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Filipino fans surprise Momoland

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:58
Momoland's popularity in the country came as a surprise for them, too. They revealed this during the press conference held today, Dec. 10, at Novotel. They are the only other KPop group to return in the country twice this year. The other one is boy group EXO. Host Kendra asked why they think they connect so well with Filipino Merries (name of their fandom). "We are also very curious about this question. We want to know why Momoland is so famous in the Philippines. I think it is because of the music. Our music is so fun. We hope we could offer you with more exciting music next year," said member Hyebin. The group just held a free concert in Vigan yesterday. Maknae (youngest) ...

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Beyonce performs at lavish Indian wedding

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:15
Chartered jets arriving in Udaipur for Indian heiress Isha Ambani's wedding contributed to a four-fold increase in flight traffic at the city's airport Saturday. The next day, celebrity guests were treated to an intimate private concert by Beyoncé.
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UN listing gives lifeline to Syria’s last shadow puppeteer

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:11
In a crowded dark room, Syria's last shadow puppeteer crouches on stage, holding two intricate figures against a brightly lit silk screen and voicing their animated chatter. Hiding inside his booth and moving the silhouettes around on sticks, Shadi al-Hallaq gave a proud performance on Monday night after his disappearing art finally received international recognition. Syrians last week received news that their war-battered country's shadow theatre has secured a coveted place on the United Nation's list of world treasures. "When they rang to congratulate me, it was like a day dream," said the puppeteer, a slim 43-year-old wearing a dark grey suit and warm beige scarf. His ...

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Army general in Marawi siege is new SOCOM commander

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:04
MANILA, Philippines --- An Army general who played a key role during the Marawi siege in 2017 is now in charge of the military's special operations units. Maj. Gen. Ramiro Manuel Rey was installed as commander of Special Operations Command (Socom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) last week. He will oversee the special operations forces of the Army, Air Force, and Navy. He was donned to a two-star rank during Monday's flag-raising ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Prior to his new assignment, Rey was commander of Special Forces Regiment (Airborne). He was also designated as commander of Joint Task Group Ranao during the Marawi siege. "As the commander ...

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Boeing launches new private jet with longest range of any business jet in the world

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:52
Boeing has launched what it is calling the longest-range business jet in the industry, a plane that can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping. The BBJ 777X is a private or charter business jet built for the flashy jetsetter, the CEO, heads of state and other moneyed travelers. With a range of 11,645 nautical miles or 21,570 km, Boeing says its BBJ 777-8 jet can connect virtually any two cities in the world. For context, the average flight distance between New York and Singapore is 15,350 kilometers. Interior concepts for the aircraft feature a rich, creamy white and gold color palette, silk cushions, elaborate ceiling crown molding and marbleized tableto...

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Opposition senators ask colleagues to ensure protection of rights

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:48
MANILA, Philippines --- As the world commemorates International Human Rights Day on Monday, senators in the minority bloc pressed colleagues to take the lead in making sure people's rights are protected. In filing Senate Resolution No. 970, the senators called on fellow legislators to be at the forefront of upholding the values and principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) and Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. "As one of the 48 State Parties to the UDHR, the Philippines has an obligation to respect by refraining from interfering with or curtailing the enjoyment of human rights, to protect individuals and groups against human rights abuses, an...

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Macron to address French nation as students blockade dozens of schools

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:47
France's beleaguered president, Emmanuel Macron, will address the nation later Monday amid widespread protests that over the past four weeks have morphed from a grassroots movement against fuel tax hikes, to disparate demonstrations against his presidency.
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The Game Awards 2018: ‘God of War’ leads winners

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:39
The PlayStation 4's Greco-Nordic action adventure "God of War" received Game of the Year among its three-accolade haul at The Game Awards 2018, while PS4 and Xbox One Wild West epic "Red Dead Redemption 2" accumulated a four-trophy total. As well as "God of War" and "Red Dead Redemption 2" which entered The Game Awards 2018 on December 6 with eight category nominations each, there were multiple wins for "Fortnite", "Celeste" and US-based eSports team Cloud9. "Overcooked 2", "Florence", "Forza Horizon 4" and "Monster Hunter World" were also named among the annual award and preview ceremony's best games of 2018. The event also debuted trailers and announcements for dozens of u...

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Galvez bids AFP staff farewell; gives commendation medals to officers

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:22
  MANILA, Philippines --- Retiring Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. tendered his farewell to military and civilian personnel at Camp Aguinaldo on Monday, his last whole day in office. "I could not be any happier and more content than I am now, that we are able to accomplish our goals. All of these will not be possible without your help and support. I am happy that I will be leaving the Armed Forces in good hands," he told AFP personnel during the flag-raising ceremony. Galvez also handed commendation medals to Maj. Gen. Fernando Trinidad, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence; Maj. Gen. Isidro Purisima, the deputy chief o...

