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Space telescope snaps a celestial family photo

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:08
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has peered into the cosmos and captured regions hidden from our view, like the centers of galaxies and dusty areas where stars are born and planetary systems form. Now, the great space observatory has captured a unique photo of a star family.
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India's economy stumbles badly

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:05
Narendra Modi just won a second term as prime minister of India. His most urgent task will be getting the country's economy back on track.
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Fresh college grad, companion killed in Davao City car crash

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:03
  DAVAO CITY - A fresh college graduate and her sister-in-law were killed in a vehicular crash here at dawn on Friday, May 31, just hours after her graduation from San Pedro College of Davao. Police Corporal Michael Novecio, Davao City traffic police investigator, said that the two were on board a Mazda sedan. The car was driven by Melody Sotelo Ybaez, 27, with her sister-in-law, Janilou Faye Rosales, 21, who was seated in the front seat. Novecio said both died on the spot after the car went wayward, occupied the opposite lane at high speed and collided head on with a Metro Shuttle Bus driven by Ricky Aban Deloso at 4:30 a.m. along Quimpo Boulevard. Two bus passen...

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PBA: Locals step up as Meralco spoils Rain or Shine debut

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:03
MANILA, Philippines--Meralco found an unlikely hero in Anjo Caram and came back from a lackluster first half to carve out a 91-84 victory over debuting Rain or Shine in Friday night's PBA Commissioner's Cup action at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. Caram had 17 points to lead all of the Bolts' locals while tossing in six assists off the bench. Among the starters, import Gani Lawal Jr. had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Chris Newsome added 16 more to cap an all-around personal performance. "It was a tough fourth game. I was very happy to see us play defense tonight, unlike against Ginebra," said coach Norman Black. "Basically it all started with transition d...

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Cop shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malabon City

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:29
MANILA, Philippines --- A police officer was killed by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malabon City Friday night. Lt. Col. Jessie Tamayao, commander of Malabon City Police, told INQUIRER.net that the victim was identified as Patrolman Alex Gitug Jr., a policeman assigned at the Navotas City Police. Tamayao said the gunmen fired at Gitug at around 7:30 p.m. along Tuazon Street. The victim died on the spot. An investigation is ongoing to identify the gunmen and the motive behind the crime. (Editor: Eden Estopace)...

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Julian Assange shows 'symptoms of psychological torture'

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:24
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange shows all the symptoms of psychological torture and risks having his human rights violated if he is extradited to the US, a United Nations expert has said.
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Duterte leaves Tokyo after four-day working visit

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:20
TOKYO --- President Rodrigo Duterte left here on Friday night to return to the Philippines after his four-day working visit here. Duterte left the Haneda Airport at 9:58 p.m. local time (8:58 p.m. Manila time). Duterte brought home P300 billion worth of investment deals, which would create 80,000 jobs for Filipinos. The President was a keynote speaker at the Nikkei's 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia and met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. READ: Philippines to get nearly P300 B worth of deals in Duterte's Japan trip Duterte assured Japanese businessmen of a Corrupt-free business environment in the Philippines and also made a commitment to oversea...

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Robbery suspect shot dead at Manila police station

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:03
MANILA, Philippines --- A suspect in a robbery with homicide case was shot dead inside the investigation room of the Moriones police station in Manila on Friday afternoon. The suspect, identified as Enrique Lugtu Jr., 37, was brought to the investigation room around 3:45 p.m. for fingerprint scanning when he allegedly stole the 9mm Glock 17 pistol of Cpl Analyn San Victores and pointed the gun at the latter. However, Lugtu failed to shoot Victores as the gun was not loaded. This prompted Cpl. Rhisnel Vidanes to shoot Lugtu thrice. The suspect was brought to the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital by a mobile police car, but Lugtu was pronounced dead by the attending physician at 4:18 p...

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CHR calls for ‘honest, transparent’ probe of QC murder suspect’s death

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:54
MANILA, Philippines --- An honest and transparent investigation will uncover the truth behind the death of a suspect who was shot dead inside a police car in Quezon City, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Friday. "The Commission believes that the truth behind what happened inside that police patrol is best determined through an honest and transparent investigation of the case," CHR Spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said in a statement. The agency is currently investigating the death of Carl Joseph Baanola, the suspect in the killing of an octogenarian couple in Quezon City, who was killed after a gun scuffle with law enforcers on the way to the Quezon City Police District (QC...

