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Record number of female MPs have won seats

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:15
More women MPs have been elected to the House of Commons than ever before, according to the Press Association news agency, breaking the previous record of 208.
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China completed almost 40% fewer skyscrapers in 2019, report says

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:13
Following years of breakneck construction, the number of new skyscrapers in China dropped sharply in 2019, according to data released by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) on Thursday.
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SC allows live coverage of Maguindanao massacre case promulgation

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:12
MANILA, Philippines--The Supreme Court has allowed the live media coverage of the Maguindanao massacre promulgation judgment on Dec. 19, 2019. In a notice made public Friday, the High Court has set guidelines for the live coverage and broadcast of the promulgation in various media platforms. The Maguindanao massacre case trial has stretched to 10 years with over a hundred accused of the death of 58 people including 32 journalists. The High Court said there will only be two cameras inside the courtroom that will be manned by the state-owned PTV4. The two cameras shall feed into the cables of the different media networks to enable the live coverage. One of the cameras shall ...

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See what made GOP congressman so angry

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:11
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler paused his committee's debate on articles of impeachment before final votes until the following morning, prompting howls of protest from Republicans after a session that had stretched more than 14 hours.
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Orama minimal frames are now available in the Philippines

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:06
Focus Global, Inc. (FGI) is proud to formally announce that Orama Minimal Frames are now available in the Philippines through a partnership with the Greece-based company. In a press statement, FGI President Stephen Sy said that he is looking forward to a strong collaboration with Orama, citing the enormous opportunity for the product's growth in the Philippines. "Orama is a state-of-the-art brand of minimal frames that complement our portfolio of premium global products for homes and projects. The technological innovations and high-quality craftsmanship they've made to perfect their products is something that we appreciate and admire," Sy shared. For his part, Thomas Flamant, Orama's ...

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Brexit is now unstoppable. But it's very far from done

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:59
Boris Johnson campaigned on a single, simple slogan: "Get Brexit done." Britain, it seems, could not have agreed more.
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Lacson: House reso on term extension a no-go without Senate concurrence

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:45
MANILA, Philippines --- Without Senate concurrence, "no determined efforts" by members of the House of Representatives "will bring to reality new provisions of the 1987 Constitution." Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Friday when sought for his comment on the passage of a House resolution relaxing the economic restrictions in the 1987 Constitution and extending the terms of local government officials, congressmen and senators. "It is at best, half of the story," Lacson told reporters in a text message. "Being bicameral, without the Senate agreeing to amending the Charter via a constituent assembly, no amount of determined efforts by the House members will bring to reality new provi...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi’s defense of army puzzles former admirers

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:41
    BANGKOK --- What drives Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar who this week defended her country at the International Court of Justice against charges that it carried out genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority?   There was a time when Suu Kyi was the hero of human rights advocates, whose nonviolent struggle against her country's military dictatorship was admired by people around the world and won her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. She spent a decade and a half under house arrest, more or less in solitary. She was the target of an assassination attempt. She never wavered.   Now she is seen by many of her former admirers as an apologis...

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Palace: US senators ‘misled’ in passing resolution backing De Lima, Ressa

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:37
MANILA, Philippines --- United States senators were "misled" by members of the opposition and the media, Malacaang said Friday after a US Senate panel approved a resolution urging the Philippine government to free detained Senator Leila de Lima and drop all charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. "Apparently they have been misled by the reports coming from the opposition, as well as media outlets who had been biased against the administration," presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in an interview over CNN Philippines. "What I can't understand is they appear not to understand the judicial process of this country," he added. The resolution, which was approved by the US Sen...

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Globe and affiliates hold meal-packing activity for Typhoon Tisoy victims

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:28
Employees of Globe and its affiliates dedicated time and effort in creating 90 meal boxes for 2,880 families in Isabela and Albay who were affected by typhoon Tisoy which severely hit the country early this month. Each meal box consisted of 36 meal packs that are enough to feed 180 people. They will be distributed to 1,440 families or 7,200 individuals in Ilagan City, Isabela and 1,440 families or 7,200 individuals in Albay. Recipients for the remaining meal box are still to be announced. The activity which coincided with the celebration of International Volunteer Day was participated in by over 300 employee-volunteers from Globe, Kickstart, Global Telehealth, Asticom Technolog...

