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LOOK: Pilgrims start trek to Antipolo City for Alay Lakad

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:48
MANILA, Philippines --- Pilgrims started the trek to Antipolo City in Rizal province on Maundy Thursday for Alay Lakad, a Holy Week tradition. Hundreds of people started walking along the stretch of Sumulong Highway and Ortigas Avenue in Antipolo City in the afternoon to join the procession, which starts from the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage and end at the Antipolo Cathedral. Some devotees were seen stopping by the Stations of the Cross set up on roadsides. Volunteer groups were giving away free food and water. Shops and makeshift stores will be open for the rest of the night. Officials from Barangay Mambugan assured pilgrims that they are monitoring the sit...

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Madeira: Portugal’s tourist pearl in the Atlantic

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:40
Portugal's Madeira islands are a favorite European holiday spot, and famously the birthplace of soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo. The archipelago is particularly prized among German tourists who made up more than 28% of the 1.3 million visitors in 2017, just behind the nearly 29% from Britain, according to official statistics. Off Morocco Closer to Africa than Europe, Madeira lies 500 kilometers off the coast of Morocco and is about 1,000 kilometers southwest of Lisbon. With two main islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, it is home to 270,000 people, more than 130,000 of whom live in the capital Funchal. The main island is 57 kilometers long and 22 kilometers wide, m...

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Pagasa: Intermittent rains, thunderstorms expected until Sunday

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:38
    MANILA, Philippines --- Metro Manila is expected to experience isolated thunderstorms from Good Friday until Easter Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Thursday.   Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said that despite the isolated thunderstorms, weather in Metro Manila will remain generally fair over the next three days.   Temperature range over the next three days in Metro Manila is from 25 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.   Isolated thunderstorms are likewise expected in Baguio City, Legazpi City, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao.   No weather dis...

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Asian football candidate files complaint about Kuwaiti sheikh

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:28
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- A candidate who lost an election to join the FIFA Council this month has filed a formal complaint accusing Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of "threats and manipulation." Mariyam Mohamed of Maldives says in a letter to the Asian Football Confederation's election oversight committee that "women's football should work and run independently of the apparent politics and vote rigging that clearly occurred." In the letter, seen by The Associated Press, Mohamed requests an investigation into the Kuwaiti sheikh's supposed influence on the April 6 vote in Kuala Lumpur. Mohamed says the sheikh told her she had no future in soccer if she sta...

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‘Bridesmaids’ writers Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo to reunite for new film 8 years later

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:27
NEW YORK --- "Bridesmaids" writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are finally reuniting for a new project, eight years after their smash hit comedy. Lionsgate announced Wednesday that it will produce "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" from a script by Wiig and Mumolo. They will each also co-star in the film as best friends who leave their Midwestern town for a vacation in Florida. The film is planned for release next year, with Josh Greenbaum directing. The filmmakers and stars of "Bridesmaids" have long shrugged off the possibility of a sequel, but the reunion of Wiig and Mumolo had been eagerly awaited. They first announced the "Barb and Star" project in 2014. It was then ...

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Lindsay Lohan’s stepmom pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:21
ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA --- Lindsay Lohan's stepmother has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after state police said she tried to commandeer an occupied bus and attacked its driver. Thirty-six-year-old Kate Major Lohan apologized while entering the third-degree misdemeanor plea on Wednesday, April 17. Lehigh County prosecutors withdrew other charges including drunken driving. Authorities said she was angry after missing her Hellertown stop on Christmas Day. She then grabbed and verbally abused the driver, got behind the wheel and began pushing buttons as the engine ran. She spent Christmas night in jail. Defense attorney Greg Spang lauded prosecutors for dropping the driv...

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Gang member gunned down in Manila

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:16
  MANILA, Philippines --- A suspected "Bahala Na Gang" member was shot dead in Malate, Manila, police said Thursday.   The Manila Police District (MPD) said that the still unidentified victim was walking on A. Mabini Street corner Pres. Quirino Avenue when a lone gunman shot him at around 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday.   The assailant fled toward Taft Avenue after the crime.   A concerned citizen rushed the victim to Ospital ng Maynila.   The victim expired the following day due to several gunshot wounds.   The victim did not have an ID with him when he was attacked.   A resident in the area said he noticed the victim by ...

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Poppies bloom across Afghanistan as drought eases

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:00
LASHKAR Gah, Afghanistan --- A vast field of towering white poppies sways gently in the breeze, silky petals sometimes tumbling to the ground, a visible marker of the resilience of Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. The sight of a seemingly endless expanse of opium-producing flowers is common across rural Afghanistan, but this farm is in the centre of government-controlled Lashkar Gah city -- the capital of Helmand province. In a field AFP visited this month, workers were scoring grooves into the plants' bulbous seed pods from which the raw, milky-white opium oozes. "We know it is harmful but we have no other way to earn money, this is the only income for us," labourer Moh...

