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3 Pinoy plumbers die inside septic tank in Saipan.

Three Filipino workers died in Saipan after inhaling toxic fumes while working in a septic tank, GMA News' Davao stringer Argil Relator reported on Balita Pilipinas Thursday.

- GMA News - PH

Ask an expert: Beyond Bali.

Q. Aside from Bali, which other destinations in Indonesia would you recommend? I'm looking for somewhere with interesting sites and culture, nice beaches and activities. 

- Stuff - NZ

Dangerous Dance: Hurricanes' Dalliance May End in 'Cannibalism'.

Hurricanes swirling in the Pacific Ocean could lock arms in a dance step meteorologists call the Fujiwhara effect. The do-si-do may lead in Hurricane Hilary cannibalizing Irwin.

- - US

Schapelle Corby posts picture with boogie board.

Convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has been photographed with a boogie board, the infamous item that saw her jailed in Bali.Corby posted the image on Instagram of her at a sun-kissed beach holding a blue boogie board,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Not a food for consumption': Bali Governor cracks down on dog meat trade.

Bali's Governor has instructs government agencies to "order against the sale of dog meat" after shocking revelations of animal cruelty and dog meat being sold to tourists.

- ABC News - AU

Family grieves as body of OFW arrives home without internal organs.

The body of a Filipino worker who died of brain tumor in Saudi Arabia was finally brought home to Pangasinan, but her family was far from being relieved, a report by GMA News stringer CJ Torida on Balita Pilipinas said Wednesday.

- GMA News - PH

Dance of death: a Pacific Ocean typhoon does the do-si-do with a tropical storm — and then mostly cannibalizes it.

It has been expected for awhile, and now it has finally happened: Two tropical systems in the Northeast Pacific spun around each other in a kind of cyclonic do-si-do — and then the bigger one ate most of the smaller one. As of Tuesday evening , the cannibal cyclone, Typhoon Noru, has continued on with Category-1-strength ...

- Discover - US

New species of sunfish discovered by scientist in New Zealand.

Of all things, Marianne Nyegaard didn't expect to find a new species of sunfish — the heaviest of all bony fishes. The PhD student from Murdoch University in Western Australia made the discovery while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish off the coast of Bali in Indonesia. SEE ALSO: This video of a fish ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Senate probe of new rules on 'balikbayan' boxes sought.

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is pushing for an inquiry into the new Bureau of Customs rule on the shipment of balikbayan boxes, warning that it might create a new form of red tape and encourage tampering. The post Senate probe of new rules on 'balikbayan' boxes sought appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

New Zealand man found dead at Bali hotel.

A New Zealand man has reportedly died in Bali after a night of drinking.

- Stuff - NZ | Boy, 10, shot dead after Sunday school.

An Imbali family is devastated after their 10-year-old child was shot dead after returning home from Sunday school. They'd been in church at the time.

- - ZA

New Zealander dies in Bali after drinking session

A 53-year-old New Zealand man has died after an evening of drinking at a hotel in East Bali. Bali News reported that the body of the tourist was discovered in a river estuary last Saturday morning after an evening of beer-drinking...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cyclist caught riding 10 miles on Devon motorway

Balin Hobbs, 52, overtook a police car before being arrested at a service station.

- BBC - UK

Seven reasons why Cape Town should be your next holiday

If you're looking for the best bang for your buck, make this South African city your next holiday, writes Paul Ewart While Bali is often on the radar for those wanting a cheap break, new findings have shown that the once value-for-money...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

P9 million in cash seized at Zamboanga City port

The Bureau of Customs seized cash worth P9 million from a businessman at the Port of Zamboanga in Zamboanga City, a Balita Pilipinas Ngayon report said on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

With broken 'boom stick,' PNR train hits car in Sampaloc, Manila

A Philippine National Railways train hit a car in Sampaloc, Manila, according to a Balita Pilipinas report on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

Biyuda sa Cambodia, naniniwalang 'nagbalik' ang pumanaw niyang mister sa katawan ng baka

Isang baka na limang-buwang-gulang sa Kratie, Cambodia ang nakatawag ng pansin sa netizen at mga ka-barangay dahil sa paniwala ng isang biyuda na reincarnation ang hayop ng kaniyang namayapang asawa.

