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Marcos lawyer: Votes gained by Robredo in recount proof of 2016 poll flaws

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 14 min ago
MANILA, Philippines - Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s lawyer on Wednesday stressed that the reported 15,000 votes gained by Vice President Leni Robredo in the vote recount in three provinces is proof that irregularities marred the 2016 elections.   "Try to imagine, even if there was an increase on the part of the Leni camp and whatever amount on the Bongbong Marcos votes, take note, there was an increase and therefore the computers, the machines did not function properly as promised," said Atty. George Garcia in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.   The Robredo camp, citing internal records, earlier claimed that her lead in the vice presidential r...

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LIST: Canceled flights on October 16, 2019

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 hours 47 min ago
MANILA, Philippines - Several domestic flights were canceled on Wednesday due to weather concerns.   In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced the cancellation of the following flights:   Skyjet M8 816 Manila-Basco M8 817 Basco-Manila   A low-pressure area has been spotted east of the country, the weather bureau said Wednesday.   Batanes and Babuyan group of islands are expected to experience cloudy skies and rain showers.   Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers are expected over Mindanao and Eastern Visayas, while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers may prevail over Met...

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Man walks into art gallery and swipes $20,000 Salvador Dali etching

CNN Top Stories - 9 hours 53 min ago
San Francisco police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance video stealing a $20,000 Salvador Dali etching from an art gallery on Sunday.
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Grease to come back as TV show

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 14 min ago
Cannes, France | AFP | Tuesday 10/16/2019 - 01:32 UTC+8   "Grease" is about to come roaring back with a small screen version called "Grease: Rydell High", named after the high school in which the 1978 movie was based.   With "Summer Loving", a big screen prequel to the musical also in the pipeline, WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt revealed Tuesday that a spin-off series based on the musical is in the making.   Like the original, the updated story will explore teenage angst and peer pressure, the horrors of puberty and life in Middle America.   It will also feature some of the original songs as well as hits from the 1950s, Gr...

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China Wants Digital Currency After Bitcoin Crackdown

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 57 min ago
As Facebook readies to launch its answer to bitcoin, China is set to introduce its own digital currency -- one that could allow the government and the central bank to see what people spend their money on, according to analysts. Far from the libertarian ideals of cryptocurrencies, whose anonymity allows users to buy and sell without leaving a digital trail, China's mooted ecash system will be tightly regulated, experts say, and run by the People's Bank of China, the central bank. [embed]https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/1184145038139371521[/embed] It "would give the PBoC greater insight into transactions throughout the country," analysts at Beijing-based research firm Trivium Chi...

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Villar still richest senator, De Lima is poorest

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 hours 59 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest member of the Senate while Senator Leila de Lima is the poorest, their latest statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) showed. As of June 30, 2019, Villar posted a net worth of P3,534,412,797. This is a drop of about P185.52 million as compared to her net worth of over P3.7 billion last year. READ: Cynthia Villar still richest senator with P3.7B net worth Among the four neophyte senators, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go is the poorest with a declared net worth of P15,508,370 as of June 30, 2019. Boxing champ-turned-politician Senator Manny Pacquiao, meanwhile, is still the second richest senator...

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Southern California Edison: Los Angeles Fire Began Under Power Lines

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 17 min ago
A destructive fire that exploded on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday. Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators determined the origin of the Saddle Ridge Fire was beneath power lines on a dry, steep hillside above the city's Sylmar neighborhood, Capt. Erik Scott told The Associated Press. The cause remained under investigation. [embed]https://twitter.com/LACoFDPIO/status/1184135189305294848[/embed] The fire that started Thursday night burned nearly 8, 400 acres (13.1 square miles or 34 square kilometers), destroyed 17 structures and damaged dozens more. One man died...

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Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 24 min ago
CANBERRA, Australia --- Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. The 45-year-old woman who arrived at Sydney International Airport on Saturday had undeclared food in her luggage including 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds) of pork, Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said on Tuesday. She was sent home to Vietnam and banned from returning to Australia for three years, McKenzie said. Australia is free of the disease that has wiped out pig populations across Asia and Europe. But the disease was recently detected in East Timor, a near neighbor where Australian veterinarians are worki...