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Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:57
TOKYO--- It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday." The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale in the host country on May 9. But the useful site can also be accessed in English by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed along with the full competition schedule. But you can only start to buy if you're a Japan resident. To purchase tickets, everyone e...

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Airline employee 'worked illegally for the Chinese military at New York airports'

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:56
A former employee of a Chinese airline at two of the main airports serving New York has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from the illegal shipment of packages on behalf of China's military, the US Justice Department said Wednesday.
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WATCH: James Corden’s parents see ‘Game of Thrones’ for the first time, wonder ‘what’s the fuss about’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:55
It is now clear where "The Late Late Show" host James Corden got his sense of humor from, as his parents hilariously reacted to the first episode of the final season of the fantasy saga "Game of Thrones". Margaret and Malcolm Corden took a leap of faith and watched the first episode of the HBO show's final season --- without any context. A clip of the first-timers' impressions was uploaded on the official YouTube channel of "The Late Late Show" last Tuesday, April 16. [embed]https://youtu.be/nEfQQvQ5faQ[/embed] "The thing is, we have never even seen it before," Malcolm confessed. "We do not know anything about it, but here it goes." As the title sequence started, Marg...

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Mo Salah: 'We need to change the way we treat women in our culture'

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:54
He is Liverpool's star man on the pitch, but Mo Salah's most important work could come in his campaigning for better treatment of women in the Muslim world.
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Amazon will no longer sell Chinese goods in China

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:48
Amazon is partially retreating from the world's biggest market for online shopping.
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Global stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:47
    BEIJING - Global stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.   Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo retreated.   London's FTSE 100 fell 0.2% to 7,455.47 and Frankfurt's DAX lost 2 points to 12,150.61.   France's CAC 40 declined 0.3% to 5,544.85.   In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index retreated 0.4% to 3,250.20 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 shed 0.8% to 22,090.12.   Hong Kong's Hang Seng retreated 0.5% to 29,963.26 and Seoul's Kospi tumbled 1.4% to 2,213.77 following reports of problems with Samsung Electronics' new foldable smart phone.   Sydne...

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Should AI be used to catch shoplifters?

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:35
Facial recognition technology is being used more and more by retailers for crime prevention. But is this at the expense of consumer privacy?
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‘Minecraft the First Movie’ digs out March 2022 date

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:33
Video game sensation "Minecraft" is on its way to the movies, with a March 2022 date announced and a director chosen. Since its unassuming debut in 2009, "Minecraft" has gone from a free personal computer (PC) game to an international merchandising sensation. It is available on every modern console, as well as Android and iOS devices, backpacks, pyjamas, plushies and pencil cases. After a story-driven spin-off of the creative construction game expanded across computers, consoles and even onto Netflix via a special interactive edition, "Minecraft" is being prepared for theatrical release on March 4, 2022 in United States theaters. The film will follow a teenage girl...

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DFA to Libya OFWs: Leave now before it’s too late…

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:30
      MANILA, Philippines - Charg d'Affaires Elmer Cato on Thursday renewed his appeal to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya to have themselves repatriated since doing so once Alert Level 4 is raised would pose more challenges and obstacles.   The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has raised Alert Level 3 in Tripoli and its nearby districts amid the rising tensions near the country's capital.   Cato said a good number of OFWs still opted to stay even with DFA's efforts to transfer them to areas of safety or have them repatriated for free.   "While we can be expected to do everything we possibly can to lead our pe...

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LOOK: Scottie Thompson turns dream into reality with new home

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:24
MANILA, Philippines---PBA star Scottie Thompson proudly showed the fruits of his labor, giving everyone a glimpse of his new home. Thompson, who in his few years in the PBA has established himself as one of the league's elite guard, has always been business savvy, putting up several business ventures in the past few years. READ: WATCH: A day in the life of Ginebra's Scottie Thompson It's no surprise that Thompson, who turned pro in 2015, was able to turn his dream into a reality at the age of 25. https://twitter.com/ScotThompson06/status/1118376084083564545 "Always thank the lord for the gift of life," said Thompson in his Twitter post, which also included photos of his sw...

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Man arrested with gas cans and lighters at New York cathedral

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:22
A man is in custody after he tried to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York on Wednesday night with gallons of gasoline, lighter fluid and lighters, authorities said.
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