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PHILIPPINES' DUTERTE VOWS TO RESIGN IF HE HAS CANCER – REPORTS

The Philippine President has acknowledged that he was recently hospitalized due to Barrett's esophagus, an inflammation of the tube linking the mouth to the stomach.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised that he would step down if he has any serious illness, including cancer, according to Bloomberg.

Speaking to graduates of the Philippine Military Academy, the 73-year-old acknowledged that he is waiting for the results of the tests to get to "know where I am now physically."

"But I would tell you that — if it's cancer, it's cancer. And if it's third stage, no more treatment. I will not prolong my agony in this office or anywhere," Duterte underscored.

He acknowledged that going to a hospital for digestive tract tests after his esophagus became inflamed.

Duterte also admitted suffering from daily migraines and spinal problems issues, in addition to Buerger's disease, an illness which affects the blood vessels and is caused by smoking.

Separately, he pointed out that incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo is "very good" and "gentle" but that she is "strategically weak" as a fit for the presidency.

The Philippine constitution stipulates that the country's president should disclose any serious illness to the public, and that the leader should be replaced by the vice president after resigning. Duterte's six-year term is slated to wrap up in 2022.

 
 Source: sputniknews

FILIPINA MARRIED TO A KUWAITI CAUGHT SELLING FOOD NEAR THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY

Police have arrested an unidentified Filipina married to a Kuwaiti. She was taken into custody for selling homemade food near the Philippine Embassy, reports Al-Rai daily.

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The arrest came after a Kuwaiti woman posted a video clip in the social media showing several women selling foodstuffs near the embassy without permission from the concerned authorities.

A security source said patrolmen rushed to the place but found one woman outside the embassy selling food.

When she was referred to the concerned authority to prepare her deportation from the country, the authorities discovered they could not deport her because she is married to a Kuwaiti. However, other measures will be taken against her.

 

NEPALI MAID FOUND LYING ON THE FLOOR BLEEDING – BEATEN BY SPONSORS SON

When police received a report of murder attempt in Hadiya, securitymen sent to the house found a Nepali maid lying on the floor bleeding from the head, reports Al-Qabas daily.

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Police said, according to the testimony of the maid, she was hit on the head with a hard object by her sponsor’s son, who is now in police custody.

The Al-Anba daily said when the housemaid filed a complaint with police accusing the young man of hitting her on the head with a hard object, the family denied the accusation and said the son was defending her mother when the housemaid attacked her. Police investigations are continuing.

 
 Source: arabtimesonline

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Growth’ found in Duterte - Roque

MANILA - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said a “growth” was found in President Rodrigo Duterte’s digestive tract following his medical examination.

Roque said the President gave this information during the joint military-police command conference in Malacañang on Thursday.

 

He said the growth was the reason why doctors wanted to conduct another round of tests on the President.

Duterte on Thursday said he went to the hospital on Wednesday to undergo medical tests.

“Endoscopy was recommended, from his own words ha, in the general command conference, because they wanted to be sure. There was a growth and they wanted to know more about the growth,” Roque said in a Palace press briefing.

“He had a general exam and after which, I supposed from what he said in the command conference, they wanted a more specific exam, zeroing on something.”

Roque said he was not exactly sure what specific test Duterte went through - whether it was an endoscopy or colonoscopy.

In a speech on Thursday evening, Duterte said he stayed for an hour at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City to undergo some tests.

He said in jest: "If it’s cancer, it’s cancer. If it’s third stage, no more treatment. I will no longer prolong my agony in the office.”

Roque said based on his recollection, Duterte went for another round of endoscopy. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told ABS-CBN News on Thursday the President underwent colonoscopy, “which he submits to on a yearly basis.”

Endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine the upper digestive tract and is done by inserting a long, flexible tube equipped with a camera through the mouth.

Colonoscopy, on the other hand, “is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum,” according to the Mayo Clinic. It is done by inserting a long and flexible tube equipped with a camera into the rectum.

Duterte last week said he recently underwent endoscopy and colonoscopy. He said he needed to undergo these procedures because he suffers from Barret’s esophagus, a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Questions about Duterte’s health surfaced anew after he skipped Wednesday’s Pagcor event at the Palace and was represented by Medialdea.

