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WATCH: Top 5 plays of NBA Finals Game 1

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlREse4m8sc MANILA, Philippines---Game 1 of the Finals series Toronto and Golden State may have lacked the sheer entertainment of high-wire dunks, but it did deliver pure unadulterated drama. From Klay Thompson's lone standout jam in the first quarter to several gut-wrenching plays late in the fourth including Fred VanVleet's trick shot, the Raptors and Warriors did not fail to meet the championship hype. READ: Raptors draw first blood, thump Warriors in 1st NBA finals appearance The Raptors took Game 1, 118-109, to kick off their title bid at home....

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Common anesthetic is a greenhouse gas, but doctors are turning to a safer -- and cheaper -- alternative

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:44
It was early morning in an operating theater at Providence Hospital in Portland, Ore. A middle-aged woman lay on the operating table, wrapped in blankets. Surgeons were about to cut out a cancerous growth in her stomach.
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Auction of Imelda’s jewelry proof of ill-gotten wealth of Marcos family — Pangilinan

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:43
MANILA, Philippines --- The auction of more than P700 million worth of jewelry seized from Ilocos Norte Gov. Imelda Marcos has proven the existence of her family's ill-gotten wealth, Senator Francis Pangilinan said on Friday. "The sale of the P700-million Marcos jewels is proof of plunder during the Marcos dictatorship," the senator said in a statement. Pangilinan's reaction came after President Rodrigo Duterte greenlighted on Thursday the selling Marcos' jewelry collection valued at P708.4 million, which is also called "Hawaii Collection." READ: BREAKING: Duterte OKs auction of P704.8M Marcos jewelry Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte wants people to bene...

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Tesla has never needed to advertise, but that might have to change

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:41
Electric car competition is ramping up, and Tesla's sales are slumping. It may be getting time for Elon Musk to go to Madison Avenue.
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Diagnosed with ALS at 14, she's now a disability lifestyle influencer

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:40
Lauren "Lolo" Spencer was that rambunctious girl you'd see on the playground: She loved running, street hockey and dancing. But when she turned 14, she started feeling fatigued and became concerned after noticing that her muscles had begun to weaken.
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Portions of Metro Manila roads to close for weekend repairs 

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:39
      MANILA, Philippines --- Several portions of major roads in Metro Manila are scheduled to be closed to motorists over the weekend to give way for repairs and reblockings. In an advisory on Friday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the following stretch of roads will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday (May 31) until 5 a.m. Monday (June 3): Southbound: 1. C-5 road fronting Market-Market (outermost lane) and beside U-turn slot near Market-Market 2. Edsa Monte de Piedad - Aurora Boulevard, Service Road (3rd lane from the sidewalk) and corner New York Street (1st lane from the sidewalk) 3. Edsa corner Bansalangin Street (in fr...

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‘DraymondShouldntWear23’: Drake trolls Draymond Green with Steph Curry’s ‘hair lint’

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:38
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByHOEADFFxL/ MANILA, Philippines---Anyone interested in lint from Stephen Curry's hair can simply reach out to superstar rapper Drake on eBay. His username? "DraymondShouldntWear23" Drake, the proud ambassador of the Raptors, continued to be a presence in the sidelines in the NBA Finals being played in his hometown Toronto for the first time in the league's history. LOOK: Drake rocks Dell Curry Raptors jersey for NBA Finals Game 1 Drake took his trolling to the next level, wearing a Curry jersey---Dell Curry, that is---from the NBA great's Toronto days to finals opener, where he was again seated at courtside. https://twitter.com/BleacherRepor...

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After decades-long legal battle, Caspian Sea opens to tourism

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:28
Tired of the Caribbean? Called at every Mediterranean port? Bored of the Alaskan fjords and the Baltic capitals?
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P1M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Taguig City

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:14
MANILA, Philippines --- Authorities confiscated on Friday around P1 million worth of "shabu" or crystal meth in Taguig City, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.   An initial report from PDEA said the illegal drugs were confiscated in a buy-bust operation around 11:50 a.m. at a parking lot of a mall along DBP Avenue, FTI complex.   Arrested in the operation were a certain Ashary Ampaso Mangondaya and Hapida Abdul Sultan, who allegedly yielded 150 grams of shabu in the operation.   The operation was a joint effort of the PDEA Special Enforcement Service, Regional Office in the National Capital Region Southern District Office, Regional Office...

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Elite 8: National Spelling Bee too easy for octet of champs

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:58
OXON HILL, Maryland --- There were warning signs throughout a marathon day of spelling that this Scripps National Spelling Bee would not conclude like any other in the event's 94-year history. Rishik Gandharsi sensed it as he stepped to the microphone for the ninth round of Thursday night's prime-time finals, when he was one of eight spellers remaining onstage. "Just out of curiosity," Rishik asked pronouncer Jacques Bailly, "do you happen to know what time it is?" It was 11:18 p.m. Forty-five minutes later, Rishik was a champion. So was Erin Howard. So were Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhantankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao and, finally, Rohan Raja. The e...

