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Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

(CNN) — A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of "dehydration and starvation" after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.

CNN - 2019-03-18 12:55:00

A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines

A dead whale has washed up in the Philippines with 88 pounds of garbage in its stomach, perhaps the most human waste ever found inside of a whale. The young male Cuvier’s beaked whale was discovered on Saturday with “16 rice sacks, 4 banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags,” Darrell

VICE - 2019-03-18 17:13:26

Philippines leaves International Criminal Court as Duterte probe is underway

MANILA — The Philippines became the second country in the world to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, in what critics believe is an attempt to evade an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs.

WASHINGTON POST

Philippine official praises China's ruling Communist Party

BEIJING – The Philippine foreign secretary has heaped praise on China's ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines and the United States.

FOX NEWS - 2019-03-20 09:47:10

Murderous War on Defense Lawyers in the Philippines

On March 13 at about 7 pm, a 41-year-old defense lawyer and leftist activist named Rex Jasper Lopoz opened the passenger door of his car outside the City Mall in Tagum City and started to climb in, to have a gunman riding tandem on a passing motorcycle fire a .22 caliber bullet into his back.

ASIASENTINEL.COM - 2019-03-19 20:05:52

Filipino teachers had to leave Baltimore amid new U.S. immigration policies. Now, most are back.

As the end of the school year approached last June, two dozen Filipino teachers packed up their lives, their children and all their belongings. Their visas were expiring, forcing them to move back to a country they hadn’t called home for years and leave behind the students they cherished in Baltimor

WASHINGTON POST

US Navy won't alter sail-bys at sea despite China maneuver

MANILA, Philippines – The U.S. Navy won't alter its so-called "freedom of navigation" sail-bys in the disputed South China Sea and has pressed ahead with such operations despite a dangerous maneuver by a Chinese ship against an American destroyer.

FOX NEWS

Worst Water Crisis in Decade Hits Philippine Capital. Here's Why

The capital of the Philippines, a nation with more than 7,500 islands, is reeling from the most severe water shortage in nearly a decade. Infrastructure delays, rising demand and the onset of summer shrinking supply at dams are causing the shortage. Manila Water Co. Inc., the utility owned by Ayala

YAHOO! - 2019-03-19 01:56:54

Natural Gas Leak Explosion In South LA Results In Multiple Injuries, Firefighters Say

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Firefighters say multiple people have been injured following a gas leak that resulted in a large fire in the Vermont-Florence district in Los Angeles. The incident was unfolding in the 200 block of W. Slauson Avenue in Florence, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.

CBSLOCAL.COM

Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine authorities have seized more than 160 kilograms (350 pounds) of methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers in their second-largest drug haul this year in a sign of how the problem has persisted despite the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.

FOX NEWS - 2019-03-20 03:47:08

How to fight Ebola in a Congolese war zone

FIVE YEARS ago Ebola spread across West Africa, killing more than 10,000 people. In August a fresh outbreak hit the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. We look at why health workers are finding it so hard to outrun the deadly virus. Also, NATO is about to turn 70, but it will not be a happy birth

THE ECONOMIST - 2019-03-19 10:36:00

Philippine central bank seen keeping rates steady under new chief on Thursday: Reuters poll

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine central bank will likely wait until inflation is firmly within its target before it reverses some of last year’s policy tightening, a Reuters poll showed.

REUTERS

Philippines whale died after eating 88lbs of plastic garbage

Earlier this month, workers with the D’Bone Collector Museum in the Philippines recovered the remains of a beaked whale that had appeared near Davao City. In its most recent update about the deceased animal, the museum revealed the whale’s cause of death: the ingestion of approximately 88lbs of plas

SLASHGEAR - 2019-03-18 21:23:00

ICC prosecutor: examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal

AMSTERDAM/MANILA (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said on Monday her examination into possible crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines would go on, despite its withdrawal from the court.

REUTERS UK - 2019-03-19 07:58:26

Looking forward to Manila Clasico? Here's what to watch out for

The stage is set for another edition of Manila Clasico, the blistering rivalry in the PBA featuring Barangay Ginebra and the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok. In recent years, Barangay Ginebra has dominated its head-to-head matchup with the Hotshots - at least in the elimination round. The Gin Kin

ESPN

The president of the Philippines wants to rename his country

RODRIGO DUTERTE, the perpetually disgruntled president of the Philippines, is unhappy about the name of his country. “I want to change it someday,” he remarked earlier this month in one of his customary rambling speeches. “No particular name yet but, sure, I would like to change the name of the Phil

THE ECONOMIST

No Fleas Found in Los Angeles City Hall Despite Rodent Problem

Although an employee believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her City Hall East office, no traces of the insects have been found in any city government buildings in the Civic Center, according to a report presented to the Los Angeles City Council Friday.

NBC LOS ANGELES

Basketball and volleyball need new venues for 2019 SEA Games

Basketball-crazy fans in the country might have to be content cheering the PBA-backed Philippine team in a smaller venue when the Philippines plays host to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

ESPN

It Looks Like Filipino Burger Fave Flip’n Patties Will Head to Downtown Food Hall Understory

A little more than a year after debuting its first permanent outpost, it sure looks like Filipino favorite Flip’n Patties has plans to take over a space at forthcoming food hall Understory.

EATER

Students around the world plan to walk out of class to demand action on climate change

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Students around the world plan to walk out of class on Friday to demand action on climate change. Friday’s rallies were one of the biggest international actions yet, involving hundreds of thousands of students in more than 100 countries around the globe.

FOXLA.COM