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The new class changing the face of Congress

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:50
CNN explains the 116th Congress of the United States -- and why it's like nothing we have ever seen before.
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Thousands of tourists flee Thai islands as storm approaches

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:48
Thousands of people are fleeing Thai islands popular with tourists ahead of what could be the most devastating storm to hit Thailand in decades, officials told CNN on Thursday.
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2 kidnapped Chinese nationals rescued

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:42
MANILA, Philippines --- Two kidnapped Chinese nationals were rescued in separate operations, the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) reported on Thursday. The PNP-AKG said the mother of one of the victims, Kang Xintong, said she received a call on December 12, 2018 from the kidnappers using her son's WeChat account. The mother, who is in China, said the kidnappers first demanded 50,000 Chinese yuan (around P382,500) and another 20,000 Chinese yuan (around P153,000) after informing her that her son was in their custody. The said amounts were deposited to the kidnappers' account but the victim was not released. The abductors then asked for an additional ...

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Customer finds 3 cockroaches in fruit tea

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:32
MANILA, Philippines --- A customer has called out the Philippine franchise of a popular regional beverage company after being horrified to find three cockroaches in his drink.   Nico Yabut, who urged Gong Cha Philippines to investigate on the matter, narrated in a Facebook post how he discovered the unwanted sinkers in his passion fruit tea.   According to Yabut, he bought his drink at a Gong Cha branch in Theatre Mall, Greenhills in San Juan and only noticed about the three little bugs just as he was about to gobble up his beverage. https://www.facebook.com/797739408/posts/10158003818969409/ "This afternoon I ordered fromGong Cha PH Gong Cha Philippines in Th...

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Northern Samar placed under state of calamity

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:25
CATARMAN, Northern Samar --- Northern Samar was placed under a state of calamity after the province was hit by the worst flooding in 30 years. The Provincial Board issued the declaration in a special session held on Thursday to pave the way for the release of calamity funds to help the 46,922 families or 185,902 persons displaced by floods triggered by heavy rains spawned by Tropical Depression "Usman." Twenty of the province's 25 towns were affected. Eight of the 13 fatalities recorded in Eastern Visayas were from Northern Samar --- five in Lope de Vega town, 2 in Victoria town and one in the capital town of Catarman. Still missing was a seven-year-old boy from Victoria town...

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Duterte confident of people’s support for BOL ahead of plebiscite

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:12
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday expressed optimism that the people of Mindanao will support the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the upcoming plebiscite, an important component of the government's push for lasting peace in the south. "I hope and I pray that something good will come out of the BOL. Though the plebiscite is forthcoming, we have every reason to believe that it would pass the people's will at sana magkaroon tayo ng kapayapaan because if not mahirapan tayo nito (I hope we could have peace because if not it will be hard for us)," Duterte said in a speech in Mindanao. If the plebiscite goes against the BOL, Duterte said he will just dedicate t...

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Duterte belittles senatorial ‘survey front-runners’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:11
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday belittled survey front-runners in the 2019 senatorial midterm elections as he pushed for administration candidates, who still could not make it to so-called "Magic 12" in different surveys.   Duterte lamented the results of surveys in a speech during his former political adviser Francis Tolentino's birthday celebration in Tagaytay City.   "I do not have to derogate others but these survey front-runners, my goodness. We have dedicated people here, knowledgeable, attorneys," he said in his first public appearance for the year, as he made a pitch for his former Cabinet officials, who are gunning for a Sen...

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Non-sugar sweeteners bring no extra benefits for health, says new study

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:11
New European research has found little evidence to suggest that non-sugar sweeteners have any significant benefits for health when used instead of regular sugars. Carried out by researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany, the University of Pcs, Hungary, and the Universit Paris Descartes, France, the new analysis included 56 studies to investigate the potential benefits and dangers of increasingly popular non-sugar sweeteners. Each of the studies compared no intake or lower intake of non-sugar sweeteners with a higher intake in healthy adults and children, assessing participants' weight, blood sugar (glycemic) control, oral health, cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidne...

