BRASILIA — The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil’s Congress on Monday announced a decision to nullify the chamber’s vote for an impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.
However, the Senate decided to move forward and vote on Wednesday as planned. (Brazil-Rousseff-Impeachment)
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PYONGYANG — The ruling party of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has wrapped up its 7th Congress which lasted four days and top leader Kim Jong Un delivered a closing speech, the country’s state television reported Monday. ( Kim gave thanks to the representatives at the congress, all party members, military officers and people for electing him the chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), and pledged to spare no efforts to struggle for the final success of the Juche revolutionary cause. (DPRK-Party Congress)
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DAMASCUS — The Syrian army announced on Monday extending a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo for additional 48 hours, state news agency SANA reported.
The fresh extension will start as of Tuesday morning, said the statement, adding that the truce, otherwise named as “regime of calm,” excludes the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. (Syria-Aleppo-Ceasefire)
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MANILA — Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte has won the 2016 Philippine presidential election, according to an unofficial and partial tally of votes cast as of 2:00 a.m. Tuesday.
Based on 87 percent of valid ballots, Duterte pocketed 14,499,396 votes, followed by Manuel Roxas at 8,680,203 votes, the statistics from partial and unofficial Comelec Transparency server showed. (Philippines-Election-Results) Enditem