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Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

Marcos, 89, was sentenced for funneling $200 million to Swiss foundations. MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among many corruption cases that she plans to appeal to avoid jail and losing her seat in Congress. The special […]

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Chinese warship warned USS Decatur it would ‘suffer consequences’ during near-collision in South China Sea

A Chinese destroyer that closed to within 45 yards of a U.S. Navy ship during a September mission in the South China Sea reportedly warned the American vessel it would “suffer consequences” if it didn’t redirect its course. The People’s Republic of China destroyer Luoyang delivered the message to the USS Decatur during their September […]

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

Christian on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy is ordered released

Human rights groups say blasphemy laws are increasingly being exploited by religious extremists as well as ordinary Pakistanis to settle personal scores. PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan’s top court on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman who was convicted under the country’s blasphemy laws. The Supreme Court concluded that it was “inescapable” that […]

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

Indonesia Lion Air plane had reported airspeed problem day before crash, as accounts emerge of terrifying previous flight

The brand new Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Indonesia’s capital city on Monday experienced unreliable airspeed readings on its previous flight, officials said Tuesday, citing passengers who spoke out about the terrifying experience. Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said the 2-month-old Boeing 737-MAX 8 jet that crashed […]

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

Erdogan demands Saudi Arabia reveal the location of Jamal Khashoggi’s body

Istanbul -Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is demanding that Saudi Arabia reveal the location of Jamal Khashoggi’s body and hand over the suspects in his murder. Erdogan said the top Saudi prosecutor will travel to Turkey on Sunday to meet with the top Istanbul prosecutor, and argued that those responsible for killing the journalist should […]

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

Hurricane Willa makes landfall, lashing Mexico’s Pacific coast with 120-mph winds

Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools were closed before Willa made landfall early Tuesday evening. Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coastline on Tuesday evening packing winds of 120 mph, buffeting buildings and dumping torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Whipping palm trees, […]

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

How to Talk to Conservatives About Climate Change

Conservatives perceive terrorism and crime to be much larger and more immediate threats than climate change. How can their minds change? The United States has a climate change acceptance problem. It’s elected a President who’s on record claiming global warming is a Chinese hoax. One of its two major political parties has “refusal to accept climate science” as a […]

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

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