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US looking into reports Pakistan violated arms agreement in Kashmir

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:23
The US is looking into reports that Pakistan misused American-made F-16 jets during an aerial engagement with India last week that brought the two nuclear armed neighbors to the brink of conflict.
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Asian shares fall, China’s edge up on bullish growth target

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:16
  BANGKOK - Shares have declined in most Asian markets, tracking an overnight sell-off on Wall Street.   But stocks in Shanghai and Shenzhen advanced early Tuesday after the government set an ambitious target for growth this year that implies strong government support for the economy.   The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.1 percent to 3,031.00, while the benchmark in Shenzhen, a smaller, more domestic-oriented market jumped 0.8 percent to 1,685.17.   Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told the annual session of the country's rubber-stamp parliament that the government was setting a growth target in a range of 6 to 6.5 percent.   That shows offi...

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Duterte OKs release of ‘narco list’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:11
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to release the 'narco list' ahead of the May 2019 midterm elections, Malacaang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte talked to Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao after the Cabinet meeting in Malacaang on Monday night. "It was discussed after the Cabinet meeting. The position of the President was the position that I made (for the release of the narcolist)," Panelo said in a Palace briefing. He said the narco list was expected to be released next week, according to Ao. /cbb...

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Trump moves to end special trade treatment for India

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:08
US President Donald Trump announced plans Monday to end special trade treatment for India, accusing it of unfairly shutting out American businesses.
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‘Lava gown’ designer Mak Tumang’s story: A life-changing text, gown and working with Catriona Gray

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:07
  MANILA, Philippines - The designer of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's iconic Mayon volcano-inspired gown, Mak Tumang shared in an Instagram post on Monday how a text message and a dress led to a life-changing working relationship with the beauty queen.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BullD6AnO8R/   "Indeed, a small change can give rise to a huge tidal wave. Who would have thought that a simple text message and a single dress could totally change my fate?" Tumang wrote in the caption.   Tumang shared screenshots of his exchange with stylist Reynaldo Santos Jr. who asked him to create a gown for a "secret" Miss World Philippines contestant, who t...

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LOOK: Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos tease new movie together

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:03
Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos are set to star in a movie together called "LSS." The two actors shared on Instagram last Saturday, March 2, a picture of them seated at a table. "Who would've thought we'd star in a movie together? Here's to our continuous growth individually and together, partner," wrote Garcia. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bugb2NeFmFV/ She added that the project involves indie band Ben&Ben, with whom she and Ramos have performed. READ: Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos perform duet with indie band Ben&Ben Ramos said of their collaboration, "Blessed to be sharing the big screen with this one." Garcia teased him, "Omg please don't tell me we're a loveteam... [l...

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Abra folk await Duterte for PDP-Laban campaign rally

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:00
BANGUED, Abra, Philippines --- About 5,000 people have gathered in front of the Divine Word College of Bangued here for the campaign rally of ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino--Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Tuesday. President Duterte is expected to lead the political rally for PDP-Laban senatorial candidates together with the local candidates at 3 p.m. Running under PDP-Laban banner are reelectionist Sen. Koko Pimentel, former Presidential aide Bong Go, former chief of police Ronald de la Rosa, former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino and Maguindanao Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu. The party's guest candidates include Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, Sen. JV Ejercito, S...

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North Korea hackers targeting US 'critical infrastructure,' cybersecurity firm says

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:55
A group of North Korean hackers is believed to be actively targeting US businesses and "critical infrastructure," a report released this week by cybersecurity firm McAfee said.
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28 Build, Build, Build projects set to complete by 2022–Neda 

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:48
      MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty-eight out of the 75 big-ticket projects under the government's massive "Build, Build, Build" (BBB) program are scheduled to be completed by 2022, the state planning agency National Economic Development Authority (Neda) said Tuesday. READ: Neda: Groundbreaking of 34 'flagship' infra projects set for 2018 "The agencies have committed to the administration that the 28 (projects) will be completed, this is about P319 billion out of the P2.17 trillion (budget for BBB)," Assistant Secretary Jonathan Uy said during a Senate hearing on the BBB program. Uy noted that the projects for completion by 2022 was previously numbere...

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#ManilaEncounters: the city in horror-filled tweets

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:45
  MANILA, Philippines --The internet is a vast arena of quirks and wonders that is fed and kept vibrant by the playful minds of netizens.   Recently, #ManilaEncounters has been trending on local Twitter and has keeping netizens awake with its thousands of short stories.   The hashtag is a collection of tweets that narrate fictitious 'encounters' on horror, fantasy and even slices of life.   Here are some of the spookiest tweets we have found:   https://twitter.com/ryansericka/status/1100285765802553344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1100285765802553344&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fcnnphilippines.com%2Flife%2Fculture%2F...

