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HBO documentary sheds new light on Atlanta child murders

Inquirer Breaking News - 49 min 38 sec ago
LOS ANGELES, USA---Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago. Terrell hopes new light can be shed nationwide on the murders that terrorized the African-American community in the city within a two-year time span with the HBO documentary "Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children." The five-part series, which begins Sunday, will explore how the victims' family members and others remain skeptical about Wayne Williams being the sole killer, despite evidence linking him to those murders and 10 others. "I really want them ...

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EPL suspended indefinitely, players to be asked for wage cut

Inquirer Breaking News - 56 min 23 sec ago
The English Premier League was suspended indefinitely on Friday following a meeting of its 20 clubs, who discussed financial painkiller measures including asking players to take a substantial pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak. Having previously given a tentative --- and improbable -- return date of April 30, the world's richest league said the season would not be resuming at the start of May and "will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so," and only with the full support of government and medical guidance. Teams have nine or 10 games left to play in the Premier League, with Liverpool --- the leader by 25 points --- still needing two more wins to clinch its ...

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South Korean island suing tourists who visited while having coronavirus symptoms

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 8 min ago
The provincial government of Jeju Island, South Korea, is suing two women who visited the island on vacation despite the younger one having symptoms of coronavirus.
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Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 10 min ago
SADDLE RIVER, New Jersey---Jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94. The virtuoso who had played for presidents at the White House during his long and esteemed career died Wednesday at his home in Saddle River, New Jersey. His family tellsThe New York Times they believe the cause of death was the coronavirus. The Bergen Record reports that Pizzarelli tested positive for the virus on Sunday. "There will be some kind of tribute as soon as we can all get within 6 feet of each other," his son John Pizzarelli, also a renowned jazz artist,told the Bergen Record on Thursday. Pizzarelli was born in Paterson...

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Filipino seafarer aboard Grand Princess dies of COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 19 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino seafarer from the docked MV Grand Princess in San Francisco, California succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco announced on Saturday.   In a statement, Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr. said that the seafarer, who was not named, died on April 1.   https://twitter.com/PHLinSF/status/1246302558806618112   "We salute him for his dedication to his job and for the sacrifices that he made for his family," Bensurto said.   "The Consulate General will continue to coordinate with concerned authorities on the appropriate handling of the remains of the dec...

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Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 20 min ago
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. IHEART'S LIVING ROOM CONCERT An Elton John-led, star-studded benefit concert that raised more than $10 million (over P507.44 million) to battle the coronavirus will be re-aired on Fox next week. Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys will be shown performing from their homes on "Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America," which will air Monday. The mo...

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Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 29 min ago
A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which typically reveals its annual selections at college basketball's Final Four. This year, with sports shut down because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the announcement will be televised from ESPN's studios in Bristol, Connecticut with some elements of the show taped ahead of time. Bryant, Duncan and Garnett, with a combined 11 championships and 48 All-Star seasons between them, are all first-time finalists and locks to be in t...

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DILG to PNP: Increase police visibility to protect frontliners

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 36 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor health centers and hospitals to secure medical frontliners during the COVID-19 crisis.   "The PNP should constantly monitor our hospitals and clinics and increase police visibility in all communities to guarantee the safety and well-being of our frontliners," Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said in a statement.   Ao issued the statement as he condemned the incident involving Sofronio Ramilo, ambulance driver of the Peter Paul Medical Center of Candelaria Inc., who was shot in Candelaria, Que...

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INC offers entire Ciudad de Victoria estate as COVID-19 quarantine complex

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 39 min ago
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Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1 million to relief funds

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 39 min ago
LOS ANGELES, USA---The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said Friday, also announcing that she is donating $500,000 (over P25.37 million) each to two emergency funds. In a pair of tweets, she said she and her 3-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary-care physician. Her family had already been sheltering at home and continued to do so, she said. They were tested again "just a few days ago," and were negative. The Grammy Award-winning artist behind eight studio albums and hits like "Get the Party Started," "What about Us," "Raise Your Glass" and "Just Give Me a Reason" called for free an...

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FIFA cancels all June internationals over virus

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 57 min ago
All international football matches scheduled for June were postponed on Friday following the first meeting of FIFA's coronavirus working group. It was also decided to hold discussions with confederations to draw up a revised schedule for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers which have been shelved. "The FIFA-Confederations working group... has unanimously approved a series of recommendations following its first meeting, which was organised via conference call today," said a FIFA statement. It was also decided by the group to postpone all planned women's internationals in June. In the aftermath of the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics by a year, the FIFA group proposed keep...

