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Antonio winalis 14 karibal
PINISAK ni Grandmaster Rogelio Antonio Jr. ang lahat ng katapat sa 15-board chess simultaneous game sa Barangay Kamuning Hall, Quezon City nitong Sabado. The post Antonio winalis 14 karibal first appeared on Abante.
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Diaz pinarangalan ng ASEAN
NAKABILANG si women’s weightlifting gold winner Hidilyn Diaz sa mga pinarangalang atleta ng Association of South East Asian Nations sa isinagawang Virtual Tribute to ASEAN Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Medalists nitong Hulyo-Agosto sa Japan. The post Diaz pinarangalan ng ASEAN first appeared on Abante.
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Jinkee Pacquiao Heartfelt Video Of Manny Pacquaio, Son Michael
Jinkee Pacquiao Shares Video Of Husband Manny Pacquaio Wiping Michael’s Mouth JINKEE PACQUIAO – Socialite Jinkee Pacquiao shared a video of her husband Manny Pacquiao gently wiping Michael Pacquiao’s mouth while he’s dining. Former politician and socialite Jinkee Pacquiao is the wife of Sen. Manny Pacquiao, who is a boxing legend. They have five children […] The post Jinkee Pacquiao Heartfelt Video Of Manny Pacquaio, Son Michael appeared first on Philippine News.
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Santos bibira sa NorthPort
MASUSUBOK agad ang liderato ni 2013 Most Valuable Player Arwind Santos sa bagong suot na NorthPort jersey sa pagsalpok sa Alaska Milk sa opening 46th PBA 2021-22 Governors’ Cup sa Miyerkoles, Disyembre 8 sa Ynares Sports Arena sa Pasig. The post Santos bibira sa NorthPort first appeared on Abante.
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South Korea reports 3 more Omicron cases
  SEOUL -- South Korea on Sunday reported three more Omicron coronavirus variant cases, bringing its total confirmed so far to 12, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. It reported 5,128 new COVID-19 cases for Saturday, a slight decline after reporting a record daily tally of 5,352 a day earlier. The country has reported a total of 473,034 cases, with 3,852 deaths. From Monday, people visiting 14 designated public spaces, including hospitality and entertainment venues, will have to show their vaccine passes, as the government sets out a plan to reduce the risk of community spread. The public will have a grace period of a week to get used to the...Keep on reading: South Korea reports 3 more Omicron cases
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Less than 1% of PNP personnel remain unvaxxed vs COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines --- Only less than one percent of the 222,000 strong Philippine National Police (PNP) remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, the national police said Sunday. According to the PNP, 0.43 percent or 965 of 225,676 personnel remain unvaccinated without reason. Meanwhile, 865 or 0.38 percent of police personnel remain unvaccinated due to various valid reasons including having allergic reactions to the vaccines and other medical conditions, the PNP said. In a statement, PNP chief General Dionardo Carlos said the organization is seeing a slow "narrowing of the gap" between those vaccinated and those who are not. "We hope to convince every member of the more t...Keep on reading: Less than 1% of PNP personnel remain unvaxxed vs COVID-19
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Wright matigas ang ulo
SINIWALAT ng dating coach ng Phoenix Super LPG sa Philippine Basketball Association na si Francisco Luis ‘Louie’ Alas na naging problema niya noon sa Fuelmasters si Matthew Andrew Cristopher Wright. The post Wright matigas ang ulo first appeared on Abante.
