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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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Top stars react with fury to plans for Europe's top soccer teams to form breakaway competition

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:20
The news of plans for 12 of Europe's top football teams to break away and form a European Super League has shocked and outraged the footballing and wider world.
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Thanks, bitcoin! Traders say goodbye to quiet weekends

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:18
Like kicking back and relaxing over the weekend? Then you probably don't want to trade cryptocurrencies.
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More than 9,000 PNP personnel vaccinated against COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:14
MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 9,044 police officers have already been inoculated against COVID-19, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday. PNP deputy chief for administration Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said this number includes 7,152 and 1,892 police officers vaccinated with Sinovac's CoronaVac and AstraZeneca jab, respectively. He said that of the 7,152 police officers injected with CoronaVac, around 1,703 were already given their second dose. Eleazar added that five police attachs received vaccines abroad -- three got Moderna shot while two received Pfizer. Meanwhile, PNP recently logged 140 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the police force's total number o...

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COVID-19 kills another man in Olongapo, raises city death toll to 56

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:09
OLONGAPO CITY--An elderly man here has died of COVID-19, raising to 56 the city's tally of fatalities as of Monday (April 19). In a statement, Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said the 64-year-old patient was taken to a hospital here where he was declared dead on arrival. But Paulino did not indicate what health-related complications the man, a resident of Barangay New Cabalan, had suffered. The city has also recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases that were traced to 10 of its 17 villages. These patients are aged 27-61. So far, there are 157 active infections in the city. Since last year, it already registered 1,329 COVID-19 cases. Over 1,100 of these patients had already recovered from th...

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Robredo: How do we comfort families whose relatives died due to system failure?

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:06
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo admitted being lost for words to comfort grieving families who lost a loved one just because the systems set up by the government are failing the people. Robredo said in her personal Facebook account that she has seen "heartbreak after heartbreak" from people whose relatives have succumbed to ailments --- both COVID-19 related and not --- because the hospitals are way past their operating capacities. "It has been heartbreak after heartbreak of people dying without having been given a fighting chance because of a system that is failing us," she said in her post on Sunday. "This is not the first time it happened in the recent pas...

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Foreigner with US passport found dead in GenSan with gunshot wound inside car

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:06
GENERAL SANTOS CITY---Authorities here found the body of a foreign national, who had an American passport, inside a car parked in a secluded spot at the village of Baluan in the city's outskirts on Monday (April 19). Lt. Rodel Ventura, deputy station commander of the Lagao police station, said the body of Hyun Seong Hong, who was identified through his American passport, bore a gunshot wound when found inside the car, a white Suzuki. Police also found a bottle filled with petrol and burnt upholstery inside the car. Ventura said Hyun, a businessman temporarily living at the village of Labangal, was found to be overstaying in the Philippines and was set to be deported. Scene of th...

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity attempts its historic first flight today

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:03
The Ingenuity helicopter has attempted its historic flight on Mars, and now teams are waiting to learn whether it was successful.
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Lizzo has heard from Chris Evans about her drunken DMs

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:57
Lizzo is feeling good as hell after Chris Evans replied to her flirty message.
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Bising maintains strength, may pass near Cagayan Wednesday

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:56
MANILA, Philippines --- Typhoon Bising may pass closest to Cagayan Valley on Wednesday as the latest forecast track indicates that the weather disturbance may spend a longer time over the country's eastern waters. Bising was able to maintain its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 240 kph according to weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday afternoon. The typhoon was last located 500 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon province, and is currently moving north northwest slowly. Bising is seen to continue its north northwest m...

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Police arrest former high school teacher over alleged rape of student

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:54
MANILA, Philippines --- A former teacher accused of raping a Grade 12 student was arrested after being on the run for four years, the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) said in a report made public Monday. According to a police report, suspect Ramil Renegado Gara was arrested in Barangay Baesa, Quezon City, on Saturday by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Caloocan City Regional Trial Court Branch 121 for the crime of rape. Authorities said the warrant was issued after a complaint was filed by the victim's family in 2017. The victim claimed that when she was just 18 years old and in Grade 12, Gara threatened to give her a failing grade if she refused t...

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‘I pay taxes’: Albie Casiño asserts right to express opinions about gov’t

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:44
Actor Albie Casio believes that as a taxpayer, he has the right to voice out his opinions on issues involving public service. For one, Casio has been vocal about his dismay over the government's response to the COVID-19 surge. "I can only answer for myself. For me, I pay taxes," he pointed out during the online press conference on April 15 for his new teleserye "Init Sa Magdamag." "Wala pang dumarating na tseke ko nakikita ko na kung ano 'yung mga kaltas, 'di ba?" (Even when my check has not arrived yet, I already know how much would be deducted.) "So, I feel like I have a right to voice my opinion. That's where my taxes go," Casio said. "Nakikita ko kung magkano ang tax ko and ...

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'Hot Instagrammers' Netflix show sparks protest

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:40
Thousands of locals in famed Australian beach town Byron Bay have signed a petition against a planned Netflix "docu-soap" set in the area.
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POEA: Roughly 1,300 OFWs will be affected by 2-week Hong Kong travel ban

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:39
MANILA, Philippines --- Approximately 1,300 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be affected by Hong Kong's 14-day travel ban on the Philippines due to a new coronavirus strain, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Monday. POEA administrator Bernard Olalia said the country deploys an average of 2,600 workers to Hong Kong per month, and half of this will be affected by the travel restriction. Hong Kong said over the weekend it will suspend flights from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines starting April 20 for two weeks after it detected for the first time the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain. "Magkakaroon ng dalawang linggo na temporary suspension of deploy...

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WATCH: Diaz, Saso lead top Newsmakers of the week

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:38
A pair of sensational Filipinas in Hidilyn Diaz and Yuka Saso bannered the latest edition of Newsmakers. https://youtu.be/I-HNbRUJzs4 Diaz, the country's weightlifting queen who won the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, is set for her fourth straight Olympics while Saso finished tied in sixth in the LPGA Lotte Championship. Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi, seven-time NBA All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, and the controversial VisMin Super Cup also made the headlines the past week. RELATED STORIES Hidilyn Diaz officially qualifies for Tokyo Olympics Saso finishes in joint 6th, Lydia Ko wins LPGA Lotte Championship Nets' Aldridge retires from NBA a...

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