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Jasmine Curtis-Smith appeals to keep ‘Maledicto’ in cinemas: ‘They don’t screen local films’

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:10
Jasmine Curtis-Smith recently took to social media to appeal to fans to help horror film "Maledicto," where she stars as young nun Sister Barbie, stay in the cinemas. This was after a netizen tagged Curtis-Smith in a photo via Twitter that showed the screening time of "Maledicto." The film only had three time slots for the day and had to share one cinema with another film, "The Curse of La Llorona," as the rest of the cinemas seemed to be showing "Avengers: Endgame." Curtis-Smith retweeted the post and called on to fans for help. "Maledicto" only premiered in cinemas on May 1. "Help us stay in cinemas til the weekend [please]," she said via Twitter on May 2. "It's a really tough fig...

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The alarming assault on the free press

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:58
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who had worked for Reuters and exposed the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys, recently received word that their final appeal had been denied by Myanmar's Supreme Court.
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Ji Chang-wook to star in rom-com drama after military discharge

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:58
  MANILA, Philippines ---Korean actor Ji Chang-Wook will star in a new drama after completing his mandatory military service.   https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw6hh3XgjNY/   Ji's comeback project has been confirmed to be "Melt Me," a sci-fi romantic comedy as reported by Korean news website Sports Seoul.   He will play the role of a popular variety show producer who volunteered to take part in a new show called "The Frozen Human Project."   In the show, Ji, alongside a woman, participate in a project to be frozen for 24 hours. But things do not go as planned as someone mysteriously conspires to leave them frozen for 20 years.   ...

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‘Journos should hold power to account, uphold democracy at all times’ — Focap

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:51
MANILA, Philippines --- Journalists have a critical duty to "hold power to account" and "uphold democracy at all times, no matter how difficult," the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) reminded media practitioners on Friday as the world celebrates the annual Press Freedom Day. In a statement, Focap stressed that now is not a time to bend and shrink especially that governments have sought to paint the free press as "enemies of states" to "muzzle" and "escape accountability."   "As the country's fourth estate and as one of the world's independent watchdogs, we believe journalists have a critical duty to hold power to account and to uphold democracy ...

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Vietnam suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s killing freed from prison

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:42
    KAJANG, Malaysia --- A Vietnamese embassy translator says the Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader has been released from a Malaysian prison.   Maridam Yacfar told reporters at the prison Friday that Doan Thi Huong looked "happy" but couldn't give further details. Huong's lawyers have said she is expected to be taken to the immigration office before flying back to Hanoi later Friday.   Huong pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of causing injury after prosecutors dropped the murder charge against her. She was sentenced to 40 months in prison. Her co-defendant Indonesian Siti Aisyah ...

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Final Kim Jong Nam killing suspect freed

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:36
The second woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been set free, bringing one of the world's highest-profile murder mysteries to an anticlimactic end after two years of twists and turns.
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First US lawsuits filed over use of 'confiscated' Cuban property

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:36
The first lawsuits against a company accused of trafficking in confiscated Cuban property were filed Thursday, both targeting Carnival Cruise Lines.
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Taiwanese president-hopeful Terry Gou meets Trump

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:34
Taiwanese businessman and presidential hopeful Terry Gou has met with US businessman and current President Donald Trump, and received this advice: Being president is a tough job.
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2 suspected drug pushers shot dead in Laguna 

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:31
  LAGUNA, Philippines -- Two suspected drug pushers were shot dead in separate buy-bust operations in Laguna province, police said Friday.   Col. Eleazar Matta, Laguna police director said Rolando Castillo, a suspected drug pusher, was killed in when he engaged police officers in a shootout during a drug bust in San Pablo City.   According to Matta, Castillo, a native of Lucena City, Quezon, was included in the police watchlish for illegal drug pushers.   Matta said Castillo opened fire at police officers during the bust that happened at around 10:45 p.m. Thursday in Barangay (village) San Pedro.   Police recovered from Castillo a 9 mm ...

