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Park Bo-gum says fan meeting a ‘happy time’ thanks to Anne Curtis

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 31 min ago
MANILA, Philippines - Korean actor Park Bo-gum thanked local celebrity Anne Curtis for helping make his first fan meeting in the country a "happy time."   https://twitter.com/BOGUMMY/status/1142786270453571584   "Thanks a lot for your kind words! It was a happy time indeed thanks to your help," Park said Sunday in a Twitter post.     "I hope to see you again soon, and may God continue to bless you too with all the gifts he has prepared for you! Take care!" he added.   This was after Curtis, who hosted the Korean actor's fan meeting, thanked Park for visiting the country and making his fans happy.   "Thank you @BOGUMMY for...

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Yes, Snoop won the gospel category at the BET Awards

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 31 min ago
You read that headline correctly.
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Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 52 min ago
  SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia - The death toll in a building collapse in Cambodia has risen to 24 and rescuers are continuing to search the rubble for more trapped workers.   The unfinished, seven-story building collapsed early Saturday on top of the dozens of construction workers who slept each night on the second floor.       The condominium was being built in the thriving seaside resort town of Sihanoukville, which has several such Chinese-funded projects.   Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities said rescuers digging through the twisted metal and concrete rubble found five bodies overnight.   Cambodian Prime Minister ...

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Air Canada reviewing how crew left passenger on parked plane

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 59 min ago
  Air Canada said Sunday it's looking into how crew members could have disembarked from a plane without noticing a sleeping passenger who was left behind.   The airline was responding to an incident involving a woman who described waking up "all alone" on a "cold dark" aircraft after a flight to Toronto earlier this month.   "I think I'm having a bad dream bc like seriously how is this happening!!?!" Tiffani Adams recounted in a June 19 Facebook post sent by her friend, Deanna Noel-Dale.   The airline confirmed the incident took place but declined to comment on its disembarking procedures or how the passenger may have been overlooked.   ...

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Pence: 'Of course' migrants children should have toothbrushes, blankets and medicine

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 21 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday acknowledged that "of course" essentials such as toothbrushes, blankets and medicine are necessary basics for children -- despite the Trump administration's legal argument earlier this week that detained migrant children didn't need those items in order to be held in "safe and sanitary conditions."
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The diesel scandal just destroyed profit growth at Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 26 min ago
Daimler, the German auto company that makes Mercedes-Benz, has slashed its 2019 profit expectations by hundreds of millions of euros. The financial downgrade, announced Sunday, is the latest fallout from the diesel emissions scandal that has rocked the German auto industry.
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Women's World Cup: Referees and VAR under the microscope after dramatic weekend in France

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 33 min ago
Even by the standards of the headline-hogging Video Assistant Referee (VAR) it was an extraordinary weekend at the Women's World Cup.
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A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a bloody, logistical nightmare

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 37 min ago
Roaring out of the sky, an F-16V fighter jet lands smoothly to rearm and refuel on an unremarkable freeway in rural Taiwan, surrounded by rice paddies.
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Barangay official shot dead in Masbate

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 46 min ago
LEGAZPI CITY - A barangay kagawad (village councilman) was shot dead Sunday night during a village fiesta in Esperanza, Masbate, a police report said on Monday.   Police Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol regional police spokesperson, identified the victim as Domingo Barotil, 47, a councilman of Barangay Puting Bato.   Investigation showed that the victim was attending to visitors at around 10:30 p.m. when a lone gunman shot him point- blank several times.   The victim died on the spot.   Calubaquib said investigators are still determining whether or not the killing was political or insurgency-related. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)  ...

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Pete Buttigieg confronts leadership test in impassioned South Bend townhall

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 57 min ago
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced the raw and unvarnished emotion of his community at a town hall in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday as the mayor attempted to soothe the pain caused by the recent killing of a black man by a police officer.
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A 10th American has died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 59 min ago
A man from New York died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to a US State Department official, making him the 10th American tourist to have died during or after their stay in the Caribbean nation.
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Lacson to bashers:  I’m not posturing for 2022

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 59 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines - "To those accusing me of posturing for 2022, I am not," Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Monday.   "I am just myself - mostly serious, sometimes funny, naughty, controversial, dull, boring," Lacson pointed out in a Twitterpost.   The senator explained that he just loves Twitter as it makes him "think, fact-check, google and learn."   So far, Lacson said he has over 22,000 followers and has been following 374 people.   He had also blocked 448 accounts.   Over the weekend, Lacson also shared a "sound advice" on Twitter on how to deal with a basher you could not ignore.   "Kill him by natural cau...