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Qualifying crash dents hopes of early title party for Verstappen
Max Verstappen was left disappointed on Saturday after a last-gasp mistake in the dying seconds of qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix cost him pole and dealt a blow to his chances of wrapping up a maiden Formula One title with a race to spare. The Dutchman had produced a stunning display under the floodlights, dancing his Red Bull right up against the walls lining the 6.1-km long Jeddah street track's high-speed sweeps. He was comfortably on course to seize the fastest lap from title rival and provisional pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton until he pushed a touch too far, clouting the wall on the exit of the final corner after locking up on the way in, and was forced to settle...Keep on reading: Qualifying crash dents hopes of early title party for Verstappen
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Japanese princess celebrates coming of age
    TOKYO -- Japan's Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, on Sunday celebrated her coming of age at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo after turning 20 on Wednesday. Aiko, who is not eligible to ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne, limited by law to males, bowed and smiled to the press wearing a tiara and a long white dress. The princess wants to become an adult who can be of service to others, she said in a statement released by the Imperial Household Agency on her birthday. "I am deeply grateful to all who have been involved in my journey to this day," Aiko said. It was heartbreaking that many people around the world hav...Keep on reading: Japanese princess celebrates coming of age
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Kings end run of futility with home win over Clippers
Terence Davis scored a season-high 28 points and the Sacramento Kings ended a 15-game home losing streak to the Los Angeles Clippers by beating them 104-99 on Saturday night. Tyrese Haliburton scored 18 points, De'Aaron Fox added 17 points, and Marvin Bagley III had 12 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Kings, who last beat the Clippers in Sacramento on March 19, 2013. The 15-game winning streak in Sacramento matched the longest in NBA history for one road team against another. Marcus Morris Sr. had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Clippers, who were coming off a 119-115 win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Reggie Jackson added 18 points; ...Keep on reading: Kings end run of futility with home win over Clippers
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Fajardo nagbago ng anyo
ILANG araw bago magbukas ang 46th Philippine Basketball Association 2021-22 Governors’ Cup, kanya-kanyang ensayo ang 12 team, pakondisyon todo ang mga player, pero may isang dagdag na kakaibang paghahandang ginawa ang six-time Most Valuable Player na si JuneMar Fajardo ng San Miguel Beer. The post Fajardo nagbago ng anyo first appeared on Abante.
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Hamilton takes Saudi pole, Verstappen hits wall
Lewis Hamilton boosted his bid for a record eighth Formula One title by taking pole position at the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday as Red Bull rival Max Verstappen crashed at the last corner on his final qualifying lap. Hamilton, eight points behind the Dutchman with two races to go, was joined on the front row by Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas after the floodlit session on the super-fast Jeddah Corniche street circuit. Verstappen must finish at least second in the night race to have a chance of taking the title on Sunday. While the 24-year-old qualified third, there were immediate concerns about the state of his car's gearbox and the possibility of a five-pla...Keep on reading: Hamilton takes Saudi pole, Verstappen hits wall
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India reports highest COVID-19 fatalities since July as states update tallies
  MUMBAI -- India on Sunday reported its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths since July after two states revised their death tolls. The eastern state of Bihar added 2,426 unrecorded deaths while the southern state of Kerala added 263 deaths to their tallies on Sunday, a federal health ministry spokesperson told Reuters. The revised figures took single-day deaths to 2,796, the highest since July 21, according to a Reuters tally. A devastating second wave in March and April this year saw thousands of deaths and millions affected. Indian states have continued to add unreported COVID-19 deaths in recent months, lending weight to some medical experts' opinions that such...Keep on reading: India reports highest COVID-19 fatalities since July as states update tallies
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Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
Here’s The Complete List of Specifications, Features, & Price of the Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G The Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G was officially announced on November 25, 2021, and released on December 3. The smartphone is available in three colors: Gold, Black, and Blue. It is powered by a 4500 mAh Li-Po battery (non-removable) + fast […] The post Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Metro Manila, Baguio City record lowest temperatures for Amihan season
