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'Nobel' of architecture announced

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 23:00
Eminent Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has won the Pritzker Prize, the "Nobel of architecture," it was announced Tuesday.
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Duterte: ‘Otso’ bets painting admin rivals black to appear white

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:49
MANILA, Philippines --- Two days after mocking the Otso Diretso senatorial candidates by discrediting their qualifications, President Rodrigo Duterte slammed them again --- this time accusing them of resorting to black propaganda. READ:Duterte mocks opposition slate: 'Otso Diretso' to 'hell "Kaya 'yung opposition mautak man sana. but their penchant to be just at the other side," Duterte said during the campaign rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Bangued, Abra. [The opposition candidates might be brainy, but their penchant is to be just at the other side.] "Their victory next year hinges on the way how they attack people and the propens...

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Why some feel the need to protect black celebs like Michael Jackson

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:48
There was a time when the presence of a black person on television was cause for celebration.
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Four graphics that help explain Britain's knife crime crisis

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:46
The deaths of two 17-year-olds in London and Greater Manchester over the weekend have reignited the debate over knife crime in Britain.
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Andy Murray will put ‘heart and soul’ into return, says mom Judy

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:37
Andy Murray will put his "heart and soul" into trying to return to professional tennis, his mother Judy has said, although she admitted the player's future is unclear. The 31-year-old underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January in a final throw of the dice to try to overcome the problem that first became a serious issue in 2017. The operation was performed primarily to improve his quality of life, with Murray revealing that he struggled simply to put on his socks and shoes, but also offered a potential route back to the sport. "He is doing pretty well. It is not that long since he had the operation and time will tell," Judy Murray told Sky Sports. "Nobody knows how he i...

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Andy Murray will put ‘heart and soul’ into return, says mom Judy

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:37
Andy Murray will put his "heart and soul" into trying to return to professional tennis, his mother Judy has said, although she admitted the player's future is unclear. The 31-year-old underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January in a final throw of the dice to try to overcome the problem that first became a serious issue in 2017. The operation was performed primarily to improve his quality of life, with Murray revealing that he struggled simply to put on his socks and shoes, but also offered a potential route back to the sport. "He is doing pretty well. It is not that long since he had the operation and time will tell," Judy Murray told Sky Sports. "Nobody knows how he i...

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South Korea sends World Cup bid plan to North

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:32
South Korea's soccer leadership has sent a proposal to North Korea to jointly bid for the 2023 Women's World Cup and is awaiting a response. Combining to stage the FIFA showpiece could be a significant move toward building peace on the Korean Peninsula, which remains technically at war because the 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. The neighbors have been encouraged to bid by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, with the decision due to be taken in March 2020 by the governing body's ruling council. Chung Mong-gyu, the president of South Korea's soccer association who sits on the FIFA Council, is pursuing the bid after gaining the initial support of his g...

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June kickoff for qualifiers to 2022 World Cup of 32 or 48 teams

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:29
ZURICH --- Qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup will begin in Asia in June, though political tensions between Qatar and its neighbors means FIFA's push to expand the tournament is still uncertain. FIFA's committee for organizing competitions confirmed on Monday the Asian Football Confederation will kick off the global program. Details from other continents "will follow in due course." This gives FIFA until early June to decide on organizing a 32-team World Cup hosted by Qatar, or a 48-team event which would need to spread games around the Middle East. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has persistently pushed for an expanded World Cup, despite a limit of 28 days to play the ...

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DILG chief: Bong Go shirts not bought with gov’t funds

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:13
MANILA, Philippines -- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao denied on Tuesday that campaign shirts from senatorial aspirant Christopher "Bong" Go, which were distributed during the Liga ng mga Barangay Convention held from Feb. 25 to 27 in Pasay, were funded by the government. In Memorandum Circular No. 23, Series of 2019, Ao encouraged village officials to attend the event and authorized those participating in the convention to charge their travel expenses and registration fees from their local funds. The fee, which includes payment for seminar materials, reportedly ranged from P13,800 for those who did not stay at select hotels to P19,800 for stay-in attendees. Conventions kits g...

