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Trump denies watching 4-8 hours of TV a day

President Donald Trump on Monday denied a New York Times story on his daily White House life that says he watches up to eight hours of cable TV news a day.
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Trump denies watching 4-8 hours of TV a day

President Donald Trump on Monday denied a New York Times story on his daily White House life that says he watches up to eight hours of cable TV news a day.

New telco could be operational next yr

DICT says goal represents ‘best effort’; rules still being drawn up PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc.’s market dominance could be challenged sometime next year, a senior government official said, following the Palace’s announcement that China Telecom
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New telco could be operational next yr

DICT says goal represents ‘best effort’; rules still being drawn up PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc.’s market dominance could be challenged sometime next year, a senior government official said, following the Palace’s announcement that China Telecommunications Corp. had been chosen to compete against the duopoly. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) officer-in-charge Eliseo [...] The post New telco could be operational next yr appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Net FDI flows surge to $754M

Net foreign direct investments (FDI) surged in September from a year earlier, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday, but were lower than the previous month’s 16-month high. At $754 million, September’s net inflow was 61.8 percent highe
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Net FDI flows surge to $754M

Net foreign direct investments (FDI) surged in September from a year earlier, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday, but were lower than the previous month’s 16-month high. At $754 million, September’s net inflow was 61.8 percent higher year on year, central bank data showed. August’s tally, however, was larger at $1.20 billion. [...] The post Net FDI flows surge to $754M appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Improved Fitch rating pushes index up 0.65%

INVESTORS went buying on Monday following an international debt watcher’s upgrade of the country’s credit rating. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 0.65 percent or 53.87 points to close at 8,358.57. The broader All Shares similar
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Improved Fitch rating pushes index up 0.65%

INVESTORS went buying on Monday following an international debt watcher’s upgrade of the country’s credit rating. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 0.65 percent or 53.87 points to close at 8,358.57. The broader All Shares similarly rose by 0.55 percent or 26.59 points to finish at 4,885.45. “Locally, the markets cheered as Fitch [...] The post Improved Fitch rating pushes index up 0.65% appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

LRWC, Macau firm plan to put up Boracay casino

LEISURE and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) said Monday it was in talks with a Macau-based firm for the possible establishment of a world-class beach resort and casino on Boracay Island in Aklan Province. LRWC and Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) discuss
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LRWC, Macau firm plan to put up Boracay casino

LEISURE and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) said Monday it was in talks with a Macau-based firm for the possible establishment of a world-class beach resort and casino on Boracay Island in Aklan Province. LRWC and Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) discussed the project last week with President Rodrigo Duterte, “Galaxy is excited about the possibility [...] The post LRWC, Macau firm plan to put up Boracay casino appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Honda PH issues safety recall on select models

HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, has issued a voluntary safety recall on select models of the City, Jazz, Civic, CR-V, Accord and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2001 to 2015 due to a suspected def
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Honda PH issues safety recall on select models

HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, has issued a voluntary safety recall on select models of the City, Jazz, Civic, CR-V, Accord and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2001 to 2015 due to a suspected defect in the airbag inflator of the driver-side airbag. In a statement, it [...] The post Honda PH issues safety recall on select models appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

DMCI Homes to turn over Zinnia Towers by yr-end

CONSUNJI-LED DMCI Homes expects to be able to turn over all units of its Zinnia Towers development in Quezon City by year-end. The on-schedule turnover marks the completion of the two-tower development for buyers for the Christmas season. “It is our hope th
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DMCI Homes to turn over Zinnia Towers by yr-end

CONSUNJI-LED DMCI Homes expects to be able to turn over all units of its Zinnia Towers development in Quezon City by year-end. The on-schedule turnover marks the completion of the two-tower development for buyers for the Christmas season. “It is our hope that the turnover of Zinnia Towers’ South Tower will make the holidays even [...] The post DMCI Homes to turn over Zinnia Towers by yr-end appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

DOH will be ready to support students vaccinated with Dengvaxia

The Department of Health (DOH) is expected to have everything in place for the treatment and protection of students who will develop severe dengue after receiving Dengvaxia by the time its side effects fully manifest.
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DOH will be ready to support students vaccinated with Dengvaxia

The Department of Health (DOH) is expected to have everything in place for the treatment and protection of students who will develop severe dengue after receiving Dengvaxia by the time its side effects fully manifest.

