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PCCI: Investors may dump PH over cancelled mining agreements
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PCCI: Investors may dump PH over cancelled mining agreements

CONTROVERSIAL. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez sparks a battle with mining firms over her decision to cancel 75 mineral production sharing agreements. Malacañang photo

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s largest business group, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), warned …

UPDATE: Birmingham police say slain teen was with group downtown to purchase handgun
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UPDATE: Birmingham police say slain teen was with group downtown to purchase handgun

(Source: Vincent Parker/WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –

Birmingham police now say a teen was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon when he went with a group of people to purchase a handgun.

Police say the teen was killed at 18th Street …

Robert Durst acknowledged killing wife, old friend testifies
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Robert Durst acknowledged killing wife, old friend testifies

Robert Durst , 2016.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

By BRIAN MELLEY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the closest friends of real estate heir Robert Durst implicated him Thursday in the killing of his first wife and provided a …

Life with Bixby is equal parts futuristic and frustrating
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Life with Bixby is equal parts futuristic and frustrating

In the future, the voice of Bixby — Samsung’s virtual assistant — will ring forth from refrigerators and smart speakers and who knows what else. No wonder the company is taking its time with it. For those who really can’t …

What Do Teens Think About When They Think About HIV?
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What Do Teens Think About When They Think About HIV?

Teens today have never known a world where HIV was a certain death sentence. They missed the “plague years” of AIDS—the confusion, the pop-cultural discussions, the general feeling of hopelessness regarding the disease. This is sometimes referred to as “historical …

London pushes in right direction for Para athletics but still room for improvement
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London pushes in right direction for Para athletics but still room for improvement

Almost five years since London 2012 introduced the wider public to the delights of disability sport, the city’s world-class athletics venue is the setting for what is being lauded as another major push in the right direction for the Paralympic …

Spanish train maker CAF to open new £30m factory in South Wales creating 300 jobs
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Spanish train maker CAF to open new £30m factory in South Wales creating 300 jobs

A leading Spanish train maker is opening a factory in Wales, creating 300 jobs.

CAF is ploughing £30million into the plant at the Celtic Business Park in Newport, a former steelworks that is not far from the steel hub of …

The Gang Murders in the Suburbs
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The Gang Murders in the Suburbs

The bodies were discovered in the woods behind a soccer field in a middle-class suburban town on Long Island. It was the middle of April, during spring break for the local high schools. Three students and a cousin visiting from …

Massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica, scientists say
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Massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica, scientists say

A crack in the Larsen C ice shelf as photographed on Nov. 10, 2016.

A vast iceberg with twice the volume of Lake Erie has broken off from a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists said Wednesday.

The iceberg …

Why are women who have escaped prostitution still viewed as criminals?
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Why are women who have escaped prostitution still viewed as criminals?

In 1996, while helping organise a major conference on male violence against women and girls, I met Fiona Broadfoot. Fiona had recently stopped being involved with prostitution and ran a phone line offering support to women also wishing to escape …