- GMA News - PH

New species of sunfish discovered by scientist in New Zealand

Of all things, Marianne Nyegaard didn't expect to find a new species of sunfish , the heaviest of all bony fishes. The PhD student from Murdoch University in Western Australia made the discovery while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish off the coast of Bali in Indonesia. SEE ALSO: This video of a fish ...

- Mashable! - US

Sydney toddler recovering after near-drowning accident during Bali holiday

The three-year-old was pulled out of a pool unconscious and transported to Perth by an air ambulance.

- - UK

Bali jail fugitive Shaun Davidson mocks up his own wanted posters while on the run

By Cindy Wockner, News Corp Australia Network Bail jail escapee Shaun Edward Davidson has made up his own wanted posters as he continues to taunt police more than a month after he and three others tunnelled out of Kerobokan prison.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Local turns Kidapawan City stream blue

The stream in Barangay Balindog, Kidapawan City turned blue, thanks to a local who decided to wash three drums that held blue ink on the watercourse.

- GMA News - PH

Govt bans sale, import, advertisement of e-cigarettes in J&K

Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday banned the sale manufacture, distribution, trade, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System /e-Cigarettes in the state with immediate effect vide order number HD/Coord/27/2017. Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat said that J&K is the ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

Seven reasons why Cape Town should be your next holiday

While Bali is often on the radar for those wanting a cheap break, new findings have shown that the once value-for-money holiday hot spot is no longer as wallet-friendly as it was.According to the UK Post Office Travel Money's annual...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Recto wants to end red tape in balikbayan boxes shipment

Sen. Ralph Recto wants to end red tape in balikbayan boxes shipment. The post Recto wants to end red tape in balikbayan boxes shipment appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

What is it like to live with the prospect of a lifetime in prison?

Bali Nine prisoner Matthew Norman speaks to the ABC's Samantha Hawley about life within the walls of the infamous Kerobokan prison and his hopes for a second chance.

- ABC News - AU

New rules for Filipino expats' balikbayan boxes to take effect

New regulations criticized for being cumbersome, unfair to Filipino overseas workers

- GulfNews - AE

Drains aren't as sexy as a movie museum, but just wait till they're blocked

OPINION: When I awoke early on Friday morning I could hear steady rain outside. Fortunately, it wasn't a 1-in-150-year flood, which New Zealand has had quite a few of in the past 10 years. When I looked outside, small waves appeared to be lapping at my front gate. Was I still asleep and dreaming of a holiday in Bali?

- Stuff - NZ

Institut adat kembalikan budaya Melayu semakin hilang, kata Rais

KUALA PILAH, 22 Julai — Sebuah institut adat akan ditubuhkan dalam masa terdekat dalam usaha mengangkat martabat budaya dan adat Melayu yang semakin hilang ditelan arus kemodenan. Penasihat Sosio Budaya Kerajaan Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Marvi Memon conferred French National Order of Merit

State Minister and Benazir Income Support Programme Chairperson Marvi Memon was conferred the French National Order of Merit in a ceremony held at the French Embassy in Islamabad on Friday. The order's purpose is to reflect a dynamic society and award younger generations, set an example as a form of evaluation and recognise ...


Berang bos ditahan, dua lelaki lempar bom petrol

SUNGAI PETANI, 22 Julai — Dua ahli kongsi gelap Geng 04 disyaki membaling bom petrol ke arah pagar Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kuala Muda padi tadi. Tindakan itu dipercayai rasa tidak puas hati ekoran penahanan anggota utama mereka dalam...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pengarah 'Andainya Takdir' mahu berlakon jika…

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Julai — Pengarah Along Kamaludin tidak menolak untuk kembali ke dunia lakonan sekiranya diberikan watak lain daripada yang lain. Along berkata pengarahan dan lakonan tidak akan dilakukan serentak kerana ia menyusahkan kru...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Wala pa ring manual inspection sa balikbayan boxes, ayon sa BOC

Nilinaw ni Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon na hindi pa rin pinapayagan ang manual inspection ng balikbayan boxes sa ilalim ng ilalabas na bagong memorandum order.

- GMA News - PH

Baahubali-2 fame Subbaraju becomes crucial in drug connection case

Penmetsa Subbaraju, who played the twin shaded role of Kumara Verma, brother in law of Devasena in blockbuster Baahubali the Conclusion turned into a very crucial Tollywood link in the ongoing investigation on drug bust, probed by a Special Investigation Team of the Excise department here.Subbaraju who rose to national fame ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Non-relatives can still receive balikbayan boxes from OFWs, BOC clarifies

Overseas Filipino workers can still send balikbayan boxes to non-relatives in the Philippines although they cannot avail of the tax and duty free privilege, GMA News' JP Soriano reported on 24 Oras on Friday, citing the Bureau of Customs.