China fails to stop UN meeting on N.Korea human rights abuses

China failed on Monday to stop the fourth annual United Nations Security Council meeting on human rights abuses in North Korea, saying it was not the right forum to discuss the issue and warning that it could further escalate tensions in the region.
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China fails to stop UN meeting on N.Korea human rights abuses

China failed on Monday to stop the fourth annual United Nations Security Council meeting on human rights abuses in North Korea, saying it was not the right forum to discuss the issue and warning that it could further escalate tensions in the region.

Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed

HONG KONG: Most Asian markets rose Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting later this week. US data on Friday showed 228,000 jobs were created last
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Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed

HONG KONG: Most Asian markets rose Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting later this week. US data on Friday showed 228,000 jobs were created last month and unemployment held at a 17-year low, reinforcing the view that the world’s number [...] The post Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Bitcoin makes promising bourse debut

NEW YORK: Bitcoin began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, in a milestone for the controversial digital currency that has surged to record highs this year, exciting some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble. Trading on a futures
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Bitcoin makes promising bourse debut

NEW YORK: Bitcoin began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, in a milestone for the controversial digital currency that has surged to record highs this year, exciting some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble. Trading on a futures contract began at 6pm (2300 GMT) on the Chicago board options exchange (Cboe) [...] The post Bitcoin makes promising bourse debut appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Lactalis baby milk recalled over salmonella fears

PARIS: French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination following 26 cases of children falling sick in France. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told AFP “near
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Lactalis baby milk recalled over salmonella fears

PARIS: French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination following 26 cases of children falling sick in France. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told AFP “nearly 7,000 tonnes” of production may have been contaminated, but the company is unable to say currently how much [...] The post Lactalis baby milk recalled over salmonella fears appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Speaking up against the Aquinos

CRITICS of the late President Ferdinand Marcos have written voluminous derogatory texts, from the scholarly to the literary to the journalistic. Some even attempted to become historical even if bereft of academic qualifications and the vetting of peers. Raiss
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Speaking up against the Aquinos

CRITICS of the late President Ferdinand Marcos have written voluminous derogatory texts, from the scholarly to the literary to the journalistic. Some even attempted to become historical even if bereft of academic qualifications and the vetting of peers. Raissa Robles’ book on martial law is damning in both ways. It damns Marcos, even as it [...] The post Speaking up against the Aquinos appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Rejuvenation and reunification: What is Taiwan role for China?

CHINESE leader Xi Jinping’s report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China drew international attention to China’s vision of its emergence as a “great modern socialist country” by the middle of the century. But little attention has been f
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Rejuvenation and reunification: What is Taiwan role for China?

CHINESE leader Xi Jinping’s report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China drew international attention to China’s vision of its emergence as a “great modern socialist country” by the middle of the century. But little attention has been focused on what Xi considers to be a prerequisite for realizing the rejuvenation of [...] The post Rejuvenation and reunification: What is Taiwan role for China? appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

‘Sereno violated SC collegiality’

CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno unilaterally decided not to raffle off the request by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd to remove the cases filed against the Maute group out of Marawi City, violating the Supreme Court’s collegiality, magistrates sai
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‘Sereno violated SC collegiality’

CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno unilaterally decided not to raffle off the request by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd to remove the cases filed against the Maute group out of Marawi City, violating the Supreme Court’s collegiality, magistrates said on Monday. Associate Justice Teresita de Castro confirmed this before the Committee on Justice of the [...] The post ‘Sereno violated SC collegiality’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Earthquake hits western Iran, where hundreds died last month

An earthquake hit western Iran on Monday, the region where an earthquake last month killed at least 530 people, state media reported.
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Earthquake hits western Iran, where hundreds died last month

An earthquake hit western Iran on Monday, the region where an earthquake last month killed at least 530 people, state media reported.

Luha, bumuhos sa 2 opisyal ng University of Rizal System na nasawi sa aksidente sa Mindoro

Bumuhos ang luha ng mga taga-University of Rizal System para sa dalawa nilang opisyal na itinuturing nilang bayani. Nasawi ang dalawa matapos maaksidente ang sinakyan nilang bus kasama ang ilang estudyante habang patungo sa college olympics sa Mindoro noong S
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Luha, bumuhos sa 2 opisyal ng University of Rizal System na nasawi sa aksidente sa Mindoro

Bumuhos ang luha ng mga taga-University of Rizal System para sa dalawa nilang opisyal na itinuturing nilang bayani. Nasawi ang dalawa matapos maaksidente ang sinakyan nilang bus kasama ang ilang estudyante habang patungo sa college olympics sa Mindoro noong Sabado ng gabi

Kids injected with Dengvaxia more likely to get severe dengue after two years -- expert

Children who receive the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia are more likely to get severe dengue after immunization, if data from manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur is to be believed.
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Kids injected with Dengvaxia more likely to get severe dengue after two years -- expert

Children who receive the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia are more likely to get severe dengue after immunization, if data from manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur is to be believed.

