Thursday, November 1st, 2018

 

Cops arrest man carrying a gun near Marikina cemetery

  MANILA, Philippines – Marikina police apprehended a man carrying a gun near the gate of the Loyola Memorial Park on All Saints’ Day, Thursday, November 1.  Guns and other firearms are among the items banned in cemeteries during Undas. Police invited Patrick Robert Paz for questioning after they noticed he had … Source: Politics


3 more bodies recovered from DPWH Bldg in Mountain Province

BAGUIO, Philippines – Three bodies were recovered Thursday, November 1, from the buried Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 2nd District Engineering Office in Sitio Hakrang, Banawel, in the municipality of Natonin, Mountain Province.  The Mountain Province Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said the 3 were still … Source: Politics


Duterte’s message, arrested OFWs, LeBron James | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte calls on Filipinos to follow the ‘virtuous example’ of the saints as the country observes All Saints’ Day on Thursday, November 1. The Department of Foreign Affairs says Saudi Arabia turned over 19 arrested overseas Filipino workers to the Philippine ambassador. Manila is one of the least sustainable … Source: Politics


Trump reports 'very good' phone call on trade with China's Xi

WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he’d just had “very good” talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the growing trade conflict between the two economic giants. “Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, … Source: Politics


Prince Orizu aching to return for skidding FEU

    MANILA, Philippines – The FEU Tamaraws are in the middle of a four-game losing streak in the UAAP Season 81 – their worst skid in 12 years. It couldn’t have happened at a worse time, with FEU now holding a 5-6 record and in the thick of an all-out standings war with … Source: Politics


Malaysian leader Mahathir, 93, feeling his age

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Leaning back in his chair and admitting he is feeling every one of his 93 years, the world’s oldest leader Mahathir Mohamad says his second stint as Malaysian premier is taking its toll as he grapples with everything from fending off China to paying down a … Source: Politics


Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally – study

WASHINGTON, USA – Governments worldwide are stepping up use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China’s model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on power, a human rights watchdog study found Thursday, November 1. The annual Freedom House study of 65 countries found global internet freedom declined … Source: Politics


Mexico's Day of the Dead: An orange sea guides the souls of the departed

NEALTICAN, Mexico – A sea of bright orange flowers sways in the wind, releasing the intense fragrance of the blossoms across the foothills of Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano. Infused with pre-Hispanic mysticism, the petals of the cempasuchil flower, or the Mexican marigold, form the orange-carpeted path that guides souls on the Day … Source: Politics


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South Korea president says North's Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Seoul “soon”, the South’s President Moon Jae-in said Thursday, November 1, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula despite stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington. At their third summit in Pyongyang in September, the leaders of the … Source: Politics