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Teen's yacht found intact 8 years after rescue

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:08
When American teen sailor Abby Sunderland was rescued from the Indian Ocean in 2010, she never thought she'd see her yacht, Wild Eyes, again.
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Rare stone from Great Pyramid of Giza to get first showing outside Egypt

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:59
The National Museum of Scotland will be the first institution outside Egypt to showcase a rare casing stone from the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Edinburgh museum announced this week. The large block of fine white limestone is one of the few surviving casing stones from the Great Pyramid. It will be displayed in a new, permanent gallery entitled Ancient Egypt Rediscovered starting Feb. 8. The museum announced the news on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the man who arranged for the stone to be brought to the United Kingdom, the Astronomer Royal of Scotland, Charles Piazzi Smyth (Jan. 3, 1819 - Feb. 21, 1900). The stone will go on public view for the first time s...

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'Ageism' dangerous for health

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:46
We've long been told to respect our elders. But now there is scientific evidence that respect can potentially save lives among the elderly and keep them both physically and mentally healthy.
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Smartphone makers can no longer count on China for growth

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:36
Apple is not the only smartphone maker suffering from a slowdown in China.
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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actor, dead at 76

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:34
Bob Einstein, whose 50-year career as a comedy writer and performer ranged from "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" to Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," has died. He was 76.
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KO of Lucas Matthysse has Manny Pacquiao thirsting for a stoppage

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:27
MANILA, Philippines--Now that he's rediscovered the thrill of a knockout victory, Manny Pacquiao is looking at no less than stopping his fancy American foe Adrien Broner when they clash on Jan. 19 in Las Vegas. "The fans loved it, so why not try for it again," Pacquiao told philboxing.com after another gruelling workout in Hollywood that prompted his head trainer and best friend Buboy Fernandez to say that he has already reached 100 percent in shape. Not that Pacquiao has a beef against the Broner, a rough and troubled former world champ who was just out on bail. "I have nothing personal against Adrien Broner," said the 40-year-old Pacquiao. This fight is strictly business...

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ERs 'flooded' with mentally ill patients with no place else to turn

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:27
A "huge and largely unreported problem" is happening in ERs across the nation, one expert says.
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Earthquake rattles southwest Japan, no damage reported

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:27
TOKYO --- An earthquake shook southwestern Japan on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami watch was lifted within an hour. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake measured a preliminary magnitude 5.0, rattling the Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Kumamoto areas in the southwest of the main island of Kyushu. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said an emergency team was set up to check on any damage. At his second news conference two hours after the quake, he said no deaths or injuries had been reported and no emergency calls for firefighters or other rescue had been made. The two nuclear plants in the area had been confirmed as operating regularly...

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Rescuers find body of treasure hunter buried in Negros landslide

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:18
SIBULAN, Negros Oriental --- Rescue teams on Thursday recovered the body of one of the three treasure hunters buried alive in a tunnel 50 feet deep in Barangay Boloc-Boloc in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental Wednesday. The still unidentified body was recovered from the water and mud some 50 feet underneath the barangay road, where the tunnel was found. The buried treasure hunters were identified s Feliciano Encilay Sr., 62; an employee of the Provincial Veterinary Office; Algie Javier, 29; of Sulodpan, Bacong and a former overseas Filipino worker; and Bobby Baldado of Palinpinon, Valencia. A fourth member, Mauro Alforque, survived and reported the incident to authorities. The Fi...

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Coachella 2019 lineup: Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala to headline

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:17
The 2019 Coachella lineup is here.
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‘Misunderstood’ Terrence Romeo putting issues behind as he starts new journey with San Miguel

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:16
MANILA, Philippines---San Miguel team governor Robert Non gave a simple yet powerful statement when he formally introduced the polarizing Terrence Romeo to his new team on Thursday at Acropolis Clubhouse. Non described Romeo as "the most misunderstood player" in the league when he introducing the three-time scoring champion to the Beermen. Romeo, who made his first appearance with the team on Thursday since being traded last month, is aware he doesn't have the richest of histories in the few years he's been in theleague. READ:Leo Austria expects Terrence Romeo to rally behind Beermen's cause Despite being a generational talent in his position, Romeo had trouble with his f...

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The world's safest airlines revealed

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 19:11
It's not something most avid travelers think about, but knowing you're in reliable hands when flying from one side of the world to the other is always a plus.
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