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Italy reports 104,065 coronavirus cases on Sunday, 235 deaths

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 06:38
    ROME - Italy reported 104,065 COVID-19 related cases on Sunday, against 137,147 the day before, the health ministry said, while the number of deaths fell to 235 from 377. Italy has registered 146,149 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February 2020, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the ninth highest in the world. The country has reported 10.9 million cases to date. Patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those in intensive care - stood at 19,617 on Sunday, down from 19,636 a day earlier. There were 95 new admissions to intensive care units, down from 118 on Saturday. The total number of intensive care pat...

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North Korea says tested Hwasong-12 missile, took pictures from space

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 06:29
    SEOUL - North Korea confirmed on Monday it had tested a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on Sunday, according to state news agency KCNA, the first time a nuclear-capable missile of that size has been launched since 2017. The launch was first reported by South Korean and Japanese authorities on Sunday. Analysts and officials said the test appeared to involve an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), which North Korea has not tested since 2017 when it suspended testing its largest missiles and its nuclear weapons. "The inspection firing test was conducted for the purpose of selectively inspecting the ground-to-ground mid-range long-...

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U.N. report says Taliban have killed scores of former Afghan officials, others

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 06:25
    WASHINGTON - A U.N. report seen by Reuters says the Taliban and its allies are believed to have killed scores of former Afghan officials, security force members and people who worked with the international military contingent since the U.S.-led pullout. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres' report to the U.N. Security Council paints a picture of worsening living conditions for Afghanistan's 39 million people despite an end of combat with the Taliban's takeover in August. "An entire complex social and economic system is shutting down," Guterres said. The report sounds the latest in a series of warnings the U.N. chief has issued in recent months about th...

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'Inappropriate': Lindsey Graham pushes back on Trump's rally comments

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 04:59
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized former President Donald Trump's remarks suggesting he could pardon participants of the January 6 Capitol riots if he wins the 2024 presidential election.
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PBA: Let the games begin—again

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 04:45
Time to lace up those sneakers again, for the PBA Governors Cup is swinging back into action in less than two weeks and will finish with imports playing. With the more lenient alert level 2 health protocol to be imposed on the Metro starting Feb. 1, teams can scrimmage for the first time in close to a month and elimination round action for the season-closing conference restarts 10 days later---minus the fans for the meantime. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, who has been tirelessly working to get the conference going again ever since it was shut down on Jan. 3, gave that assurance on Friday that the games will happen again. "The plan now is by Feb. 1, we're resuming practice...

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Elon Musk offered a Florida teen $5,000 to delete a Twitter account tracking his jet. It wasn't enough

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 04:33
Josh Sweeney, a 19-year from Florida, rejected a $5,000 offer from Elon Musk to delete his Twitter account that tracks the billionaire's private jet.
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Couple ties the knot during historic blizzard

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 04:32
A Rhode Island couple braved the cold to tie the knot during a nor'easter that dumped record snowfall on parts of the East Coast. CNN affiliate WJAR has the story.
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What Russian TV hosts think of Fox's Tucker Carlson

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 03:59
CNN's Nic Robertson looks at Fox host Tucker Carlson's popularity on Russian state run television.
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Manchester United suspend star after domestic violence accusations

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 01:54
Manchester United Football Club said on Sunday star striker Mason Greenwood "will not return to training or play matches until further notice," after allegations of domestic violence emerged against the 20-year-old England player.
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PH women’s team secures World Cup berth after AFC Asian Cup win

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 01:24
MANILA, Philippines---On the cusp of history, the Philippine women's football team seized the moment and secured the country's first ever appearance in the Fifa World Cup early Monday. In dramatic fashion, the Philippines survived Taiwan, 4-3, on penalties for a Women's World Cup berth and a spot in the AFC Women's Asian Cup semifinals. Both sides battled to a 1-1 draw with Taiwan's Zhou Li-Ping providing the equalizer in the 83rd minute after Quinley Quezada opened the scoring in the 49th. https://twitter.com/afcasiancup/status/1487833044480372740 Sarina Bolden delivered the clincher after a couple of saves and a goal by keeper Olivia McDaniel. The Filipinos hope to a...

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Australian Open: Medvedev ‘not that disappointed’ after losing big lead to Nadal

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:36
Daniil Medvedev insisted Sunday he was not disappointed to give up a two-set lead and lose the Australian Open, while heaping praise on "unreal" Rafael Nadal. The world number two looked destined to clinch a second Grand Slam title after his US Open breakthrough last year when he held three break points against Nadal's serve in the third set after winning the first two at Melbourne Park. But the never-say-die Spaniard saved them all before battling back for a famous 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory in grueling five hours and 24 minutes to deny Medvedev and win a historic 21st Grand Slam title. https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1487811505445912579?s=20&t=BnJ4...

