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NFL player intercepts holiday shoppers at mall

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 22:26
New York Jets player Robby Anderson surprised shoppers in search of last-minute holiday gifts.
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Conviction in Maguindanao massacre case a step to right direction–CEGP 

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 22:23
    MANILA, Philippines -- The conviction of the accused in Maguindanao massacre case is a step in the right direction even if impunity in the whole Philippines is supposedly worsening, campus journalism group College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) said.   "The conditions which paved way for the brutal Ampatuan massacre continue to exist especially with the worsening culture of impunity in the country," CEGP National President Daryl Angelo Baybado said in a statement on Thursday, moments after the Quezon City Regional Trial Court released its decision.   "Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity with the guilty verdict," h...

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WATCH: The Maguindanao massacre verdict

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 22:23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPTjlKtAlEY The triumph of justice over abuse of political authority was magnified many times over on December 19 when the Maguindanao massacre case verdict was laid down. The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has found Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr., a former Maguindanao town mayor, his siblings and several others guilty for the murder of 57 people. The nation celebrated....

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Drug sting nets alleged pusher in Daraga town

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 22:04
        LEGAZPI CITY -- Anti-narcotics operatives arrested on Thursday afternoon an alleged notorious drug pusher carrying a P900,000 worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) in a drug sting in Daraga town in Albay province, a police said. Suspect Jonathan Lim, 47, resident of of Oas town, also in Albay, was arrested at around 3:40 p.m. in Barangay Bascaran while in possession of three pieces plastic sachets weighing 150 grams, Capt. Dexter Panganiban, Albay police spokesperson, said. Panganiban said the suspect was a high value target in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency drug watch list.   Edited by JPV...

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Eight-year-old tops YouTube list of high earners with $26 million

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 21:46
An eight-year-old boy who reviews toys on YouTube has been named by Forbes as the platform's highest earner in 2019.
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Magnitude 4.5 quake rocks Sultan Kudarat town

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 21:29
      MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked the town of Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat on Thursday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   According to the Phivolcs' latest bulletin, the tectonic movement was recorded seven kilometers from Lutayan, at a depth of 33 kilometers.   Intensity II was recorded in Kidapawan City in Cotabato, while Instrumental Intensities were also experienced in Koronadal City in South Cotabato and Marugon, Sarangani (Intensity II); and in Alabel, Sarangani (Intensity I).   Phivolcs said that they are not expecting any damage or aftershocks as of...

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PBA: TNT closes in on Finals spot, fends off Meralco in Game 3

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 21:29
MANILA, Philippines--TNT used a fiery third period to pull the rug from under Meralco, 101-97, and seize control of their PBA Governors' Cup race-to-three semifinal duel Thursday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. All of KaTropa's starters were able to deliver twin-digit scores, with Troy Rosario leading the way with 25 points. "We were way, way better on defense than the last game," said coach Bong Ravena whose charges moved a win away from tabbing a finals berth. "Their backs are against the wall, so we couldn't afford to be careless," he added of the Bolts, who again got the goods from Allen Durham, who finished with 32 points, 19 rebounds, and seven assists. TNT hope...

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Madrid shows strength despite draw at Camp Nou ‘clásico’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 21:07
MADRID --- Real Madrid made a clear statement at Camp Nou Stadium in the first "clsico" of the season, showing Barcelona it has what it takes to dethrone the Spanish champion this season. The game --- played amid heavy security because of separatist protests in the Catalan capital --- ended in a 0-0 draw that kept Barcelona top of the Spanish league with a better goal difference. But it was Zinedine Zidane's Madrid that looked the better team and deserved the victory. Thanks to a high-pressing tactic that successfully took possession away from Barcelona, Madrid kept its rival uncomfortable throughout the match. Madrid was the most dangerous team, with Barcelona threatening on...

