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17-yr-old Filipina girl killed by 8 men, believed to be gang raped

17-yr-old Filipina girl killed by 8 men, believed to be gang raped

A 17-year-old girl in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte was found dead and believed to be a victim of gang rape. Eight suspects were arrested by police; six them are minors, as per GMA's News report. The victim sustained wounds on her head and chest. The initial...

Asian caught with drugs in Abu Dhabi says he just forgot it in pocket

Asian caught with drugs in Abu Dhabi says he just forgot it in pocket

An Asian man caught with hashish in his pocket at the Abu Dhabi airport admitted that he smoked it before returning to the emirate and that he just forgot it in his pocket when he boarded the aircraft. The unnamed man confessed in court on Tuesday that he had smoked...

Father of 11-yr-old boy who drowned in Sharjah seeks justice

Father of 11-yr-old boy who drowned in Sharjah seeks justice

The family of the 11-year-old Indian boy who drowned in a swimming pool inside a Sharjah health club is calling for justice. The father of the victim questioned if the lifeguard attending the boy knew how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The death of...

Abu Dhabi OKs e-scooter rentals to ease traffic

Abu Dhabi OKs e-scooter rentals to ease traffic

Abu Dhabi gave the green light to companies to rent out e-scooters, which can be used on pedestrian and bicycle lanes to help decongest traffic. Authorities said that Corniche and Khalifa Street will pilot the initial trial for e-scooter lanes. Companies who may be...

Angkas apologies following controversial tweet about riding service

Angkas apologies following controversial tweet about riding service

Angkas has issued an apology on Thursday after its controversial tweet promoting its service and comparing it to ‘first time sex’ through a tweet. “Safety has always been our brand’s priority and we apologize for how our recent tweet has made users feel unsafe and...

Dubai Police squash rumors that speeding exempted from fines

Dubai Police squash rumors that speeding exempted from fines

Dubai Police clarified rumors that a Saudi visitor who violated speeding rules was not fined. This, after a message of the police force that was 10 years ago circulated online. "Dear motorist, Dubai Police welcome you as a guest and visitor of Dubai, and wish you a...

Waitress in Sharjah commits suicide after losing job

A 25-year-old woman who used to work as a waitress at a hotel in Sharjah took her own life after she lost her job. The Moroccan woman hanged herself from the ceiling of her boyfriend's apartment in Abu Shagara, reported Khaleej Times. The woman suffered from severe...

Authorities reveal cause of Dubai Marina Tower fire

The cause of the fire that damaged a residential building in Dubai Marina last May 13 has been released by authorities. A report by Al Barsha Police Station said that the fire, which gutted 15 floors on the western side of Zen Tower, started on the first floor...

Commuters can expect faster WiFi in Dubai Metro soon

As part of the 'Chat with RTA' initiative, wherein the customers' council of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) listened to ideas and recommendations of their clients, the council decided to introduce changes to improve their service. This includes the move to...

SC rejects Sereno’s ouster appeal

The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected Maria Lourdes Sereno’s motion for reconsideration following her ouster as the High Court’s Chief Justice. In a vote of 8-6, SC rejected Sereno’s appeal to overturn the High Court’s decision to remove her from the Chief Justice post,...

Sotto describes Pepsi Paloma articles as fake news

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said he is confident that Inquirer.net will take the articles written about him and his alleged involvement in the rape of late actress Pepsi Paloma. Last week, US-based columnist Rodel Rodis shared of Facebook the letter that...

Here’s why you should never crack bomb jokes at airport

Bombs are no joke, especially when you are at an airport or an airplane. It's the very same principle why cracking a bomb joke will land you in hot water, get you booted off the plane or locked up. According to Philippine law, cracking bomb jokes is a punishable crime...

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