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Strongest quake in 25 years strikes California’s Bay Area

Strongest quake in 25 years strikes California’s Bay Area

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. At least 87 people were injured and three are in critical condition, including one child, according to CNN affiliate KTVU. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a quake struck during the World Series. Sunday’s earthquake


Hamas kills 18 suspected informants for Israel

Gaza – Hamas executed 18 suspected informants for Israel in Gaza on Friday, the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV reported. This comes one day after an Israeli strike in the Gaza city of Rafah killed three senior leaders of the Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing. Meanwhile Palestinian militants fired more rockets into Israel on Friday,


Sandiganbayan: Implement suspension order vs Enrile

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan’s Third Division has denied the appeal of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile against his suspension as a senator. “Wherefore, premises considered, accused Juan Ponce Enrile’s Motion for Reconsideration dated August 5, 2014 is hereby DENIED for lack of merit,” the anti-graft court said in a resolution issued on Friday, August 22.


New toilets, cooler aircon system at NAIA by December

MANILA, Philippines – Passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can expect better toilet facilities and air-conditioning by December, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in a report. The P32.6-million ($744,289.78*) toilet improvement project includes the installation of major fixtures such as new water closets, sensor-type urinals, lavatories, tiles, ceilings, and waterproofing works


Late heroics push Batang Gilas to comeback win over Qatar

MANILA, Philippines – They call it puso for a reason. Batang Gilas, the Philippines under-18 national team, overcame a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat host nation Qatar 82-79 in the FIBA Asia U18 Championship. Gilas, which rallied behind 16 points from Dave Yu, plus 13 points each from Kobe Paras, Ranbill Tongco