  MANILA, Philippines --- The state weather bureau on Sunday reported the lowest temperatures for Metro Manila and Baguio City during the amihan (northeast monsoon) season. Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the temperature in Baguio City dropped to 11.4 degrees Celsius at 4:50 am, while the temperature in Metro Manila measured at the Quezon City Science Garden, was recorded at 20.4 degrees Celsius at 6:15 am. "Ito ang pinakamababang record for both stations ngayon Amihan so far," Rojas said in a Twitter post. (This is the lowest record for both stations during the northeast monsoon season so far.) Bumaba pa sa 11.4C ang temperatura sa Baguio City kaninang...Keep on reading: Metro Manila, Baguio City record lowest temperatures for Amihan season
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Blackpink’s Lisa has recovered from Covid-19 and is back on Instagram
    SEOUL -- South Korean girl group Blackpink's Lisa, who tested positive for Covid-19 on November 24, was released from quarantine on Saturday at noon. Health authorities in South Korea have determined that the popular singer, who was vaccinated, has recovered, according to a statement from the band's management agency, YG Management, on Saturday (Dec. 4). "Government health authorities have clinically determined that Lisa, who has been receiving at-home treatment, is no longer at risk of spreading the virus," it said, adding its thanks to fans for their concern. The other members of the quartet - Jisoo, Rose and Jennie - were tested and found to be negativ...Keep on reading: Blackpink’s Lisa has recovered from Covid-19 and is back on Instagram
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Southeast Asian countries want high-speed rail, but wary of Chinese influence
    BANGKOK / HONG KONG --- Southeast Asian countries are increasingly wary of China's efforts to expand its influence by participating in railway network projects in the region. On Friday, a high-speed railway connecting China and Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, was officially opened. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Laotian President Thongloun Sisoulith held online talks on the day and agreed to deepen cooperation, using the railway --- a key project in China's "One Belt, One Road" economic mega initiative --- as a foothold. "We'll continue to communicate strategically with Laos and jointly seek the high-quality development of the One Belt, One R...Keep on reading: Southeast Asian countries want high-speed rail, but wary of Chinese influence
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‘More than rusting WWII ship’: Escudero urges DND to build permanent structure in Ayungin
  MANILA, Philippines --- Senatorial aspirant and Sorsogon governor Chiz Escudero urged the Department of National Defense (DND) to build permanent structures on Ayungin Shoal in a bid to strengthen the government's presence in the territory amid aggressive attacks from China. "The Philippine government needs more than a rusting World War II-era ship to stand as the symbol of its sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea," Escudero pointed out, saying the country should invest in a more functional permanent structure to serve its military outpost. Escudero was referring to The BRP Sierra Madre, a commissioned Philippine Naval vessel that hosted a small contingent of military...Keep on reading: ‘More than rusting WWII ship’: Escudero urges DND to build permanent structure in Ayungin
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Gretchen Barretto: Kylie Padilla Shows Food Items She Received From Socialite
Kylie Padilla Shows Food Items She Received From Gretchen Barretto GRETCHEN BARRETTO – Kapuso actress Kylie Padilla showed all the food items she received from socialite Gretchen Barretto. Gretchen Barretto is the sister of actors Marjorie Barretto and Claudine Barretto. She has been in a relationship with business tycoon Tonyboy Cojuangco. Tonyboy is one of […] The post Gretchen Barretto: Kylie Padilla Shows Food Items She Received From Socialite appeared first on Philippine News.
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S. Korea puts reopening plans into reverse as cases soar, Omicron spreads
      SEOUL -- South Korea moved to tighten limits on gatherings again and expanded the use of mandatory vaccine passes as new COVID-19 cases in Korea hovered around the 5,000 mark for several days. According to health authorities, 5,128 new cases were tallied as of midnight Saturday, pushing the cumulative total to over 473,034. Although the latest figure is down 224 from the previous day, it is the highest the country has recorded for a Saturday, when figures typically drop due to the smaller number of tests carried out over the weekend. The number of patients in serious and critical condition also continued to remain high, at 744. The number of COV...Keep on reading: S. Korea puts reopening plans into reverse as cases soar, Omicron spreads
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Civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast–official
    MUMBAI -- Several civilians were mistakenly killed by Indian forces in the remote northeastern state of Nagaland, local government officials said on Sunday. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah said he was "anguished" at the news of civilians being killed in a shooting incident late on Saturday night. Local media reports said Indian security forces had mistakenly opened fire on civilians but casualty numbers were not known. It was unclear what led to the incident in the state bordering Myanmar. "The state gov't will thoroughly probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families," Shah said on Twitter.   https://twitter.com/AmitShah/status/...Keep on reading: Civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast–official
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Myanmar security forces ram car into protest in Yangon, deaths feared
