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Japan launches major search operation after deadly typhoon kills dozens

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 19:06
A major search and rescue operation is underway in Japan after deadly Typhoon Hagibis brought widespread flooding and landslides, destroying buildings and leaving dozens dead.
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‘Disappointment’ if no cases filed vs ‘ninja cops’ – Gordon

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 19:03
MANILA, Philippines --- It will be a "national disappointment" if the Duterte administration would choose not to file administrative and criminal charges against resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde and other erring police officers. Gordon aired this sentiment on Monday after Albayalde relinquished his post as the country's top cop amid the probe on his alleged involvement in the alleged drug recycling in Pampanga in 2013. READ: Albayalde steps down as PNP chief "That will be a national disappointment," Gordon told reporters in an interview when asked of his comment if the government would not file a case against Albayalde among others. "They s...

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Ban air miles to fight climate change, UK committee recommends

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:59
Air miles programs should be banned and a levy on frequent flyers implemented in order to reduce carbon emissions from aviation, the UK government's climate advisory body has said in a new report.
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China quietly starts restoring ties with NBA

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:49
Tencent has quietly resumed online broadcasts in China of National Basketball Association preseason games after a dispute last week prompted all of the American league's official Chinese partners to suspend ties.
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Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:47
History was made at this year's Ironman World Championships with German athletes winning both the men's and women's races for the first time.
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Best places to visit in Scotland

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:43
With its lochs, castles, mountains, rugged shores and lush isles, the UK's northernmost country certainly has its share of dramatic landscapes.
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Bulacan dad faces rap for making son attend training in his place

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:37
MANILA, Philippines---The Presidential Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) is hot on the trail of a Bulacan city councilor who allegedly faked his attendance at a local legislation training program. On Monday, Oct. 14, the PACC said Councilor Richard Robes, of San Jose del Monte City face a dishonesty or misconduct charge. Manuelito Luna, PACC commissioner, said Robes failed to attend the introduction to Excellence in Local Legislation (iExcell) training program from Aug. 5-9. His son attended in his place, Luna said. The Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG) earlier decided to withhold the certificate of completion given to Robes. "On the last day of the course, it c...

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Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:23
Doctors will use asecondEbolavaccinefrom November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic ofCongoto fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday. "It's time to use the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GPvaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson's Belgian subsidiary," saidDr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe, who leads the national anti-Ebolaoperation in the DRC. It will arrive in the eastern city of Goma, in North Kivu province, on Oct. 18 and be usedfrom the beginning ofnextmonth, he added. DRC's latest Ebola epidemic, which began in August 2018, has killed 2,144 people, making it the second deadliest outbreak of the virus, after the West Africa pandemic of 2014 to 2016. M...

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Canada’s rugby team help recovery efforts in typhoon-hit Japan

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:22
MANILA, Philippines---Athletes star off the court too. That's what Canada's rugby team showed as members of the squad teamed up to help recovery efforts in Japan's city of Kamaishi after the country was hit by Super Typhoon Hagibis over the weekend. https://twitter.com/rugbyworldcup/status/1183271879529750529?s=20 With Rugby World Cup games cancelled including Canada's match against Namibia due to the severe weather condition, the Canadians made sure to spend their time the best way they could. The squad's act of kindness certainly didn't go unnoticed with people, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, expressing their gratitude and commending the members of th...

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BJMP embraces proposal to expand its jurisdiction to more jails

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:11
MANILA, Philippines --- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said on Monday that the proposal to give the bureau jurisdiction over provincial and sub-provincial jails will lead to a more effective management of the penal system. In a statement, the BJMP said that the "fragmented" set-up in the penal system impedes sound management of jails in the country since it creates different standards in the administration and maintenance of facilities and in handling prisoners. "The measure will greatly result in a more effective corrections management," the jail bureau said. The BJMP said this in response to bills filed in Congress, including Senate Bill No. 1100 filed by Se...

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ITCZ continues to affect Palawan, parts of Mindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:04
MANILA, Philippines --- A weather disturbance called intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring rain showers to the province of Palawan and parts of Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Monday, Oct. 14. The state weather bureau said the ITCZ will bring cloudy and at times rainy weather to the province of Palawan as well as Zamboanga Peninsula, Sulu, Tawi-tawi, and Basilan. The areas are expected to have a cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers. Metro Manila and the rest of the country is expected to have a mostly sunny day with scattered rain showers in the afternoon and e...

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Eight-year-old caught 692-pound shark

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:59
An eight-year-old boy reeled in a 314-kilogram (692-pound) tiger shark on a fishing trip with his dad in Australia -- possibly setting a new world record.
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon barrier

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:55
Eliud Kipchoge has become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, but his new record will not be recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federation.
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Robredo camp twits Panelo: VP has been suggesting solutions ever since

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:50
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo has been giving suggestions that may solve the country's problems --- including the traffic situation --- her spokesperson told presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Monday. This was the response of lawyer Barry Gutierrez after his counterpart in Malacaang said that members of the opposition like Robredo should provide proposals instead of merely criticizing the government. "VP Leni is always ready to help the government, she has been giving out suggestions even before, not only on issues surrounding traffic flow but also about other problems," Gutierrez said in a statement. "The question is, after three years in power, w...

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Residents warned as giant boa constrictor at large in Sydney suburb

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:48
Residents of a Sydney suburb have been warned to be on the lookout for a massive snake, after a "freshly shed" skin from the reptile was found in the town.
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San Miguel trades Christian Standhardinger to NorthPort for Mo Tautuaa

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:47
MANILA, Philippines---San Miguel Beer has parted ways with Christian Standhardinger after sending the Fil-German big man to NorthPort in exchange for another bruiser in Moala Tautuaa. The PBA announced the trade Monday in its website. Standhardinger was selected first overall by the Beermen in the 2017 draft and went on to win two championships as one of the team's vital contributors. Tautuaa is also a top pick in 2015 by Talk 'N Text before being traded to NorthPort in 2018. After an up-and-down stint with TNT, Tautuaa started to play his game for the Batang Pier as he blossomed into one of the franchise's stars. The 30-year-old Tautuaa is having his best season yet t...

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PMA pressure might have made Albayalde quit – Gordon

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:46
MANILA, Philippines --- Mounting pressure from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) might have contributed to the decision of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde to step down from his post, Sen. Richard Gordon said Monday. READ: Albayalde steps down as PNP chief In an interview with reporters at the Senate, Gordon disclosed that a message from a retired general, who called on Albayalde to resign from his post in an effort to "Save the PNP," was passed along through text and online messages. "I think he was also under pressure from the academy. There's pressure within the academy that: 'It's already getting to us...'We believe that we have an honor code.'...

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