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2 arrested for firing at Bollywood actor Salman Khan's home

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 18:06
AHMEDABAD, India — Two members of a notorious criminal gang were arrested by Indian police Tuesday, April 16, for firing at the home of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in retaliation for the superstar’s killing of two antelopes. The Bishnoi gang, accused of several murders and extortion rackets, hails from a wider desert-based religious sect that considers the species to be the reincarnation of their guru. Khan, 58, has been in the crosshairs of the group since 1998 for shooting two blackbucks on a recreational hunting trip. The gang’s jailed leader Lawrence Bishnoi has threatened Khan with assassination in the past. Two […]...

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Urban contemporary radio station Wave 89.1 bids farewell after 23 years of broadcast

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 18:03
On April 15, the FM station Wave 89.1 posted a heartfelt message of farewell and gratitude to its listeners, former DJs, managers, guests, and crew on its official Facebook page. “We want to thank everyone for all the love and support over the years. What a wild ride it has been, Manila. While our heart is being pinched we wanna officially announce that Wave 89.1 has made its final broadcast.” The station wrote. The since-deleted Facebook post garnered over 20K reactions and about 3K comments from listeners who shared their personal encounters with Wave 89.1, testifying how the station and […]...

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Why are we so obsessed with the alleged homewrecker?

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 18:00
Far too often people solely blame women for “ruining” relationships involving men because it’s easier to be misogynistic than objective     One of the easiest things to do on the internet is to take sides. There’s plenty of discussion in deciding who is wrong or right—especially online. Everyone is constantly on the lookout for […]...

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NGCP extends red alert in Luzon grid, yellow alert in Visayas

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:57
MANILA, Philippines — National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has extended the red alert status in Luzon and the yellow alert in the Visayas.  NGCP, in an advisory, said the Luzon grid would remain under red alert up to 11 p.m. on Tuesday as two more power plants went on unscheduled shutdown. In an earlier statement, NGCP  said a red alert would be raised in the Luzon grid from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The latest advisory showed the red alert status would remain from 4 p.m. up to 11 p.m. […]...

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Tabogon accident: Truck helper killed after wing van falls into ravine

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:56
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — The helper of a 10-wheeler wing van was killed after the vehicle fell down a roadside ravine in Purok Kabulakan, Barangay Libjo in Tabogon, Cebu late night on Monday, April 15. According to Tabogon police, Velmar Abiar Deloyola, 42, was pinned inside the wing van. Deloyola, a resident of Brgy. Canduman in Mandaue City, was already dead when rescuers came. READ: Truck falls into ravine in Tabogon; 2 people dead Police said that the wing van that was driven by Rodulfo Boquia, who is also from Brgy. Canduman in Mandaue City, was traveling from Cebu City […]...

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UK parliament to debate law phasing out smoking

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:55
London, United Kingdom — The UK parliament will on Tuesday kick off its first debate on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s planned legislation to prevent young people from ever smoking, despite opposition from many in his own Conservative Party. The law would ban the selling of tobacco products to anyone born after January 1, 2009 –- effectively raising the smoking age by a year each year until it applies to the whole population. READ: Britain proposes ban on cigarettes for younger generations “This has the potential to phase out smoking in young people almost completely as early as 2040,” the government […]...

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PRO-7 to probe if part of P13B Batangas shabu is for Region 7

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:51
CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is probing whether a portion of the P13 billion Batangas shabu was on its way to Region 7.  On Monday, April 15, authorities manning a checkpoint flagged down a Foton van along the highway in Barangay Pinagkurusan at around 9 a.m.  When they asked the driver, identified as Alajon Michael Zarate, to present his license, he reportedly failed to do so and appeared “uneasy and uncomfortable.” Upon inspection, officers discovered several sacks and plastic containers containing shabu estimated to be weighing two tons and worth around P13 billion […]...

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Middle East conflict: Gulf states scramble to avert wider war

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:39
Gulf states are grappling with the widening Middle East conflict as hostilities between Iran and Israel threaten their security and ambitious plans to reshape their economies. Leaders of the resource-rich Gulf monarchies engaged in a rapid round of diplomacy after last weekend’s Iranian drone and missile strikes on Israel raised the spectre of a regional conflagration. The desert countries lie across the Gulf from Iran, placing them on the doorstep of the latest crisis after months of tensions generated by the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. READ MORE: Iran attacks Israel: Why? Key events leading to military assault World reactions to […]...

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UK to outlaw creation of sexually-explicit 'deepfake' images

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:30
London, United Kingdom — The UK government announced Tuesday that it will legislate to criminalize the creation of sexually-explicit “deepfake” images. Anyone found guilty of creating fake sexual images of people without their consent will face a criminal record, an unlimited fine and even jail if the image is widely shared, according to the government. READ: One Tech Tip: How to spot AI-generated deepfake images “It is another example of ways in which certain people seek to degrade and dehumanize others – especially women,” said Minister for Victims and Safeguarding Laura Farris. “It has the capacity to cause catastrophic consequences […]...

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Kim Chiu, 'It's Showtime' searchee Oliver Moeller teased by Vice Ganda

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:26
Fans were abuzz after “It’s Showtime” searchee Oliver Moeller returned to the noontime show as one of the audience members, with show host Vice Ganda wondering if the purpose of his visit was to meet Kim Chiu. Cebu-based lawyer Moeller first appeared in the noontime show last April 6 in the “Expecially for You” segment, where he was chosen as the searchee who would have a date with then “searcher,” actress-beauty queen Michelle Dee. The episode became a trending topic on social media, as some also pointed out that Moeller resembles veteran actor Piolo Pascual. Moeller visited the set again […]...

