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Efforts to counter IS propaganda working

WASHINGTON—US authorities and Internet giants are boosting attempts to counter the Islamic State group’s online propaganda, though it is unclear how effective these efforts are in hampering the jihadists’ public-relations machine. With calls to jihad and highly produced videos of ...

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China tactics coercive — US

WASHINGTON—China is using “coercive tactics” and fostering regional tensions as it expands its maritime presence in the South China Sea and elsewhere, but is avoiding triggering an armed conflict, the Pentagon said Friday. In an annual report to Congress, the ...

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Marcos vows to take legal action

THE camp of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday vowed to exhaust all legal actions possible to expose to the Filipino people the orchestrated attempt of the Aquino administration to rig the recent elections to favor administration candidates. “We ...

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‘NBC off-limits to Smartmatic’

AFTER it learned that its technology supplier Smartmatic-TIM tampered with its  transparency server without authorization, the Commission on Elections ordered its automated election system provider to stay away from the canvassing and consolidation system. Comelec Commissioner Robert Lim wrote Smartmatic general ...

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Paris agreement fleshed out

Frontline climate diplomats will seek to translate good intentions into concrete action in Bonn Monday when they gather for the first time since hammering through a historic deal in December. “Our challenge is now to operationalize the Paris Agreement,” France ...

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PH tagged as hub for kiddie porn

THE Philippines has been identified as a key hub in Southeast Asia for organized cybersex with tens of thousands of children believed to have been exploited by “webcam child sex tourism” involving children performing sexual acts in front of a ...

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Go after Aquino, leftists dare Rody

A LEFTIST group issued a first-100-days challenge to the presumptive president, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, to prosecute “big-time criminals” led by his predecessor, President Benigno Aquino III and his top officials for crimes committed against the people. “We believe ...

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‘Audit system now’

A computer expert with the poll watchdog AES Watch on Friday urged the Commission on Elections to open its automated election system to an independent audit to determine what really happened to the system during the counting of votes on ...

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Indonesia goes for the tofu

KALISARI, Indonesia—In a dark and steamy room in Indonesia’s tofu heartland three men sweat over bubbling cauldrons, churning creamy beancurd witah wooden paddles before draining it by hand and slicing it into silky cubes. Tofu has been cooked this way ...

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Comelec blasted for late release of canvass reports

THE Commission on Elections sitting as the National Board of Canvassers has still not released any canvassed reports or official count for senators and party-lists, three days after the start of canvassing. Abono party-list secretary general Raul Casipit asked why ...

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