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Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

Inquirer Breaking News - 33 min 26 sec ago
TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) --- Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty. The large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. It hosts a range of family tombs and graves. "We will need at least five years to work on the necropolis," Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said, "This is only the beginning of a new discovery." Archaeologists started excavation work in the area started late last...

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‘The Post’ renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling

Inquirer Breaking News - 42 min 5 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) --- Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "The Post" has revived interest in the newspaper battles of the 1970s, the lives of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and executive Ben Bradlee and the risks of publishing the top-secret documents known as "The Pentagon Papers." It also brought attention, however brief, to one of the country's signature First Amendment rulings: The New York Times Co. v. United States was a 6-3 decision in 1971 rejecting the Nixon administration's argument that releasing the Pentagon Papers endangered national security. Much of the movie focuses on the Washington Post's decision to publish the papers after a federal court injunction agai...

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Egyptian, 4 Filipinos held for questioning in Zamboanga City

Inquirer Breaking News - 42 min 10 sec ago
ZAMBOANGA CITY --- An Egyptian national working for a nongovernment group based in Iligan City was taken into custody by authorities on Sunday, along with his four Filipino companions. Lt. Noriel Ramos, the acting station commander of Philippine Coast Guard here, said Mohamed Shaabab Abdelaziz was on a fastcraft awaiting for it to sail to Isabela City in Basilan when authorities decided to invite him for questioning. Abdelazis, a native of Giza in Egypt, had presented himself as a volunteer for Uthman Bin Affan Foundation for Development, Relief, Da'wah and Education (UBAF), which is based in Iligan City, according to Ramos. On its website, www.uthmanbinaffan.org, the group desc...

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PH officials meet nationals in Kuwait amid OFW deployment ban

Inquirer Breaking News - 44 min 4 sec ago
A delegation of Philippine labor officials were in Kuwait City Sunday to assess the impact of a new ban on Filipinos working in the emirate, a source of much-needed remittances. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month announced a departure ban for Filipinos planning to work in Kuwait, after the murder there of29-year-old Joanna Demafelis. Her body was found in a freezer and a Lebanese-Syrian couple suspected of her murder have been arrested in the Syrian capital, Damascus, after an Interpol manhunt. Philippine Deputy Minister of Labor and Employment Ciriaco Lagunzad said the delegation was looking at the side effects of the ban, which will likely impact many ...

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WATCH: New craft beer hotel in Scotland to feature beer taps in every room

Inquirer Breaking News - 55 min 52 sec ago
Attention beer geeks: a craft beer hotel is set to open in Scotland next year, with features that will include beer taps in every room and an en-suite beer fridge built right into the shower wall. When independent craft brewery BrewDog opens the DogHouse hotel in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in early 2019, guests will never be far from a pint of suds, bathroom included. To be built on the site of its brewery's Aberdeen headquarters --- which is also expected to expand with the addition of a 300-hectoliter brewhouse, canning and packaging hall --- the hotel will feature 26 rooms, all of which will feature their own beer taps. Because true beer lovers are always thirsty --- the sho...

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Man says he kicked ‘Community’ actor Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute

Inquirer Breaking News - 59 min 8 sec ago
SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (AP) --- A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute. Chase told police he was cut off by another driver on Feb. 9. Thinking his car might be damaged, he followed the car across the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Both drivers pulled over in South Nyack (NY'-ak). A truck passenger, Michael Landrio,tells the New York Postthat the former "Saturday Night Live" star got into their vehicle and tried to punch him. Landrio says that's when he kicked Chase, sending him flying. A spokeswoman for Chase says the actor didn't get into the vehicle and d...

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How ‘fitspo’ posts on social media can influence your motivation to work out

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 9 min ago
Most of us will have a friend who fills up our social media feed with "fitspiration" posts about their physical activities and achievements, perhaps to simply share what they are doing, or to encourage others to do the same. However, whether they do in fact motivate us to get moving ourselves appears to depend on the individual, with new United States research finding that for some, these posts may actually be having a negative effect on body image. Researchers at Texas State University and the University of Arizona asked 232 participants to log into their favorite social media site and look at the photo and text updates posted by friends in the last 30 days. The participants w...

