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Gun Control, Climate Change: A New US Generation

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:38
They may only be teenagers, but both have drawn worldwide followings for their clear messages and fierce commitment -- symbols of a generation of surprising militancy.Hogg, who is 18, is a leader of the March for Our Lives movement, launched by students from his high school in Parkland, Florida, where a heavily armed gunman massacred 17 people on February 14, 2018.The movement, pushing for stricter gun control legislation, has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young Americans. Thunberg, a pig-tailed Swedish student who looks younger even than her 16 years, has become the European face of the fight against global warming, inspiring huge crowds of young protesters to take to the street...

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Prince Harry and Meghan grieve loss of elderly fan in Australia

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:36
LONDON --- Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the Duchess of Sussex are planning to write to the family of an elderly war widow who was among his biggest fans before she died in Australia. The royal couple is described as deeply saddened by the death of Daphne Dunne. She was 99. Her family said on social media on Tuesday that their mother and grandmother "passed away peacefully" on Monday. "She was a truly special lady who will be greatly missed by so many," the family said. "The simple act of stopping Daphne in the street and holding her hand meant more to Daphne than anyone could ever imagine," it added. The Australian press reported that she died after being hospi...

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Maisie Williams pulls prank with major ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:32
MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Maisie Williams wins among all the April Fools' pranks as she dropped a major spoiler about the fate of her character Arya in the "Game of Thrones" season finale. During her guesting at "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday (Monday in US time), Williams was asked, "Can you tell me anything? Can you talk about anything?" "I've just decided to keep a tight lip on everything. HBO sent out a lot of memos recently about just saying nothing. So there's really nothing I could say. They will absolutely kill me," Williams said. "You couldn't give one little spoiler, one little hint? A crumb is all I ask," Fallon asked. Williams shared, "During s...

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Whirlpool is the most trusted brand in the Philippines

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:30
For nine straight years, the Filipinos have once again chosen Whirlpool as their preferred brand for washing machines. Whirlpool is recognized at the Reader's Digest Asia's Trusted Brand 2019 Awards as one of the Most Trusted Brands for Household Products for the Washing Machine Category. The Reader's Digest Asia Trusted Brands has been the premier consumer-based survey in Asia for two decades and is considered as a reliable reference in the decision-making process of consumers. Receiving the Ultimate Seal of Consumer Approval is tangible proof of the people's faith and confidence in their chosen brands in the market. Receiving the award that night was Blanco Wong, managing dire...

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New beginnings have never been this exciting with Cherry Mobile

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:30
Celebrate success and new beginnings with Cherry Mobile as you start to embark onto the newest chapter of your life. Embrace your future with a smartphone that can be your reliable companion as you combat your way to the real world. Continue to believe in your dreams and get ready to take your passion into the next level together with Cherry Mobile! Cherry Mobile Omega Lite 3s: Own Your Future. Be confident as you strive for success post-graduation. The newest smartphone from Cherry Mobile's Omega series will definitely help you get there. Running on Android Oreo Go OS, this device will give you an optimized mobile experience that will help you accomplish all your tasks daily. You...

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Philippine Navy chief, landing dock ship to attend China fleet review

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:28
      MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Navy will sendi its strategic sealift vessel BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) to take part in China's multinational fleet review later this month.   Navy Flag-Officer-in-Command Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad said the Philippine Navy's participation was "part of goodwill." The review is being held to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy.   Empedrad said he will also be attending the event.   "Asean Navy chiefs will be coming. I heard more than 30 chief of the Navy are attending the celebration," he told Inquirer.net.   This will be the first time th...

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African-American woman elected Chicago mayor

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:25
Former Assistant US Attorney Lori Lightfoot made holding abusive officers accountable for their actions a bedrock of her campaign.
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Facts about Sharia law around the world

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:19
HONG KONG, China --- Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws -- including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex -- despite a storm of global criticism from rights groups. Although most Muslim nations incorporate elements of sharia law in their legal systems, very few carry out the harsher punishments -- known as hudud -- which even Muslim scholars disagree on. Here are some facts about sharia law and how it is interpreted around the world: What is sharia law? Sharia is a religious law forming part of the Islamic faith derived from the Koran and the hadiths -- the words or actions of the prophet Mohammed. The manner of its application in modern times has been a sub...

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De Lima seeks probe on PH move to delist 625 disappearances

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:05
MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition senator Leila de Lima has called for a Senate probe on the government's move to have the United Nations delist more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances in the Philippines. De Lima filed Senate Resolution No. 1032, which was released to the media Wednesday, urging the appropriate Senate committee to look into the government's call for the removal of 625 names from the list of enforced or involuntary disappearance cases from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) records. "There is a need to strongly reconsider this motion by the government as this is a grave injustice not only for the victims of e...