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NATO 'line of defense' keeps moving east, Russian FM says

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:32
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has questioned the framing of NATO as a "defensive" alliance, complaining that the bloc's "line of defense" continues to move east towards Russia, as fears mount that the Kremlin is planning an invasion of Ukraine.
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NATO concerned over Europe’s energy security amid standoff with Russia

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:29
LONDON/MOSCOW --- Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies, the head of NATO said on Sunday, as Britain warned it was "highly likely" that Russia, the continent's biggest natural gas supplier, was looking to invade Ukraine. Russia has massed some 120,000 troops near its neighbor. It has demanded the western defense alliance to pull back troops and weapons from Eastern Europe and bar Ukraine, a former Soviet state, from ever joining the Western defense alliance. US officials said on Saturday Russia's military buildup had been expanded to include supplies to treat casualties of any conflict. Across the border in Ukraine, locals trained as army reservists as the government sc...

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Nadal’s mightiest comeback secures ‘special’ Grand Slam

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:25
Rafael Nadal roared back from two sets down to win a titanic five-set duel with Daniil Medvedev and make history with "a special" 21st Grand Slam men's title in the Australian Open final on Sunday. The Spanish great looked dead and buried as the Russian world number two carved out a two-set lead but Nadal surged home for one of his mightiest comeback wins 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in five hours and 24 minutes at Rod Laver Arena. https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1487791222299242502?s=20&t=BnJ4co5i-OTrS7eUbt-F7g Nadal came out on top in the physical war of attrition to move ahead of "Big Three" rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the all-time list of me...

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PH pride in Disney’s pride of lions: Joaquin Pedro Valdes debuts as Simba in Dublin

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:04
Pinoy pride. That's what Filipino actor Joaquin Pedro Valdes carries with him like a badge of honor and pride wherever he performs---whether it's for "Miss Saigon," "The King and I," "Fanny and Stella," "Heathers: The Musical" or "Vanara." By the time you read this, Joaquin will have added another feather in his thespic cap: He is the very first homegrown Filipino actor to play Simba in a production of Disney's "The Lion King" in the United Kingdom. Joaqs, as we fondly call him, is currently in "The Lion King's" ensemble and covering Simba in the well-loved musical's "Rhino UK/Ireland Tour." Inquirer Entertainment has always had ringside seats in the actor's journey since he...

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Catriona Gray, SB19 join 2022 National Arts Month celebration to help promote culture and arts

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:03
"Art is essential for us to be able to navigate the pandemic," declared National Committee on Cinema (NCA) head Rolando Tolentino during the recent virtual media gathering to launch the celebration of the 2022 National Arts Month (NAM) this February. With this year's theme, "Sining ng Pag-asa," the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will celebrate NAM starting Feb. 4 with a series of events organized by the following seven national art committees: architecture and allied arts, cinema, dance, literary arts, music, dramatic arts,and visual arts. "The NAM celebration will fully be online," said Tolentino, who also heads the Subcommission on the Arts (SCA) that enc...

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DRC court sentences 49 to death over 2017 killing of UN experts

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:02
A military court has sentenced 49 people to death -- while one officer will receive 10 years in prison -- following an investigation into the 2017 murders of two UN experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Human Rights Watch.
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Sanya and look-alike Rabiya brought together in fantasy drama series

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:02
When fans found out that Sanya Lopez and Rabiya Mateo were going to be part of the upcoming second season of "Agimat ng Agila," they started putting photos of the celebrities side by side, saying that the two women could pass off as sisters. "People were tagging us on social media posts, telling us that we look similar. Nakakatuwa! And we're all happy to be with her," Sanya said in a recent video conference for the fantasy drama series, which airs every Saturday starting Jan. 29, on GMA 7. "I was so excited when I learned she was joining." Rabiya, on the other hand, feels flattered about the comparisons with Sanya. "I'm grateful to those saying that we resemble one another beca...

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Rocker chick: Alexa Ilacad wants to do an ‘angry rock song’ to tick off her checklist

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 00:01
Alexa Ilacad used to think that she didn't have it in her to write songs. And then, in 2016, she had her heart broken. "I was fresh from a heartbreak and wasn't into writing songs back then. I had so many questions in my head because of what had happened, but I didn't know how to channel my emotions," she said in a recent video conference arranged by her record label, Off the Record. It was on a rainy day, during a car ride, that she decided to write down whatever was on her mind. "Maybe it was because of the weather, but sometimes, we get sentimental during car rides in the rain. I got my phone and typed the things I was feeling on my Notes app. Then, I realized, 'This could b...

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‘Amazing’: Federer quick to congratulate Nadal on record Grand Slam

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 23:56
MELBOURNE - Roger Federer was quick to congratulate long-time rival Rafa Nadal for his Australian Open triumph on Sunday after the Spaniard overhauled Daniil Medvedev in a five-set thriller to clinch a record 21st Grand Slam title. The win put Nadal one clear of Federer and world number one Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam titles race. "What a match! To my friend and great rival, Rafael Nadal. Heartfelt congratulations on becoming the first man to win 21 Grand Slam singles titles," 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer said in a gracious social media post. "A few months ago we were joking about both being on crutches. Amazing. Never underestimate a great champion....

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