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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion' - Philstar
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision." In a ...
Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag - Philstar
UNITED NATIONS — Israel on yesterday urged UN leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at UN headquarters as early as next month's gathering of world leaders there. Israel's UN Ambassador Ron Prosor accused the Palestinians in letters ...
Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves - Philstar
JERUSALEM — Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields. The government is currently ...
A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe - Philstar
ROSZKE — To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power ...
Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts - Philstar
BILLINGS - A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling for oil and gas on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts. The case had been dismissed two years ago by a ...
Android watch app now works with iPhones - Philstar
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists. The move thrusts Google on to Apple’s turf in an attempt ...
Marina, DBP discuss perks to shipbuilders - Philstar
MANILA, Philippines - The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is in talks with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to provide incentives to small and medium shipbuilders to make them more competitive. In a press conference, Nicasio Conti, deputy ...
Iglesia ni Cristo executive in DOJ probe had sought rally permits - Philstar
MANILA, Philippines - It was one of the ranking ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) accused of illegal detention and harassment by an expelled member who had sought permits for the street protests against Justice Secretary Leila de Lima last week.
Eurozone unemployment drops to 10.9 pct - Philstar
BRUSSELS - Unemployment in the 19-country eurozone fell to 10.9 percent in July from 11.1 percent in June. The European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat, says yesterday that the figure is the lowest since February 2012. The rate, however, remains at an ...
China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders - Philstar
BEIJING — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.
Lee & Tuesday: New ‘laff-team’ - Philstar
MANILA, Philippines - With the show titled as Kano luvs Pinay and with Tuesday Vargas topbilling it, the latest TV5 offering is obviously a comedy-themed series. But aside from its aim of giving televiewers laugh-out-loud moments while watching humorous ...
Gore’s global movement launches caravan on climate action - Philstar
MANILA, Philippines - The movement founded by former US Vice President Al Gore has launched a caravan that seeks to promote awareness about the need to act on climate change. The Climate Reality Project (CRP) caravan aims to gather grassroots support to ...
PHLPost welcomes CA ruling affirming legality of Iglesia ni Cristo stamps - Philstar
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Postal Corp. (PhlPost) postmaster general Ma. Josefina dela Cruz yesterday welcomed reports that the Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the legality of the use of public funds to print 1.2 million postage stamps for the ...
Grace, Chiz announcing candidacy this month’ - Philstar
MANILA, Philippines - Sens. Grace Poe and Francis Escudero are announcing their plans to run for president and vice president this month ahead of next month’s filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) in the May 9, 2016 elections. That is according to Rep.
7 things you need to know about the brightest Filipino math prodigy - Philstar
MANILA, Philippines — If there's one subject we all probably dreaded back in high school, it would be Mathematics. With the never ending search for x and y, most of us have perhaps developed an irrational fear of the Pythagorean Theorem, but for some who ...