US, Philippines assessing defense treaty, China wary

The Philippine defense secretary says U.S. and Filipino military officials have held initial talks to assess the future of their countries’ 70-year Mutual Defense Treaty, including revising it in a possible move that has made China wary
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‘We refuse to become vaccination police’: In-N-Out Burger is a leading mandate opponent on the West Coast
‘It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers’ said the fast food outlet
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EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?
The term “metaverse” is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry’s imagination _ so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to embrace the futuristic idea
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Martin Lewis says most kids still aren't taught about money - despite scam risk
Around 60% of schools do not teach any financial lessons to children, despite MPs calling for it, and this leaves them open to debt, scammers and financial abuse
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Dems trying to include help for immigrants in Biden plan
Senate Democrats want to again try letting millions of immigrants stay temporarily in the U.S. as part of President Joe Biden's economic plan
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Wayne Pivac trying to overlook history ahead of Wales’ clash with the All Blacks
The odds are stacked against Wales in their Autumn Nations Series opener.
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How mouthguard technology aims to minimise the risk of concussions in rugby
Head traumas have become an increasing issue for contact sport amid legal cases
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EastEnders spoilers: Karen fights to become vegan
Karen takes part in EastEnders' contribution to the soap and continuing drama collaboration project for Climate Action Week.
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Emmerdale’s Jonny McPherson on importance of Liam’s grief and ‘looking to the future’
'If you can find the ability to drag yourselves out and start the first steps towards doing something constructive or positive, you might feel like you're climbing a mountain but you will get to the summit.'
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Cuomo accused of forcible touching in criminal complaint
A criminal complaint filed by a police investigator with a court in Albany has accused former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of committing a misdemeanor sex crime, though there were reports Friday that the document might have been submitted in error
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Ex-executive who says he was fired for being a white male awarded $10,000,000
David Duvall said he was let go without cause 'as part of an international campaign [by the company] to promote diversity in its management ranks'.
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Obama hails Biden framework on social spending package as ‘giant leap forward’
Former president says framework brings ‘the America we know closer to the America we believe in’
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Labour MP Naz Shah had to flee in the night with children after rifle threat
The Labour MP got an email saying: ‘how do you want this rifle to your head or through the window’
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South Africa captain Temba Bavuma ‘outstanding’ for not throwing Quinton de Kock ‘under the bus’
Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain heaped praise on South Africa captain Temba Bavuma, after standing by teammate Quinton de Kock who refused to take a knee at the T20 World Cup.
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Diver forced to fend off 16ft shark with hands after it sticks nose in cage
The diver, called Dickie, was in a clear plexiglass container beneath the surface dressed like a seal in a bid to lure mega sharks known to inhabit the waters of Guadalupe Island, Mexico
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Amazon profits suffer largest percentage drop in four years
Share price down 4% in after-hours trading on news that third-quarter earnings fell to $3.2bn compared with $3.6bn last yearAmazon’s profits declined by their largest percentage in more than four years as the online giant said it has spent heavily on coping with the pandemic and delivered a downbeat forecast for the holiday season.The news sent Amazon’s share price down 4% in after hours trading. Continue reading...
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Piers Morgan slams ‘repellently distasteful’ influencer posing next to dead dad’s body ‘for likes’
He didn't mince his words.
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Artefacts recovered from the ruins of Hiroshima to be auctioned
A twisted enamel sign and Japanese flag will be sold at Bath auction house Henry Aldridge and Sons on Saturday.
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Ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo charged over alleged groping of former aide
Cuomo resigned from office, which he held for over 10 years, in August following a probe that found he had sexually harassed 11 women.
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Meghan Markle's lobbying fails as Joe Biden drops paid leave from infrastructure bill
Joe Biden announced a new framework for his Build Back Better reconciliation bill on Thursday morning, revealing he's dropped paid leave for parents.
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HGV driver shortages: My morning at the wheel of the road’s biggest beast
New rules are to make it easier to become an articulated lorry driver. Colin Drury enjoyed a taster lesson but wonders if the change could risk road safety…
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EU running scared: Bureaucrats terrified of Boris' Article 16 push as talks 'in ditch'
EUROPEAN BUREAUCRATS appear to be running scared of Boris Johnson's Article 16 plans as they fear talks over the Northern Ireland Protocol are heading "into a ditch".
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Martin Lewis shares crucial money tip parents can share with children to help finance education
Children are 'capable' of learning about money.
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Man in dressing gown 'stabbed 11 times' in fight with neighbour on doorstep
Footage of the incident shows three people squaring off on a front path in Bradford, West Yorkshire in a confrontation which left one man in Bradford Royal Infirmary
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Official: Meeting didn't impact Noem daughter's application
South Dakota’s labor secretary says officials had decided to give Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter another chance to win her state real estate appraiser license even before a meeting in the governor’s office that has spurred conflict of interest questions
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Newcastle United offered the chance to sign Chelsea legend Eden Hazard as Real Madrid push for sale
This would increase shirt sales!
