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Peru prosecutor probing alleged abuse seeks to jail Catholic society founder

A public prosecutor in Peru is seeking the pre-trial detention of Luis Figari, founder of an elite Catholic society who is accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group, the attorney for the victims of the alleged abuse told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
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White House says not right time for talks with North Korea

There can be no negotiations with North Korea until it “fundamentally improves its behavior,” a White House official said on Wednesday, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer to begin direct talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.
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Nearly 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

Nearly 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.
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Camarines Sur prepares for Urduja

Floods and water levels have risen in some areas of Camarines Sur on Wednesday as Tropical Depression Urduja was on its way to make landfall over Eastern Visayas, Bam Alegre reported on GMA News TV program “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.”
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Sundalo at anak niyang nambugbog ng batang nangangaroling, arestado

Piitan ang bagsak ngayon ng isang sundalo at kaniyang anak na lalaki matapos silang magwala sa gitna ng kalsada sa Davao City, kung saan nanutok pa sila ng guwardiya.
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Senate OKs pay increase of military and uniformed personnel

The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a joint resolution increasing the pay of military and other uniformed personnel (MUP) in government.
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‘Jealous husband’ stabs bar patron in Pangasinan

A reportedly jealous husband ended up stabbing one of the customers of a restaurant where his wife works after they figured an altercation.
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Democrat Jones wins US Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race defined by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.
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Duterte says he won’t condemn anybody over Dengvaxia mess

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would not blame anyone for the controversial vaccine that was the center of the government’s P3.5-billion anti-dengue immunization program for children.
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