Roque said he was not aware that Duterte paid a visit to the hospital. The President’s top aide, Bong Go, meanwhile, only denied that the chief executive was “admitted” to the hospital.

There have been persistent rumors about Duterte’s health. One of his political enemies, communist leader Jose Maria Sison, had previously claimed that the supposed darkening on the President’s face was a sign of a serious kidney ailment. The President denied Sison’s allegations.

Roque said the President would be upfront about his health if he is dealing with something serious. He said the chief executive’s health condition, unless life-threatening, must be treated as confidential.

Duterte, 73, is the oldest in history to be elected to the post. 

Source: news.abs-cbn

Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation planning to use iris scanning for passengers

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Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation planning to use iris scanning for passengers

Kuwait / The application of the fingerprint will soon be at Kuwait International Airport on all passengers citizens and residents .. In order to reduce the counterfeiting process as other countries apply this system.

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The weather in Kuwait is currently in a transitional state from summer to autumn as temperatures are gradually dropping, The maximum temperature will be between 40 to 43 degrees Celsius, The weather at night will be relatively hot and humid with multi-direction winds, The lowest temperature is between 21 to 23 degrees Celsius

New Philippine ambassador to Kuwait soon

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A Meeting between Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his Philippine counterpart Alan Peter on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
The two sides also discussed the latest developments on regional and international arenas and issues of common concern

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Indonesia earthquake: Dozens dead in Palu

Almost 50 people have been confirmed dead after a strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit a coastal Indonesian city on Friday.

Waves of up to 2m (6.6ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island.

Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque amongst the buildings damaged.

Last month, a series of deadly earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, with the biggest, on 5 August, killing more than 460.

Indonesia's disaster agency said at least 48 people have been killed from the latest quake but that the figure could rise.

"We have not received comprehensive reports yet because communications are cut. Many bodies were found along the shoreline because of the tsunami, but the numbers are still unknown," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the agency, told Reuters.

It is not clear whether the deaths came in the quake or the resulting tsunami.

Palu is home to more than 300,000 people. Rescue operations have started but a minister said that communications had been disrupted and that the runway in the city was damaged, although it was hoped that helicopters would still be able to land.

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The earthquake hit just off central Sulawesi at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles) just before 18:00 (11:00 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.

A tsunami warning was issued, but lifted within the hour.

Dramatic video of the tsunami hitting Palu shows the high waves sweeping away several buildings and then the large tilted mosque in the town, about 80km from the quake's epicentre.

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"The situation is chaotic, people are running on the streets and buildings collapsed. There is a ship washed ashore," said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency.

A 2004 tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra killed 226,000 across the Indian Ocean, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it lies on the Ring of Fire - the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim.

More than half of the world's active volcanoes above sea level are part of the ring.

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Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon

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A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia after it missed the runway, airport officials say.

The Air Niugini plane from Papua New Guinea was seen sitting in shallow water just off the coast.

Locals responded by approaching the plane in small vessels to help rescue the 36 passengers and 11 crew.

A hospital official told Reuters that four passengers were in a serious condition after the crash.

The aircraft was flying from the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia to Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, stopping at Micronesia's Weno island on the way.

Air Niugini said its Boeing 737-800 had "landed short of the runway" amid reduced visibility due to rain and poor weather. An investigation is due to begin, airport officials said.

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Passenger Bill Jaynes told reporters that the incident had been "surreal".

"I thought we landed hard until I looked over and saw a hole in the side of the plane and water was coming in. I thought, well, this is not like the way it's supposed to happen," he said.

Water in the cabin had risen to waist height before rescuers arrived, he added.

Dr James Yaingeluo from Chuuk State Hospital was one of the first responders at the scene of the crash and told the BBC he was met with "chaos".

"As soon as the plane door opened it was chaos. Everyone tried to get out through the exit," he said. "Thankfully there were about 20 boats in the water and we managed to get everyone off the plane."

Dr Yaingeluo said some of the passengers had suffered from hip fractures and would "probably have to be medevacked off the island".

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locals approaching the crashed Air Niugini aircraft on the remote Island of Weno, in Micronesia.

locals approaching to rescue passengers of the crashed Air Niugini aircraft on the remote Island of Weno