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MAE announces the repatriation of 125 Romanians who were aboard several cruise ships

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Sunday the return to the country of 125 Romanian citizens who were on cruise ships abroad. In a press release sent on Sunday to AGERPRES, MAE informs that, on Saturday evening, 45 Romanian citizens and a citizen of the Kingdom of Thailand, a family member of a Romanian citizen, returned to the country.

A Man Took 30 Hostages at a Shopping Mall in the Philippines

An armed man took about 30 people hostage in the Philippines' capital, Manila. This was reported by the media, citing police, BGNES reported.

The incident happened at a mall.

The mayor of Manila earlier said that a security guard was holding at least 30 people in the administrative center of the mall and had shot at least one person.

Defying Populism: In Defence of Cosmopolitanism

There is just one problem with this narrative: it is deeply misleading. And, for political reasons, that confusion matters.

As the philosopher Martha Nussbaum reminds us in her fascinating new book The Cosmopolitan Tradition, asked where he came from, Diogenes the Cynic answered with a single word: kosmopolités, meaning "a citizen of the world."

Red-Hot Lava Gushed out of a Philippine Volcano - Thousands of People were Evacuated (PHOTO)

A volcano near the Philippine capital Manila erupted today, DPA reported.

About 45,000 people have already been evacuated due to the heavy smoke and in surrounding cities.

Taal volcano is located 66 kilometers south of Manila. Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam.

At Least 11 People Died, More than 300 Were Rushed to Hospitals after Drinking Home-Made Coconut Wine on a Christmas Party

Authorities regularly issue warnings that the drinking should be avoided.

At least 11 people have died and more than 300 were rushed to hospitals after drinking home-made coconut wine on Christmas celebrations in the Philippines.