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Filipinos spend ‘most time’ on social media in the world — poll
A recent report on the latest trends in social media revealed that the Philippines spends the most time on social media globally.
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WATCH: Giant panda Bei Bei, soon to go bye-bye, turns four in US
He didn't blow out any candles, but the Washington National Zoo's giant panda Bei Bei appeared to enjoy celebrating his fourth birthday on Thursday, his last before being shipped back to China.  
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Shinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving prime minister since WWII
TOKYO --- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became Japan's longest-serving prime minister since World War II on Saturday, surpassing Eisaku Sato's 2,798 days in office. Saturday was his 2,799th day as prime minister, including a year in power that ended in September 2007. Abe's term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party expires in September 2021. He is likely to rank with Taro Katsura's all-time record of 2,886 days in office on Nov. 19 this year. Since making a comeback as prime minister in 2012, Abe has remained in office for a long time, placing top priority on the economy under his administration. Some observers said Abe has been able to maintain a long-running premiershi...Keep on reading: Shinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving prime minister since WWII
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De Lima’s kin wish freedom, vindication for her 60th birthday
MANILA, Philippines --- The family of detained Sen. Leila de Lima has two wishes for her 60th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 27 --- her freedom and vindication. Vicente, the senator's brother, continues to defend her sister who has been detained for over two years over her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade. "Sen. Leila de Lima continues to pray, as we do, that she would be released because she did nothing wrong as stated in the charges against her," Vicente, speaking in Filipino, said in an interview over AM radio station DZRH. "She would also like to say that she continues to love our country," he added. Vicente recalled that her sister was in a speaking engagemen...Keep on reading: De Lima’s kin wish freedom, vindication for her 60th birthday
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Palace: No need to talk about Sanchez as he is unqualified for release
Malacañang said the possibility of convicted rapist-murderer ex-Mayor Antonio Sanchez's prison release is no longer an issue.
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Cramps and all, Rondina shows heart in leading Petron to 3rd place
MANILA, Philippines---After missing its first finals in seven conferences, Petron knew it had to go for the next best thing. The Blaze Spikers did just that in bagging the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference. And no one displayed more heart for Petron than the explosive Cherry Rondina. Cramps and all, Rondina led all scorers with 33 points to lead the Blaze Spikers over the Foton Tornadoes, 28-26, 25-27, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "My legs were already cramping up and I just thought of the day when I experienced the same thing in the UAAP against FEU, I just told myself that I can do this," said Rondina in Filipin...Keep on reading: Cramps and all, Rondina shows heart in leading Petron to 3rd place
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Motolite rolls past BaliPure for 2nd win
Led by the offense of Isa Molde and Myla Pablo, Motolite was able to make easy work of the Water Defenders.
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Sabah revives barter trading with Philippines, Indonesia
KOTA KINABALU --- Sabah will conduct barter trading of non-subsidized cooking oil with the Philippines and Indonesia next week, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal on Saturday (Aug 24). He said the event was part of the government's effort to cut down and hopefully stop the smuggling of goods to neighboring countries, especially subsidized products. Shafie added that local company Sawit Kinabalu would be in charge of producing the cooking oil for the barter trade. As for the subsidized fuel for targeted Malaysian citizens in Sabah, Shafie added that Benta Wawasan Sdn Bhd would be tasked with producing the product which is branded BESS. "There will be sales of these sub...Keep on reading: Sabah revives barter trading with Philippines, Indonesia
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Trump signals some regret on China trade war
BIARRITZ, France --- President Donald Trump signaled regret Sunday for an escalating trade war with China, as he faces a tense reception from world leaders meeting amid mounting anxiety of a global economic slowdown at the Group of Seven summit in France. Trump is trying to use the conference to rally global leaders to do more to stimulate their economies, as fears rise of a potential slowdown in the U.S. ahead of his reelection. But Trump's counterparts, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are trying to convince him to back off his trade wars with China and other countries, which they see as contributing to the economic weakening. The meetings come days after Presid...Keep on reading: Trump signals some regret on China trade war
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AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis
