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FULL TEXT: Kim Jong-Un's message to Donald Trump

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Read Kim Jong-Un's statement as published by the official KCNA news agency

INSPECTION. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

Duterte and Kim, Avancena, Nuclear weapons ban | Midday wRap

Sep 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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Special prosecutor ups pressure on Trump with broad data requests – reports

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The New York Times and Washington Post report that Robert Mueller recently asked the White House for records and communications covering 13 specific areas, particularly key actions by Trump since he became president in January

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:44 AM

After killing at least 9 people in the Caribbean, Maria slams into Puerto Rico's southeast coast at daybreak before churning across the US territory which is home to 3.4 million

STREWN AROUND. Lightposts lay on the ground after being damaged in the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017. Hector Retamal/AFP

Toys 'R' Us in PH unaffected by U.S. toy store chain's bankruptcy filing

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Operated by the Gokongweis, Toys 'R' Us Philippines clarifies it is not part of Toys 'R' Us Incorporated's bankruptcy filing in the United States

NORMAL OPERATIONS. It is business as usual for Toys 'R' Us Philippines, which operates 34 stand-alone stores and 44 Toybox outlets inside Robinsons Department Store branches. File photo

WATCH: Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM

'We need our president to speak directly to us and tell us the truth,' says actor Morgan Freeman

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Maria eyes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Arriving just as islanders in the region are struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Irma which struck earlier this month, Maria claimed its first victim in the French territory of Guadeloupe

INITIAL SALVO. Tourists flee from the rain on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 19, 2017, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Hector Retamal/AFP

Defiant Republicans in last-gasp Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trillanes, Aguirre, PNP | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Toys''R''Us files for bankruptcy

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Retailer Toys ''R'' Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company says, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores

TOY HAVEN. In this file photo, shoppers buy gifts at the Toys''R''Us store during early Black Friday events on November 24, 2016 in Paramus, New Jersey. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Diokno defined courage for the Martial Law generation

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Statesman Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno during one of the anti-Martial Law demonstrations. Photo from Diokno Foundation

U.S. investigators wiretapped Trump campaign chief Manafort – CNN

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:22 AM

US investigators wiretapped Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, under secret court order before and after the 2016 US presidential elections, CNN reports

WIRETAPPED. In this file photo, Paul Manafort, then campaign manager for Donald Trump, speaks on the phone while touring the floor of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as final preparations continue July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Category-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT Tuesday with top winds swirling at 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says

BRACING FOR MARIA. A man and a boy nail a board over a window on September 18, 2017, in Trois-Rivieres, on the Fench Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, as Hurricane Maria approaches the Caribbean. Cedrick Isham Calvados/AFP

Ombudsman, Horacio Castillo, Soganub | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:11 PM

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Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Maria could produce a 'dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves' that would raise water levels by 4 to 6 feet

Imelda Marcos, Soganub, U.S. Embassy in Cuba | Midday wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Hurricane Maria grows on Irma's path

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) Storm warnings and watches go up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma's destructive passage

Protests over St Louis police shooting turn violent for third day

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) St. Louis remains on edge after at-times violent protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man

FRONT LINE. Police confront demonstrators who were protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. eyes closure of American embassy in Cuba

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:15 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the possible closure is 'under review' after a 'sonic attack' that affected the health of 16 embassy employees

View of the US Embassy in Havana on December 17, 2015. Yamil Lage/AFP

BB Gandanghari signs up with U.S. talent agency

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:30 PM

BB announces she has signed up with The Brogan Agency

Senior U.S. senators try to protect transgender troops

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan Collins files a bill attempting to block or limit President Donald Trump's decree to bar transgender personnel from serving in the military

PROPONENTS. Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Susan Collins file a bill seeking protection for transgender troops. Photo of McCain by Tasos Katopodis/AFP, photos of Reed, Gillibrand, Collins from their Twitter accounts

Lawmaker offered White House deal to let off Assange – report

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:01 PM

The Wall Street Journal says Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher told WikiLeaks' Julian Assange that in exchange, he would receive a 'pardon or other act of clemency' from President Donald Trump

MIDDLE MAN. A report says Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher offers a White House deal to Julian Assange. Photo from Rohrabacher's Facebook page

U.S. urges Iraqi Kurdistan to call off independence vote

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The White House says holding the referendum in disputed areas is 'particularly provocative and destabilizing'

OPPOSITION. The United States is opposed to Iraqi Kurdistan's plans to hold an independence referendum later this month. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea seeks 'equilibrium' with U.S., says nuclear capability nearly complete

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:42 AM

(UPDATED) The North's leader Kim Jong-Un says the country is close to the goal of completing its nuclear ambitions and should use all state power at its disposal to finish the task, saying it had 'nearly reached the terminal'

Mandy Moore is engaged!