      Myanmar security forces in a car rammed into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, with at least half a dozen protesters arrested and dozens injured, according to two witnesses at the scene. Anti-military protests are continuing despite the killing of more than 1,300 people since the Feb. 1 coup. The scattered protests are often small groups voicing opposition to the overthrow of an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the return of military rule. On Sunday, a "flash mob" protest in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, was rammed minutes after it started, and witnesses told Reuters police arrested several people. ...Keep on reading: Myanmar security forces ram car into protest in Yangon, deaths feared
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Race, politics at heart of Steven Spielberg’s new ‘West Side Story’
For Steven Spielberg, who grew up obsessed with "West Side Story" and its legendary soundtrack, the excitement when rehearsals began for his own version were almost more than he could handle. "I did jump out of my chair, singing out of key and dancing like I had three left feet," he told a press conference this week. "This was the most delightful family affair I've had since E.T." The tragic love story of Tony and Maria --- set against racially charged gang rivalry in New York --- has been an American cultural milestone since it first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and as a film four years later. Spielberg's dazzling $100-million remake, released globally next week, is an act ...Keep on reading: Race, politics at heart of Steven Spielberg’s new ‘West Side Story’
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Bucks pull away from Heat by halftime, cruise to win
The Milwaukee Bucks scored at least 30 points in each of the first three quarters and finished with their third-most points in a game this season as they took down the visiting Miami Heat 124-102 on Saturday night. Milwaukee won its seventh straight home game and is averaging 115.7 points in those games. The Heat have dropped three of their last four games and have not been able to put together back-to-back wins since Nov. 18. Khris Middleton stepped up in Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence and tallied 22 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Pat Connaughton had 23 points and went 7-of-13 (53.8 percent) from 3-point range, and Bobby Portis finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds....Keep on reading: Bucks pull away from Heat by halftime, cruise to win
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Criminal charges possible in ‘Rust’ movie shooting, prosecutor says
TAOS, NEW MEXICO --- Some of the people who handled guns on the set of Alec Baldwin'smovie"Rust" may facecriminalchargesin the fatalshootingof a cinematographer, the New Mexico district attorney said on Friday, Dec. 3. Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement that she had not made any decision yet onchargesbut that everyone involved "in the handling and use of firearms on the set had a duty to behave in a manner such that the safety of others was protected." Once the investigation is complete "certain individuals may becriminally culpable for his/her actions and/or inactions on the set of 'Rust,'" she added. Carmack-Altwies gave no indication when the investigation might con...Keep on reading: Criminal charges possible in ‘Rust’ movie shooting, prosecutor says
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Vivo Y76 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
Here’s The Complete List of Specifications, Features, & Price of the Vivo Y76 5G The Vivo Y76 5G was officially announced on November 23, 2021. The 5G-ready gaming smartphone is fueled with a non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery + fast charging 44W. It is available in two colors: Midnight Space and Cosmic Aurora. Body & […] The post Vivo Y76 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pakistan receives $3 billion loan from Saudi Arabia
  KARACHI, Pakistan -- Pakistan on Saturday received a $3 billion loan from Saudi Arabia, the prime minister's finance adviser said, as part of an economic support package. The South Asian country has faced growing economic challenges, with high inflation, sliding forex reserves, a widening current account deficit and a depreciating currency. Pakistan's total liquid foreign reserves stand at $22,498.8 million, based on central bank data. Shaukat Tarin, finance adviser to Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan, said in a tweet: "I want to thank His Excellency Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the kind gesture." The loan from Saudi Arabi...Keep on reading: Pakistan receives $3 billion loan from Saudi Arabia
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Trillanes calls Robredo stand on NTF-Elcac ‘ideal’
MANILA, Philippines --- Senatorial aspirant Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday called presidential hopeful and Vice President Leni Robredo's stand on the government's anti-communist taskforce "ideal," even saying that its components geared towards development in rural areas "good." It can be recalled that Robredo said that she supports the mandate and functions of the National Taskforce to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), backpedalling her stance as she once called for its abolition. "Palagay ko ang gustong sabihin ni VP dito is kung siya ay mauupo sa puwesto, kukuhanin niya 'yung mga magagandang components nung programa, at tatanggalin 'yung mga nakakasamang components,...Keep on reading: Trillanes calls Robredo stand on NTF-Elcac ‘ideal’
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Cherry Pie Picache’s son Nio Tria approves her relationship with Edu Manzano