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US House backs 3 bills to support protests in Hong Kong

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON --- The House passed three bills Tuesday aimed at showing U.S. support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The action follows months of protests over the Beijing government's aggressive attempts to enforce control over the semi-autonomous territory. One of the bills condemns China's intrusions into Hong Kong's affairs and supports the right of people to protest. Another requires annual reviews by the U.S. secretary of state of Hong Kong's special economic and trade status, providing a check on Beijing's influence over the territory. A third bill would ensure that U.S. weapons are not being used against protesters by police. All three bills were approved on ...

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Jojo Rabbit Is the Boldest Movie of the Decade

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 37 min ago
It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I still don't even really know how to describe it without making people shift uncomfortably," says Waititi with a shrug. "Jojo Rabbit" is as singular as its director, the idiosyncratic New Zealand filmmaker of the off-kilter buddy comedy "The Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and the vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows." [embed]https://twitter.com/jojorabbitmovie/status/1168886494406164480[/embed] The new film, which Fox Searchlight will release Friday, is a comic coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy named Jojo (Rom...

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Live fact check of the Democratic debate

CNN Top Stories - 11 hours 39 min ago
Welcome to CNN's fact check of the fourth Democratic presidential primary debate. We will be posting our checks of candidates' claims as we complete them through the night.
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Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

Inquirer Breaking News - 11 hours 58 min ago
NEW YORK --- Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The "Jane the Virgin" actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her apology she's a longtime Fugees and Lauryn Hill fan and didn't mean to offend anyone. She sang along to "Ready or Not" and recited the racial slur as she sat in a makeup chair. Some of the outrage focused on remarks Rodriguez made last year during a panel discussion. She said black women in Hollywood are paid more than Latina women. Detractors at the time noted the highest pa...

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Facebook’s Libra Coin Announces 21 Founding Members

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 29 sec ago
The Libra Association, created by Facebook to launch its new cryptocurrency, has announced its 21 founding members after defections by previous supporters including Visa and Mastercard. The announcement on Monday came as the planned Libra global currency faces swelling criticism from regulators, and reported warnings from the Group of Seven that it poses a threat to the global financial system. [embed]https://twitter.com/Libra_/status/1184000996424474624[/embed] The group kicked off its first council meeting in Geneva and founding members including Uber, Spotify and Vodafone formally signed onto the Libra Charter, director-general Bertrand Perez said. "We now have a total gua...

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Pagasa: LPA spotted east of Baler, Aurora

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 4 min ago
MANILA, Philippines - The state weather bureau on Wednesday said a low-pressure area (LPA) east of the country.   In its 4a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA was last spotted 1,335 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora.   The LPA, which is not yet directly affecting any part of the country, may strengthen into a typhoon in the next 24 to 48 hours, said weather specialist Loriedin Dela Cruz.   It is slowly moving northwest, she said but added that it might weaken once it reaches the northeasterly surface windflow which produces cold winds not favorable for weather systems like LPA...

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50 of the world's best breads

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 17 min ago
What is bread? You likely don't have to think for long, and whether you're hungry for a slice of sourdough or craving some tortillas, what you imagine says a lot about where you're from.
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Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 22 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO --- "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman --- aka inmate No. 77806-112 --- reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that underscored the lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. Huffman's husband, actor William H. Macy, dropped her off at the Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin, a low-security prison for women in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to TASC Group, which represents Huffman. The prison has been described by media as "Club Fed," making its way onto a Forbes list in 2009 of "America's 10 Cushiest Prisons." It has housed well-kno...

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Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON --- When Syria's Kurdish fighters, America's longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash. But in fact, the move had been in the works for more than a year. Fearing U.S. abandonment, the Kurds opened a back channel to the Syrian government and the Russians in 2018, and those talks ramped up significantly in recent weeks, American, Kurdish and Russian officials told The Associated Press. "We warned the Kurds that the Americans will ditch them," Russia's ambassador to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, told Rus...

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