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Philippines not worried after US deferred aid package: Minister

President Rodrigo Duterte (R) delivers a speech before local and foreign businessmen at Malacanang Palace in Manila on December 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The Philippines says it could live with even less aid from the United States after Washington said...

Le Bookster : le book en poster ! [Idée Cadeaux #13]

Plus que 12 jours avant Noël ! Ce soir une nouvelle idée, à nouveau plus orientée pour les lecteurs mais qui peut aussi tout à fait convenir à d’autres ! ⭐ Les Booksters de The Cool Republic Vendus par : The Cool Republic ICI Matériau...
by Songe d'une nuit d'été on Dec 13, 2016

Indonesia arrests 4 for bomb attack plot in Jakarta

Indonesian police conduct a clearance of a neighborhood in Bekasi, east of Jakarta, where a female terror suspect was arrested on December 10, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Four people have been arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of plotting a major bomb attac...

About 45,000 displaced by Indonesia quake amid relief efforts: Official

Indonesian women and children displaced by an earthquake rest under a tent in Pidie Jaya, Aceh Province, on December 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Nearly 45,000 people have been displaced following a devastating earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, of...

German military support for Saudi Arabia outrages opposition

Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen attends a summit in Manama, Bahrain, December 9, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)The German opposition has slammed government plans to offer training to Saudi Arabian military forces, equating such aid with s...

Thousands flee from fresh violence in Congo-Brazzaville: UN

UNHCR spokesman William Spindler (file photo)Fresh fighting in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, between government forces and rebels has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.The United Nations refugee agency (UNHC...

Visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo: Media vs. Reality

When we told friends and family that we were heading to the DRC as the core focus of our month in Africa, we got more than a few raised eyebrows. Is it safe? What does one do when visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo? Also, who visits the DRC...
by The Traveling Scholar on Dec 9, 2016

Indonesia calls for medical help after devastating quake

Officials in Indonesia have appealed for urgent medical help after a massive earthquake that devastated the western part of the country, killed nearly 100 people, and wounded hundreds more.The 6.5-magnitude seismic activity occurred off the coast of...

Philippines ‘will likely not allow US to launch South China Sea patrols from its territory’

Philippine Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana gestures during a conference in the city of Makati, the Philippines, December 8, 2016. (Photo by AP)The Philippines says it is highly unlikely that it will continue to allow the US military to use the Sout...

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for banning Muslim full-face veil

A file photo of women wearing burqas in Germany (Photo via Getty Images)German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for banning of the burqa “wherever it is legally possible,” while stressing that German law “takes precedence” over Sharia...

Multiple casualties as earthquake rocks Indonesia's Aceh province

People survey the damage after dozens of buildings collapsed following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Ule Glee, Pidie Jaya in the northern province of Aceh, Indonesia December 7, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)A strong earthquake has rocked northern Indonesi...

How to Style a Classic Printed Dress

Picking the right accessories for a classic printed dress can be hard sometimes. There could be any number of issues from trying to be too matchy-matchy to going over the top. So I have come up with a couple of tips to help you style your classic pri...
by Five Foot Nothing Shopping on Dec 6, 2016

UN names 41 peacekeepers in sex abuse in Central African Republic

The UN peacekeeping soldiers from Rwanda patrol in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), December 9, 2014. (Photo by AFP)The UN has named and referred for punishment 41 of its peacekeepers accused of a slew of “abhorrent” sexual...

UK will not be allowed any cherrypicking over Brexit: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses delegates during her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's meeting in Essen, western Germany, on December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain will not be given...

Mask Week: Dermal, Skin Lite, Sasatinnie, Etude House, Dewytree, Nature Republic, The Face Shop

Mask Week: Dermal Pomegranate Collagen Essence Mask, Skinlite Moisturizing Herb Mask, Sasatinnie Snail Rejuvenating Face Mask, Etude House I Need You Tea Tree Mask Sheet, Dewytree Whitening Keeper Cat Mask, Nature Republic Aqua Collagen Solution Mask...
by Jello Beans on Dec 6, 2016

Indonesians rally to call for unity

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, to call for unity amid massive uproar against the city’s governor.Demonstrators in the Sunday rally called for national unity and tolerance following mass pro...

Indonesian police aircraft carrying 13 goes missing near Singapore

File photo of a P-4201 M-28 Skytruck aircraftAn Indonesian police aircraft with 13 people on board has gone missing during a flight to the island of Batam near Singapore and is believed to have crashed, officials say.The plane, with five crew members...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: Donald Trump hailed my crackdown on drugs

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte gesturing as he talks to US President-elect Donald Trump on the phone at Legaspi Suites in Davao City on December 2, 2016. (Photos by AFP)Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says US President-elect Do...

Singapore minister warns of growing Daesh threat in Southeast Asia

Singapore's Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam speaks to journalists in Singapore on Dec 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Singapore's law and home affairs minister has warned of the growing threat of terror attacks across Southeast Asia by the notorious Daesh&...

About 200,000 protest in Indonesia against Jakarta gov.

Some 200,000 Indonesians have taken to the streets in Jakarta in a second, major protest rally against the governor of the capital .They gathered in Jakarta’s National Monument park on Friday, calling for the arrest of Governor Basuki Tja...


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