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OFW falls to death in Morocco; Employer under custody

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 10 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines -- An overseas Filipino worker in Morocco plunged to her death from the third floor of an apartment building in a bid to escape from her irate employer.   In a statement on Monday, Philippine Embassy in Tripoli Charg d'Affaires Elmer Cato said the Filipina worker succumbed to severe injuries after reportedly jumping from the apartment building in Casablanca last Saturday following an altercation with her employer.   Cato said that the 49-year-old victim reportedly had an argument with her employer and tried to flee the building using pieces of garments she tied together.   Local authorities have taken the employer into custod...

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Crowd at huge Prague rally says Czech democracy is at risk

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 16 min ago
PRAGUE --- Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in Prague to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign, assembling from across the Czech Republic for the capital's biggest anti-government protest since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution that brought down the communist regime. The demonstration at Letna Park, a site of massive gatherings that significantly contributed to the fall of communism in what 30 years ago was Czechoslovakia, was the largest from two months of street protests opposing Babis. The protesters of 2019 said they didn't come to overthrow the current political system but to defend it. They consider Babis, a populist billionaire, as a threat ...

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Judith Krantz, romance novelist, dies at 91

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 32 min ago
Judith Krantz, whose best-selling romance novels told racy tales of the rich, died of natural causes Saturday, her publicist said. She was 91.
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Senators oppose joint probe of boat sinking at Recto Bank

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 33 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Senators on Sunday objected to President Duterte's decision to agree to China's suggestion for a joint inquiry into the June 9 ramming and sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese trawler, arguing that it would only undermine the country's control over its waters in the South China Sea. The incident, which happened near the resource-rich Recto (Reed) Bank, sparked protests blasting the Duterte administration for siding with China instead of defending the 22-strong Filipino crew of the Gem-Ver 1 who were abandoned in the open sea by the Chinese trawler. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said letting China take part in the marine inquiry would on...

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House to probe Metro water shortage

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 35 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives is opening its oversight hearing on the water shortage in Metro Manila on Tuesday as the metropolis remains parched despite the onset of the rainy season and the drop of water in Angat Dam to critically low levels. In one of her last orders as House leader, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called for the investigation into the persistent water troubles, which began in March and continued through the peak of the dry season. The chamber invited officials of water concessionaires Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc., Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), National Water Resources Board (NWRB), Local Wat...

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Controversial Botong donated to museum

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 35 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Has National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco's "Camote Diggers" become suddenly a hot potato? Leon Gallery, which auctioned Francisco's last work on Saturday for P23.4 million, announced that its consigner and buyer had agreed to donate the controversial artwork to an art institution. "To avoid further controversy and the possible politicization of this great masterpiece," said the gallery director, Jaime Ponce de Leon, in an official statement released on Sunday, "the person who consigned the work to auction has generously decided to donate Botong Francisco's 'Camote Diggers' to an institution." The final choice of the museum will be announced in time....

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Recto Bank incident: Gem-Vir or Gem-Ver?

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 36 min ago
SAN JOSE, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines --- The Philippine fishing boat that was hit and sunk by a Chinese trawler at Recto Bank on the night of June 9 was originally named "Gem-Vir," which stood for Gemini and Virgo, the astrological signs of the boat's owners. But, as explained by skipper Junel Insigne and Elizer Salilig, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) director in the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) region, the boat's name was misspelled by the painter as "Gem-Ver." Since then, the 14.38-ton boat has been registered with the BFAR as "F/B Gem-Ver 1" whenever the owners renew its commercial fishing license, most recently in March. It is on...

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Invest in people to improve economy, Duterte urges Asean

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 36 min ago
BANGKOK, Thailand --- President Rodrigo Duterte has called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to invest in its peoples as members of the regional bloc work to improve their economies and accelerate their development. The President has also sought greater protection for the vulnerable people in the region, particularly migrants and people with disabilities, and pushed for more assistance for micro, small and medium enterprises. "[W]e all aspire for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. If we are to achieve this, we have to invest in our greatest resource --- our people[s]," the President said in his remarks at the Asean Summit's plenary session on ...

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