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:32 PM

A co star may have spilled the beans

ENGAGED. Mandy Moore and boyfriend of two years Taylor Goldsmith are reportedly engaged. Photo from Instagram.com/mandymooremm

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Top US congressional Democrats emerge from a meeting with President Donald Trump claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security while not including a border wall

WITH LAWMAKERS. US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Ayala Land's 'next BGC' Arca South to take shape by 2019

Sep 13, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The real estate firm is applying the lessons learned from Bonifacio Global City as it develops another mixed use estate in Taguig City

U.S. Congress sends anti-white supremacist measure to Trump

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The joint resolution calls on the Trump administration to improve data collection on hate crimes and speak out against increasingly prevalent hate groups

HATER. This file photo taken on July 08, 2017 shows a member of the Ku Klux Klan during a rally, calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Maring, Aguirre on Hontiveros, CBCP | Evening wRap

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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Asians will be largest U.S. immigrant group by 2055 – Pew

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The US Asian population grew from 11 9 million in 2000 to 20 4 million in 2015

Maring, Hontiveros on Aguirre, Trump | Midday wRap

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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U.S. Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:14 AM

Justices accept the administration s emergency petition to stay a ruling by the San Francisco Appeals Cour that would have allowed thousands of refugees already in the pipeline to come to the United States despite the ban

Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

'Devastation' in Florida Keys as storm Irma weakens

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED Across the Caribbean hard hit residents struggle to get back on their feet as Britain France the Netherlands and the United States ramp up relief efforts for their overseas territories

POST-IRMA. A man looks at damaged boats brought onto land by Hurricane Irma at a marina in Miami, Florida, September 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trillanes, Reynaldo de Guzman, Faeldon | Evening wRap

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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U.S. Open champ Nadal enjoying 'one of the best seasons of my career'

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:35 PM

After a 2016 season of injuries that saw him exit the Australian and French Opens early Nadal is enjoying his second grand slam win of 2017

BACK ON TOP. 'Of course is an emotional season because I have been through tough moments in terms of injuries,' says Rafael Nadal. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Nadal races to third U.S. Open, 16th Grand Slam title

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The world number one the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013 added the US title to the record 10th French Open he captured in June

CHAMPION AGAIN. 'It's unbelievable what's happened this year after some seasons with serious injuries and not playing very well,' says Nadal. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

U.S. increases surveillance support to PH military

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The United States deployed the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS to Mindanao the US embassy says in a statement

Rafael Nadal wins third US Open, 16th Grand Slam title

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:34 AM

The world number one the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013 added the US title to the record 10th French Open he captured in June

CHAMP AGAIN. Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men's Singles finals match on Day Fourteen of the 2017 US Open on September 10, 2017, New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Hillary Clinton on 2016 loss: 'It hurts a lot'

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:00 AM

Ahead of the release of her campaign memoir the defeated US presidential bet also says she is done with being a candidate

Former Secretary of State and former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks while being honored during the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Gritty Sloane Stephens wins first U.S. Open crown

Sep 10, 2017 - 3:26 PM

After missing 11 months of action due to a foot injury Sloane Stephens has her first Grand Slam title

FIRST GRAND SLAM. Sloane Stephens had sacrificed her final semester of college for the US Open. At least she'll have a piece of history and $3.7 million to show for it. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Stephens routs Keys for U.S. Open title, first Slam crown

Sep 10, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Sloane Stephens becomes only the fifth unseeded player to win a women s tennis Slam title

GRAND SLAM WINNER. Sloane Stephens poses with the championship trophy after the Women's Singles finals match of the 2017 US Open on September 9, 2017 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:28 AM

6th UPDATE Irma s roaring winds rip boats from their moorings flatten palm trees and tear down power lines

RISKY BEHAVIOR. James Sampero surfs in the churning ocean as Hurricane Irma approaches on September 9, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come ashore at category 4. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal downs Del Potro, will face Anderson for US Open title

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Rafael Nadal moves one win away from a third US Open title

ON TO THE FINAL. Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion in New York, will be playing in his 23rd Slam final and third this year, looking to add the US title to his record 10th French Open. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Clinton plays blame game in new book

Sep 09, 2017 - 9:37 AM

In her campaign chronicle What Happened set for release on September 12 the veteran Democrat acknowledges her own role in her defeat writing: It was my campaign Those were my decisions

Donald Trump Jr questioned by Senate investigators

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:19 PM

I answered every question posed by the committee until both sides had exhausted their lines of questioning Trump Jr says in a statement posted on Twitter

THE TRUMPS. This file photo taken on September 26, 2016, shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) standing with his son Donald Trump Jr. after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Trump says military action against North Korea 'not inevitable'

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:00 PM

President Donald Trump says if the US is left with no choice but to attack It will be a very sad day for North Korea

MILITARY ACTION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 8, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Irma's deadly passage batters Caribbean, at least 12 dead

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Barreling across the Caribbean the rare Category Five Irma wielded monster winds and torrential rain wreaking destruction on tiny islands like St Martin before slamming into the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

DEVASTATED. A photo taken on September 7, 2017 shows damage in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP

Stephens ousts Venus, to face Keys for US Open title

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Stephens vs Keys will be the first all American US Open final since 2002

ON TO THE FINAL. Sloane Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, outlasted 7-time Slam champion Venus Williams. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP