• Iraq top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional
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    Iraq top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional

    Iraq's supreme court on Monday declared that September's referendum on independence in the autonomous Kurdish areas in the north of the country was unconstitutional. Monday's legal move was the latest stage in a crisis sparked by the referendum, which resulted in a resounding "yes"

  • Philippine chief justice warns of threat to democracy
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    Philippine chief justice warns of threat to democracy

    The Philippines' Supreme Court chief justice warned on Monday that an attempt by allies of President Rodrigo Duterte to impeach her could threaten the country's democracy. Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gave the warning as legislators in the House of Representatives prepared to begin impeachment

  • Germany in crisis as coalition talks collapse
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    Germany in crisis as coalition talks collapse

    Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, plunging Germany into a crisis that could trigger fresh elections. Europe's biggest economy now faces weeks, if not months of paralysis with a lame-duck government

  • Bruno Mars wins American Music Awards on night of divas
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    Bruno Mars wins American Music Awards on night of divas

    Bruno Mars took the top prize at the American Music Awards on Sunday at a show that paid glowing tribute to legendary divas Diana Ross and the late Whitney Houston. Mars, the retro star who found fresh success with the funky beats and R&B harmonies of his latest album "24K Magic," accepted

  • Charles Manson: mastermind of infamous 'Family' murders
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    Charles Manson: mastermind of infamous 'Family' murders

    Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States that shocked the world, has died aged 83, California prison officials said late Sunday. Manson "died of natural causes at 8:13 pm (0213 GMT Monday) on Sunday" at a hospital in Kern County, the

  • Indian producers delay Bollywood film after protests
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    Indian producers delay Bollywood film after protests

    Indian filmmakers said they have delayed indefinitely the release of a Bollywood historical epic about a legendary Hindu queen that has been the subject of weeks of violent protests. A caste-based group has been targeting "Padmavati", which was due to hit screens on December 1, over rumours

  • Mt. Kanlaon on alert level 2, LGU prepares residents for possible eruption
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    Mt. Kanlaon on alert level 2, LGU prepares residents for possible eruption

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines —  Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is strictly monitoring the activities of Kanlaon Volcano after DOST-PHIVOLCS gave it an Alert Level 2. It means the volcano is in a moderate level of unrest and it can possibly release magma

  • House to start CJ Sereno impeachment hearing
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    House to start CJ Sereno impeachment hearing

    MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on justice will start the hearing on Wednesday regarding the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Invited to the hearing are Sereno and the complainant, Atty. Larry Gadon. According to Gadon, Sereno and he will be treated as resource

  • Duterte says PNP might handle the ‘war on drugs’ again
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    Duterte says PNP might handle the ‘war on drugs’ again

    DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte will speak with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to ask for updates of its operation against illegal drugs. The President wants to know if the country’s problem with illegal drugs has gotten worse or not. It can be recalled that President Duterte gave

  • DOTr to release speed limiter law soon
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    DOTr to release speed limiter law soon

    MANILA, Philippines — It is possible that by next week, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will possibly release implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the speed limiter law in the country According to DOTr undersecretary for road transport Thomas Orbos, they have already finished the IRR of

  • Duterte to base martial law extension on recommendation of military, police
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    Duterte to base martial law extension on recommendation of military, police

    MANILA, Philippines —  December 31, 2017 is the deadline of the martial law that was declared in Mindanao to eradicate security threats such as terrorism and insurgency. President Rodrigo Duterte said, he will decide whether to extend or lift martial law in the whole Mindanao based on the recommendation

  • Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Eagles stretch win streaks
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    Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Eagles stretch win streaks

    Tom Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to spark the defending NFL champion New England Patriots over Oakland 33-8 at Mexico City for their sixth consecutive victory. Stephen Gostkowski also kicked four field goals, including a team-record 62-yarder, in the game

  • Jeffrey Tambor quits 'Transparent' after sex assault claims
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    Jeffrey Tambor quits 'Transparent' after sex assault claims

    After two women on the set of "Transparent" accused him of sexual harassment, Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor announced Sunday he is leaving the Amazon series, the latest Hollywood star embroiled in allegations of misconduct. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on 'Transparent' has been

  • Bolt enlisted to make Aussie cricketers 'explosive' runners
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    Bolt enlisted to make Aussie cricketers 'explosive' runners

    Australia's cricketers have called on retired sprint king Usain Bolt to boost their running between the wickets during the Ashes Test series against England. The Jamaican track superstar, the world record holder in the 100m and 200m and eight-time Olympic champion, is working with the Australian

  • Artists find their voice in Turkey's 'difficult' climate
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    Artists find their voice in Turkey's 'difficult' climate

    Almost immediately after the failed coup against Erdogan last year, Turkish authorities launched widespread purges which opponents say have gone beyond suspected coup plotters and are affecting intellectual and artistic circles. Some artists have self-censored or even left the country.

  • Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub
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    Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub

    A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and raging seas Sunday as they intensified their search for a missing Argentine submarine, after apparent attempted distress calls raised hopes the 44 crew members may still be alive. There has been no contact with the ARA San Juan, a

  • Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping
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    Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping

    UN peacekeeping hit a rock-bottom low when blue helmets in Bosnia failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, a year after peacekeepers pulled out of Rwanda as it was convulsed by mass atrocities. The debacles in Bosnia and Rwanda loom large over UN peace operations to this day and have brought

  • Josh Gad on 'Frozen,' Christmas and the wonder of childhood
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    Josh Gad on 'Frozen,' Christmas and the wonder of childhood

    When "Frozen" was being planned five years ago, its star Josh Gad was relatively unknown and its writers' grandest ambition was simply to tell a story that "didn't suck." Now, Gad is a household name and Disney's movie is the highest grossing animated feature in history

  • Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary
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    Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain's first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary. The decades-spanning marriage of the Queen -- the nation's longest serving sovereign -- has outlasted those of all prior British monarchs

  • Pinera, Guillier to contest runoff in Chile election
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    Pinera, Guillier to contest runoff in Chile election

    Billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera, who held a commanding lead in Chile's first round of presidential voting, and leftist former TV journalist Alejandro Guillier will contest a runoff next month. Ex-president Pinera had a 36.6 percent lead to Guillier's 22.6 percent with more than 90

  • Japan trade surplus drops 40% in October
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    Japan trade surplus drops 40% in October

    Japan's October trade surplus shrank 40.7 percent from a year earlier as growth in exports were eclipsed by higher costs of importing crude oil and petroleum products, the government said Monday. Imports grew for a 10th monthly rise, boosted mainly by higher bills for crude oil, petroleum products

  • Model Bridget Malcolm wishes Victoria's Secret stars luck ahead of 2017 show
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    Model Bridget Malcolm wishes Victoria's Secret stars luck ahead of 2017 show

    Australian beauty Bridget Malcolm didn't make the line-up of this year's (17) event in China.

  • Hari Nef: 'I'm never going to be a runway girl'
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    Hari Nef: 'I'm never going to be a runway girl'

    Model Hari Nef has pulled back from the public eye because it was taking a "serious toll" on her mental health.

  • Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing during AMAs comeback performance
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    Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing during AMAs comeback performance

    Fans were divided about Selena Gomez's apparent decision to lip sync during her performance of Wolves.

  • Paris Hilton attempts to prove that she invented the selfie
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    Paris Hilton attempts to prove that she invented the selfie

    Paris Hilton shared a picture of herself and Britney Spears from 2006 as her "proof".