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LIFTED. STATE OF EMERGENCY, by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo; seven days after she assumed emergency powers, stating that the country had faced a "clear and present danger" from groups plotting to oust her; in Manila. The emergency measures, which allowed arrests without warrants, met with heavy opposition from business groups, the Catholic Church, politicians and the President's own economic advisers. "The conspiracy has been broken up and it's time for government to go back to its regular business," Arroyo said in a televised address announcing the lifting of the state of emergency.

APPOINTED. RAMZAN KADYROV, 29, son of...

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