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See the aftermath of the Madrid explosion

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 3 min ago
At least three people were killed in an explosion caused by a suspected gas leak in the Spanish capital, Madrid. See aerial footage of the damage it left behind.
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Biden pledges America will 'engage with the world once again'

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 4 min ago
US President Joe Biden will rightly spend his first days in office addressing the myriad domestic crises that he has inherited from his predecessor, Donald Trump. However, the transfer of power in the most powerful elected office in the world usually means a change in foreign policy, too.
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Biden’s inaugural address: Democracy, truth and Covid

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON --- President Joe Biden spoke for just over 20 minutes after his swearing in on Wednesday (Thursday, PH time). Here are some excerpts from his inaugural address. The election, and democracy This is America's day. This is democracy's day, a day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve through a crucible for the ages. America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause, the cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded. We've learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my f...

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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 18 min ago
WASHINGTON --- Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday during a ceremony at a heavily protected U.S. Capitol, ending the tumultuous four-year presidency of his Republican predecessor Donald Trump....

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Go urges Duterte, Sotto to unite for quick implementation of vaccine program

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 30 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte and Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday to work towards greater unity to ensure the transparent and quick implementation of the national vaccination program against COVID-19. "For the sake of our country and our poor fellow Filipinos, I am appealing to President Duterte and to Senate President Sotto to just unite so that we could start with the vaccination," Go said partly in Filipino. Go made the statement as Duterte and the Senate clashed on the issue of disclosing the actual price of CoronVac, the vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinovac BioTech. There has been speculation,...

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Trump's lonely exit

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 58 min ago
In one last divisive spectacle before exiting the Oval Office, President Donald J. Trump became the first chief executive in modern US history to forgo the tradition of attending his successor's inauguration. Instead, Trump opted for a departure ceremony that left the self-styled larger-than-life business tycoon-turned-president appearing small and as alone as ever.
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Senate open to discussing AFP budget for aircraft modernization – Zubiri

Inquirer Breaking News - 16 hours 3 min ago
MANILA, Philippines ---"The Senate is prepared to listen to our military for what they need --- what comfortable level of budget they need for 2022 and in the succeeding years to sustain their efforts in modernizing our military." Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri made that statement on Tuesday when he took to the Senate floor to call attention to a recent series of accidents involving dated military aircraft that caused several deaths and injuries. "Modernizing our military is giving our soldiers, who are among the best and bravest in the world, a fighting chance on the battlefield. It is the least we can do to our men and women in uniform who have sworn to protect the...

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Bayan Muna slams shoot-to-kill order vs chief of Cordillera People’s Alliance

Inquirer Breaking News - 16 hours 22 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Party-list group Bayan Muna denounced on Wednesday the shoot-to-kill order issued by the police against Windel Bolinget, chair of the Cordillera People's Alliance, if he should resist arrest. All three Bayan Muna lawmakers --- Reps. Carlos Zarate, Ferdinand Gaite, and Eufemia Cullamat --- condemned the shoot-to-kill order allegedly issued by Brig. Gen. Rwin Pagkalinawan, chief of the Cordillera Police Regional Office. "Again the militarists are operating with trigger happy fingers with this kind of order. They are now trying to condition the minds of the people that Windel will most likely resist arrest or 'manlaban.' Thus, such an order is justified," Z...

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Marijuana abuse by youth with mood disorders linked to suicide attempts, self-harm and death, study finds

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 44 min ago
Heavy use of marijuana by teens and young adults with mood disorders -- such as depression and bipolar disorder -- is linked to an increased risk of self-harm, suicide attempts and death, a new study has found.
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Analysis: What happens to Pence now?

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 45 min ago
If an alien landed on Earth today, he/she/it could be forgiven if they assumed that Mike Pence was the president of the United States.
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43 people drown after migrant boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 46 min ago
Forty-three people died and 10 were rescued after a boat carrying West African migrants capsized off the Libyan coast on Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR said in a Wednesday statement.
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See Kamala Harris sworn in as VP

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 46 min ago
Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Harris makes history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president.
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KAMALA HARRIS TAKES THE OATH

CNN Top Stories - 17 hours 45 min ago
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Kamala Harris will make history as the first woman, Black and South Asian vice president

CNN Top Stories - 17 hours 45 min ago
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Navalny releases investigation into decadent billion-dollar 'Putin palace'

CNN Top Stories - 17 hours 48 min ago
Even locked up in a detention center on the outskirts of Moscow, Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny continues to be a thorn in Russian President Vladimir Putin's side.
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