Day: May 12, 2019

Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot but Monday’s midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, unorthodox style and contentious embrace of China. Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered […]


Iran’s Rouhani calls for unity to face ‘unprecedented’ U.S. pressure

DUBAI – President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Iran’s political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported, as the country faces tightening U.S. sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged […]

Myanmar passenger jet lands safely after landing gear fails

YANGON, Myanmar — A Myanmar National Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to deploy. Kyaw San, a spokesman for the airport, confirmed that 82 passengers and crew aboard Flight UB103 from Yangon […]

Turkish opposition journalist hospitalized following attack

ANKARA, Turkey — A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and its nationalist allies was hospitalized after being attacked outside his home, his newspaper said Saturday. The Yenicag newspaper said columnist Yavuz Selim Demirag was beaten up by about five or six people with baseball bats […]

Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike, ignites social media

Actress Alyssa Milano ignited social media with a tweet Friday night calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures. The former star of “Charmed” and current cast member of “Insatiable,” which is filmed in Georgia, urged women in her […]

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