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Twitter boss' Myanmar holiday sparks anger

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:18
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweets have triggered an angry backlash for the second time in less than a month.
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Nissan’s Ghosn indicted for underreporting pay

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:14
TOKYO --- Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn's pay was underreported by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015. The prosecutors said earlier that the allegations were the reason for Ghosn's arrest on Nov. 19. The arrest of an industry icon admired both in Japan and around the world has stunned many and raised concerns over the Japanese automaker and the future of its alliance with Renault SA of France. The prosecutors issued statements Monday outlining new allegations against Ghosn and Greg Kelly, ...

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer sets new audience record

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:08
The fourth "Avengers" movie has broken the previous record for trailer views in a 24-hour period, held by its predecessor, "Avengers: Infinity War". With 289 million views accumulated over its first 24 hours online, the debut "Avengers: Endgame" trailer has overtaken the "Avengers: Infinity War" to claim the one-day audience figure throne. https://youtu.be/hA6hldpSTF8 April 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War", with its enormous ensemble cast, ended on an enormous cliffhanger of a twist. The next Marvel movie, "Ant-Man and the Wasp", was set just beforehand, and March 2019's "Captain Marvel" is a prequel to the entire franchise. Marvel itself offered minimal information about t...

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Roger, the ripped kangaroo, has died

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:08
A burly kangaroo whose buff physique shot him to internet fame has died at the age of 12.
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2018 PBA Draft: CJ Perez, Ray Parks, Robert Bolick lead 48 hopefuls

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:07
CJ Perez, Ray Parks and Robert Bolick are tipped to be the first three picks out of the 48 aspirants in the coming 2018 PBA Rookie Draft. Joining the three are the likes of Javee Mocon, Bong Quinto and Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter who are also expected to be picked early in the draft set on Saturday at Robinson's Place Manila. Columbian Dyip, who own the rights to the top overall pick, had already bared their intention to select Perez as No. 1. Perez led the Lyceum Pirates to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Finals. Parks and Bolick, however, may have something to say about that as their accolades speak for themselves. The 25-year-old Parks may be a rookie but his experience would...

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Shiffrin brings 'intensity' to stamp authority on ski season

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:06
She's already stamping her authority on the season and it's only December as Mikaela Shiffrin clinched a clean sweep in St.Moritz last weekend.
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Google Pixel 3 Lite confirmed by tech leaker

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:45
As leaked images have been popping up here and there on various blogs about the potential existence of a Google Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL, Steve H.McFly (aka @OnLeaks) and 91mobiles, a team that's been accurately forecasting upcoming tech for years, recently claimed to have some official details and created a render to match. The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL have been rightfully topping the charts since their release back in October, but what has also been topping the charts are their shocking price tags at $799 and $899 (P42,000 and P47,000), respectively. It's no wonder that Pixel fans are itching for a more affordable rendition of the premium device. Fortunately, last Wednesday @OnLea...

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US school shooter described ‘scorn for humanity’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:41
HARTFORD, Connecticut --- Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting. The documents that a court ordered Connecticut State Police to release include several writings by Adam Lanza, who gunned down 20 children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012. He fatally shot his mother before driving to the school and ultimately killed himself. Lanza wrote in what appears to be an online communication with a fellow gamer: "I incessantly have nothing other than scorn for humanity," the Hartford Courant repo...

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AFP to hold joint change of command and anniversary rites

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:41
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday announced it will be holding joint ceremonies for the change of command and its founding anniversary in a single day.   AFP chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. will relinquish his post to his successor, Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, in a turnover ceremony at the military's headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo on Tuesday.   On the same day, the AFP will also hold a ceremony for its 83rd founding anniversary, days before its actual date of December 21.   Both events in the military are usually attended by no less than President Rodrigo D...

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Airlines enforce cabin bag weight limit

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:34
Flying home for the December holidays can be a stressful experience, with passengers carrying gifts for their nearest and dearest as well as their own luggage.
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Cops kill ‘gun-for-hire’ suspect in Laguna shootout

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:28
SAN PEDRO CITY -- A suspected member of a gun-for-hire group was killed in a shootout with policemen in San Pablo City, Laguna on Monday afternoon.   Laguna police chief Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta identified the slain suspect as Marjollan Carandang, also known as "Owee," a resident of Barangay (village) San Crispin.   Police said Carandang and his companion, Erickson Diangkinay or "Boyong," were members of the Paz Group, who allegedly take on contract killings while also engaged in local drug trade.   In a text message, Matta said members of the intelligence police conducted a buy-bust operation around 4:30 p.m. in Barangay San Crispin.   Carandan...

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