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Germany celebrates 250-year-old ‘pop star’ Beethoven

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:25
BERLIN, GERMANY -- Germany is pulling out the stops for the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth with more than 700 events, including homages by Hollywood actor Christoph Waltz and electronic outfit Kraftwerk. Here are the main festivities planned ahead of the big day next year for the man described by German weekly Der Spiegel as "a 250-year-old pop star": -- December 16: Ludwig van Beethoven's home in Bonn reopens to the public as a museum after extensive renovation, on the day most widely believed to be his birthday. The museum will include an exhibition withscores and instruments as well as the notebooks he used to communicate after going deaf in 1801 ...

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'Magic mushroom' ingredient could be used to treat depression, study says

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:21
"Magic mushrooms" may have moved one step closer to becoming a treatment for depression.
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Former Kentucky governor issued hundreds of pardons before leaving office

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:18
Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons in his final days in office after his November defeat to Democrat Andy Beshear, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
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Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:11
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas during the territory's protest movement.     Mimicking an artist who duct-taped a banana to a wall, the force tweeted a photo of a canister similarly taped, with the words: "Say NO to violence. Let's leave the tear gas cartridge on the wall forever."   "For a Police officer, using force, including tear gas, is always the last resort. If rioters don't use violence, Hong Kong will be safe and there's no reason for us to use force," the post on its Twitter account said.   Respondents to the post called it crass an...

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Johnson's Conservatives flip numerous opposition seats

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:10
Boris Johnson has done it. The UK Prime Minister has stunned political pundits by leading his Conservative Party to score one of the country's most dramatic electoral victories in decades.
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Alex Diaz says projects poured in after coming out: ‘Literally living my dreams’

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:02
Actor and singer Alex Diaz said he has had new projects lined up since he announced that he was bisexual in October. Diaz had been accused on social media by fitness coach Miguel Chanco of making an "indecent proposal." The actor apologized, stating on Instagram in October, "I see now that my actions are not caused by but rather the effect of the unhealthy and toxic suppression of all of who I am as a human being." READ: Alex Diaz apologizes amid accusation of 'indecent proposal' to fitness coach The Filipino-Scottish actor seemed amused about how far he has come since being involuntarily outed and owning up to his actions. "[It's] crazy how my anxiety creeps sometimes and then I r...

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Daniel Padilla, Charo Santos to star as mom and son in Typhoon Yolanda movie

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:43
A project starring Daniel Padilla and Charo Santos has finally been confirmed: a film on survival in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Yolanda titled "Whether the Weather Is Fine." Pictures of the cast were released yesterday, Dec. 12, by Dreamscape Entertainment. Santos and Padilla will play mother and son as they try to survive in the havoc wreaked by the supertyphoon. Actress Francinne Rifol will also star in the film directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad. Pictures of the set appear to show Santos as a seamstress, while Padilla helps in her shop. The film has been in development since 2014. It has been part of workshops abroad, namely the La Fabrique des Cinema du Monde, the...

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1 dead in San Andres Bukid, Manila blaze

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:43
MANILA, Philippines - One casualty was reported when fire struck a residential area along F. Torres Street corner Espiritu Street in San Andres Bukid, Manila on Friday at around 10:30 a.m., the Bureau of Fire Protection confirmed.   Fire Officer 1 Carla Bais identified the fatality as Roel Camero.   The fire was declared "out" at 11:31 a.m, she added.   A radio dzBB report, quoting Police Colonel Sam Cayabyab said Camero locked himself inside the comfort room after reportedly quarreling with his partner.   The fire reportedly broke out after the fight.   The Manila Fire Arson Investigation Division said further investigation is ongoi...

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Palace to water firms on rate hike bid: Duterte has all legal options

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:33
MANILA, Philippines - After Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water Co. Inc. threatened to increase water rate by 100 percent following the cancellation of their concession agreement's extension, Malacaang reminded the water firms that President Rodrigo Duterte has all the legal options at his disposal to address the issue.   "These concessionaires can do their worst and continue with fleecing the consumers while the President will do his best in serving and protecting the interest of the people," Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement Friday.   Officials of Manila Water and Maynilad had warned that water rates may increase by over 100 percent afte...

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Maynilad, Manila Water agree to renegotiate ‘onerous’ water deals

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:32
MANILA, Philippines --- Water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila water agreed to renegotiate the "onerous" 1997 water agreement with the government.   In separate letters to the President Rodrigo Duterte on December 10, Maynilad Chair Manny Pangilinan and Manila Water Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala, the two water concessionaires agreed for a renegotiation of their water deals with the government.   Pangilinan assured Duterte of "its willingness" to cooperate with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) 'to have certain provisions of the Concession Agreement reviewed and amended."   He reaffirmed Maynilad's "unwavering commitment" in nati...

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