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Captain arrested in Hungary boat accident as families arrive

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:50
BUDAPEST, Hungary --- Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, causing it to sink quickly in the Danube River, as loved ones of the missing and dead were expected to arrive Friday in Budapest. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued, while 21 people remain missing in the waters. A South Korean group on a package tour of Europe --- including 30 tourists, two guides and a photographer--- were on an hour-long sightseeing tour of Budapest when their boat collided with a Viking cruise ship during a downpour Wednesday evening. Nineteen South Koreans and two Hungarian cre...

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India’s prime minister names Cabinet after decisive election

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:43
NEW DELHI --- India's newly sworn in Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a Cabinet on Friday, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to the president of his Hindu nationalist party credited with delivering him a thunderous reelection. Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was named home minister and Modi's first-term defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, was put in charge of finance. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the former ambassador to the United States, will oversee the external affairs ministry, India's press information bureau said. Modi was sworn in for a second term as prime minister on Thursday. He will also oversee the departments of atomic energy and space, and "all i...

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Cops nab alleged drug peddler, 5 users in Caloocan

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:43
      MANILA, Philippines -- A woman was arrested for allegedly selling shabu (crystal meth) while five others who were reportedly engaging in a drug session were also nabbed in Caloocan City on Friday morning. Members of the Caloocan police station Drug Enforcement Unit under Captain John David arrested Analiza Lazaro alias "Kulot," 39; Analyn Tolidanes, 51; Moises Padilla, 35; Julio Tolidanes alias "Boy," 52; Marilyn Bautista alias "Arlyn," 39; and Federico Vargano, 47, along Villarosa Street, Barangay 75 at around 10:40 a.m. Lazaro was arrested after she sold P200 worth of shabu to an undercover police officer. Then, the police officers chanced upo...

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DOTr on heightened alert for opening of classes on June 3

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:39
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Friday placed all transportation hubs in the country on heightened alert in preparation for the expected heavy traffic on June 3 for the opening of classes. DOTr said its chief Arthur Tugade has ordered all sectoral offices and attached agencies to ensure the safe and orderly commute of students and teachers. "Ayaw 'ho natin ng dagdag na aberya sa pagbabalik-eskwela ng ating mga mag-aaral (We do not want to encounter problems when students return to school)," Tugade said in a statement. "Titiyakin po nating may pampublikong transportasyong masasakyan ang mga estudyante't guro para sila'y tututok na lamang sa pani...

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Merkel to Harvard grads: 'Tear down walls of ignorance and narrow-mindedness'

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:33
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Harvard graduates Thursday to "tear down walls of ignorance and narrow-mindedness" in a speech that was an apparent rebuke of President Donald Trump's policies and worldview.
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Spicy P: Pascal Siakam ignites Raptors in NBA Finals opener

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:30
Pascal Siakam never dreamed of being an NBA hero growing up in Cameroon, but the lanky forward discovered in a youth basketball camp delivered a stellar performance in his NBA Finals debut. Siakam scored a playoff career-best 32 points and powered the Raptors over defending champion Golden State 118-109 in Thursday's opening game of the best-of-seven championship final. Siakam, his homeland's first NBA Finals player, sank 14-of-17 shots from the floor, attacking one of the NBA's top defensive squads in moves unexpected when he was discovered in a Basketball Without Borders camp. READ: Raptors draw first blood, thump Warriors in 1st NBA finals appearance "At that time I di...

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US stock and Asian markets sink after Trump threatens tariffs on Mexico

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:22
Tariff Man has struck again.
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Seoul: North Korea confirms African swine fever outbreak

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:18
SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China. South Korea's agriculture ministry on Friday said North Korea reported to the World Organization for Animal Health that 77 of the 99 pigs at a farm in Jagang province died of the disease and other 22 pigs were culled. The outbreak in North Korea comes after the disease in past months ravaged farms in China, where more than a million pigs have been reportedly culled, and also spread to Vietnam, Cambodia and Mongolia. Seoul is stepping up quarantine measures in borde...

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How Greater Manila Area (GMA) progressed into a more suitable suburban living community

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:17
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), "The level of urbanization in 2010 or the proportion of urban population to the total population was 45.3 percent. This means that, of the 92.3 million population in the Philippines in 2010, 41.9 million lived in areas classified as urban. The rural population or those who lived in areas classified as rural numbered 50.5 million and accounted for 54.7 percent of the total population." In 2017, the level of urbanization increased to 46.68 percent, based on the data provided by Statistica. The relatively slow increase in the number of urban dwellers in that span of seven years may be attributed to the phenomenal growth of sub...

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Palace: May 13 polls ‘credible’ despite Duterte’s wish to junk Smartmatic

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:17
  TOKYO - Malacaang said Friday that the May 13 midterm election was credible despite President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks that he wanted the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to stop using Smartmatic. Smartmatic is the Venezuela-based company that supplied the vote counting machines for the recent balloting and three previous automated elections. "The President's latest remarks on Smartmatic does not mean that the just-concluded elections are not honest nor credible. It is," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo issued the statement after Duterte said in a speech before the Filipino community here that he wanted Comelec to "dispose of ...

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