Cherry Pie Picache's son Nio Tria has expressed his support for his mother's relationship with her fellow actor Edu Manzano, weeks after the two confirmed they are dating. Tria showed his support for the relationship when asked about it in an interview for ABS-CBN's "Kapamilya Chat" shown on the network's YouTube channel yesterday, Dec. 4. He was interviewed alongside his "Saying Goodbye" co-stars Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin. "Oo, approve ako. Siyempre sinu-support ko 'yung mom ko kasi malaki na siya," he said. "Alam na niya ang mga ginagawa niya. Matanda na siya, alam na niya 'yun." (Yes, I approve. Of course, I support my mom because she's already a grown up. She al...Keep on reading: Cherry Pie Picache’s son Nio Tria approves her relationship with Edu Manzano
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Thousands block roads across Serbia in anti-government protest
    BELGRADE -- Thousands of people blocked roads across Serbia in an anti-government protest against two new laws that environmentalists say will let foreign companies exploit local resources. Serbia's government has offered mineral resources to companies including China's Zijin copper miner and Rio Tinto. Green activists say the projects will pollute land and water in the Balkan nation. The protest is a headache for the ruling Peoples' Progressive Party led by the President Aleksandar Vucic ahead of parliamentary and presidential election next year. Thousands gathered on the main bridge in the capital Belgrade chanting "Rio Tinto go away from the Drina Rive...Keep on reading: Thousands block roads across Serbia in anti-government protest
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‘West Side Story’ review: Steven Spielberg gives the musical classic a gritty, rousing upgrade
LOS ANGELES --- Directing his firstmusical,Spielbergmoves into the big roomy space of a Broadway-meets-Hollywoodclassic, rearranges the furniture (the film's screenwriter, Tony Kushner, has spiced up the dialog and tossed out the most cringe-worthy knickknacks), andgivesit all a fresh coat of desaturated, bombed-out-city-block,gritty-as-reality paint. He makes it his own. At the same time,Spielbergstays reverently true to what generations have loved about "WestSideStory": the swoon factor, the yearning beauty of those songs, the hypnotic jackknife ballet of 1950s delinquents dancing out their aggression on the New York streets. According to a review by Oweb Glieberman for Varie...Keep on reading: ‘West Side Story’ review: Steven Spielberg gives the musical classic a gritty, rousing upgrade
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Grizzlies set another record in win over Mavericks
Desmond Bane scored a career-high 29 points as the visiting Memphis Grizzlies posted anNBA-record fourth straight wire-to-wire win Saturday, courtesy of a 97-90 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Bane made 12 of 20 shots -- including 4 of 6 from 3-point range -- and added nine rebounds for the Grizzlies, who overcame a depleted lineup to extend their season-high winning streak to four games. https://twitter.com/GrizzliesPR/status/1467344218389626880?s=20 Memphis played without Ja Morant (left knee sprain), Brandon Clarke (right knee soreness), Kyle Anderson (back soreness), Ziaire Williams (left knee soreness) and Sam Merrill (left ankle sprain). Tyus Jones scored 16 poin...Keep on reading: Grizzlies set another record in win over Mavericks
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Spurs knock off Warriors, run winning streak to 4
Derrick White scored 25 points, including a 3-pointer and three free throws in the game's final 1:44, as the visiting San Antonio Spurs held off the Golden State Warriors 112-107 on Saturday in San Francisco to win their season-best fourth straight game. The Spurs dominated the first half and led by nine at the break before Golden State clawed back with a third-quarter flurry led by Stephen Curry. In the fourth quarter, Curry's 3-pointer with 2:39 remaining gave the Warriors a 104-103 lead, and he widened the gap to three points with a layup 39 seconds later. White responded with his 3-pointer, and then split a pair of free throws with 1:05 left to take a 108-106 lead. Af...Keep on reading: Spurs knock off Warriors, run winning streak to 4
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More than 20 drown as bus swept into flooded river in Kenya
      NAIROBI -- More than 20 people drowned on Saturday when a bus traveling to a wedding in Kenya was swept away by fast-flowing waters as it tried to cross a flooded river. Onlookers screamed as the yellow school bus hired to take a church choir and other revelers to the ceremony in Kitui County keeled over and sank as the driver tried to navigate the surging waters. Some aboard the stricken bus managed to escape before the bus was quickly submerged, and were helped to safety. "We have this terrible, terrible accident that happened here this morning," Kitui governor Charity Ngilu told reporters. "The bodies that have already been retrieved right...Keep on reading: More than 20 drown as bus swept into flooded river in Kenya
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DeMar DeRozan powers Bulls past Nets
DeMar DeRozan put together another impressive fourth quarter by scoring 13 of his 29 points in the final period as the Chicago Bulls earned a 111-107 victory over the host Brooklyn Nets Saturday night. Zach LaVine led all scorers with 31 points but DeRozan willed the Bulls to their latest win. He made 6 of 11 shots in the fourth quarter and raised his league-leading total to 178 points in the fourth quarter. https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1467350518250938370?s=20 The Bulls faced an 82-79 deficit into the fourth but never trailed again after rookie Ayo Dosunmu's jumper gave them an 87-86 lead with 8:39 remaining. DeRozan pushed the lead to 92-86 with a fadeaway at the seven-m...Keep on reading: DeMar DeRozan powers Bulls past Nets