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Brown University to pay tuition for future actors, directors

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 13 min ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) --- Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing. The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday. It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and directors in training, encourage innovation in the arts and ultimately redefine whose stories are told on stage. The university will begin providing the funds in the 2018-2019 academic year for students in the Brown/Trinity Rep master of fine arts programs in acting and directing. The university anticipates 40 to 50 students will receive the scholarships, which also will be extend...

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Soldier injured in roadside bomb explosion

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 16 min ago
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Suspected communist rebels set off a roadside bomb in President Roxas, North Cotabato, injuring a soldier driving an Army truck, the police said Sunday. Supt. Bernard Tayong, the North Cotabato police spokesperson, said a convoy of military vehicles of 19th Infantry Battalion was heading to Kidapawan City from Arakan town, also in North Cotabato, when the roadside bomb went off at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Purok 8 in Barangay Poblacion, President Roxas town. Cpl. Roel Padolina, who was was driving one of the KM-150 trucks loaded with soldiers, was hit by shrapnel, Tayong said. He said Padolina, who sustained injuries on his arms and body, was rushed to the North Co...

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5 things you probably didn’t know about the Oscars

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 24 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) --- You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to... oops). But there are aspects of Hollywood's stellar night that may be a surprise. Let's pull the curtain back a bit on a ceremony that strives for effortless glamour but, like any machine, is made up of nuts and bolts and simple human need. Besides stars, designer duds and lots of close-ups, here's what else the 8 p.m. EST Sunday, March 4, telecast on ABC will include: Stand-ins, AKA sit-downs Cameras never find an empty seat at the Academy Awards, with a troop of seat-fillers at the read...

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NGOs mark 32nd People Power anniversary in Bacolod

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 37 min ago
BACOLOD CITY --- More than 300 people joined two separate activities here to mark the 32nd anniversary of the People Power Revolt on Sunday. At least 250 people gathered at the main entrance of the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City at 4:00 p.mon Sundayto light candles and then release yellow balloons. "Democracy, freedom, and human rights are meaningless words to those who take for granted what our heroes died to gain for us," said lawyer Andrea Lizares Si, Tindig Pilipinas-Negros Occidental convenor. "That is why we cannot afford to forget how freedom and democracy can be lost and how loss means a long nightmare of tyranny and oppression," In the morning, less than ...

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Inflatable hotel pods in space could orbit the earth by 2021

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 38 min ago
  Earlier this week, Bigelow Aerospace unveiled ambitious plans to launch two commercial habitats, the B330-1 and B330-2, into space in three years, as part of a larger vision that would make a commercial space habitat a viable and imminent reality. The vision would be a natural progression for founder Robert T. Bigelow, who also owns the hotel chain Budget Suites of America. The fully autonomous, standalone space stations launch at one-third their size, before expanding to 55 feet (17 meters) in length, and a volume of 12,000 cubic feet (330 cubic meters), big enough to accommodate six people. Bigelow also announced the creation of Bigelow Space Operations, a new co...

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The language of ‘Black Panther’? It’s real. Give it a try.

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 39 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) --- Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it. "The clicks are no joke," Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o said recently, calling isiXhosa "one of the hardest languages on the planet." The idea to use isiXhosa, one of South Africa's 11 official languages, in the blockbuster came from South African actor and cast member John Kani. Kani plays the father of the king T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman. Now, in the wake of "Black Panther," the language is ...