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Ex-drug convict slain in Quezon

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:43
LUCENA CITY, Philippines - A former drug convict was killed by a lone gunman in Candelaria, Quezon Tuesday morning, police said. Rodel Comia, 41, was walking in Barangay Mangilag Sur at around 6:20 a.m. when the gunman emerged and repeatedly shot him in different parts of the body, Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police director, said. Comia died on the spot. Police said the victim was arrested last April for a drug pushing case and was sent to jail. He was released on Dec. 20, 2018 following a plea bargaining agreement with the court. / gsg...

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2-year-old diagnosed with ovarian cancer

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:40
A Georgia mom opens up about her 2-year-old daughter's rare cancer diagnosis and talks about how she persistently fought for the discovery.
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2 hurt in QC residential fire

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:35
      MANILA, Philippines --- Two residents were hurt following a fire that engulfed a residential area in barangay San Antonio, Quezon City, report of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) showed on Tuesday. READ: Fire engulfing residential area in QC The BFP confirmed to INQUIRER.net the names of the injured civilians as Dionisia Rabago, 57, who suffered a first degree burn in her right arm, whileAlex Sarmiento, 45 suffered first degree burns in his left and upper forearm. As of this posting, firefighters are still trying to put out the fire that is now on fourth alarm. /jpv...

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Drug suspect gunned down in Laguna buy-bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:33
  SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines - A drug suspect was gunned down in a buy bust operation in Calamba City, Laguna on Monday evening, police said on Tuesday. In a text message, Senior Supt. Eleazar Matta,Laguna police chief, identifiedthe suspect only as a certain Daryl. He said police have yet to confirm the man's last name but local authorities said he previously surrendered to undergo rehabilitation during the early years of the government's program against illegal drugs. Matta said the suspect was also allegedly involved in robbery cases in Calamba City. Matta said a buy bust operation was conducted at around 10:35 p.m. in Barangay Makiling. He said the suspect car...

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Tolentino blames senator for continuing Edsa traffic woes

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:11
MANILA, Philippines --- Pro-administration senatorial bet Francis Tolentino on Monday blamed a certain senator for the failure of Congress to grant President Rodrigo Duterte "emergency powers" to address the traffic woes in Metro Manila. Tolentino, a former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair, made the statement after Duterte said that solving Edsa's traffic congestion was the only campaign promise he had failed to deliver, so far.   READ:Duterte admits failure to solve Edsa traffic The President blamed Congress for not granting him the emergency powers he needed to ease traffic flow on Metro Manila's busiest thoroughfare. In his speech during Hugpong ng Pagbabago...

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Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn granted bail after 3 months in Japanese jail

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:03
Carlos Ghosn has been granted bail after spending more than three months in a Japanese jail.
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Politicians in ‘narcolist’ down to 82, says PDEA chief

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:02
    MANILA, Philippines --- The number of politicians included in the so-called narcolist or those involved in illegal drugs has been narrowed down to 82, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino revealed on Tuesday. Aquino said the list, which previously included 83 politicians, has been trimmed after Mayor Norodin Franco Salazar of Datu Salibo, Maguindanao was arrested in February for charges of murder and illegal possession of firearms. "Actually they are now down to 82, the last time I said it was at 83 but one of the mayors was arrested," he said in a press conference. "So now it's down to 82 narcopoliticians." /jpv R...

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Police unearth body of murder victim in Quezon

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:00
  LUCENA CITY, Philippines -- Police arrested an 18-year-old boy in Guinayangan town in Quezon province early dawn Tuesday while his cohort is being hunted down after they were linked to the brutal murder of a man a month ago. Arrested was Godofredo Sales Jr., 18, one of the prime suspects in the killing of Gregorio Rocha, 32, last February 7, Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police director, said in a report. Sales and his unidentified cohort later buried Rocha's body, police said. Report said May-Ann Gonzales and Laiza Cericos, reported to the police about a buried body outside Sales' house in Barangay Calimpak at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Policemen rushed to th...

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PDEA chief maintains stand against release of ‘narco list’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:51
MANILA, Philippines --- Amid reports that the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) would release next week the "narco list" that identifies politicians involved in illegal drugs, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino on Tuesday reiterated his stand against such a move. Aquino told reporters that he was maintaining his stance on the issue. From the beginning, "I don't want the list to be revealed or disclosed," he said. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao might release the list next week, in time for the campaign season for the May elections. Panelo said that President Rodrigo Dut...

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