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Mystery issue experienced on NASA's Voyager 1 probe from 1977

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 21 min ago
The Voyager 1 probe is still exploring interstellar space 45 years after launching, but it has encountered an issue that mystifies the spacecraft's team on Earth.
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PH logs 103 new COVID-19 cases, active down to 2, 241

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 32 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Only 103 new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday with active cases further going down to 2,241. Based on the COVID-19 Tracker website of the DOH, these new infections are slightly lower than the 110 cases recorded on Tuesday. Wednesday's new cases are also fewer than the average cases recorded the previous week from May 9 to 15 --- 160 cases per day, from a total of 1,118 infections. With this, the total number of confirmed infections is now 3,688,100 nationwide, with 3,625,407 recoveries and 60,452 deaths. A total of 22,742 individuals, meanwhile, were tested on Tuesday, May 17. These numbers were recorde...

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Coast Guard personnel expected to exceed 24,000 in 2022

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 44 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) expects its personnel to grow by over 24,000 in 2022 after new recruits complete their training, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), its parent agency, said in a statement on Wednesday. The PCG strength is over 22,000 members --- 2,636 officers (878 females and 1,758 males) and 19,754 non-officers (2,831 females and 16,923 males). There are also 221 civilian PCG employees (163 are females and 58 are males), while 1,757 more are expected to finish training this year, bringing the total to 24,368. The personnel expansion is part of the PCG modernization program, which Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said woul...

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Russian debt: US Treasury signals it may block payments

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 50 min ago
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday signaled US officials will likely end a carve-out in Western sanctions that has allowed Russia to continue make payments on its debt.
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Top Taliban leader makes more promises on women's rights but quips 'naughty women' should stay home

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 58 min ago
A senior Taliban official has repeated the group's as-yet-unfulfilled pledge to allow girls back into high school, saying there would be "good news soon," but suggested that women who protested the regime's restrictions on women rights should stay home.
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Senegal President shows support for PSG player Idrissa Gueye following homophobia row

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 25 min ago
Embroiled in a homophobia row in France, Paris Saint-German footballer Idrissa Gana Gueye has received the backing of Senegalese President Macky Sall.
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Dow tumbles 1,000 points as markets are practically begging to be punished

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 38 min ago
The old joke goes like this: Two friends are at a resort and one says, "The food here is really terrible." The other replies, "And the portions are so small!" Today, it's investors who dislike the taste of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes but seemingly want more anyway.
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Give Marcos a chance, but let’s not follow blindly – Cayetano

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 51 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Give Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. a chance to prove what he could do as president, but people should not follow him "blindly," Senator-Elect Alan Peter Cayetano said on Wednesday. Cayetano, who faced Marcos in the 2016 vice-presidential elections, made the remark shortly after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed him a winner, along with 11 other senatorial bets in the so-called Magic 12. "He was elected. He's set to be proclaimed. Give him a chance. Let's see what he does, and let's judge it later on. It's easy to judge him and his family before this --- that's clear," Cayetano said in a press briefing. "But now, Filipino have spoken: He's...

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Lifting Trump's China tariffs could ease US inflation, Janet Yellen says

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 7 min ago
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration's tariffs on China and voiced support for lifting the levies, in part to ease very high inflation pressuring the US economy.
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CPP denies NPA involvement in harassing CHR in Mindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 17 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The New People's Army (NPA) was not involved in an alleged series of harassment incidents at two regional offices of the Commission of Human Rights, the Communist Party of the Philippines said on Wednesday through its chief information officer, Marco Valbuena. "We assure the CHR that the NPA is not involved in any threats or extortion attempts against their regional offices. This is either plain extortion or the handiwork of people who wish to defame the NPA and portray it as involved in gross criminal activities," Valbuena said. Valbuena also pointed out that both the CPP and NPA strictly abide by international humanitarian law and consider the CHR as a...

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Rare 18th-century Chinese vase kept in kitchen sells for $1.8 million at auction

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 20 min ago
A rare Chinese vase dating from the 18th century has sold for nearly £1.5 million ($1.8 million) at auction.
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3 senators vying for Senate presidency – Cayetano

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 5 min ago
MANILA, Philippines ---Three senators are vying for the Senate presidency, Senator-elect Alan Peter Cayetano said on Wednesday shortly after being proclaimed with 11 other winning senatorial candidates in the so-called Magic 12. Cayetano did not identify who the senators were. "I think three are running for Senate president," he said, speaking in a mix of Filipino and English. "As far as I know --- I counted --- and if I'm correct, none of them have the 13 or more [votes needed to be elected] right now." In the 24-member Senate, the Senate president is chosen by a majority of votes of all members. Is Cayetano one of the three vying for the position? "I have the same an...

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Solar Orbiter spies a 'hedgehog' during close pass of the sun

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 10 min ago
The Solar Orbiter mission's first close pass of the sun in March has revealed our star in a new light.
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Success in music industry is 50-percent talent, 50-percent character, says composer Jonathan Manalo

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 15 min ago
Looking back on his 20 years in the music business, Jonathan Manalo said one of the biggest challenges in his career as a composer and producer is maintaining consistency amid the ever-changing trends. "The challenge is having the consistency to put out hits and album projects all the time. No matter how many times you do it, you can't say you've already figured out the formula, because trends and tastes change," he pointed out in an interview for his upcoming 20th anniversary compilation album and his partnership with Academy of Rock Philippines. "You have to keep up with these changes and produce hits despite the unpredictability of things," he added. "But I'm grateful that, ...

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Britain's Royal Mint releases rainbow-colored coin to mark 50 years of LGBTQ+ Pride UK

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 23:59
Britain's Royal Mint has issued a commemorative 50 pence coin to mark the 50th anniversary of Pride UK.
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Defining majority, minority blocs up to entire Senate – Cayetano

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 23:41
MANILA, Philippines --- "So, the question is whether I'll be part of the majority or minority. That's not up to me. That's up to the members of the Senate," Senator-elect Alan Peter Cayetano said after being proclaimed on Wednesday with the 11 other winning senatorial candidates making up the so-called Magic 12. The Commission on Elections made the proclamation of the winners in the May 2022 senatorial race at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Cayetano then explained his response to the reporters' question. He pointed out that the terms "minority" and "majority" and "administration" and "opposition" had different meanings in the Senate. "If the...

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Why is Turkey causing problems for Finland and Sweden's plans to join NATO?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 23:17
Just when it seemed like Finland and Sweden's accession into NATO was imminent, Turkey has taken its allies by surprise by throwing a wrench into the works.
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