Horn is ‘dirty’ fighter – Corcoran

BRISBANE, Australia: English challenger Gary Corcoran has claimed Australian World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jeff Horn is a “dirty” fighter ahead of their title bout in Brisbane on Wednesday. In an extraordinary media conference Monday, Co
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Horn is ‘dirty’ fighter – Corcoran

BRISBANE, Australia: English challenger Gary Corcoran has claimed Australian World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jeff Horn is a “dirty” fighter ahead of their title bout in Brisbane on Wednesday. In an extraordinary media conference Monday, Corcoran’s camp provided a laptop presentation to indicate that Horn led with his head and left his head in the [...] The post Horn is ‘dirty’ fighter – Corcoran appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Breaking the chain of corruption in Philippine sports

(Part 2) As I’ve mentioned in my last article, the dismal performance of the Philippines in elite competitions such as the SEA Games, Asian Games and the Olympics reflects the sad state of Philippine sports. The pitiful output happened despite the huge amou
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Breaking the chain of corruption in Philippine sports

(Part 2) As I’ve mentioned in my last article, the dismal performance of the Philippines in elite competitions such as the SEA Games, Asian Games and the Olympics reflects the sad state of Philippine sports. The pitiful output happened despite the huge amount of public funds poured into sports development. A staggering P4 billion subsidy [...] The post Breaking the chain of corruption in Philippine sports appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

3 Pinoys barge into World 9-Ball KO stage

Three Filipino cue masters scored their second straight victories to earn spots in the knockout stage of the 2017 World 9-Ball Championship being held at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. World Games champion Carlo Biado, Jeffrey Ignacio and Jeffrey D
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3 Pinoys barge into World 9-Ball KO stage

Three Filipino cue masters scored their second straight victories to earn spots in the knockout stage of the 2017 World 9-Ball Championship being held at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. World Games champion Carlo Biado, Jeffrey Ignacio and Jeffrey De Luna wrapped up the group stage undefeated to secure berths in the [...] The post 3 Pinoys barge into World 9-Ball KO stage appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Paninikwat ng mga kawatan sa bag ng mga biktimang kumakain, nahuli-cam

Dalawang insidente ng pananalisi ang nahuli-cam sa Maynila kung saan natangayan ng bag ang mga biktima habang kumakain. Ang mga salarin, pinaniniwalaang nakunan na rin sa CCTV camera na umatake naman sa isang nakatigil na motorista noong Hulyo.
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Paninikwat ng mga kawatan sa bag ng mga biktimang kumakain, nahuli-cam

Dalawang insidente ng pananalisi ang nahuli-cam sa Maynila kung saan natangayan ng bag ang mga biktima habang kumakain. Ang mga salarin, pinaniniwalaang nakunan na rin sa CCTV camera na umatake naman sa isang nakatigil na motorista noong Hulyo.

House panel shuns motion to summon psych test results of all SC justices

A lawmaker on Monday asked the House Committee on Justice to subpoena copies of the results of the psychological tests of all incumbent Supreme Court justices to compare it with the supposed psychological test results of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
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House panel shuns motion to summon psych test results of all SC justices

A lawmaker on Monday asked the House Committee on Justice to subpoena copies of the results of the psychological tests of all incumbent Supreme Court justices to compare it with the supposed psychological test results of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem

LONDON: The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday (Monday in Manila), while more than 300 flights were cancelled at Germany’s busiest airport and a ferry ran aground in the French port of Calais. Hundreds of air passengers w
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Heavy snow causes travel mayhem

LONDON: The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday (Monday in Manila), while more than 300 flights were cancelled at Germany’s busiest airport and a ferry ran aground in the French port of Calais. Hundreds of air passengers were stranded in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital, as well as Britain, and many [...] The post Heavy snow causes travel mayhem appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

‘Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital makes peace possible’

BRUSSELS: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that recognizing Jerusalem as his country’s capital “makes peace possible,” after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so. US President Donald Trump’s announcement
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‘Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital makes peace possible’

