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This 9-year-old weightlifter is breaking records

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 5 min ago
A 9-year-old boy in Louisiana can deadlift 230 pounds and is breaking records for his weight class.
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Man walks on utility line while high on meth, jailed for resisting arrest

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 6 min ago
After taking methamphetamine, a man climbed a pole and walked on a utility line in Texas, United States, claiming that he did so because dogs were going to bite him. Antonio Gomez, 23, was spotted by one Ernesto Garza last Monday, Jan. 27 atop a utility line in the city of Austin, as per ABC-affiliate KVUE yesterday, Jan. 28. "Didn't know the circus was in town," Garza yesterday joked on Reddit along with a photo of Gomez's stunt. https://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comments/euu7t4/didnt_know_the_circus_was_in_town_south_first_and/ Authorities said they responded to a call on Monday afternoon reporting the incident, which led to the arrest of Gomez, who turned out to be high ...

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No smoke, no water, no waste. VR could train the next generation of firefighters

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 11 min ago
Australia has been devastated by its worst bushfires in decades. More than 2.3 million hectares have been burned, and around half a billion animals may have been affected. Scientists say climate change made them more intense, and a similar effect has been observed in California.
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Army truck slams into eatery in Bohol; 1 dead, 5 hurt

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 11 min ago
  TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol ---- At least one died while five others were injured when a Philippine Army truck slammed into an eatery in Barangay Katipunan in Carmen town, Bohol past noon on Wednesday. Police Corporal Niezel Pescante, investigator of the Carmen Police Station said the Army truck was traveling at the national highway to Barangay Rosariohan in Batuan town for an activity at 12:45 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck hit the carinderia owned by Brenie Rejas, where students of the Katipunan National High School (KNHS) were having lunch. Pescante said Roda Mae Niere, 18, a senior high school student at KNHS, died on the spot while five...

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Soldier, militiaman killed in NPA ambush in Surigao Sur town

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 13 min ago
BUTUAN CITY----A soldier and a government militiaman were killed in an ambush by New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas in Marihatag town, Surigao del Sur province on Tuesday (Jan. 28). In a report, Lt. Krisjuper Andreo Punsalan, civil military operations officer of the Army's 3rd Special Forces Battalion, said the attack killed Ramie Tabano Austria, 40, militiaman, of Marihatag, and Pfc Arwin Saclet Niegos, 33, a native of Palawan. A separate report from the Caraga regional police office said Niegos and Austria were about to hop on a motorcycle to follow another motorcycle carrying soldiers and headed to their base at the village of Mararag when they were attacked. As the two reach...

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Perpetual wins 5th straight, topples Arellano

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 14 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- University of Perpetual Help was looking for a breakthrough win to jack up its NCAA women's volleyball campaign. On Wednesday, it found what it was looking for, and more. Perpetual inflicted three-time champion Arellano its first defeat, exacted vengeance from last year's finals, and gained dramatic inroad to the Final Four with their fifth consecutive victory. "It's about time we enter the Final Four with a twice-to-beat," said Perptual coach Macky Carino in Filipino. "We wanted to experience entering the semifinals as favorites." It's still far down the road, of course, as the Lady Altas would need two more wins to make it to the semis outright and a...

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Passengers on Malaysia’s Malindo Air flight in isolation in China after 2 confirmed with virus

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 21 min ago
  BEIJING --- Passengers on a Malindo Air flight with two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, have been placed under isolation and observation in a hotel in Dongli district, Tianjin, in northern China. The passengers from the Malindo Air Flight No. OD688 from Sabah, Malaysia, arrived in Tianjin last Saturday (Jan 25). Upon their arrival, all 31 passengers together with the flight crew members - including 16 foreign travelers from Malaysia and Bolivia - were sent directly to a hotel for isolation, because three passengers on the flight were reported to have fever. The first case on the flight, confirmed on Sunday, was a person aged 71 from Wuhan, the epicenter o...

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4-storey evacuation center in Quezon City completed

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 21 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a four-story evacuation center in Brgy. Greater Fairview, Quezon City. The newly-completed facility hastoilet and shower rooms, infirmary and pharmacy, laundry and drying area, centralized kitchen, stock room, breastfeeding room, roof deck, paging system room with security cameras, generator, garbage segregation facility, wheelchair ramp, elevator, fire alarm system, fire exit, and accommodation area with a capacity of 156 beds and allotment of one bed per family. "Alongside equipping each center with all needed facilities is ensuring that it will be gender-sensitive with ...

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Djokovic not underestimating ageless Federer

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 24 min ago
Novak Djokovic is ever respectful of "great fighter" Roger Federer, but the Serb goes into their Australian Open semifinal as clear favourite after beating the Swiss maestro in every Grand Slam meeting since Wimbledon 2012. The pair enjoy one of world sport's greatest rivalries and will be facing each other on Thursday for a 50th time stretching back to 2006. Djokovic leads 26-23. While Federer won their last clash at the ATP Finals in November, the Serb has a psychological edge at the Slams, beating him in all five showdowns since losing in the All England club semis eight years ago. Sixteen-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic has also been in fine touch at Melbourne Park as he...

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Skyway to open northbound ramp in Alabang during rush hour

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 24 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Starting Feb. 1, motorists who wish to use the Skyway Alabang-Zapote northbound ramp may do so, but only during "rush hours," specifically from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. In a statement, San Miguel Corporation (SMC), parent company of SMC Infrastructure that operates the expressway, said that the adjustment in operating hours was to make way for the Skyway Extension Project. From 9 a.m. to 5 a.m, meanwhile, the portion of the expressway will be closed to give way to construction works. The scheme implementation was agreed upon by Skyway, Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau and Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI), the SMC said. In line with this, motorists coming from...