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Malaysia says it's using Huawei tech 'as much as possible'

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:53
The US campaign against Huawei is causing some countries to think twice about using the Chinese company's products. Malaysia is not one of them.
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Japan pledges Y25B for Mindanao dev’t

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:36
  TOKYO --- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged Y25 billion for the development of Mindanao. "I am grateful for Japan's fresh commitment of around Y25 billion for the development of Mindanao's road network, vocational training facilities and equipment, and other projects," President Rodrigo Duterte said during his joint press statement with Abe here. Duterte said "Japan's comprehensive development assistance is nothing short of exemplary in quality and concessionality." "It is the gold standard for the Philippines' development cooperation with partner countries," he said. The President also thanked Japan for reaffirmation of support for my government's ...

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Duterte questions China: Is it right for a country to claim the whole ocean?

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:33
  TOKYO -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday questioned China's sweeping claims in the disputed South China Sea as he urged the completion of the code of conduct in the disputed waterway. "I love China; it has helped us a bit. But it behooves upon us to ask: Is it right for a country to claim the whole ocean? Only just leave the high seas as it was during the old days of international law," Duterte said in a speech at the Nikkei's 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia. Members of the Southeast Asian Nations and China are currently in talks to complete a sea code to settle disputes in the hotly contested South China Sea. "I am sad and bewildered, not a...

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Proceeds of Marcos jewelry auction to go to Filipinos in dire need of aid — Palace

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:17
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang assured Friday that the proceeds of the public auction of former first lady Imelda Marcos' P704.8-million jewelry will go to Filipinos in need of urgent government assistance. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the auction of the jewelry seized after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted 1986. READ: Duterte OKs auction of P704.8M Marcos jewelry "The Chief Executive directs that the proceeds must reach our fellow countrymen who are in urgent need of governmental aid with dispatch," Panelo said. The Palace official also allayed fears that the "publicly acknowledged" suppo...

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Palace vows justice for slain Abu Sayyaf Dutch hostage

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:03
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang has condemned the killing of Dutch bird watcher Ewold Horn, who was abducted by the Abu Sayyaf group in 2012, and vowed to pursue his killers "to the ends of the earth." Horn was killed, along with the wife of Abu Sayyaf Group leader Radulan Sahiron and five other ASG members, at the height of an encounter with the military in Sitio Bud Sub-Sub, Barangay Pansul, Patikul, Sulu on Friday morning. This was confirmed by the Western Mindanao Command. READ: Kidnapped Dutch Ewold Horn dead in Sulu clash In a statement Friday, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo also expressed condolences to the bereaved family of Horn. "Mr. Horn was killed dur...

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Ginebra picks up Jared Dillinger from free agency

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:01
MANILA, Philippines---Jared Dillinger is now with Barangay Ginebra after the Gin Kings scooped him up from Meralco's free agent list. Dillinger ended his six-year stint with the Bolts where he was known as a do-it-all wingman that could play in both the frontcourt and backcourt. In an article on Spin.ph, Dillinger reportedly didn't tell Meralco's management that he will be signing with the Gin Kings after he became an unrestricted free agent. Meralco team manager Paolo Trillo said the Bolts and Dillinger had a "gentleman's agreement" that the forward won't be signing with any other team while he's in the free agent list to accommodate Meralco's big signing center Raymond Alm...

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Army sends rapid deployment force to Sulu

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 19:51
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Army on Friday sent one of its best units to Sulu to help address the peace and order problem in the island province. A ceremony was held at Pier 13 in South Harbor to send off the soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, the unit formed for rapid deployment and territorial defense. "The men and women of the 1BCT will be deployed in Sulu to ensure peace and security, which is not only felt on the island but also of the entire country as well. They are men and women of action, and we commend them for going about their mission without much fanfare, an attitude they carry even beyond their service in the military," Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramo...

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Capsized Budapest tourist boat to be lifted from the water, Hungarian foreign minister says

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 19:47
As hopes fade of rescuing those still missing from Wednesday's deadly sightseeing boat collision in Budapest, Hungary's Foreign Minister told reporters Friday that officials were preparing to lift the wreck out of the water.
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