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In letter to Obama, US scientists praise Iran nuclear deal – report

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:27 AM

The letter tells the US president that the Iran deal will advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the nuclear deal with Iran, at American University's School of International Service, in Washington DC, USA, 05 August 2015.  Photo by Pete Marovic/EPA

Aquino to mark 117th PH Independence in historic Iloilo town

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:36 PM

It is where the Philippine flag was first raised outside Luzon in November 1898

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California oil spill firm questioned over past leaks

May 22, 2015 - 1:28 PM

We will remain committed to doing the right thing says Plains All American Pipeline executive Patrick Hodgins

OIL SPILL. The oil sludge coated boots and shovels of a volunteer worker is shown as he cleans up an oil contaminated beach after an underwater oil pipe ruptured spilling an estimated 21 thousands gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach, 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, California, USA, May 20, 2015. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Indonesia is 2nd biggest source of plastic waste in seas

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:16 PM

A study estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually with Indonesia being the 2nd biggest contributor

PLASTIC, PLASTIC EVERYWHERE. An man collects plastic garbage at a polluted river in Jakarta in this 2008 file photo. Photo by EPA

PH among top nations dumping plastic into seas

Feb 13, 2015 - 3:15 AM

A study estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually, with middle-income nations – including the Philippines – among the top contributors

SEA OF WASTE. A rubbish collector gathers floating plastic garbage in Manila Bay on 'Fifth International Plastic Bag-Free Day' in Manila, Philippines, July 3, 2014. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Gunman kills 1, injures 3 on Seattle campus

Jun 06, 2014 - 8:40 AM

4th UPDATE Police say the gunman was subdued after being pepper sprayed by a student security guard

US gunman who killed six 'was director's son'

May 25, 2014 - 7:11 AM

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown brands the killing as the work of a madman

Zambo students graduate despite effect of siege

Apr 16, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Despite the 2013 Zamboanga crisis some students come out of the ordeal carrying a diploma

Growing up multi-ethnic: My awakening

Aug 15, 2013 - 7:52 PM

I don t think I even cared to learn about my Filipino side growing up But I ve started small Little by little I m getting a sense of what it s like to be Filipino

Sean Harris and his mother

Scientists create new rainbow colors

Mar 29, 2012 - 7:10 PM

A University of California Santa Barbara UCSB research team has generated 11 new colors of the rainbow using lasers and ion cascades

NO MORE ROYGBIV. Artist's rendition of the experiment that produced new colors in the rainbow spectrum