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Egypt discovers 14 ancient tombs at Saqqara

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 21:09
  CAIRO -- Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 coffins in the Saqqara area that had lain buried for two and a half thousand years. The tombs were found two days ago during an archaeological dig, and follow 13 wooden sarcophagi discovered in the same burial spot last week, the ministry said in a statement. The vast Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo is part of the ancient capital of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Saqqara is the site of the colossal rectangular-based Step Pyramid of Djoser. Photographs of the well-preserved wooden coffins show ornate and intricate paintings, with maroon and blue lines, as well as hieroglyphic pic...

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Abbey service, flypast mark 80 years since Battle of Britain

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 20:53
    LONDON --- Military jets flew over central London and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a major air campaign against Nazi Germany during World War II.   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the service, which was attended by under 100 guests --- a much smaller audience compared to the 2,000 people usually invited to the annual event --- to allow for social distancing.   In a speech, Air Vice Marshal John Ellis honored public health workers in their fight "against an invisible army" as he compared the Battle of Britain with the country's current battle against ...

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Woman falls out of car window and onto highway while filming Snapchat video

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 20:35
A woman fell out of a car and onto a busy highway while hanging out of the passenger window to film a Snapchat video, police in the UK have said.
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How Chesca Garcia’s faith in God helped her marriage

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 20:15
One key to a successful marriage, according to actress Chesca Garcia Kramer, is making God the center of a couple's relationship. Kramer stressed this as she acknowledged the presence of the Lord on her marriage with Doug Kramer, as per her Instagram post today, Sept. 20. "The more I got to know our heavenly Father's heart [and] his love for me, it brought peace to my troubled heart," Chesca said as she was seen in a photo with her husband, basketball player Doug. Because of her relationship to the Almighty, Kramer changed her ways and had to had to unlearn so many things she was used to, she said, including pent up feelings and wrong ways of thinking. "All these made me sele...

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This Black-owned business is bringing health care to the barber chair

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:53
Like many businesses around the country, the Nile Style Barbershop has had to evolve to protect its staff as well as its clients from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Poland's coal dependency hampers climate change efforts

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:44
Poland is more dependent on coal than any other EU state, for around 75% of its electricity. A full 8% of that electricity comes from a single brown coal mine, Turow, in the country's southwest. Phil Black travels there to understand the pain of the energy transition -- a change necessary to avoid even greater suffering from climate change.
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New Baguio Record: 43 infections in a day/ Sept. 20

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:36
BAGUIO CITY --- Setting a new Baguio record for the most coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in a day, tests released on Sunday (Sept. 20) confirmed that 43 residents have contracted the disease. Most of the new patients have had physical interactions with previous infection cases, and are now being asked to identify other people with whom they have had contact, according to the city information office. Seven of them are children and teenagers. The new cases raised the number of active patients in Baguio to 176. Two villages, including a neighborhood near the local abattoir, have the biggest concentration of new cases and have been locked down for 14 days. Food packs have been ...

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DFA: 4 more Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19, total now at 10,390

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:32
MANILA, Philippines --- The total number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has reached 10,390 on Sunday after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported four new cases. The new cases were recorded from the Asia Pacific region, the DFA said. Meanwhile, no new recoveries and COVID-19 deaths among overseas Filipinos were reported on Sunday, leaving their respective totals at 6,594 and 777, respectively. Of the total cases, only 3,019 are active cases and are currently being treated. https://twitter.com/DFAPHL/status/1307593748650405888 The majority of the active cases or 2,326 are in the Middle East/Africa, 332 are in the As...

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Man discovers brain washed up on beach

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:30
A Wisconsin man strolling along the beach was stunned after discovering an animal brain wrapped in aluminum foil that had washed up on the shore.
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Two endangered Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesian park

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:24
  JAKARTA -- Two extremely rare Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted in an Indonesian national park, boosting hopes for the future of one of the world's most endangered mammals. The rhino calves -- a female named Helen and a male called Luther -- were seen with their mothers in footage taken from nearly 100 camera traps installed in Ujung Kulon national park between March and August, authorities said in a statement on Sunday. On the westernmost tip of Java in Banten province, Ujung Kulon is the last remaining wild habitat for Javan rhinos. After years of population decline, the arrival of the new calves brings the total number of the rare mammals to 74. The s...

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Thai protesters reinstall plaque symbolizing democracy

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:17
      BANGKOK --- Anti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital on Sunday installed a plaque symbolizing the country's transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped out and stolen three years ago, as they vowed to press on with calls for new elections and reform of the monarchy.   The mass student-led rally that began Saturday was the largest in a series of protests this year, with thousands camping overnight at Sanam Luang field near the royal palace in Bangkok.   A group of activists drilled a hole in front of a makeshift stage and, after Buddhist rituals, laid down a rou...

