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Namibia surrogate newborns lose court battle for travel documents

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:55
Windhoek,Namibia --- A Namibian court on Monday threw out a bid by a same-sex couple to have their twin daughters, born to a South African surrogate mother, issued documents to travel to Windhoek. Handing down his ruling, High Court Judge Thomas Masuku said it would be "judicial overreach" for the court to order the home affairs and immigration ministry to issue emergency travel certificates to one-month-old Maya and Paula. The twins are daughters of a Namibian-Mexican gay couple, but the Namibian authorities have dragged their feet on issuing papers for the girls. The Namibian government has demanded proof of a biological connection between the infants and the couple, 38-year-o...

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Greece opens to tourists, anxious to move on from crisis season

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:46
RHODES, Greece --- Greece began opening to tourists on Monday with few bookings but hopes for a better season to help make up for a 2020 that was devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. On Rhodes island, where most visitors are from abroad, hoteliers are scrubbing, polishing, and painting in anticipation of a make-or-break year. "We're preparing the hotel in order to start as soon as the government gives us the green light," said George Tselios, general manager of Sun Beach Hotel, whose customers are from Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, and Britain. Greece will formally open on May 14 but starting Monday, tourists from the European Union, the United States, Britain, Serbia, I...

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Berman on Cruz's latest tweet: 'The pot calling the kettle violent'

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:42
CNN John Berman calls out Sen. Ted Cruz after he tweeted that Democrats are "actively encouraging riots & violence" in response to recent comments made by Rep. Maxine Waters.
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PNP maritime unit needs bigger ships to expand PH coast patrols – official

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:40
MANILA, Philippines --- In light of continuing dispute in the West Philippine Sea amid the ongoing presence of Chinese vessels there, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday that it will be needing bigger boats to expand its area of patrol along the country's coasts. PNP Maritime Group chief Brigadier General John Mitchell Jamili revealed their "wishlist" during a recorded press briefing on Monday. "As of the moment, we have these smaller boats that are capable of patrolling up to the contiguous zone only, and that is 24 nautical miles from the archipelagic baselines. So hanggang doon lang po kami sa ngayon (we can only patrol up to that area only) because we have no b...

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Explainer: Key facts about the European Super League

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:38
Twelve major football clubs announced a new European Super League on Monday, breaking away from the UEFA Champions League and prompting an angry response from fans, politicians and their domestic leagues. Here are the main things to know about the new venture: What happened? Twelve heavyweights from England, Spain and Italy have agreed to establish a new competition, the Super League, governed by its founding clubs. This challenges the supremacy of Europe's top club competition, the UEFA-run Champions League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are the English clubs involved, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the ...

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CCTV shows the moment a railroad worker snatched a child from the path of a train

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:22
Hair-raising footage released Monday shows the moment an Indian railroad employee rushed to save the life of a child who had fallen onto the tracks.
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Taylor Swift is back at No. 1 for the third time in less than a year

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:21
Taylor Swift stays making records and breaking records.
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What to watch for today in closing arguments Chauvin trial

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:13
CNN's Elie Honig breaks down what to watch for as closing arguments commence in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
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These are all the places the US has seen a mass shooting since March 16

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:11
CNN's Brianna Keilar and John Berman list the everyday locations in which mass shootings -- where four or more people are shot -- have taken place in the US.
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Biden preparing for 'tinderbox' with country on edge ahead of verdict in Chauvin trial

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:10
President Joe Biden is keeping a watchful eye on this week's closing arguments in the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin, fearful that a controversial verdict could inflame new racial tensions and further escalate a deepening crisis in confidence with the nation's police forces.
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How 'Sound of Metal' got in tune with deafness

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:09
In a room in Paris, sound designer Nicolas Becker and director Darius Marder sat in silence. They were inside an anechoic chamber, a room designed to swallow noise. In the silence, their bodies awoke. Tendons and bones creaked, hearts thudded; blood found a voice as it coursed thdrough veins. The sound of silence was anything but -- a useful reminder for the project they were about to embark on.
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Vaccination for seniors starts in Cebu City

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:04
CEBU CITY---The city started injecting coronavirus vaccines into seniors on Monday (April 19). Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, chief of the city health department, said a schedule had been drawn for senior citizens to ensure that vaccine recipients could observe physical distancing. The vaccination rollout was done at the University of Cebu-Banilad Campus and at the Robinsons Galleria Mall at the North Reclamation Area. At least 88,000 senior citizens in Cebu City are eligible for vaccination and are on the list submitted by the city government to the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH). The rollout of the program used Coronavac, the vaccine made by Chinese company Sinovac....

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Man detained as 'out of control' Cape Town fires continue to rage

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:01
A man has been detained in relation to the "out of control" fires in Cape Town, which began on Sunday morning and continues to blaze 24 hours later.
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4 cops, 3 health workers among 21 new COVID-19 patients in Zambales

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:00
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales---Four policemen and three health workers were among the 21 new COVID-19 cases in the province on Sunday (April 18), authorities said. In an advisory, Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said the four police officers were aged 25-43. Three had a history of travel outside the province. The three health workers included a nurse in the capital town of Iba, a midwife in Castillejos town and a hospital employee in Candelaria town. Bueno said the health workers could have been exposed to infected patients while they were at work. These patients, along with 14 others, are currently being quarantined and treated at the President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial ...

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Russia says Navalny to be transferred to prison hospital

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:51
MOSCOW --- Russia's prison service said Monday that hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny would be transferred to a hospital for inmates, but deemed his condition to be "satisfactory." The prominent opposition leader announced the protest three weeks ago in a bid to receive proper medical attention as his health deteriorated in a prison colony outside Moscow. He was thrown behind bars in February for more than two years on old embezzlement charges, just weeks after he returned to Moscow from Germany where he had been recuperating from a near-fatal poisoning attack. The prison service said in a statement that a group of doctors had "made a decision to transfer A. Navalny ...

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Navalny transferred to hospital as concerns mount over jailed Kremlin critic's health

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:49
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has been moved from a penal colony to a regional hospital for prisoners east of Moscow as concerns grow over his health.
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Pagasa: Heavy rain likely over Bicol Region, eastern parts of Luzon due to #BisingPH

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:40
MANILA, Philippines --- Vast portion of Luzon's eastern section, including the Bicol Region, will experience overcast skies and moderate to heavy rain due to Typhoon Bising, the state weather bureau said Monday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Bisinghas been moving slowly along the country's eastern waters and is forecast to also affect the Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region as well as the provinces of Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan on Tuesday, April 20. Based on Pagasa's weather updates on Monday afternoon,Bising will bring rain over these areas even if it does not hit land because i...

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