BRUSSELS: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that recognizing Jerusalem as his country’s capital “makes peace possible,” after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so. US President Donald Trump’s announcement last week has been followed by days of protests and clashes in the Palestinian territories, as well as demonstrations across the [...] The post ‘Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital makes peace possible’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

6,000 IS jihadists may return to Africa

ALGIERS: Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday (Monday in Manila), calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui
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6,000 IS jihadists may return to Africa

ALGIERS: Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday (Monday in Manila), calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would need to [...] The post 6,000 IS jihadists may return to Africa appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

2 dead, 8 hurt in Cotabato military truck accident

TWO soldiers died and eight others were injured after a military truck turned turtle while traversing the Bulwang Spring/So Lukeke crossing in Antipas, Cotabato on Monday. Lieutenant Silver Belvis, civil-military operations officer of the 39th Infantry Battal
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2 dead, 8 hurt in Cotabato military truck accident

TWO soldiers died and eight others were injured after a military truck turned turtle while traversing the Bulwang Spring/So Lukeke crossing in Antipas, Cotabato on Monday. Lieutenant Silver Belvis, civil-military operations officer of the 39th Infantry Battalion (IB), said at about 9:30 a.m. in Barangay Malatab a KM450 military truck carrying a squad under the [...] The post 2 dead, 8 hurt in Cotabato military truck accident appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

House suspends hearing on Sereno impeachment case until January

The House justice committee has suspended its proceedings on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno until January 14, 2018.
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House suspends hearing on Sereno impeachment case until January

The House justice committee has suspended its proceedings on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno until January 14, 2018.

Sugar alliance slams Drilon over high fructose corn syrup tax slash

BACOLOD CITY: An official of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) called Senator Franklin Drilon “a traitor to the industry” as he disclosed that the Ilonggo lawmaker was one of those who voted to reduce the excise tax on high fructose corn syrup (
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Sugar alliance slams Drilon over high fructose corn syrup tax slash

BACOLOD CITY: An official of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) called Senator Franklin Drilon “a traitor to the industry” as he disclosed that the Ilonggo lawmaker was one of those who voted to reduce the excise tax on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) during recent Senate deliberations. Voting on the excise tax on [...] The post Sugar alliance slams Drilon over high fructose corn syrup tax slash appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Demand for party drugs rising – PDEA-7

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is on alert after intelligence report disclosed that the demand for party drugs may be on the rise this Christmas season and as people gear up for the Sinulog Festival in January. PDEA-7 Regio
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Demand for party drugs rising – PDEA-7

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is on alert after intelligence report disclosed that the demand for party drugs may be on the rise this Christmas season and as people gear up for the Sinulog Festival in January. PDEA-7 Regional Director Emerson Margate said they believe the party drugs, popularly known as [...] The post Demand for party drugs rising – PDEA-7 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Iloilo anti-drug informant receives P100K reward

ILOILO CITY: The local government of Sara, Iloilo on Monday gave P100,000 cash reward to the informant whose tips led to the successful arrest of Western Visayas’ High Value Target Level 3 Arturo Balume Sr., alias Master Pedik, and his four underlings last
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Iloilo anti-drug informant receives P100K reward

ILOILO CITY: The local government of Sara, Iloilo on Monday gave P100,000 cash reward to the informant whose tips led to the successful arrest of Western Visayas’ High Value Target Level 3 Arturo Balume Sr., alias Master Pedik, and his four underlings last October. Mary Joy Abellar, municipal treasurer of Sara town, handed over to [...] The post Iloilo anti-drug informant receives P100K reward appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Brother of dismissed Sandiganbayan justice named to Court of Appeals

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed to the Court of Appeals (CA) the brother of former Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong, who was dismissed in 2014 for links to alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles.
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Brother of dismissed Sandiganbayan justice named to Court of Appeals

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed to the Court of Appeals (CA) the brother of former Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong, who was dismissed in 2014 for links to alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles.

Jardeleza to Sereno: You committed treason

Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on Monday accused Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno of committing treason when she used a confidential document to block his appointment to the high court. Jardeleza, in his testimony before the House justice p
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Jardeleza to Sereno: You committed treason

Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on Monday accused Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno of committing treason when she used a confidential document to block his appointment to the high court. Jardeleza, in his testimony before the House justice panel hearing the impeachment complaint against Sereno, said the chief justice wanted him removed from the [...] The post Jardeleza to Sereno: You committed treason appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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