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Katy Perry reveals baby’s gender with Orlando Bloom: ‘It’s a girl’

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 14 min ago
Following the creative announcement that she is having a child with actor Orlando Bloom, pop star Katy Perry subtly revealed that they will be having a baby girl. Perry showed Bloom smiling while covered in pink frosting via her Instagram post today, April 4. "[It's] a girl," the singer said. Last March, the "Never Really Over" singer confirmed that she was pregnant and showed off her baby bump through the music video of her newest love song, "Never Worn White." https://www.instagram.com/p/B-i0HZ7HaFw/ After Perry released her video, Bloom also displayed his fiance with her visible baby bump on his Instagram post on March 8. "My babies blooming," the actor said. ...

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Serie A says no date for return to action

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Serie A bosses said Friday that doubts remain over when football can return to Italy as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. All sport in Italy is suspended until at least April 13 as a result of COVID-19, which has killed nearly 15,000 people in the country. A meeting between top-flight Serie A and representatives of the Italian players' union (AIC) took place by video conference on Friday to discuss a possible date for a return to action and potential player salary cuts. No decision was reached on salary cuts while the league said competition would return when the country was ready. "Serie A will consider the resumption of sporting activity when health conditio...

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Neymar donates $1M to fight coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 33 min ago
Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT. The Paris Saint-Germain star, the world's third-highest-paid footballer, donated part of the money to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the rest to a charitable fund launched by his friend Luciano Huck, a Brazilian TV presenter, the report said. The striker's press office declined to comment, saying: "We never talk about donations or amounts." Neymar, 28, followed the example of PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe, who last month made what was described as a major donation -- amount undisclosed -- to a French charity helping fight the impact of CO...

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Joshua’s heavyweight title defence postponed by coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against mandatory challengerKubrat Pulevhas been officially postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, promoters Matchroom Sport announced Friday. The British champion was due to put his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts up for grabs against Bulgarian challenger Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on June 20. But the global spread of COVID-19 has put paid to a bout on that date. "Anthony Joshua's defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight world titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday June 20 has been postponed," said a Matchroom statemen...

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Robredo spox thanks Duterte for defending VP’s efforts vs COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 47 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The spokesman of Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for defending her and her office's efforts in fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This came after the Chief Executive fired Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna after he urged the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe Robredo for allegedly competing with the government's efforts to combat the viral disease. The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has provided free shuttle services, distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers, and opened free dormitories to the frontliners in the...

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Premier League clubs lobby players to take 30 percent pay hit

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 49 min ago
Premier League clubs will ask players to take a combination of pay cuts and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of their annual salary due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the league said in a statement on Friday. The English top flight's highly-paid stars have come under increasing pressure to take pay cuts from government officials in recent days after four clubs said they would use public money to subsidise pay for non-playing staff. Health secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday footballers should "take a pay cut and play their part." Tottenham, Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth planned to use the UK government's furlough scheme to pay 80 percen...

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WNBA season postponed due to coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 51 sec ago
The start of the 2020 WNBA season has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, league officials said Friday. The league had been due to tip off on May 15 but has now been put on hold, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. "As developments continue to emerge around the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extension of the social distancing guidelines in the United States through April 30, the WNBA will postpone the start of its training camps and tip of the regular season originally scheduled for May 15," Engelbert said. "While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative forma...

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IATF to LGUs: Issue ordinances vs attacks on frontliners, COVID-19 patients

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 8 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines--- The Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is urging local government units (LGUs) to issue executive orders or ordinances prohibiting and penalizing acts of discrimination and attacks against health workers, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and COVID-19 patients amid the ongoing coronavirus disease crisis.   "[The IATF-EID] denounces in the strongest of terms acts of discrimination inflicted upon healthcare workers, OFWs, COVID-19 cases -- whether confirmed or suspected, recovered or undergoing treatment, as well as patients under investigation (PUIs) and persons under monitoring (PUMs)," Cabinet Secretary Karlo N...

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Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of following that advice himself, saying, "I'm choosing not to do it." The new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages people, especially in areas hit hard by the spread of the coronavirus, to use rudimentary coverings like T-shirts, bandannas and non-medical masks to cover their faces while outdoors. The president exempted himself from his administration's own guidelines, saying he could not envision himself ...

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