[AP Note: This story by Don Whitehead was first published after Allied troops entered Paris on Aug. 25, 1944, to liberate the French capital from Nazi occupation. The Associated Press is republishing a version of the story to mark the 75th anniversary of the important moment in World War II, along with wartime photos. It was the first witness account published in the U.S. press, and was passed through field censors.] PARIS --- Street fighting raged through the heart of Paris today as American and French columns drove into the city from the south amid a tumultuous welcome from hundreds of thousands of Parisians. The first French column to enter the city reached Luxembourg at 10:...Keep on reading: AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis
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De Oro festival: Don’t bring backpacks, umbrellas or wear shades
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Security for the city's annual fiesta has been raised and included a ban on backpacks, umbrellas and sunglasses. Major Evan Vias, spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro police, said the ban on these items was part of security measures for three major events during the city fiesta. These also included jamming mobile phone signals. The fiesta's three main events were a street dance contest on Sunday (Aug. 25), a float parade on Tuesday (Aug. 27) and procession on Wednesday (Aug. 28). Vias said during these events, spectators had been advised not to bring backpacks, umbrellas or wear sunglasses. Use of drones would be allowed only with permit from the city governm...Keep on reading: De Oro festival: Don’t bring backpacks, umbrellas or wear shades
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Robredo urges approval of PH sealanes passage bill
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday backed the call of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for the approval of the Archipelagic Sealanes Passage Bill amid reported sightings of foreign vessels in Philippine waters. Carpio earlier said that instead of requiring foreign vessels to secure permission before passing in the country's waters as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte, the government should instead just approve the bill pending in Congress which determines the country's archipelagic sea lanes and assign where civilian and military ships could pass through. Robredo discussed the issue on Sunday with Ely Saludar, her co-anchor in "BISErbisyong ...Keep on reading: Robredo urges approval of PH sealanes passage bill
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BI nabs two Korean fugitives wanted for fraud
Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina said on Sunday that the two foreign nationals were intercepted after their names appeared in the Interpol database of the immigration having "derogatory records." "There is no way these fugitives who are in the Interpol's wanted list will evade detection in our airports because our computer databases are interlinked on a real time basis," he said in a statement. The Korean fugitives were identified as Kim Sungwan, 26, and Kim Sung Young, 53. The bureau's Border Control and Intelligence Unit (BCIU) intercepted Kim Sungwan and Kim Sung Young on two separate dates. According to BCIU Chief Atty. Rommel Tacorda, Kim Sung Young was nabb...Keep on reading: BI nabs two Korean fugitives wanted for fraud
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KC Concepcion to Kiko Pangilinan on his 56th birthday: ‘What’s your purpose in life, daddy?’
KC Concepcion is seeing this year's last days of summer in New York City with family and friends, enjoying the sights in the streets and a dinner to mark her stepfather Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan's 56th birthday yesterday, Aug. 24. The family had their dinner at the Big Apple's Chinatown, as per Instagram posts today, Aug. 25, by Concepcion, mother Sharon Cuneta and sister Frankie Pangilinan. Concepcion's Instagram Stories perfectly captured the banter between them all. Concepcion turned playful as she greeted her dad, first by singing to him the birthday song, then by asking him how old he is, which he answered instantly, "56." To this, Concepcion reacted, "So young!" C...Keep on reading: KC Concepcion to Kiko Pangilinan on his 56th birthday: ‘What’s your purpose in life, daddy?’
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Bong Go continues helping fire victims, defends ‘pro-poor, non-partisan’ Malasakit Center initiative
MANILA, Philippine --- In two separate visits, Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go brought much needed relief assistance to fire victims of Purok 2 of Punta Dumalag in Brgy. Matina Aplaya, and Purok 23 of Talipapa in Brgy. Sto. Nio, Mintal, both located in Davao City.   The senator distributed food packs, relief assistance and groceries to an estimated 230 families affected by both incidents. He added that he also brought supplies for the students so they can go back to school immediately.   Go told affected residents that representatives of the different government agencies are also ready to give assistance, such as the Department of Health (DOH) through the...Keep on reading: Bong Go continues helping fire victims, defends ‘pro-poor, non-partisan’ Malasakit Center initiative
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Mark Herras Reacts To Comment That He’s “Gerald Anderson ng GMA 7”
This is the reaction of Mark Herras to comment that he is the “Gerald Anderson ng GMA 7” First-ever StarStruck’s Ultimate Male Survivor Mark Herras of the Kapuso network received tag as “Budoy (Gerald Anderson) ng GMA 7” and this is his reaction to this. Amid the issue involving Gerald Anderson, Julia Barretto, and Bea […] The post Mark Herras Reacts To Comment That He’s “Gerald Anderson ng GMA 7” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bill proposes renaming Camp Aguinaldo to Camp General Antonio Luna
On the eve of National Heroes Day, a solon announced he wants to rename the Armed Forces headquarters after Antonio Luna.