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The top Greater Manchester news stories today - Thursday, October 28
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Donald Trump ‘obsessed with KKK’, former aide and Big Brother star says
The former assistant to the president stunned audiences, claiming she discovered Trump's 'disgraceful obsession' with the Ku Klux Klan
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‘Confined to cells for 23 hours’: Self-harm among female prisoners surges by 47% to record levels
‘The increases are part of a wider trend of declining mental health for women in prison and serve as a sobering reminder of the damaging impact prison has,’ says campaigner
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Double jabbed still spread Covid within their households - research
Double vaccinated people can still spread Covid amongst their households, latest research shows.
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Benedict Cumberbatch to play poisoned Soviet spy in HBO series
The actor will star in Londongrad as Alexander Litvinenko, who was fatally poisoned by a radioactive isotope in 2006Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Soviet spy Alexander Litvinenko in Londongrad, an HBO limited series, Variety reported on Thursday.Based on the book The Terminal Spy by Alan Cowell, Londongrad will feature the Sherlock Holmes actor as Litvinenko, the former KGB agent turned defector who was fatally poisoned by the radioactive isotope polonium-210 in 2006. Continue reading...
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Exxon CEO accused of lying about climate science to congressional panel
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney likens oil company bosses’ responses to those of tobacco industry at historic hearingThe chief executive of ExxonMobil, Darren Woods, was accused of lying to Congress on Thursday after he denied that the company covered up its own research about oil’s contribution to the climate crisis.For the first time, Woods and the heads of three other major petroleum companies were questioned under oath at a congressional hearing into the industry’s long campaign to discredit and deny the evidence that burning fossil fuels drove global heating. When pressed to make specific pledges or to stop lobbying against climate initiatives, all four executives declined. Continue reading...
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Queen pictured in good spirits during virtual call after pulling out of climate summit
Buckingham Palace yesterday revealed the 95-year-old had “regretfully decided” not to travel to Glasgow for the the COP26 United Nations climate change summit
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'Rishi Sunak's Budget had no inspiration, no insight, and no hope for the future'
Bridget Phillipson, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on what Rishi Sunak's bankers' budget should have contained - and what Labour would do differently
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Amazon reports sales and profit drop in 3Q
Online behemoth Amazon reported a drop in third quarter profits and sales as the pandemic-induced online splurging eases
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Jamie Redknapp's scathing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attack as Man Utd labelled "a holiday camp"
The former Liverpool midfielder and Sky Sports pundit has lambasted the Manchester United boss for his management style and claimed everything is unravelling at Old Trafford
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Crowdfunder BLOCKS contributions to Insulate Britain fundraising page that received £60,000
The fundraising page claimed the donations were to assist with 'movement building, non-violent direct action training, back office costs and campaign materials and equipment'.
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'He hasn't got a leg to stand on!' Emmanuel Macron savaged by IDS over UK fishing threats
EMMANUEL MACRON has been slapped down by Sir Iain Duncan Smith for "window dressing nonsense" amid the escalating row between France and the UK over fishing rights.
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Facebook Inc.: A look at other corporate rebranding efforts
Facebook Inc. says it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., joining a long list of companies that have tried to rebrand themselves over the years
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Nasser Hussain insists he would have taken a knee after Quinton de Kock apology
Quinton de Kock withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match with the West Indies on Tuesday after the squad were ordered by management to take the knee before the start of play
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Lake Erie is home to a giant ship graveyard: Nearly 2,500 sunken vessels litter the bottom
Lake Erie is home to a ship graveyard that is included up to 2,500 vessels. The earliest dates to the 1800s when the lake was part of the water route from the Atlantic Ocean to the upper Midwest.
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Biden is headed to Europe for COP26, having narrowly avoided embarrassment
What the president achieved in Congress with the Build Back Better bill was just a potential victory, but an achievement nonetheless
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Manchester United told David Moyes is 'better manager' amid Ole Gunnar Solskjaer job pressure
David Moyes lasted only 10 months at the Old Trafford helm - but continues to succeed with West Ham.
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Andrew Cuomo: Misdemeanor complaint filed against former governor related to sex crime, court says
A misdemeanour complaint has been filed against former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for “forcible touching,” according to a filing from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.
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Cop26: Polar research ship RSS Sir David Attenborough docks in Greenwich ahead of climate summit
Ship which public wanted to call ‘Boaty McBoatface’ will embark on first Antartic mission later this year
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Camilla 'imitating' Kate as she prepares to take place of 'world's most famous woman'
CAMILLA, the Duchess of Cornwall, is "imitating" Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge as she prepares to take the place of the "world's most famous woman" according to a commentator.
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UK's biggest single-day real ale charity festival facing axe after ONE local moaned of noise
The Newbury Real Ale Festival, in Berkshire, supports local musicians and breweries and has donated more than £100,000 to charities since launching in 2003.
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Review: Plush are the future of rock on debut album
The future of rock ‘n’ roll is in good hands with Plush, the all-female hard rock quartet whose self-titled debut album could be the best album of 2021
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