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Fire kills bedridden senior citizen in Sogod, Cebu

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:24
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — A bedridden senior citizen was killed in a fire that burned her house at around 6:10 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in Sitio San Isidro, Barangay Poblacion, Sogod town in northern Cebu. The victim was identified as Socorro Arnado Good, a 74-year-old widower. According to a report by the Sogod Police Station, electrical short circuit, may have caused the fire that burned Good’s home that is made of “amakan.” READ: Sogod fire razes house; faulty wiring eyed The fire was put out at 7:45 p.m.while damages caused by the flame was pegged at P50, 000. READ: […]...

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Israel pledges response to Iran strikes as allies push restraint

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:12
Jerusalem — Israel’s armed forces chief has vowed to respond to Iran’s unprecedented attack against the country, even after appeals for restraint poured in from world leaders fearing wider regional conflict. During six months of war between Israel and Iran-backed militant group Hamas in Gaza, Iran’s proxies around the region have stepped up attacks on Israel and its allies, saying they are acting in support of Palestinians in Gaza. READ: Israel, Iran trade accusations at Security Council meeting Tensions were already high before Iran launched its first-ever assault on Israeli territory, firing hundreds of missiles and drones in retaliation for […]...

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UK unemployment rises as wage growth eases

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:05
LONDON, United Kingdom — British unemployment has risen as wage growth has eased, official data showed Tuesday, leaving the door open for an interest rate cut, according to analysts. The UK unemployment rate rose to 4.2 percent in the three months to the end of February, up from 3.9 percent in the three months to January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. “We are now seeing tentative signs that the jobs market is beginning to cool,” said Liz McKeown, ONS director of economic statistics. The ONS added that average regular pay growth, excluding bonuses, dipped to […]...

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Massive fire topples spire at Copenhagen's historic stock exchange

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:04
Copenhague, Denmark — The 54-meter (180-foot) spire disappeared into flames at the Borsen, which was commissioned by King Christian IV and built between 1619 and 1640, an AFP journalist saw. READ: Cigarettes blamed for causing most of 3,044 fires in 2024 – BFP Located next to the Danish parliament, Christiansborg Palace, the building housed the stock exchange until the 1970s and currently serves as the headquarters of the Danish Chamber of Commerce. Dramatic photographs showed huge plumes of black smoke emerging from the building. Police said on X they had blocked off parts of the city centre as part of […]...

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Catriona Gray on ‘advocacies, pageantry business’ during Miss Universe reign

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 17:01
It’s been six years since Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe, and she remained proud of how it turned out. Despite this, she recalled certain moments where she felt a “little disheartened” about not being able to balance her advocacy-driven initiatives and the business aspect of pageantry. “I think I might’ve made everyone’s lives harder,” a laughing Gray said in a sit-down interview with Mega Magazine editor-in-chief Peewee Reyes-Isidro on the magazine’s YouTube channel on April 12, as she touched on the impact of her coronation in the global tilt. When asked about “setting a standard” in pageantry, Gray recalled […]...

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NAIA porter Victor Perez returns $10,000 worth of lost cash to traveler

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:52
MANILA, Philippines — An honest airport employee of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) returned $10,000 worth of cash and a bag full of personal belongings to their rightful owner, earning recognition from the airport authority. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) identified the employee as Victor Perez, 52, a porter or pushcart retriever who has been working at Naia for 32 years. According to the MIAA, on April 13, Perez was walking along the arrival extension at the east bridge of Naia Terminal 1 to retrieve used pushcarts when he found a bundle of US dollar bills on the […]...

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Asian shares track Wall St slump triggered by strong US spending data

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:52
BANGKOK — Asian shares skidded Tuesday following a slump on Wall Street after higher yields in the U.S. bond market cranked up pressure on stocks. The Shanghai Composite index lost 1.7 percent to 3,007.07 even though the Chinese government reported that the economy grew at a surprisingly fast 5.3 percent annual rate in the first quarter of the year. Compared to the previous quarter,  it expanded at a 1.6 percent pace. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 2.1 percent to 16,248.97. READ: China’s economy grew 5.3% in first quarter, beating expectations Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.9 percent to 38,471.20 […]...

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MCWD leadership dispute: LWUA-appointed acting general manager resigns

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:49
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer John Dx Lapid, acting general manager of the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) and who was appointed by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), has resigned from his post. Lapid said he no longer wanted to get involved in the ongoing dispute between current MCWD officials and LWUA because it had already taken its toll on his family. “Kapoy nako. Gikapoy na gyud ko. For me it’s not worth it nga away and naipit ko between sa parties involved ani, and naluoy na ko sa akong asawa with what’s happening right now. Family is above […]...

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US envoy visits DMZ on heavily-fortified Korea border

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:44
Seoul, South Korea — The US ambassador to the United Nations visited the heavily-fortified border between North and South Korea Tuesday, urging Pyongyang to return to talks as global enforcement of UN sanctions stumbles. Linda Thomas-Greenfield arrived in South Korea on Sunday on a trip aimed at keeping up pressure on the nuclear-armed North after Russia last month used its UN veto to effectively end UN monitoring of violations of the raft of sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime. READ: North Korea stresses alignment with Russia against US Experts have said the shift was a significant victory for Kim, who […]...

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World’s first eSports island under development in Abu Dhabi

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:35
Video games have transcended their past as a niche hobby, turning into a popular pastime worldwide. Statista says its global industry was almost $347 billion in 2022. As a result, Access Creative College reports it is almost double the film and music industries combined. Nowadays, it continues to grow with global competitions called eSports.  READ: UAE gamers set eyes on multi-billion-dollar industry Abu Dhabi recognizes its burgeoning potential, so it invested $280 million into the world’s first eSports island. Surprisingly, Interesting Engineering says its total worth could exceed $1 billion! More info on the eSports island Interesting Engineering reports the […]...

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