This is one Christmas “truce” between two “adversaries” that succeeded, with singing and dancing.

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Time honors ‘Silence Breakers’

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NEW YORK -- The “Silence Breakers” - those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment - have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

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Remembering 1963 eruption, Bali’s elderly wary of another

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KLUNGKUNG, Indonesia -- Bali’s glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quieted since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago, but some villagers on the Indonesian island who survived the catastrophic 1963 explosions believe a bigger eruption is coming.

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SC upholds martial law declaration in Mindanao

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 5, jettisoned with finality the three appeals questioning the constitutionality of the martial law President Rodrigo Duterte declared in Mindanao.

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Pope: possessing nuclear weapons ‘irrational’

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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis says the Cold War-era policy of nuclear deterrence is no longer viable and that the mere possession of nuclear weapons is now “irrational.”

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Duterte to public servants: Don’t be a ‘Judas’ in gov’t campaign vs corruption

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President Rodrigo Duterte urged on Wednesday, Dec. 6, newly-appointed government officials not to betray him in his fight against corruption.

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US exits UN’s Global Compact on Migration

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The United States (US) has withdrawn from a United Nations (UN) pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies.

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Miss Universe title-holders join other pageant beauties in PH tour

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“You’re lucky!” exclaimed newly-crowned Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, whose first overseas trip to the Philippines as the reigning queen took place even before her homecoming in South Africa.

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Clashes erupt across West Bank over US Jerusalem pivot

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JERUSALEM -- Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia took to the streets after Friday (Dec. 8) midday prayers to protest President Donald Trump’s recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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North Korea warns of war, Chinese residents given radiation advice

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Tensions on the Korean peninsula reached boiling point on Thursday, Dec. 7, as Pyongyang warned it would not avoid war with the US if provoked, while a Chinese-run newspaper on the border published tips for how to survive a nuclear attack.

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