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How to cut a $50 million diamond

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 21:06
As with many aspects of Dubai, the city's diamond trade has grown up fast.
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What people around the world eat to beat a hangover

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 20:47
'Tis the season for merriment and all that it might entail.
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Farmer-scientist group on GMO rice: Unnecessary, unwanted

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 20:32
      MANILA, Philippines--The Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) condemned Thursday the approval of the genetically-modified crop "golden rice" (GR2E)as food and poultry feed for processing by the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI). In a statement, Elpidio Paglumotan of MASIPAG said: "We are appalled that the approval has pushed through despite the numerous unresolved issues that MASIPAG and many other organizations are raising regarding GR2E, mainly on its safety and long-term effects on children, women and other consumers." According to MASIPAG, they sent a letter to DA-BPI on October 26 to discu...

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Camila Cabello apologizes for 'horrible and hurtful language' she used when younger

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 20:19
Popstar Camila Cabello has apologized for previously using "horrible and hurtful language" after racially insensitive social media posts she allegedly made as a teenager resurfaced online.
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Robredo urges reluctant donors to send relief goods through her office, other orgs

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 20:11
            MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo has urged Filipinos encountering problems in sending donations for Typhoon Tisoy and Mindanao earthquake victims to seek the help of their office or other organizations capable of transferring the relief goods.   "Kung mahihirapang magdiretso doon, puwede naman through our office, or puwedeng through some other organizations na mayroong relief operations doon," Robredo said in an interview in Tigaon town in Camarines Sur on Thursday.   "Ngayon iyong team namin nandoon na, nandoon na since two days ago, nagre-relief operations na," she added.   ...

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Camila Cabello apologizes for past racist language

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 20:04
Pop singer Camila Cabello is apologizing for past racist language she used on social media. The Grammy-nominated singerwrote on Wednesdaythat she is sorry for using offensive and hurtful words on social media as a teen, and now that she is 22, she has grown up. "When I was younger, I used language that I'm deeply ashamed of and will regret forever," Cabello shared in a lengthy social media post. "I was uneducated and ignorant and once I became aware of the history and the weight and the true meaning behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed i ever used it." The former Fifth Harmony singer has been accused of using racial remarks in now-deleted Tumbl...

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Nadal not focused on Federer’s Grand Slam record

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 20:03
Rafael Nadal insists he is not focused on chasing Roger Federer's record Grand Slam haul, but admits it would be "amazing" if he manages to eclipse the Swiss star's tally of 20 majors won. Nadal's heroics in 2019 saw him capture a 12th Roland Garros and fourth US Open and the Spaniard is now just one Slam shy of Federer's men's all-time record. At 33, Nadal became the oldest year-end No.1 when he secured that position last month, following a tremendous season that saw him scoop four titles on tour, along with the Davis Cup crown for Spain. "Happy to achieve these things, but I would love to have five years less," Nadal joked with reporters in Abu Dhabi on Thursday ahead of h...

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2019's best red carpet moments

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 19:59
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Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 19:58
Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth has split from his Italian film producer wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage. Their publicists said in a statement that the couple "maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children." The pair, who lived together in London and Rome, have two sons, Luca and Matteo, who were both born in Rome. A joint statement from their publicists confirmed the news Friday and said they would not comment further. Firth, who won the best actor Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2011 for his portrayal of stuttering British monarch King George VI in "The King's Speech", also has a son with former partner Meg Tilly. ...

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Ronaldo leaped a gravity-defying 2.5 meters to score an amazing header

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 19:56
Juventus took a small step at the top of Serie A thanks to a giant leap from Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Kanye West to stage his ‘Mary’ opera in New York

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 19:52
Rapper Kanye West unveiled his second opera earlier this month at the Miami Marine Stadium during the last day of Art Basel Miami fair. West will now bring his latest religion-oriented production to the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. The opera, which is "based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ," will be performed on Dec. 22, with tickets already available. https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1207057626317541377 "Mary" is directed by the rapper's frequent collaborator and Italian performance artist, Vanessa Beecroft, who also helmed West's debut opera "Nebuchadnezzar". According to Rolling Stone, the na...

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