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Scandinavian air pilot strike is over after thousands of canceled SAS flights

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:16
The pilot's strike at Scandinavian Air is over.
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Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ films, dies at 74

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:15
    LOS ANGELES --- Actor Peter Mayhew, who played shaggy, towering Chewbacca in several of the "Star Wars" films, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 74.   Mayhew died at his home in Texas on Tuesday, according to a family statement. No cause was given.   The 7-foot-3 Mayhew played the beloved and furry Chewbacca, sidekick to Han Solo and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.   He went on to appear as the Wookiee in 2005's "Revenge of the Sith" and shared the part in 2015's "The Force Awakens" with actor Joonas Suotamo, who later took over the role.   "He put his heart and soul into ...

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Trillanes to DOJ : Go slow on ‘whistleblowers,’  disprove Duterte drug links

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:59
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Justice (DOJ) should probe and disprove the drug allegations hurled at some members of the Duterte family instead of intensifying its crackdown against "whistleblowers," opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said Friday.   "Sec. Guevarra should slowdown on his crackdown on whistleblowers linking Duterte and Bong Go to illegal drugs lest he himself be suspected of protecting druglords," the staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte said in a statement.   "Sec. Guevarra must first investigate and disprove the allegations of both Col. Acierto and Bikoy before he could say that their statements are untrue," he added. &nb...

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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies at 74

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:47
Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, has died, according to his agent.
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Cloudy skies with scattered rain in extreme Northern Luzon

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:38
  MANILA, Philippines --- Cloudy skies with chances of scattered rain and thunderstorms are seen in extreme Northern Luzon due to a frontal system, the state weather bureau said Friday.   Landslides are also possible during severe thunderstorms and gusty conditions, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   The rest of the country meanwhile will be affected by the easterlies or the warm winds from the Pacific.   The Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.   Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partl...

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Donald Trump's economic #'s are through the roof. But ...

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:31
Here's a great headline for Donald Trump as he turns toward his 2020 re-election bid: "CNN Poll: Trump's approval rating on the economy hits a new high."
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Marcos victims get P77,500 each amid objection from gov’t

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:05
BUTUAN CITY---At least 140 victims of torture, summary execution and enforced disappearance during the Marcos dictatorship or members of their families each received a check for P77,500 as part of the compensation awarded by a Hawaii district court, which ruled on a class action suit against the estate of Ferdinand Marcos.   It was the third payout ordered by the court after Marcos was overthrown in 1986.   About 6,500 registered members of the class suit, or their duly appointed heirs, will each receive the peso equivalent of $1,500.   The checks were to be distributed nationwide to the documented members, starting in Butuan City on Wednesday. These were...

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Christchurch terror attack death toll increases to 51

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:05
Seven weeks after the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand, the death toll has risen again.
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Panelo now says ‘matrix’ not from Duterte

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:03
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo found himself in the hot seat after admitting on Thursday that the "Oust Duterte Matrix" he released last month did not come from the President.   Pressed by Malacaang reporters for his source of the "matrix" he showed on April 22, the same day that the Manila Times published it, Panelo said it came from an unknown person with an unregistered phone number, not from Duterte.   The diagram shows web-like linkages among members of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, the online news outfit Rappler and fact-checker Vera Files. The Manila Times report alleged that these peopl...

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To feed the world, why not eat bugs?

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:02
Many insects are nutritious and packed with protein. They could help feed the world and reduce the effects of food production on climate change.
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DOJ: Arrested blogger owns site that spread ‘Bikoy’ videos

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:02
The blogger arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday over the "True Narcolist" series on YouTube was the owner of the website through which the videos that linked members of President Duterte's family to the illegal drug trade were circulated, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.   But Rodel Jayme, Guevarra told a news conference, was not the uploader of the videos in which a hooded man who called himself "Bikoy" claimed he had worked for drug syndicates and alleged that two of Duterte's children---former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Veronica "Kitty" Duterte---were involved in the illegal drug trade.   In the videos, Bik...

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