- GMA News - PH

Suspect admits hand in rape-slay of Samal beauty contestant

The arrested suspect in the killing of a former beauty pageant contestant in Samal, Davao del Norte, has admitted to the crime, GMA News' Pia Arcangel reported on Balita Pilipinas on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

Still no manual inspection of balikbayan boxes, says BOC chief   

Manual inspection of balikbayan boxes will still not be allowed under the impending memorandum order of the Bureau of Customs , Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said Friday, allaying fears of OFWs.

- GMA News - PH

New BOC rules state only sender's kin can receive balikbayan boxes

Starting August 1, only relatives of the sender can receive balikbayan boxes sent from overseas, GMA News' JP Soriano reported on 24 Oras on Thursday, citing a memorandum from the Bureau of Customs.

- GMA News - PH

Jobless man arrested for illegal recruitment in Laguna

An alleged illegal recruiter was arrested in an entrapment operation in Siniloan, Laguna, according to a report by GMA News stringer Alfie Tulagan on Balita Pilipinas on Thursday.

- GMA News - PH

85-anyos na lola, patay sa saksak sa QC

Tadtad ng saksak ang katawan ng 85-anyos na ginang nang matagpuan sa loob ng kanyang bahay sa Sto. Domingo Street sa Quezon City, ayon sa ulat ni Jamie Santos sa Balitanghali nitong Huwebes.

- GMA News - PH

The four-year treasure hunt for the hoodwinker sunfish

A beached hoodwinker sunfish, the new species described by researchers from Murdoch University. Murdoch UniversitySunfish are famous for looking odd. They are the largest bony fish in the world, can grow to over 3 metres in length and weigh up to 2 tonnes, and look a little bit like a suitcase with wings. But when I began ...

- The Conversation - UK

Telan kerongsang ibu: Bayi kian stabil, keluar ICU

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 Julai — Bayi yang menelan kerongsang ibunya tidak meninggal dunia seperti ditulis di media sosial, sebaliknya semakin sembuh. Tidak benar dakwaan Muhammad Naufal Hakim, 10 bulan, mati pagi semalam, malah bayi itu stabil di...

- The Malay Mail - MY

60 families affected in Las Pias fire

Fire hit about 30 houses in Barangay Daniel Fajardo in Last Pias early Thursday morning, GMA News' Vonne Aquino reported on 'Unang Balita.'

- GMA News - PH

Fisherman drowns, another missing as 2 boats capsize off Bohol

A fisherman drowned while another remained missing after their vessels capsized off Balicasag Island, Panglao town in Bohol on Tuesday night. The body of Joseph Glen Arason was found by his nephew in the waters off Balicasag Island on Wednesday morning. The post Fisherman drowns, another missing as 2 boats capsize off Bohol ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Failure to launch… again

Credit: AP Photo/Andrew HarnikSenate Republicans are finding new and creative ways to fail this week. They couldn't find enough votes to move forward with Trumpcare, so they shifted strategies, from repeal and replace' to repeal and delay' — and failed again. Democrats can't take all the credit for the stalled ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump's war on ISIS is causing staggering civilian casualties

Iraqis and Syrians are dying in horrifying numbers as U.S. airstrikes ramp up.Abdulrahman Mohammed looks at the ruins of a house in western Mosul on Friday, May 26, 2017, destroyed in a March 17 coalition airstrike that killed more than 100 people. CREDIT: AP Photo/Balint SzlankoIraqi and Syrian civilian casualties in ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Kibali continues to deliver steady performance as it finalises full commissioning

The two remaining components of Randgold Resources' Kibali gold mine – its underground shaft system and a third hydropower plant – are both on track. The underground shaft system is expected to be commissioned this quarter, with the underground mine to produce about 2.2-million tonnes of ore this year.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

By Nina Chestney LONDON - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trilobites: The Very Hungry Caterpillars That Turned to Cannibalism

With no food other than tomato plants that had been induced to use chemical defenses, scientists found that caterpillars ate each other.

- New York Times - US