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As Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston make fans swoon in virtual reunion, Lili Reinhart appeals to leave them alone

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 19:14
Lili Reinhart has an "unpopular opinion" about audiences swooning over Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's recent online reunion. "Can we just leave Jennifer and Brad alone?" she appealed on Twitter yesterday, Sept. 19 after clips of their reunion were widely shared online. Some of Hollywood's biggest names gathered for a virtual table read of the 1980s classic "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", including original cast member Sean Penn. Even with a star-studded cast, audiences could not help notice the chemistry between former spouses Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston during the virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 17. Other stars who joined the read were Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman, Ma...

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Amy Perez’s lamentations about being a housewife

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:47
Because of the pandemic, TV host Amy Perez was left with no choice but to be a housewife for more than six months, something she found out to be a not-so-easy task. Perez's realization came to the fore as she was left to manage her own household. She recently posed for a photo showing her in a simple blue duster dress and black slippers, as per her Instagram post on Sept. 17. "I remember bata pa lang ako lagi ko sinasabi i want to become a housewife pero iba ang nangyari naging career woman ako," Perez recalled. (I remember when I was young, I always said I wanted to become a housewife, but a different thing happened, I became a career woman.) Initially, Perez thought she would ...

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Guiao plays key role in Clark staging of PBA bubble

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:32
MANILA, Philippines --- It took a ton of calls and deliberation but the PBA ultimately chose Clark, Pampanga as the venue for its bubble restart and there was one person who provided a sustained push for it to happen. NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao is a man that needs to be listened to when he talks and he played a key part in helping Clark officials in their bid to host the PBA season resumption come September 26. "I was in constant touch with Commissioner Willie Marcial and Clark has all the logistical advantage and requirements," said Guiao in a Zoom conversation with Inquirer Sunday. Guiao added Rodrigo Franco, the President of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation and NLEX Corporation...

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LPA off Northen Luzon now Tropical Depression ‘Marce’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:32
  MANILA, Philippines --- The low-pressure area (LPA) east-northeast of extreme Northern Luzon has developed into a tropical depression and was given the local name "Marce," the state weather bureau said. In an advisory issued 5 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA has intensified into a tropical depression around 2 p.m. "This tropical cyclone is not expected to affect any land area or coastal waters of the country," Pagasa said. Marce was last seen 1,275 kilometers east-northeast of extreme Northern Luzon around 4 p.m., with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gus...

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Ermita police chief axed for failure to enforce physical distancing in Manila Bay ‘white sand beach’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:15
  MANILA, Philippines --- Ermita police station commander Lt. Col. Ariel Caramoan was relieved from his post over his alleged failure to enforce physical distancing rules on visitors to the "white sand beach" in Manila Bay. In a statement on Sunday, the Philippine National Police's (PNP) Joint Task Force COVID Shield commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Caramoan "should have taken the initiative in planning and implementing strict security and health safety measures for the opening of the cleaned and beautified portion of the Manila Bay." "PLt. Col. Caramoan could have prevented the quarantine protocol violations at the Manila Bay if there were prior planning and r...

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Robredo: Periodic assessment better than a state of calamity until 2021

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:10
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo believes it would be better for the government to make periodic assessments of the country's fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic than extend the declaration of a state of calamity in the entire country until 2021. "Sa panahon ng krisis, inaasahan natin na kailangan ng deklarasyon na ito...Pero hindi ko lang alam kung ano iyong basehan na hanggang 2021. Sana ano na lang, parang may periodic sana na pag-assess. May periodic sanang pag-assess kung kinakailangan pa," Robredo said Sunday during her weekly radio program. Robredo said this after President Duterte extended the state of calamity for one more year...

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Why it could be a Biden blowout in November

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:00
Poll of the week: A new ABC News/Washington Post poll from Minnesota finds Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a 57% to 41% lead over President Donald Trump among likely voters.
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Nueva Vizcaya logs 2 new COVID-19 fatalities

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 17:45
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya -- Two coronavirus-infected patients have died over the weekend, raising to 14 the province's total number of fatalities related to COVID-19. Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health officer, said the fatalities that were recorded on Saturday and Sunday were from the towns of Bambang and Solano. Thirty-eight new COVID-19 cases were also registered in the province on Sunday. Among the new cases were a 2-month-old baby in Bambang and a 2-year-old girl in Solano town. JE...

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Aubrey Miles shares tips, insights on growing plants in water

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 17:32
Actress Aubrey Miles, much like her partner actor Troy Montero, has gotten into the endeavor of growing plants, and can now be considered another certified "plantita." Miles spoke about a method she has followed in her growing of plants through her Instagram page on Sept. 19, where she showed a plant in a goblet with water. Miles said that when she started having the confidence to grow plants, her go-to way has been the water method. "I remember experimenting from water, perlite, moss, mixing all the media that you can think of. Even direct soil. You'll be surprised 90% of my direct soil is a success," she said, adding that she had "more failure in perlite and moss." "I notic...

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