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ABBA sues over Abba Mania cover band
NEW YORK --- The Swedish pop supergroup ABBA on Friday filed a lawsuit to stop a British cover band known as Abba Mania from using that name. In a complaint filed with the United States District Court in Manhattan, lawyers for ABBA accused Abba Mania's managers of "parasitic and bad-faith conduct" by trading off ABBA's goodwill and cachet in promoting Abba Mania. ABBA said the defendants have ignored its demands to stop using Abba Mania on social media, YouTube and the abbamania.com website, or take its suggestion to use "ABBA Tribute" in a way that won't confuse people. The corporate defendants include Handshake Ltd of Manchester, England, and TAL Entertainment Ltd of Bices...Keep on reading: ABBA sues over Abba Mania cover band
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Amid Omicron fears, Rio de Janeiro cancels huge New Year’s celebration 
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro has decided "with sadness" to cancel its huge New Year's celebration amid rising concerns over the spread of the new Covid-19 variant known as Omicron. The move also raises doubts about the city's iconic Carnival in February. "We are going to cancel the official celebration of the New Year's party in Rio," Mayor Eduardo Paes announced Saturday on Twitter. He added the decision was made "with sadness," but in view of the rapid spread of Omicron. Six cases of the variant have been confirmed in Brazil to date. The decision followed intensive debate between city officials and Brazilian health experts, with Omicron a...Keep on reading: Amid Omicron fears, Rio de Janeiro cancels huge New Year’s celebration 
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Chile confirms first case of Omicron variant
      SANTIAGO -- Chile said Saturday it had found its first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in a traveler who arrived late last month from Ghana. The traveler had provided proof of a negative PCR test, but an additional mandatory test upon arrival at the airport proved positive, health authorities in the Valparaiso region said in a statement. They said the passenger, who was not identified, had had two rounds of Pfizer vaccine and appeared in good health. The person has been in isolation since arriving. Other passengers on the same flight are being retested. Covid-19 has claimed more than 38,000 lives in Chile to date.   RELATED...Keep on reading: Chile confirms first case of Omicron variant
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US nurse who raped disabled patient jailed for 10 years–media
  LOS ANGELES -- A nurse who raped and impregnated a severely disabled woman in his care has been jailed for 10 years in the US state of Arizona, local media reported Friday. Nathan Sutherland admitted sexually abusing his then-29-year-old patient at the facility in Phoenix, where she had been cared for since she was three. The victim, who has not been named, suffers from significant mental disability due to seizures early in her childhood, her family has said. "She does not speak but has some ability to move her limbs, head and neck," a statement issued through their attorney said. "Their daughter responds to sound and is able to make facial gestures. The importa...Keep on reading: US nurse who raped disabled patient jailed for 10 years–media
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Miss Universe 2021: First Glimpse Of Marian Rivera Gowns For Pageant
Here’s First Glimpse Of Marian Rivera Designer Gowns For Miss Universe 2021 Pageant MISS UNIVERSE 2021 – Here’s the first glimpse of Marian Rivera designer gowns for the much-awaited Miss Universe 2021 pageant. Marian Rivera was dubbed as the Philippine’s tv “primetime queen.” She’s a renowned tv host, actress, endorser, and entrepreneur. She’s admired by […] The post Miss Universe 2021: First Glimpse Of Marian Rivera Gowns For Pageant appeared first on Philippine News.
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France records more than 50,000 daily COVID-19 cases
  PARIS -- France on Saturday said more than 50,000 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as Covid-19 cases rocketed despite millions receiving a vaccine booster shot. The country recorded 51,624 new daily cases of Covid, health authorities said. France has recorded an average of almost 41,000 new cases a day over the past week, compared to less than 28,000 a week ago. Some 694 people had been admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours, including 119 who were critically ill. The coronavirus killed 113 people over the same period. Cases have shot up as France heads into winter. Health Minister Olivier Veran has for the moment ruled o...Keep on reading: France records more than 50,000 daily COVID-19 cases
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Austria avalanche kills three
  VIENNA -- An avalanche in the Salzburg region killed three people and injured two while they were skiing off-piste, Austria's Red Cross said Saturday. The accident happened Saturday about 2,400 meters (7,800 feet) up in the Lungau district, soon after 1:45 pm local time, Red Cross spokesman Anton Schilcher told the APA agency. The snow buried eight of the group up to 4.5 meters deep, local emergency response official Christoph Wiedl told local media. Two of the victims were already dead when their bodies were recovered, while the third died after being airlifted to hospital in Klagenfurt. The two injured skiers were taken to hospital in the town of Tamsweg. T...Keep on reading: Austria avalanche kills three
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Sleep, seaside, potato soup: What will Merkel do next?