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Coco Gauff, Caty McNally get US Open doubles wild card
NEW YORK --- Coco Gauff and Caty McNally will get a chance to play doubles at the U.S. Open and add to their winning streak as a team. Gauff, the 15-year-old based in Florida who announced herself to the world at Wimbledon, and McNally, a 17-year-old from Ohio, were granted a doubles wild card by the U.S. Tennis Association on Saturday. Each previously was given a wild card for the singles main draw, too. The tournament begins Monday. A year ago, Gauff and McNally won a U.S. Open junior title in doubles. They then picked up the first WTA trophy for each by winning the doubles title at the Citi Open in Washington this month. McNally also reached her first tour-level semifi...Keep on reading: Coco Gauff, Caty McNally get US Open doubles wild card
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Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries
ATLANTA --- Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and fans were instructed to seek shelter. The strike hit the top of the tree just off the 16th tee and shattered the bark all the way to the bottom. Brad Uhl of Atlanta was crammed under a hospitality tent to the right of the 16th hole that was open to the public. "There was just a big explosion and then an aftershock so strong you could feel the wind from it,...Keep on reading: Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries
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Djokovic not worried about blisters with the US Open afoot
NEW YORK --- During a break in practice two days before opening his U.S. Open title defense, Novak Djokovic pulled off his blue shoe and white sock so a trainer could look at his right foot. Did it again a little while later. And then, toward the end of Saturday's training session in Louis Armstrong Stadium with 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori, Djokovic stopped a sprint and pulled up short of a ball, raised his right leg off the ground entirely and hopped repeatedly on his left, wincing. Nothing to worry about, Djokovic said later at his pre-tournament news conference: just blisters. "A minor thing," Djokovic called it. "Like anybody has. ... Nothing major that is causing a con...Keep on reading: Djokovic not worried about blisters with the US Open afoot
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Sergey Kovalev stops Anthony Yarde to retain WBO light heavyweight title
CHELYABINSK, Russia --- Sergey Kovalev knocked out Anthony Yarde on Saturday to retain the WBO light heavyweight title in his first defense since winning back the belt in February. Kovalev was rocked by heavy punches from the British challenger in the eighth round but Yarde tired, allowing Kovalev to floor him with a left jab in the 11th. After Yarde's eighth-round flurry, Kovalev's trainer Buddy McGirt warned the Russian veteran he would throw in the towel if he kept taking punishment. It is one month since another Russian fighter trained by McGirt, Maxim Dadashev, died from injuries sustained in the ring. The light welterweight suffered a brain injury against Subriel Matia...Keep on reading: Sergey Kovalev stops Anthony Yarde to retain WBO light heavyweight title
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Andrew Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears
INDIANAPOLIS --- Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday. Then he said goodbye to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29. "I'm in pain, I'm still in pain. It's been four years of this pain, rehab cycle," Luck said. "It's a myriad of issues --- calf strain, posterior ankle impingement, high ankle sprain. Part of my journey going forward will be figuring out how to feel better." Luck wasn't planning to make the announcement following Saturday's 27-17 loss to the Chicago Bears. But when ESPN first...Keep on reading: Andrew Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears
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Dwight Howard waived by Grizzlies ahead of Lakers move
LOS ANGELES --- The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Dwight Howard ahead of the veteran center's expected move to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced the move Saturday. They acquired Howard in a trade with Washington last month. Howard still must clear waivers before he can sign with another team. The Associated Press and many media outlets reported Friday that Howard plans to sign with the Lakers, with whom he spent one eventful season in 2012-13. Howard will bolster the Lakers' roster after the loss of DeMarcus Cousins, who tore a knee ligament in an offseason workout this month shortly after signing with Los Angeles. Howard worked out for the Lakers and met with s...Keep on reading: Dwight Howard waived by Grizzlies ahead of Lakers move
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Chinese casino hub Macao’s elite choose new leader
MACAO --- An elite pro-Beijing panel has chosen a new leader for the Chinese casino gambling hub Macao. Ho Iat-seng was picked Sunday to be the next chief executive of the former Portuguese colony in a selection process with no other candidates. Ho, a pro-establishment businessman and politician, will become the city's fifth leader since China took control of Macau in 1999 after more than four centuries of Portuguese rule. He will replace the city's current leader, Chui Sai-on, whose term expires in December. Macao, an hour by high-speed ferry from Hong Kong, is the world's biggest casino gambling market, raking in revenues dwarfing the Las Vegas Strip and fueled by high ...Keep on reading: Chinese casino hub Macao’s elite choose new leader
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Expecting a Cignal comeback, Mau helps F2 hang on in Game 1