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Former child star defends Michael Jackson

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:06
Corey Feldman, who has said he was molested as a child, has slammed the documentary alleging that Michael Jackson was a child sexual predator as "one-sided."
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Lacson: Diokno is ‘reputable’ but ‘may not be the best choice’ as BSP governor

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:00
MANILA, Philippines --- While newly appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno has a good reputation in public service, Senator Panfilo Lacson said he "may not be the best choice" for the position. "Sec[retary] Diokno may not be the best choice since he is not well known to have much banking experience and has yet to introduce himself to the international banking community," Lacson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, knowing his long, reputable public service, both in the budget department and in the academe where he served with competence and integrity, he is still a welcome appointment as BSP Governor," he added. Meanwhile, Senator Ralph Recto said he...

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Swarovski crystal fountains to be unveiled on Champs-Élysées in Paris

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:56
The opulent Champs-Élysées in Paris is primed for an ornate new attraction. Six rotating fountains made with Swarovski crystals will be unveiled on the famous avenue later this month.
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Egyptian photojournalist released from prison

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:52
Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an award-winning photojournalist who was arrested in 2013 while taking pictures of a deadly crackdown in Cairo, was released from prison Monday after more than five years behind bars.
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Mardi Gras: The most fun you'll have with a history lesson

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:41
Break out your beads and get in your last bites of king cake -- Mardi Gras is nigh.
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Faustino ‘Inno’ Dy V, LNB national president, issues statement

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:39
Faustino "Inno" Dy V, the national president of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB), said on Tuesday that no public funds were used to buy the T-shirts given away during the 4th LNB Mindanao Island Congress held from March 4-6, 2019, in Davao City, contrary to the allegation of Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano. In a statement, Dy said: "We can assure the public that no public funds from the LNB or the individual barangays were used to purchase campaign materials of any candidate. The LNB remains an apolitical association of punong barangays." "The T-shirts referred to by Congressman Gary Alejano in his statement were sent by Bayan For Bong Go," Dy added. "It is a private organization of in...

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Manila Water to adjust operations as water level dips at La Mesa Dam

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:39
MANILA, Philippines --- Manila Water has announced that it would implement adjustments in its operations due to the rapid decline of the water level at La Mesa Dam. In a statement issued on Monday, the company said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services' (Pagasa) El Nio advisory serves as a warning that the climate condition could pose a threat to Metro Manila's domestic water supply. With this, some areas in Marikina, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig, and Antipolo, San Mateo, Rodriguez, Taytay, and Jalajala in Rizal, will experience "low pressure to no water" during peak demand hours. These are the affected barangays: Marikina Fortune Nangka Tumana ...

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LOOK: Jeepney driver offers free rides for seniors, pregnant women, PWDs and honor students

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:32
A jeepney driver in Sto. Tomas, Batangas received praise from netizens after a Facebook post about him offering free rides went viral on social media last Feb. 28. https://www.facebook.com/carmscorona/posts/10210662067387732?_rdc=1&_rdr "Kung sino man po makakasakay sa jeep na to', hahanga din po kayo sa driver nito (Whoever rides this jeepney will also be impressed by the driver)," said netizen Carms Maricar Corona in her Facebook post. Corona shared a photo of the jeepney driver named Como Iquin Jose, seen through the rearview mirror. Inside his jeepney, a note hangs for passengers to see, which reads, " Exclusive Jeepney for all senior, PWDs, pregnant and honor students. Free...

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Oprah interviews Michael Jackson accusers

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:26
Oprah Winfrey sat down with the two men at the center of controversial Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland." Wade Robson and James Safechuck say the pop star sexually abused them as children.
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Startup uses AI to transform how kids learn

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 20:51
No books, no whiteboards, no markers or pens.
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Enrile outlines the 3 defining characteristics of the Duterte presidency

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 20:50
Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, a senatorial candidate in the May 2019 elections, supports President Rodrigo Duterte's handling of three key national issues --- the country's standing in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), dealing with the Marawi conflict, and navigating the territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea. He shared his position with a panel of leading political bloggers in the most recent episode of "Misconsensus: The Politics of Things," which was shared recently on Facebook and YouTube. The theme of the episode was to show members of new media interacting with a known historical figure in Philippine politics. Answering...

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