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House panel chair believes Senate will also move for joint con-ass

House Committee on Constitutional Amendments chair Roger Mercado believes that the Senate will also move for the convening of Congress into a constitutional assembly (con-ass) to propose amendments to the Constitution.
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Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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MPs approve landmark Brexit bill

British MPs gave the green light on Wednesday to a landmark Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, but the legislation now faces a battle in the upper chamber.
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Fire hits Barangay Old Balara in Quezon City

Fire hit a residential area in Barangay Old Balara in Quezon City early Thursday morning, Divine Reyes reported for Super Radyo’s dzBB.
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Republicans eye another short-term bill to fund US government

A deal on immigration as part of a new stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown appeared less likely on Wednesday after a Democratic senator said the White House is making unacceptable demands on immigration measures.
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US senator compares Trump’s attacks on media to Stalin

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media, comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modern-day authoritarians.
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PHL lawmakers worry China Telecom may be a ‘Trojan horse’

Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine industry, could be a “Trojan horse” aimed at giving China access to state secrets.
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Portuguese, Spanish police bust huge ‘pineapple’ cocaine ring

Police in Portugal and Spain said they seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples, and arrested nine members of a gang that had transported the drug from South America.
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Kidnappers abduct American, Canadian in Nigeria, 2 police killed –police official

Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, police said on Wednesday.
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Residents leave homes due to lahar, tremors from Mayon

Mayon volcano continues to spew high levels of sulfur dioxide since Tuesday as rains inundated surrounding areas, according to Saleema Refran’s report on “24 Oras.”
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