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5.7 quake hits off southeast Taiwan: USGS

by Agence France-Presse A shallow 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the southeast coast of Taiwan late Thursday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of…

REMEMBERING HEROES – Tomáš Kuchta, Undersecretary of Defense of the Czech Republic, reads the plaque recalling the heroism of Czech volunteers who died in the Philippines  fighting the Japanese invaders at a wreath-laying ceremony was held in Capas, Tarlac, where a  National Shrine stands in honor of the foreign heroes. (Manila Bulletin)

Czech WWII Bataan defenders honored

A wreath-laying ceremony for Czech heroes who died in the Philippines  fighting the Japanese invaders was held in Capas National Shrine led by Tomáš Kuchta,…

Ban Ki-moon phones Antonio Guterres to congratulate him on being nominated by Security Council as #NextSG. “He is a superb choice,”Ban said. (UN Spokesperson Official Twitter account | Manila Bulletin)

UN Security Council formally nominates Guterres

by AP UNITED NATIONS — Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres, who was formally nominated on Thursday to be the next U.N. secretary-general, said he…

SECURITY COUNCIL’S NEW MAN – Portugal's Antonio Guterres has been announced as the next secretary-general of the United Nations. The  prime minister of Portugal for seven years before his 10-year stint as UN High Commissioner for Refugees will begin his term on Jan. 1, upon the expiration of current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's term. (EPA/Manila Bulletin)

UN picks next secretary-general

By The Wall Street Journal United Nations – The Security Council said it has unanimously picked Portugal's Antonio Guterres as the next secretary-general of the…