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WATCH: Iron Man, Captain America reunite in new ’Avengers: Endgame’ trailer

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:00
  MANILA, Philippines --- Fans of Marvel are in for a treat as another "Avengers: Endgame" trailer has been unveiled.   The "special look" was released on Tuesday via Marvel's official Youtube account.   https://youtu.be/KCSNFZKbhZE     The one-minute video sees the reunion of Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., and Captain America, played by Chris Evans, and it seems like their civil war might finally be over.   Iron Man and Captain America stood on the opposite ends of the field in the previous film "Avengers: Infinity War" after events from "Captain America: Civil War" shattered the Avengers.   But it looks like...

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First African-American female mayor in Chicago history elected

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:58
Lori Lightfoot has been elected the next mayor of Chicago, according to the Associated Press, becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead the country's third-most populous city.
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Singapore's 'fake news' bill is bad news for Facebook

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:51
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he welcomed more regulation of big tech, but he probably didn't mean this.
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This Supreme Court ruling is exceptionally cruel

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:50
Russell Bucklew is on death row in Missouri, and the United States Supreme Court just gave that state the go-ahead to kill him in one of the most torturous and cruel ways possible. Bucklew, who has a rare condition that leaves his body riddled with bleeding-prone tumors, will convulse, choke, and eventually suffocate on his own blood if he is executed by lethal injection, according to his lawyers. If this is true, his death will be slow. It will be brutal. It will be excruciatingly cruel.
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LOOK: Dr. Vicki Belo welcomes Floyd Mayweather Jr. in her clinic

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:46
Doctor-to-the-stars Dr. Vicki Belo warmly welcomed former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. in her clinic, as shown in her Instagram post Tuesday. Mayweather arrived in the Philippines on Sunday, March 31, jetting off to Boracay on the same day, where he basked in the sun. Mayweather visited Belo in one of her clinics upon coming back to Manila and was the dermatologist's first-ever patient for her latest cosmetic procedure. Belo took to social media where she shared videos of the famed boxer under her care. Mayweather is reportedly the newest ambassador of the Belo Medical Group. "Look who's our first-ever patient for the newest Belo Thermage FLX," she wrote via Instagram o...

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Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:33
CHICAGO, United States --- In a historic first, a gay African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence. Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, was elected the midwestern city's mayor in a lopsided victory. She beat out Toni Preckwinkle, who is also an African American woman, by a wide margin of 74 to 26 percent in early voting results with most ballots counted. Lightfoot will become Chicago's first openly gay mayor and the first African American woman t...

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Ejercito: Ensure transparent, fair review of gov’t contracts

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:21
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator JV Ejercito on Wednesday said the review of all contracts entered into by the government should be "transparent and fair." Ejercito made the statement as he expressed support for the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to review contracts entered into by the government, including those with China, to remove any onerous provision detrimental to public interest. READ: Duterte orders review of all gov't contracts "I fully support the order of the President to review all contracts entered into by the government, to make sure that they are not disadvantageous to the welfare of the public," Ejercito told reporters in a Viber message. "I would only caution g...

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Mayor reacts to Trump calling her 'crazed'

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:01
Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaks with CNN's Erin Burnett after President Donald Trump called her "crazed and incompetent."
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2 lawmen face raps for violating Duterte election order

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:00
MANILA, Philippines --- Two policemen face possible dismissal from the service after they were caught providing unauthorized security to a Bulacan politician. The head of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) said Wednesday that PCpl Gerlie Garcia and PPat Jed Ceril Sevilla would be cited for escorting Marilao mayoral candidate Ricardo Silvestre. "Hindi sila hinuli. Pinagsabihan lang sila na kakasuhan ng administrative case for violating the PRRD [President Rodrigo Roa Duterte] and CPNPs [Chief of the Philippine National Police] directive that PNP and AFP must be non-partisan," said CITF director Police Col. Romeo Caramat Jr. Caramat said Garcia and Sevilla would not face arres...

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Senate panel opens probe of FAA inspectors over Boeing 737 MAX 8

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 08:32
As the Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded, a new Senate investigation has launched and details of a federal grand jury have emerged, the latest in a series of probes looking into how the plane was certified and the problems that have occurred since.
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Lacson shares experience waiting 4 hours for flight 

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 08:29
MANILA, Philippines --- More than four hours of waiting at the airport for a flight? Senator Panfilo Lacson took to Twitter on Wednesday to lament his experience of waiting for hours at the airport during his recent trip to and from Cebu. Lacson shared that last Monday, April 1,he waited for four hours and 15 minutes for a Cebu-bound flight when the actual flight took only one hour. The following day, the senator said he again waited for three hours and 20 minutes for a flight back to Manila when the actual travel time was only one hour. "What's happening?," Lacson asked. https://twitter.com/iampinglacson/status/1113214771455680512 Lacson, however, did not mention the airline t...

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