MANILA, Philippines---When F2 Logistics took a 2-0 set lead against Cignal in Game 1 of the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference, Kalei Mau knew the match was far from over. The HD Spikers' path to the finals took two wins over dethroned champion Petron and both of those matches went the full five sets and Mau was just waiting for a Cignal comeback. Her fears came to reality as the HD Spikers fought back to force a deciding set. "This is what I expected. At first when we were taking them in the first two sets I was like something's wrong," said Mau after F2 held off Cignal, 25-22, 26-24, 25-18, 25-17, 15-8, for a 1-0 finals lead Saturday night at Smart Araneta Colis...Keep on reading: Expecting a Cignal comeback, Mau helps F2 hang on in Game 1
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LISTEN: I made a Spotify playlist of Obama’s Summer ‘19 songs so you don’t have to
One August day in the year 2019, Barack Obama, former President of the Free World, did something incredibly good. Amid the world burning and a lot of things not making sense, he gave us refuge in a playlist. You may be cool, but not as cool as Obama putting Frank Sinatra side-by-side Daniel Caesar cool. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1jUzzegMY0/ Like any sane person holding on to hope despite the chaos which has been going on for the past three years, after Obama ended his term as president, I made a Spotify playlist. These 44 songs together provide for an easy-going listen mixed with enough "Juice" to pump you up to get things done. It will be what I shall be blasting while I...Keep on reading: LISTEN: I made a Spotify playlist of Obama’s Summer ‘19 songs so you don’t have to
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LOOK: Lovi Poe runs a happy Sunday race, boxes to honor FPJ’s 80th birthday
Lovi Poe raced with runners earlier this morning in Pasay City for the fourth Run With Me event. The actress was in her usual athletic form and very much enjoyed the race, as seen in her video posted via Instagram Stories today, Aug. 25. She greeted fellow runners along the way and took shots of the race area while she ran. The actress also took a moment to pose with a friend and fellow runner at the finish line immediately after finishing her race. Earlier this week, Lovi gave a unique tribute to her dad, the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr., in the form a boxing training session in a local gym. "She's a King. Got 'em moves from you, Papa. Kulang nalan...Keep on reading: LOOK: Lovi Poe runs a happy Sunday race, boxes to honor FPJ’s 80th birthday
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Gov’t needs P16 B for mandatory ROTC — Nograles
MANILA, Philippines -- The government needs at least P16 billion if mandatory military training would be implemented for senior high school students, Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-List Rep. Jericho Nograles revealed on Sunday.   According to Nograles, there are around 4 million grade 11 and 12 students in the country that would be affected by the plan to make the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) mandatory.   With the said number, students should have proper belts, t-shirts, pants, and other ROTC needs for their training. This, Nograles said, would have an estimated cost of P4,000 worth of uniform for each student.   "With all of these mater...Keep on reading: Gov’t needs P16 B for mandatory ROTC — Nograles
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Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. Meanwhile, Iran sanctioned a prominent Washington-based think tank that led criticism of Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers over its alleged "economic terrorism," something the organization described as a "badge of honor." The crew of the oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, on Saturday updated its listed destination in its Automatic Identification System to Mersin, Turkey, a port city in...Keep on reading: Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey
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Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees have marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.   The event comes days after Bangladesh attempted to start the repatriation of 3,450 Rohingya Muslims but none agreed to go back voluntarily.   More than 1 million Rohingya live in Bangladesh.   On Sunday morning, more than 3,000 gathered at a playground in Kutupalong camp.   Some carried placards and banners reading "Never Again! Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day," and "Restore our citizenship."   ...Keep on reading: Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar
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High hopes for Pinoy golfers in SEAG
Aidric Chan’s breakthrough win in the Junior World, the Philippines’ sweep of the Indonesian Amateur Open plus Bianca Pagdanganan’s impressive start in the LPGA Q-School have more than fortified the country’s preparations for this year’s 30th Southeast Asian Games.
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Julia Barretto Contradicts Dennis Padilla’s Statement About Gerald’s “Panliligaw”?
Julia Barretto and Dennis Padilla have different statement regarding Gerald Anderson’s “panliligaw” Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto appeared to be contradicting the statement of her father Dennis Padilla regarding the “panliligaw” of her Between Maybes co-star Gerald Anderson. Julia and Gerald are accused of cheating against Bea Alonzo, the ex-girlfriend of the actor who said that […] The post Julia Barretto Contradicts Dennis Padilla’s Statement About Gerald’s “Panliligaw”? appeared first on Philippine News.