BERLIN -- After 16 years in charge of Europe's biggest economy, the first thing Angela Merkel wants to do when she retires from politics is take "a little nap". But what about after that? The veteran chancellor has been tight-lipped about what she will do after handing over the reins to her successor Olaf Scholz on December 8. During her four terms in office, 67-year-old Merkel was often described as the most powerful woman in the world -- but she hinted recently that she will not miss being in charge. "I will understand very quickly that all this is now someone else's responsibility. And I think I'm going to like that situation a lot," she said dur...Keep on reading: Sleep, seaside, potato soup: What will Merkel do next?
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Marian Rivera defends self against critics of her being a judge in Miss Universe
Marian Rivera stood up for herself after her credentials as a judge in the upcoming Miss Universe 2021 pageant was questioned by critics. The actress addressed the said criticisms against her in an interview she showed on her Facebook page yesterday, Dec. 4. Her stint as a Miss Universe judge was doubted by netizens because she supposedly "does not speak English very well." "Aaminin ko na hindi naman talaga English ang first language ko kung hindi Filipino at kinuha pa rin nila ako siguro hindi lang dahil doon, kung hindi dahil sa aking body of work bilang isang Filipina," she said. "Basta ang masasabi ko lang, hindi naman ako mapagpanggap. I-e-express ko ang sarili ko na naaay...Keep on reading: Marian Rivera defends self against critics of her being a judge in Miss Universe
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House leader hails national COVID-19 vaccination drive
    MANILA, Philippines --- The government's COVID-19 national vaccination campaign was successful even of it fell short of its target of vaccinating nine million individuals, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said Sunday. "The country's vaccination campaign is already showing clear signs of success as the number of infections is falling significantly in the past weeks," Velasco said in a statement issued on Saturday. The "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" from November 29 to December 3 vaccinated a total of 7.6 million individuals from November 30 up until December 3. "We have enough stockpile of vaccines to provide for every Filipino, and more still on the way for boo...Keep on reading: House leader hails national COVID-19 vaccination drive
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Total solar eclipse plunges Antarctica into darkness
SANTIAGO -- A total solar eclipse plunged Antarctica from summer into darkness early Saturday in a rare astronomical spectacle witnessed by a handful of scientists and thrill-seekers -- and countless penguins. "The visibility was excellent," said Raul Cordero of the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH), who was on site to witness "totality" at 0746 GMT, with the "ring of fire" phase lasting just over 40 seconds. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, casting its shadow on Earth. For the eclipse to be total, the Sun, Moon and Earth must be directly aligned. Totality was visible only in Antarctica, experienced by a small number of scientist...Keep on reading: Total solar eclipse plunges Antarctica into darkness
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4 Pampanga towns now COVID-free
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga -- Four towns in Pampanga are now free of COVID-19, according to the latest provincial bulletin. As of Saturday, December 4, the municipalities of Sasmuan, Apalit, Minalin and San Luis have zero active COVID-19 cases. This city and 16 other towns in Pampanga also registered zero new cases as the active cases went down to 88 from 167 a week ago. Mexico town has the most active cases with 19, followed by Floridablanca (18), and Guagua (13). The province recorded three new cases, six recoveries and no deaths on Saturday. The new cases were reported here, in the City of San Fernando and Santa Rita town. Pampanga has recorded a total of 46,554 CO...Keep on reading: 4 Pampanga towns now COVID-free
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PHOTO: Cesar Montano Spotted Bonding W/ Daughters Angelina, Sam, & Angel
Cesar Montano Meets w/ Daughters Angelina, Sam, & Angel CESAR MONTANO – Actor Cesar Montano has recently been spotted hanging out with his daughters- Sam, Angelina, and Angel. Cesar Montano is one of the most popular movie actors in the Philippines. In 1998, he played national hero Jose Rizal in the historical biopic ‘Jose Rizal’ […] The post PHOTO: Cesar Montano Spotted Bonding W/ Daughters Angelina, Sam, & Angel appeared first on Philippine News.
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