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Pacquiao dominates Algieri in Macau

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 4:19PM UTC WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines lands a right on the face of WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight boxing title fight at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday. Pic: AP.

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Chris Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight.

Pacquiao Watch:  Of bouncers, ampaws and national anthem  

By Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:29PM UTC

MACAU, China – By just hanging around the large Filipino contingent that is here to support and watch Manny Pacquiao goes up against Argentine-American Chris Algieri, one can get very good laughs if not grin impishly. Like overhearing Filipino staff at the media center in The Venetian.  With assurancse that

9 convicted in Philippines for 1996 disco fire

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 6:19PM UTC 9 convicted in Philippines for 1996 disco fire

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted nine people for graft over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year.

Bomb in overpass wounds 17 in southern Philippines

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 9:37AM UTC

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say a bomb exploded on a pedestrian overpass in a southern town threatened by Muslim rebels in the past, wounding at least 17 people.

Pope to meet victims of Philippines’ Haiyan storm

By Sat, Nov 15, 2014 11:58AM UTC Pope Francis. Pic: AP.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will host a luncheon for survivors of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan during his Jan. 12-19 visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines that confirms Asia as a priority of his pontificate.

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