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Alleged PDEA agent nabbed for drugs

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 51 min ago
A sachet of crystal meth, locally known as shabu, and other drug paraphernalia were found in a vehicle of an alleged agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, after he figured in a shootout in Paraaqueon Saturday night.   Jhay-r Repana, 31, was driving his black Mitsubishi Lancer with plate number XHU 835 on the eastbound side of Dr. A. Santos Avenue in Sucat around8:30 p.m.   Upon reaching Gate 2 of Loyola Memorial Park, another sedan without a license plate shot Repana's vehicle, with both riders of the vehicles engaging in a shootout, according to witness Edgardo Mansurate, a volunteer tanod of Barangay BF Homes.   The two vehicles then sped off...

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LOOK: Sandara Park reunites with Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer for new project

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 7 min ago
K-pop idol Sandara Park and Thai sensation Mario Maurer have come together again for a new project, still unnamed yet already sending their fans swooning. The latest Instagram post from Park shows the two celebrities taking a selfie in what appears to be a dressing room in Bangkok, Thailand. Park even wore curlers and a hair net on her head. As Park wrote on her page, she and Maurer are preparing for a shoot on her fifth day in Thailand. However, she did not elaborate on what the shoot was for. A few fans and followers speculated that it may be for another Head and Shoulders campaign, or perhaps for a movie. Another behind-the-scenes photo from Park showed a large gr...

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In China’s eSport schools, students learn it pays to play

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 17 min ago
Most teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China, it is mandatory, part of a drive to train eSport champions and tap into the booming industry. "Dammit, I'm dead!" exclaims one student at the Lanxiang Technical School in eastern Jinan province as dozens of his classmates who are still in the game continue to furiously bash their keyboards. Once associated with teenagers stuck in their bedrooms, eSports --- where players square off in lucrative video game tournaments --- are growing fast. Chinese internet research company iResearch estimates 260 million people are already playing eSport games or wa...

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Xi may extend power as China poised to lift term limits

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 18 min ago
(Updated)The Chinese Communist Party's leadership has called for the removal of presidential term limits, opening the door for China's most powerful leader in decades, Xi Jinping, to remain in office beyond 2023. The party's Central Committee has proposed deleting from the constitution the stipulation that a president "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" of five years, the official Xinhua news agency said Sunday. Xi, who is also party chief and seen as the most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong, has been president since 2013 and the 64-year-old leader would have to step down in 2023 under the current system. The proposed change, which would also apply to the vice-p...

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Ateneo rolls to 4th straight win, blanks struggling UP

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 26 min ago
Ateneo upped its winning streak to four games after beating University of the Philippines in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Eagles are now at 4-2 and tied De La Salle for second place in the standings while the Lady Maroons have lost their fourth consecutive game after winning their season opener. Now that Ateneo has steadied its ship, midde blocker Bea De Leon said every game for them is a learning experience after they dropped to 0-2 in their first two outings. "Being on the actual game is a big game for us and every game is learning experience," said De Leon. "T...

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2 suspected BIFF members nabbed after brief firefight with Army

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 26 min ago
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- Two suspected members of the Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were arrested following a brief firefight in Barangay Nabalawag hereon Saturday, authorities saidSunday. Lieutenant Colonel Angelo Lutera, the commander of the Army's 34th Infantry Battalion, said soldiers and policemen were sent to Nabalawag following reports saying armed men on motorized boats were trying to dock there. Lutera said soldiers started firing on the BIFF men, who hastily fled as they fired back. But the boat being used by two suspects had failed to restart, leading to their arrests. Lutera identified the two arrested BIFF gunmen as Ambong M...

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South Korean cosmetics lay foundation to seduce Europe

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 29 min ago
South Korean cosmetics brands, wildly successful at home and across Asia, now have their eye on the European beauty market where their penetration is, for now, only skin-deep. Picking luxury goods powerhouse France as its bridgehead to seduce European consumers, South Korea's leading cosmetics firm Amore Pacific launched its top brand Sulwhasoo at the upmarket Galeries Lafayette department store a few months ago. Britain is the next planned stop for Amore next year, when the company also plans to launch its other flagship brand, Laneige. The Korean industry has a solid reputation for innovation and a particular knack for blending natural far eastern ingredients --- such as g...

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