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How ‘toughing it out’ paid off for Arra San Agustin

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 38 min ago
After her stint in the sixth season of the talent search "Starstruck" in 2015, Arra San Agustin spent the next three years playing minor and supporting roles. But while this could be disheartening once in a while, the GMA 7 talent understands that this is all part of a process newbie actors like her go through. "Sometimes, you get frustrated about the kind of jobs you get. Or you wonder why things are taking so long. But eventually, you realize that you're just a newbie; that I still needed a solid foundation," she told reporters at a recent press conference for the upcoming afternoon drama, "Madrasta"---her first lead role. "And maybe that's God's way of putting you to the ...

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DMX checks into rehab and cancels concerts

CNN Top Stories - 10 hours 42 min ago
DMX has canceled a series of upcoming shows in order to check into a rehab facility.
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Golden Cañedo eager to step out of her comfort zone

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 48 min ago
In an effort to expand her versatility as a singer, "The Clash" Season 1 champion Golden Caedo has been taking steps to get out of her comfort zone by trying her hand at other musical styles besides Tagalog ballads. "I have learned to explore different kinds of genres---not just OPM. Now, I also do English songs, including upbeat ones," Golden told the Inquirer in a recent interview for "All 4 You: The Clash Concert," which is set on Oct. 19 at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, California. Her goal, the 17-year-old Cebuana newbie said, is to be a well-rounded performer. "I have also been listening to many singers; I've been studying their styles," she relate...

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3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 51 min ago
STOCKHOLM --- Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo and Harvard's Michael Kremer. The 46-year-old Duflo is the youngest ever to win the prize and only the second woman, after Elinor Ostrom in 2009. The three winners have worked together. They revolutionized developmental economics by pioneering field experiments --- something like pharmaceutical companies' drug tests --- that generate practical insights into how poo...

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4 things to know about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria

CNN Top Stories - 11 hours 9 min ago
The situation in Syria has been rapidly deteriorating.
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US pulls troops in north Syria, threatens Turkey sanctions

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 15 min ago
WASHINGTON --- The United States appears to be heading toward full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and threats Monday by President Donald Trump to hit Turkey with "big sanctions." Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." He did not say Trump ordered troops to leave Syria, but that seemed like the next step in a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. Trump defended his gamble that pulling U.S. forces out of Syria would not weaken U.S. security and credibility. He wrote on Twitter Monday that the Islamic State prisoners who h...

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Populist parties celebrate in Poland and lick their wounds in Hungary

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:51
When Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated his "Polish friends" on their electoral victory on Sunday, it was at roughly the same time as his own party was suffering a major defeat at home.
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Gold-flaked Brexit celebration wine for sale

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:50
Decorated with the words "Brexit, we made history," the bottle produced by Gold Emotion costs $173, while the Rosé version will set you back $185.
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NFL’s Saints get unexpected boost from Pope Francis Twitter tag

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:48
The New Orleans Saints got a surprise shoutout on Sunday from Pope Francis, with fans and at least one player taking the inadvertent tag as a good omen for the NFL team. Francis created five new saints on Sunday in a canonisation ceremony at the Vatican attended by heads of state from across the world. "Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints." he posted on Twitter -- with the combination of a hashtag and the capital letter of Saints apparently adding the New Orleans team's fleur-de-lis logo. "They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession." One wag with the Twitter handled @hacksawDG2 replied with a Tweet asking "Who Dat, father" -- invoking the Who ...

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2,298 pass chemical technician licensure exam

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:45
MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 2,298 examinees passed the October 2019 chemical technician licensure exam, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday. A graduate of Adamson University topped the list of passers after garnering a rating of 93.50 percent followed by Ed Ivan Mesa Bordoquillo from Ateneo de Manila University and Jeb Reece Habulan Grabato from University of the Philippines - Visayas who both garnered 92.50 percent. Teody Lagnason Gumabat from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, meanwhile, scored 92 percent. PRC said a total of 2,834 examinees took the chemical technician licensure exam given in Manila, Cagayan de Oro, and ...

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La Salle bags 2nd straight UAAP poomsae crown

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:40
MANILA, Philippines---La Salle drew strong performances from Patrick Perez and Angelica Gaw to bag its second straight UAAP poomsae championship Monday at Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City. This is La Salle's third overall crown in the league's only coed sport. Gaw and Perez combined for two golds and a silver as they snagged the individual titles and the mixed pair silver. Gaw claimed the Most Valuable Player plum as well. The trio of Daphne Ching, Zyka Santiago, and Mikee Regala took the other runner-up finish. "It was me for the month and we really had to work double-time for the missed time. So, they really worked hard," said La Salle head coach Brian Sabido, who took ove...

