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Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 bus passengers hostage in Brazil

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 22:01
A man who took a bus and its 37 passengers hostage on a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead on Tuesday by a police sniper, according to authorities.
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June Mar Fajardo skips Beermen victory party to rejoin Gilas practice

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:52
MANILA, Philippines--While the rest of the San Miguel Beermen celebrated their latest championship conquest with employees and fans, their MVP and cornerstone June Mar Fajardo was back in the gym. This time, Fajardo is representing the national team as Gilas Pilipinas prepares for the Fiba World Cup. READ: Still no Fajardo, Pogoy, Rosario at Gilas Pilipinas practice Fajardo on Tuesday finally rejoined Gilas in practice four days after helping the Beermen beat the TNT KaTrop in six games in the Commissioner's Cup finals. "June Mar joined us for a bit earlier but he had to go because of his obligations with the national team," SMB head coach Leo Austria said in Filipino. ...

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Dick's Sporting Goods is testing if it should stop selling guns

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:51
Dick's Sporting Goods considered stopping all gun sales in early 2018. A shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida, had killed 17 people. And the company was shocked into action.
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Lorenzana wants to send new Navy warship to Palawan, Sulu Sea

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:49
MANILA, Philippines --- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana wants to deploy the Philippine Navy's newly-acquired vessel BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) to Palawan or Sulu if he could have his way. "Kung ako, baka siguro baka Palawan and the Sulu Seas," he told reporters Tuesday on the sidelines of the arrival ceremony for BRP Conrado Yap. "It depends on the Navy how soon they can bring that to the south," he said. Navy chief Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad described its latest acquisition as its "most powerful" ship. The Philippine Navy held a welcome ceremony for its newest asset, BRP Conrado Yap, a warship donated by the South Korean government, and the BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602), whi...

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Spain sends ship to collect migrants stranded off Italy for 19 days

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:46
Spain said on Tuesday that it was dispatching a ship to collect migrants on a rescue vessel that has been stranded off Italy for 19 days, after at least 10 people jumped overboard in an attempt to swim ashore.
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What Dennis Padilla told Gerald Anderson at height of controversy involving daughter Julia Barretto

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:34
    MANILA, Philippines--- "Pare, anak ko yan." Dennis Padilla gave those words of caution to actor Gerald Anderson after finding out about the controversy involving him and daughter Julia Barretto. "Nag-text muna ako noong lumabas 'yung issue. Nag-text lang ako," Padilla recalled Tuesday during the press conference of his upcoming film "Sanggano, Sanggago't, Sanggwapo." "Tapos tumawag siya, kinausap ko. Pagkausap ko, ni-remind ko lang sa kanya, 'Pare, anak ko 'yan. "Yun lang. Siguro naman alam niya na ang lalim noon dahil lalaki siya," he continued. Padilla also shared advising Barretto, his daughter with Marjorie Barretto, to take a break from social medi...

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Manchester United ‘disgusted’ by racist abuse of Paul Pogba

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:33
Manchester United said they "utterly condemn" the racist abuse their World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba received after he missed a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday. The 26-year-old Frenchman has missed four penalties since the start of last season -- the most by a Premier League player -- while team-mate and fellow penalty-taker Marcus Rashford has converted all four of his attempts in that time. Pogba was assailed on social media, becoming the third player in England to have received racist abuse in the past week due to missing a penalty. United said they were "disgusted" by the abuse and "utterly condemn" it. "The individuals who exp...

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DOJ summons left-leaning reps over trafficking, child abuse charges

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:19
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has summoned several leaders and officers of left-leaning groups over charges of trafficking, and child abuse after a female student was reported missing following her alleged recruitment in Anakbayan. Assistant State Prosecutor Christine Perolino issued a subpoena to Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares, Anakbayan chairperson Vencer Crisostomo, Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago, and Anakbayan spokesperson Alex Danday, ordering them to appear at preliminary investigation scheduled for August 27, September 10, and September 24. Former Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin was also included among those who were summone...

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Thousands flee from ‘monster’ wildfire on Canary Islands

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 21:10
LISBON, Portugal --- A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said. The blaze --- described by the local fire department as "a monster" --- was racing across parched woodlands into Tamadaba Natural Park, regarded as one of the jewels on Gran Canaria, a mountainous volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean archipelago off northwest Africa. Famous for its beaches and mountains, Gran Canaria and its capital, Las Palmas, are popular European vacation destinations but the blaze was in a rugged inland area known as the central highla...

