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Turkey expects swift campaign against US-backed Kurds in Syria

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush the US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters who control the Afrin region in an air and ground offensive that President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had agreed to.
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Celebrity talk: What makes a good host

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 31 min ago
Hosting is more than just speaking well. As the television hosts the Inquirer interviewed for this forum pointed out, having the gift of gab can only take you so far in this field. While what they do may come across as easy, it's anything but. You have to have good listening skills, spontaneity and the ability to gauge the audience on the fly. And that's just in front of the camera. Behind the scenes, you must also have the discipline to do research and have the initiative to stay up-to-date with current events to be able to carry a conversation on just about any topic. Some of the most visible TV hosts today talk about their influences and share their thoughts on what makes a g...

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Pia Wurtzbach: There’s more to me than being Miss Universe

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 41 min ago
Pia Wurtzbach is a self-confessed "chocoholic." Unbelievable but true. As the brand ambassador of Filipinos' fave homegrown chocolate brand, Goya, our Miss Universe says that even beauty queens deserve "cheat days" after a long and hectic day. Here's my chat with Pia: If you were chocolate, what kind would you be? Dark. Because you think it's bitter, but it also tastes sweet. I'm a bundle of surprises. And dark is the richest and healthiest variant. It's so me. Rich in the sense that I am all-in since I don't do things half-heartedly. What's your resolution for 2018? I will make better decisions and get more work done. Do you feel pressured that you have to answer in beau...

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Two PH films go to Serbia

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 46 min ago
Two Filipino films were showcased at the recent 11th Kstendorf International Film and Music Festival, held in Drvengrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia. Carlo Francisco Manatad's short film, "Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month," competed in the main section. Meanwhile, Paolo Villaluna's full-length feature film, "Pauwi Na," was presented in the Contemporary Trends program. In spite of the freezing weather, Villaluna and Manatad enjoyed themselves at the event, which was held in a traditional village that Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica had built for his film, "Life Is a Miracle." Villaluna recalled that Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu, head of the jury of last year's Shangha...

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Mount Pulag closed to trekkers after grassfire

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 48 min ago
Fire hits Saddle Camp on Mount Pulag National Park in Eddet, Kabayan in Benguet province on Saturday afternoon, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection in the Cordillera Autonomous Region (BFP-CAR).
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Titian painting given to plumber up for auction

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 48 min ago
A Titian painting once owned by King Charles I of England and given to his plumber is set to hit the auction block in New York.
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From indie to maindie

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Filmmaker Sigrid Andrea Bernardo said she didn't think she would be able to cross over from indie to mainstream---or that there was actually any need to. After all, she pointed out, she didn't believe that there should be such demarcation at all. "It's possible to make the jump---tiyaga lang talaga. But for me, at the end of the day, it's all about making films that you want, films that you think the people will love," she said at a recent press conference for her new movie, "Mr. & Mrs. Cruz (opens Jan. 24). "Personal happiness is important. Releasing a movie you're not happy with will haunt you forever. The movie may not earn well or receive good reviews, but as long as yo...

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Female film directors get a warmer and more welcoming reception

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 1 min ago
  Female movie directors have a hard time getting their films financed, made and shown in the United States and some other countries---but, the good news is that they're getting a warmer and more welcoming reception here. That's a big improvement over the situation obtaining decades ago, when pioneers like Ateng Osorio and Rosa Mia had to contend with and fight against the "male directors only" cordon sanitaire that ruled the cinematic rooster roost at the time. Even in the '70s and '80s, the greater number of women who were able to meg full-length films complained that they first had to "prove" their "macho toughness" and competence before they got the full cooperation...

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Lalaking nahuling nagtatago raw sa ilalim ng kama, pinagsaksak at inihulog sa balon

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 4 min ago
Matinding selos ang pinaniniwalaang dahilan kaya pinatay sa saksak ang isang lalaki at itinapon sa balon matapos na makitang nagtatago raw sa ilalim ng kama sa isang bahay sa Lipa, Batangas.
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No apology from Selena

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 6 min ago
After receiving flak for agreeing to work with director Woody Allen in the coming romantic comedy film "A Rainy Day in New York," pop star Selena Gomez reportedly made a "significant donation" to the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment. "Selena did donate more than she made on the Woody Allen movie. Her donation was private. She gave a large donation weeks ago. She fully supports the movement," a source told US Weekly. Selena's mother, Mandy Teefey, recently revealed on Instagram that she had advised her daughter not to work with Allen, who has a history of sexual abuse allegations. "Sorry, no one can make Selena do anything she doesn't want to. I had a long talk w...

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Eyeing China, US moves to strengthen Indonesian defense ties

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 11 min ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would explore deepening defense ties during a visit to Indonesia, a country that appears increasingly ready to assert its sovereignty in the contested South China Sea.
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Imahen ni Sta. Ines sa Bulacan, alamin kung bakit 'di puwedeng hawakan ng mga lalaki

GMA Breaking News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:59
Sa bayan ng Bulakan sa Bulacan, may isang imahen na tanging mga kababaihan lamang ang puwedeng humawak at bumuhat ng kaniyang andas-- ang imahen ni Sta. Ines. Alamin kung bakit nga ba bawal siyang hawakan ng mga lalaki.
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Sanofi buys US hemophilia treatment firm for $11.6B

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:58
PARIS - French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said Monday it had reached an agreement to purchase US biotech company Bioverativ, which specializes in treatments for hemophilia and rare blood disorders, for $11.6 billion.   Sanofi's chief executive Olivier Brandicourt said the acquisition "enhances its presence in specialty care and leadership in rare diseases... and creates a platform for growth in other rare blood disorders."   The purchase should also translate into a boost in profits per share beginning this year, rising to a gain of up to 5 percent in 2019, Sanofi said in a statement.   Bioverativ has latest-generation treatments for hemophilia, a dis...

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UST student paper calls for resignation of Alumni officials

GMA Breaking News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:42
The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Sto. Tomas, has issued a statement calling for the resignation of alumni association officials.
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Can’t wait for Foster the People, Jan. 26, Kia Theatre

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:20
Five years after Foster the People first performed in the Philippines, the American indie-pop band is returning for a concert on Jan. 26 at Kia Theatre, Araneta Center in Quezon City. I hardly knew the group, which was then composed of lead singer/guitarist Mark Foster, guitarist Cubbie Fink, and drummer Mark Pontius. But the show, held Oct. 6, 2012 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, was a revelation. Here's an excerpt of my review of that concert --"Prancing, dancing till he (almost) drops"--published Oct. 15, 2012. "The band was a joy to behold: drummer Mark Pontius hammering away with two session players multitasking from keyboards to percussion; guitarist Cubbie Fink cranking ou...

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Pope apologizes for sexual abuse comments that 'wounded many'

GMA Breaking News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:14
Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had "wounded many" in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny.
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Ash fall from Mayon reaches Camarines Sur’s Rinconada district

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:12
          LEGAZPI CITY - Classes will remain suspended "until lifted by a subsequent memorandum" in six towns and one city in Camarines Sur affected by the ash fall from Mayon Volcano Monday, according to Governor Miguel Luis Villafuerte.   In a report from Camarines Sur's Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, 175 villages in the fifth district (Rinconada district) and one village in Minalabac town were affected by the ash fall.   All villages in Balatan and Nabua were affected by the ash fall. Fifteen villages in Bato, 17 villages in Iriga City, four in Bula, 30 in Baao, and 11 in Buhi recorded ash fal...

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