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Teenager Coco Gauff climbs to 71 after maiden win in Linz

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:26
American prodigy Coco Gauff continued her rise up the ranks of women's tennis on Monday when the WTA rankings showed a climb of 39 places to number 71 in the world. Gauff started last week in Linz at 110 and was originally set for an early departure from Austria after losing in the qualifying rounds before grabbing a lifeline as a lucky loser. She went on to beat 2017 Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko in the final for her maiden title. It marks a meteoric rise for the young American -- at the end of 2018, she was 686 in the world. Another good performance in Luxembourg this week could see her knocking on the door of the top 50. There was no movement in the top 20 w...

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Japan’s rugby team shows off the changing face of the nation

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:20
YOKOHAMA, Japan --- Like tennis star Naomi Osaka and NBA player Rui Hachimura, Japan's rugby team offers a diverse and slightly different look for an insular but changing country. Of the 23 players who earned Japan's historic first appearance in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday, only 11 were born to Japanese parents. The rest were a mix of nationalities with various ties to Japan, who held out Scotland 28-21 in a thrilling match before a partisan crowd of 68,000 at Yokohama Stadium. "I believe (the team) can be a mirror of this Japanese society," Hideto Itami said in English alongside his wife Chikako at the match. "Gradually, we have so many foreigners as a part of Japan...

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Coco Gauff salutes Roger Federer’s words of wisdom

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:17
Coco Gauff hailed Roger Federer for his words of wisdom as the 15-year-old US prodigy on Sunday became the youngest champion on the WTA Tour since 2004. Gauff defeated 2017 Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the Linz final for her maiden title. The teenager is managed by Federer's Team8 and even shares an Italian pasta sponsor with the 20-time major winner. On Sunday, she revealed that a pep-talk by the Swiss superstar, after she suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the first round of the 2018 Australian Open junior event, has helped her on a path which this year saw her reach the last 16 at Wimbledon and US Open third round. "He did give me some advice ...

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Exposure to pollution linked to 'silent miscarriages'

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:15
Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of pollution face an increased risk of "silent miscarriage" in the first trimester, according to a new study. A "silent miscarriage" happens when a fetus hasn't formed or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissue remain.
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Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:11
TOKYO --- Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform supplier. Federer will turn 39 shortly after the Olympic tournament. He had previously planned his schedule up to Wimbledon, which ends two weeks before the Tokyo Games. He will need a wild-card exemption because he has not played Davis Cup games to be eligible. Federer won doubles gold for Switzerland with Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver in singles a...

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After record world medal haul, Simone Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:08
STUTTGART, Germany --- Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last week's world championships and broke the all-time record of 25 medals by any gymnast, male or female. "She's just above anything else that we have seen in the sport," five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci said of Biles on Sunday, praising "the domination that she has toward all the other gymnasts that competed here." Biles has not just got the talent. She's got the cha...

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Spain convicts prominent Catalan separatists, protests erupt

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:08
MADRID --- Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to gain independence for Catalonia, sparking protests across the wealthy Spanish region. The landmark ruling, after a four-month trial, inflamed independence supporters in the northeastern region bordering France where Catalan identity is a passionate issue. Within hours, police in riot gear clashed with protesters gathering at Barcelona's airport. Police used batons to drive back a crowd near the entrance to the subway inside the airport's main terminal. The subway line to the airport was closed on police orders. The p...

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How GQ has redefined itself in an era of a new masculinity

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 22:51
I am sitting in a conference room in the Lower Manhattan headquarters of GQ magazine, staring at an image of Pharrell Williams. The Grammy-winner is wearing a lemon yellow Moncler coat that flows well past his feet. It looks like an upside down lily flower waiting to bloom. His hands are clasped at his chest, his facial expression is soft and the overlay text says "The New Masculinity Issue."
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UPLB grad tops chemist licensure exam

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 22:50
MANILA, Philippines --- A University of the Philippines - Los Baos graduate topped the list of passers of the October 2019 chemist licensure examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday. Andrew Exequiel Sanchez Tabilog was declared as the exam topnotcher after garnering a rating of 92.25%, followed by a fellow UPLB graduate Gerry Mark Saturos Gubantes who scored 89.65%. Other passers in the top ten include the following: Juan Salvador Salay Dantis from University of the Philippines - Diliman: 89.30% Ma Carmela Perez Dela Cruz from University of the Philippines - Manila: 89.00% Kitz Paul Delura Marco from University of the Philippines - Manil...

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