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Canada sells 16 helicopters to Philippines after drug war row

Canada sells 16 helicopters to Philippines after drug war row

Human rights groups accuse police of carrying out illegal killings, staging crime scenes and falsifying reports, a charge they deny. "Human rights is a key element of our foreign policy and of our trade policy", said Champagne. "They are not attack or close support aircraft", Lorenzana said in a statement. "Not at all. They are purely for utility purposes - ergo, transport purposes especially during HADR operations", he said, using a military term for disaster response. Consulte Mais Informação

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National Basketball Association trade deadline rumors: Spurs emerge as potential suitor for Avery Bradley

National Basketball Association trade deadline rumors: Spurs emerge as potential suitor for Avery Bradley

The San Antonio Spurs have emerged as a suitor for Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley in the hours before the National Basketball Association trade deadline, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times . He's now averaging 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from three. Equally as important would be his defensive contribution, as he would allow Leonard to take an occasional breather from guarding the other ... Consulte Mais Informação

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SC upholds yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao

SC upholds yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao

Announcing the decision Tuesday, February 6, high court spokesman Theodore Te said the tribunal found "sufficient factual basis" to uphold Joint Resolution No. Likewise, it ruled: "The Court finds no merit to the petitioners' (Cullamat) theory that the extent of the threat to public safety to justify a declaration or extension must be such that the government is unable to sufficiently govern, assure public safety, and deliver government services". Consulte Mais Informação

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Cape Town pushes drought-forced tap closure on Day Zero to May

Cape Town pushes drought-forced tap closure on Day Zero to May

Municipal officials, however, say city residents must stick to regulations requiring them to use fewer than 50 litres (13.2 gallons) per person daily to avoid the tap closure. Some 70 per cent of water used in Cape Town is consumed in homes, authorities say. The use of city drinking water to wash vehicles, hose down paved areas, fill up private swimming pools and water gardens is illegal. Consulte Mais Informação

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Swiss Re opens talks with possible investor

Swiss Re opens talks with possible investor

The announcement follows a recent Wall Street Journal report stating that SoftBank is in "advanced talks" to buy a third of Swiss Re's shares that could be worth up to $10 billion or more. On Wednesday, SoftBank said it was planning to raise further funds that could be used to shore up its finances or to make further investments by listing its domestic telecoms unit. Consulte Mais Informação

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Scotland's weather: Snow and ice to hit overnight

Scotland's weather: Snow and ice to hit overnight

Met Éireann has issued another country-wide Status Yellow Snow-Ice warning for tonight, Thursday, February 8. "Dull today in Leinster & Munster with rain & drizzle; persistent at times". Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing in those areas and are not expected to reach much higher than 4C or 5C in the south of England. A Met Office spokesman said: "Following a spell of rain, temperatures will fall quickly later in the night allowing ice to form on untreated pavements, cycle ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Durham University student, 20, 'crushed to death by fence outside nightclub'

Durham University student, 20, 'crushed to death by fence outside nightclub'

Doormen attempted to resuscitate the woman, who was later declared dead, reports the Northern Echo . A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: 'Officers are investigating the death of a student. The circumstances surrounding her death are unconfirmed at this time. Missoula hosts what it describes "Durham's Biggest Student Night" on Wednesday evening, with cut-price drinks being served until 2am. Consulte Mais Informação

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George W. Bush: It's Pretty Clear That Russia Meddled In 2016 Election

George W. Bush: It's Pretty Clear That Russia Meddled In 2016 Election

While never mentioning Trump by name, Bush, the U.S. president from 2001 to 2009, appeared to be pushing back at Trump's attempts to foster warmer relations with Russian Federation. Bush said of the Russian leader: "He can't think, 'How can we both win?' He only thinks, 'How do I win, you lose?'" Bush in 2008 became the first sitting US president to visit the UAE. Consulte Mais Informação

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NK says it has no willingness to meet with USA at Olympics

Pence told reporters en route to Tokyo that the objective of his trip was to "make sure that North Korea doesn't use the powerful symbolism and the backdrop of the Winter Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime". While US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leads diplomatic efforts to compel North Korea to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the Pentagon backs up such initiatives "with viable military options", he said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Toy tiger sparks standoff with Scottish police

Toy tiger sparks standoff with Scottish police

The picture of the stuffed tiger has now become a hit meme on Indian Twitter. The Scotland Police described the incident as a "false call made with genuine good intent". This toy tiger sparked a almost hour-long stand off with police in Scotland. Authorities said they received the "unusual" call late Saturday and made a decision to verify the potential danger. Consulte Mais Informação

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African migrants in Israel protest forced deportation

African migrants in Israel protest forced deportation

The feud comes as local media are reporting that police plan to recommend indicting the Premier as early as next week. Here are five things you need to know about the corruption probe into Netanyahu . They were briefed on the security situation in the area by Israel's armed forces chief and the military commander of the northern region, the prime minister's office said in a statement. Consulte Mais Informação

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