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Indonesia unable to stop visa-free entry for all Chinese, minister says amid virus fears

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 26 min ago
  JAKARTA --- Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly is saying that Indonesia cannot abruptly stop its visa-free policy for all Chinese nationals, citing concerns over diplomatic relations, despite mounting calls for the government to do so to keep the archipelago free of a deadly coronavirus that started in China. "We have received such requests, but we need to be selective. We will further discuss it with more specific details," Yasonna told journalists at the State Palace on Tuesday. Yasonna explained that not all cities and provinces in China were infected by the virus. Therefore, the government could not go forward with the hard-edged approach of declaring the...

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Zverev doubles down on $4M bushfire donation

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 28 min ago
Alexander Zverev reached his first grand slam semifinal with a 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory over Stan Wawrinka at the Australian Open.
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WATCH: Bystanders lift car to save woman stuck underneath

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 30 min ago
A group of bystanders lifted a car to free a woman who was trapped under it after she was run over last Sunday, Jan. 26. The unidentified woman was crossing a street in the Lower East Side in New York when she was hit by an SUV, as per the New York Daily News on the same day. The incident left the woman stuck under the car, which was driven by a 65-year-old woman. Aside from hitting the pedestrian, the driver had also bumped another vehicle, leading to chain-reaction minor accidents. Moments after, a group of bystanders came together to lift the side of the car and help free the woman. Twitter user @colbydroscher uploaded a video of the rescue on his page on the same day. "Onlook...

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Kobe Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 30 min ago
PHILADELPHIA --- Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the 2002 All-Star game ticked away. Nearly every fan in Philadelphia had booed the hometown guy whenever he touched the ball. Never one to forget a slight, Bryant was stung by the vitriol. "I'm just out there trying to play and have a good time," Bryant said. "My feelings are hurt, being from Philadelphia." His local roots meant little to the rowdy crowd that would not forgive Bryant for comments from the previous season when the Los Angeles Lakers played the 76ers in the NBA Finals. Bryant had warned fans that he...

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Indonesia prepares carriers to airlift citizens from virus-stricken Wuhan

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 33 min ago
  JAKARTA --- The Indonesian Air Force has kept three aircraft and health personnel on standby to evacuate Indonesian nationals from the locked-down city of Wuhan in China, the ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak, and ready to fly at any time, awaiting instruction from the central government. Air Force spokesman First Marshal Fajar Adriyanto said the aircraft, comprising two Boeing 737 aircraft and an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules aircraft, had the capacity to transport over 200 people. "We are now waiting for confirmation from the Foreign Ministry [...] to decide whether or not we can go. But the Air Force is ready 24/7 to fly," Fajar said on Wednesday. The...

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President Xi Jinping: China engaged in ‘serious battle’

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 34 min ago
  BEIJING --- China has full confidence and capability to win the battle against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi made the remark while meeting with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. "The Chinese people right now are faced with a very serious battle. And for the Chinese government, this is something that we take very seriously, because in our view, nothing matters more than people's safety and health," Xi said. Xi mentioned that on Saturday, the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Com...

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DILG chief admits Chinese prostitution rings ‘more challenging’ to track down

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 36 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Tracking down Chinese-operated prostitution rings in the country has proven to be "more challenging," Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao admitted Wednesday as he assured that authorities are stepping-up its drive against sex dens in the country. "Lately, mga Chinese nationals na dinala from mainland China, dinala rito para maging prostitutes. Minsan ito ang mahirap i-monitor (be) cause they communicate just among these Chinese community," Ao told reporters in an interview. "Mas madali pa ang local kasi nare-report agad sa atin na nagpunta ng Manila tapos suddenly wala nang contact sa magulang, then nakaka-initiate kami nang pag-locatepero kapag mga Chinese nation...

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In Malaysia, drunk son chops off father’s hand in argument

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 37 min ago
SUNGAI PETANI, Malaysia --- A contract worker's right wrist was severed when slashed by his son during a family argument at Taman Keladi here on Tuesday (Jan 28). Kuala Muda OCPD Asst Comm Adzli Abu Shah said the victim was arguing with his wife when their 29-year-old son intervened to calm down the situation. However, he said the man chased out by his son who later returned home around 8.30pm and attacked the older man with a machete. "The victim, aged 53, was slashed on the wrist when shielding himself from the attack," he said in a statement here on Wednesday (Jan 29). He said both the victim and his son, were believed to be drunk, at that time. Police have detained the...

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Man arrested for spreading fake news about coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 41 min ago
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia -- A man has been detained in connection with spreading false or fake news regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the 34-year-old was detained in Bangi around 4pm on Tuesday with the assistance of police. "The suspect was detained for spreading false information on Jan 26 regarding the virus. "The suspect's mobile phone and SIM card, believed to have been used to upload the fake news on Facebook, were also seized," the commission said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 29). The case is being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 which carries a ...

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2 Grade 10 students caught with marijuana in school

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 41 min ago
LEGAZPI CITY---Two grade 10 students were caught with suspected dried marijuana leaves in Virac town, Catanduanes province on Wednesday (Jan. 29) afternoon. Maj. Bon Billy Timuat, chief of Virac police, said Rommel Rodriguez, security guard of a private school in Virac, discovered the drugs during a classroom inspection. "The guard was curious about what they (students) were doing inside the vacant room," Timuat said. Seized from the 17-year-olds were dried leaves believed to be marijuana wrapped in a piece of paper, a glass tooter, black purse and two unzipped transparent sachets with suspected marijuana residue. The minors were brought to the Women and Children's Protection...

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