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Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7
BIARRITZ, France --- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Sunday seek to persuade President Donald Trump to offer flexibility on trade and also win concessions from the EU on Brexit, at a G7 summit hosted by France marked by stark divisions. Johnson was to hold his long-awaited first face-to-face meeting as premier with Trump in the southern French resort of Biarritz and also at midday talk with EU Council President Donald Tusk after a bitter verbal spat the day earlier. Host President Emmanuel Macron wants to make the three-day meeting of the Group of Seven nations that started Saturday, an example for international forums but the first day was marked by EU leaders rou...Keep on reading: Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7
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Weathering With You Proves That Not Even a Storm Can Get in the Way of Love
Can Makoto Shinkai’s latest film live up to Your Name?
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South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan
SEOUL --- South Korea Sunday began two days of war games to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan, further stoking tensions between the Asian neighbors. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo, with the countries at loggerheads over Japan's use of forced labor during World War II. The two-day exercise will involve warships and aircraft, the South Korean navy said in a text message without providing more detail. The drill -- re-named "East Sea territory defense training" -- will solidify the military's resolve to defend the Dokdo islands and the area surround...Keep on reading: South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan
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NASA investigating first crime committed in space — report
WASHINGTON --- US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said. The astronaut's spouse Summer Worden filed a complaint earlier this year with the Federal Trade Commission after learning McClain had accessed her bank account without permission, while Worden's family filed another with NASA's Office of Inspector General, according to the newspaper. McClain's lawyer said the astronaut ...Keep on reading: NASA investigating first crime committed in space — report
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LIST: Flights canceled on August 25 due to bad weather
The Manila International Airport Authority announced that a flight on Sunday is canceled due to bad weather at its destination.
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Gerald Anderson’s Mom Lambasts Bea Alonzo: “Ayaw kita para sa anak ko”
Mom of Gerald Anderson lambasted Bea Alonzo The mother of Gerald Anderson, Evangeline ‘Vangie’ Opsima, lambasted Bea Alonzo amid the controversial breakup and the issue of her son with Julia Barretto. For several days, the issue about Bea, Gerald, and Julia has been a trending topic on social media. The three of them already aired […] The post Gerald Anderson’s Mom Lambasts Bea Alonzo: “Ayaw kita para sa anak ko” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Chef Tony Now Has Baby-Back-Rib Potato Chips
They have more than popcorn!
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Google could be your twin moron if you do not make it your slave
Big loose shirt dress, fluffy pillow, cool rain outside, uncombed morning hair, really good fiction. Except for the book that requires my full attention to matter, the rest would require a one-time or no effort on my part at all. Those were the days. Now, some powerful presence stalks even my ...
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Pagdanganan forces 3-way tie with 70
Just a stroke behind halfway leader Riley Rennell of the US, Pagdanganan birdied three of the first eight holes of the Arnold Palmer layout to wrest control but stumbled with three bogeys against a birdie in a nine-hole stretch from No. 9, needing to birdie the closing par-5 hole to salvage a 34-36 and gain a piece of the lead at 207.
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South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan
SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea on Sunday, August 25, began two days of war games to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan, further stoking tensions between the Asian neighbors. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo , with the ...
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Team USA bares 12-man roster for FIBA World Cup
They officially kick off their 2019 FIBA World Cup campaign on September 1 when the face the Czech Republic.
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Tom Holland on Sony-Disney impasse: Spider-Man will be 'different but equally as awesome and amazing'
MANILA, Philippines – Even as fans continue to hold on to the hope that everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , actor Tom Holland seems to have accepted a future away from the shared cinematic universe.  "It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who ...
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NASA investigating 1st crime committed in space – report
WASHINGTON, United States – United States space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday, August 24. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a 6-month mission aboard ...
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'Star Wars' and 'Frozen 2' footage wows Disney fan fest
ANAHEIM, USA — New Star Wars footage, sequels to Frozen, and Black Panther, and an animated epic fantasy about dragons were among a raft of movies presented to screaming fans at Disney's D23 convention Saturday, August 24. (LIST: Disney's big announcements at the D23 expo 2019 ) Hollywood's reigning hitmaker Disney set out a full roster of ...
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Valdez elated with Creamline's confidence-boosting win over Petro Gazz
The dominant nature of the win, Valdez says, will only boost their confidence.
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North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a test-firing of what it calls "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher."   The Korean Central News Agency says Saturday's weapons test was successful and cited Kim as saying the rocket launcher is "indeed a great weapon."   The report likely referred to the projectile launches that South Korea detected on Saturday morning.   South Korea's military said North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast and that they flew about 380 kilometers (236 miles) at the maximum altitude of 97 kilometers (60 miles).   North Korea has be...Keep on reading: North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher
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