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December 2015

US Army allows Sikh to wear his beard and turban with pride

The Army granted a West Point-educated officer a rare religious accommodation that will allow him to wear a beard and turban, requirements of his Sikh faith. Captain Simratpal Singh, aged 27, was granted the appearance waiver last week that will allow him to grow his beard and hair and wear…


Man kills his wife while playing Russian roulette

A husband who returned home from drinking, has killed his wife after playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with a home-made .22 calibre pistol in the town of Binalonan, Pangasinan. A report on the incident said that 31-year-old Jeffrey Romero, killed his wife, 27-year-old Merilyn Romero after he put an improvised pistol to…


Communist land mine kills three and injures 15 in Compostela Valley

An IED land mine, planted by communist rebels, has killed two soldiers and a civilian – as well as wounding 15 others in the town of Mabini, Compostela Valley. The landmine explosion hit a military truck at 6.30pm in Barangay Cabuyoan – the truck was running along the provincial road…


Colombian arrested at Manila airport for carrying cocaine

A Colombian was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday night. Angel Andrers Rodriguez Quiame was arrested after Interpol flagged his name as being a drug courier who was headed to the Philippines. Quiame was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers and found to be carrying 52 pellets…


K-Pop band “Oh My Girl” detained on suspicion of being sex workers

A girl band was detained at an airport after they were mistaken for being sex workers. K-Pop group Oh My Girl were travelling to the United States for an album cover shoot when they were stopped at Los Angeles International Airport by authorities. The eight-piece group, aged between 16 and…


Harry Morgan, best known as Colonel Potter in MASH, dies aged 96

Prolific character actor Harry Morgan, who appeared in more than 100 films but was best known for his role as Colonel Sherman Potter in the popular television series MASH, has died at his Los Angeles home aged 96. A representative for his son, producer Christopher Morgan, confirmed the actor’s death….


Polish refuses to leave Manila airport clinic with nowhere else to go

A Polish man refuses to leave a Ninoy Aquino International Airport clinic where he has been staying since last Monday. 41-year old Tomasz Chalot Stanislaw arrived at the airport last Monday from Butuan City where he spent a four month stint with his Filipina girlfriend. Stainslaw told officials that he hailed…


Melor may become super typhoon before slamming into the Philippines

Melor, also known as Nona in the Philippines, will continue to strengthen into a super typhoon before it barrels into the Philippines. Melor is on a collision course with the central Philippines and in an environment conducive for further strengthening. Residents should be rushing to complete the necessary precautions to…



Minister says at least 50,000 Malaysians support Islamic State

At least 50,000 Malaysians support the so-called Islamic State (IS) the country’s transport minister said on Saturday, raising alarm about possible attacks in the Southeast Asian nation. The figure of 50,000 IS supporters was based on police intelligence estimates, Transport Minister Liow Tiong said. “If only one percent of these sympathisers…