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NCAA: San Beda roars to 7-0, whips Lyceum in 1st meeting since finals

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:55
  MANILA, Philippines---Defending champion San Beda beat Lyceum, 88-73, in a rematch between back-to-back finalists in the NCAA Season 95 men's basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Calvin Oftana registered a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to power the Red Lions, who swept the Pirates in the championship round the previous two seasons. Evan Nelle and James Canlas also made their imprint with their all-around brilliance. Nelle was at his best in the fourth quarter, where San Beda pulled away. He finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Canlas, meanwhile, collected nine points, four rebounds and three assists...

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74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:43
WASHINGTON --- A strong majority --- or 74% --- of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in a report released Monday, mostly didn't share Trump's optimistic outlook for the economy, though they generally saw a recession coming later than they did in a survey taken in February. Thirty-four percent of the economists surveyed said they believe a slowing economy will tip into recession in 2021. That's up from 25% in the February survey. An additional 38% of t...

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Saguisag sees no real study by Duterte allies on death penalty

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:37
A staunch opponent of the death penalty who had in the past successfully blocked legislation restoring capital punishment expressed doubt that devout allies of President Rodrigo Duterte, who are senators now, have fully studied the implications of what he said was "judicial murder." Former senator and human rights fighter Rene Saguisag, in an e-mail interview with INQUIRER.net, said he didn't believe that trusted Duterte allies Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go and Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, who are now senators, have studied death penalty fully. Go was Duterte's long-time and most trusted aide who continues to keep the President company at public events while Dela Rosa was the Pres...

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:31
Mohamed Salah has warned Liverpool's opponents that VAR's introduction will lead to him winning more penalties -- despite insisting he's no fan of the video assistant refereeing system.
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Deaf South Korean tennis player notches landmark win

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:26
Lee Duck-hee became the first deaf player to win an ATP match on Monday, making a statement with a straight-sets win over Henri Laaksonen in Winston-Salem. "People made fun of me for my disability. They told me I shouldn't be playing," the 21-year-old South Korean said after shrugging off a lengthy rain delay to post a 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 victory. "It was definitely difficult, but my friends and family helped me get through," Lee said. "I wanted to show everyone that I could do this. "My message for people who are hearing impaired is to not be discouraged. If you try hard, you can do anything." Lee, ranked 212 in the world, turned pro at 15 and achieved his best ATP singles ra...

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Heidi Klum slammed for topless honeymoon picture

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:17
Former "Project Runway" host and model Heidi Klum is catching some heat for a topless photo she posted.
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Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:14
BERLIN --- Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday --- a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone and the United States. A technical recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth, and Germany saw a 0.1% drop in the April-to-June period. In its monthly report, the Bundesbank said that with falling industrial production and orders, it appears the slump is continuing during the July-to-September quarter. "The overall economic performance could decline slightly once...

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NCAA: Perpetual Help bags 1st win without head coach Frankie Lim

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:09
MANILA, Philippines---University of Perpetual Help escaped Emilio Aguinaldo College, 88-87, in the NCAA Season 95 men's basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Ben Adamos sealed the game, 88-84, with 46.7 ticks to go as the Altas won their first game minus Frankie Lim, who was reportedly placed on leave after the team's brutal 102-56 beatdown at the hands of San Beda last week. Myk Saguiguit took over as interim coach. Five Altas hit double digits led by Rey Peralta's 19. Adamos posted 11 points and 13 rebounds. The Altas improved to 3-5 but not before fending off the pesky Generals, who came back from 15 down. CJ Cadua paced Emilio Aguinal...

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Gunman in Brazil holds 16 bus passengers hostage

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:09
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil---A gunman is holding as many as 16 bus passengers hostage in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, officials said. At least six people have been freed from the vehicle that is stopped on a bridge connecting Rio with neighboring city Niteroi. Heavily armed police have surrounded the bus as they negotiate with the gunman, who G1 news reported is armed with a gun and gasoline. The gunman reportedly boarded the bus at 5:30 a.m. (0830 GMT) and began threatening passengers. Traffic on the Rio-Niteroi bridge spanning Guanabara Bay has been paralyzed during the ongoing hostage situation. /kga...

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Props from 'The Shining,' 'Star Wars' and James Bond up for auction

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:02
Here's Johnny! Jack Nicholson's axe from "The Shining," Russell Crowe's armor from "Gladiator" and a lightsaber used by Samuel L. Jackson in "Star Wars" are among 900 items going under the hammer next month in a massive auction of movie props.
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