Philippine drug war chief quits amid narcotics scandal Oct 15, 2019 0 1026 12345 Manila: The Philippines’ top policeman, who leads the nation’s deadly drugs crackdown, quit on Monday as he faces allegations of protecting officers accused of selling a huge haul of seized narcotics.Albayalde’s resignation comes days after two former police officials implicated him in a 2013 raid in which officers in a province near Manila allegedly seized and then sold parts of a large methamphetamine haul. One former official claimed Albayalde intervened to protect the officers from disciplinary action, while the other said he received money from the drug sale. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down Oct 15, 2019 0 1025 Brexit on Oct 31 a ‘priority’ for UK govt, says Queen Oct 15, 2019 0 753 UK’s William & Kate begin ‘complex’ tour of Pakistan Oct 15, 2019 0 539 US TRIO WIN NOBEL ECONOMICS PRIZE FOR WORK ON POVERTY A computer screen displays the co-winners of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (from left) Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer during a press conference at the .. Pakistan hopes to be removed from terrorist financing watch list Islamabad: Pakistan expressed optimism on Monday that it would be removed from the global watch list on terrorist financing as the country’s status was being reviewed. Pakistan and its powerful military are often .. Demonstrations in Barcelona as Spain jails Catalan leaders Barcelona: Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to heavy jail terms on Monday over the failed 2017 independence bid, bringing thousands of angry protesters on to the streets of Barcelona and .. Trump demands whistleblower testify, as ex-aide talks to Congress AFP Washington Donald Trump demanded on Monday that a whistleblower whose warning about the US president’s call with Ukraine triggered the impeachment inquiry against him be identified and testify before Congress. As ..