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PARIS/MONROVIA - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted Ebola, the medical charity said on Wednesday, adding that seven local staff members have already fallen ill from the deadly virus.
EDINBURGH - Just hours before Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters, as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307-year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists.
WASHINGTON - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced Islamic State's beheading of innocent people, saying the militant group's shameful actions violate Islamic principles, NBC News said in excerpts of an interview released on Wednesday.
"Violence and threats should not have a place in society." This was how Malacañang condemned on Thursday the mugging of Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad after a forum at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City.
Malacañang on Thursday assured Chinese tourists that it was safe to visit the Philippines, a day after a state-run newspaper in China accused Filipinos of "targeting" Chinese citizens. "We would continue to convey our assurances that we maximize our efforts in protecting our friends who are visiting," deputy presidential spokesperson Undersecretary Abigail Valte said at a press briefing.
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago admitted Thursday that she received funds for her projects but clarified that she was not informed that it was sourced from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).