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UNITED NATIONS - Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and security.
LONDON/BAGHDAD - A British Muslim leader called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading US journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria.
THE HAGUE - A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine in July, took off from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, Dutch media reported.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Education (DepEd) reminded schools, colleges, and universities on Thursday to observe the policies and guidelines on field trips after seven Bulacan State University students died during a school-sanctioned trip.
At least for now, new Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza and his oppositors in the high court appear to be keeping the peace.
Former Senator Agapito “Butz” Aquino, the younger brother of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and uncle of President Benigno Aquino III, on Thursday expressed support for the possible presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 elections.