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Doubleheader takes lid off of new PVL season

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 56 min ago
With a new system under a new coach but minus one vital piece, Petro Gazz hopes to start the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season the way it ended the last when the Cool Smashers battle the Alyssa Valdez-less Creamline Cool Smashers in the All-Filipino Conference that gets going Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Oliver Almadro has taken over Petro Gazz, which will be shooting for a followup of a stirring conquest of the Reinforced Conference field last year before coach Rald Ricafort left the squad to lead PLDT. The Angels will also be without Myla Pablo, the veteran who moved to F2, leaving a lot of the scoring load on the shoulders of MJ Philips, Gretchel Soltones and Aiz...

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745 aftershocks recorded from Davao quake

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 57 min ago
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) continues to record aftershocks following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Davao de Oro on Tuesday. As of Friday morning, the Phivolcs has recorded a total of 745 aftershocks. Of the total, 70 earthquakes were plotted but only one was felt. The strength ranged from 1.3 to 3.6 magnitude. Plotted quakes, as disclosed by the Phivolcs, are tremors detected by three or more stations. The Phivolcs said earthquakes commonly occur in Davao de Oro because of active faults in the vicinity. "Davao de Oro in Eastern Mindanao is one of the seismically active regions in the country because of the presence of several active f...

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Officials have said that the balloon's path carries it over a 'number of sensitive sites' in the US

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 15 min ago
As the US and its Canadian partners continue to monitor a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon floating above the northern United States, one question stands out among the rest: Why hasn't it been shot down?
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Arctic blast barrels into U.S. Northeast, threatening record lows

Inquirer Breaking News - 18 hours 4 min ago
        WORCESTER, Mass. - A powerful arctic blast swept into the U.S. Northeast on Friday, threatening to push temperatures to record lows in many spots, including New Hampshire's Mount Washington, where the wind chill could drop to -110 degrees Fahrenheit (-79 Celsius), forecasters said. A National Weather Service (NWS) advisory said the mass of frigid air would keep temperatures at life-endangering levels through Saturday, warning of "extremely dangerous" conditions from the "short-lived blast." Boston and Worcester, the two largest cities in New England, were among the school districts closed on Friday over concerns about the risk of hypother...

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Photographers empower girls of color by reimagining Disney princesses

CNN Top Stories - 18 hours 33 min ago
CNN's Laura Coates joins two photographers from CreativeSoul Photography who've partnered with shopDisney to debut a new collection of magical dolls inspired by Disney princesses meant to empower young girls of color.
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Food inflation still a problem globally, says UN report

Inquirer Breaking News - 18 hours 46 min ago
Food inflation remains a problem for both national governments and households across the world as the factors that caused fast-rising prices last year, such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, are still influencing the world market, according to the United Nations (UN). In their latest monthly report, the Agricultural Market Information System (Amis) which is administered by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, said the decrease in world market prices of staple foods during the second half of 2022 has, at best, slowed domestic food price inflation, which remains stubbornly high in most parts of the world. "Food affordability thus remains a challenge at both the macroeconomi...

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Sy, Musk venture to finally offer internet services in PH by March

Inquirer Breaking News - 18 hours 48 min ago
Sy-backed Data Lake Inc. and SpaceX's Starlink---owned by tech mogul Elon Musk---are set to offer satellite-based internet services in the country by the first quarter after facing delays. In a statement on Friday, the local data company owned by businessmen Henry Sy Jr. and Anthony Almeda said they had met with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to tackle the expedited entry of the SpaceX unit as an internet service provider (ISP) in the country. "We are excited to finally introduce Starlink to the Philippine market by first quarter of 2023. The high speed, low latency broadband internet service through the use of satellites will be game changing in connecting our 7,640 islands to the...

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PSEi again reclaims 7,000 in dizzying end to the week

Inquirer Breaking News - 18 hours 54 min ago
Philippine stocks ended a roller-coaster of a week in the green on the recovery of property heavyweights such as Megaworld Corp. and SM Prime Holdings. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose 0.59 percent, or 41.19 points, to 7,027.38 while the broader All Shares index added 0.59 percent, or 21.68 points, to 3,705.46. The PSEi seesawed between gains and losses during the last three sessions, reclaiming the key 7,000 level on Friday. Analysts said volatile movements were partly due to the PSE rebalancing, which takes effect on Feb. 6. DMCI Holdings Inc. and Union Bank of the Philippines will join the 30-member PSEi on that date, replacing Megaworld and Robins...

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Kate has worked out what will define her royal future

CNN Top Stories - 19 hours 32 min ago
There had been rumblings and whispers of something big coming from Kensington Palace. This week we finally found out exactly what's been in the works when Catherine, Princess of Wales unveiled a major new public awareness campaign centered around the importance of early childhood.
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How an 1800s surgeon experimenting on enslaved Black women affects anti-abortion

CNN Top Stories - 19 hours 40 min ago
In this episode of CNN's digital series, "History Refocused," Nicquel Terry Ellis outlines the anti-abortion movement's historical links to White supremacy and how the overturning of Roe v. Wade has reopened a conversation about racial equality.
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Mafia boss found working as pizza boss after 16 years on the run

CNN Top Stories - 19 hours 48 min ago
Italian anti-Mafia police have arrested another mobster on the run, just two weeks after the sensational arrest on January 16 of Sicilian Cosa Nostra superboss Matteo Messina Denaro at a health clinic in Palermo, Sicily.
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Biden appears to back off vow to punish Saudi Arabia

CNN Top Stories - 20 hours 5 min ago
Several months after President Joe Biden promised Saudi Arabia would suffer "consequences" after the Saudi-led OPEC+ oil cartel unexpectedly announced it would cut production, the Biden administration has no plans to take proactive steps to punish -- let alone significantly reorient its posture toward -- the oil-rich Middle East kingdom, multiple sources on Capitol Hill and in the administration tell CNN.
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Funeral director finds woman pronounced dead gasping for air in body bag

CNN Top Stories - 20 hours 7 min ago
An Iowa Alzheimer's care facility is facing a $10,000 fine after pronouncing a woman dead who was later found alive when a funeral director unzipped her body bag, according to documents from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
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Blinken scraps rare Beijing trip over alleged China spy balloon

Inquirer Breaking News - 20 hours 21 min ago
  WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday scrapped a long-planned Beijing trip aimed at easing escalating tensions between the two superpowers, after the Pentagon said that China sent a spy balloon over the United States. Moments before the decision, China issued a late-night statement voicing regret over what it called an accident with a civilian airship but the United States was not impressed. Blinken, who has faced intense pressure over the trip from the rival Republican Party, decided to postpone his two-day visit starting Sunday, which would have been the first by a top US diplomat since October 2018, a US official said. The official said the...

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US Secretary of State pushes back his visit to Beijing in response to a suspected Chinese spy balloon flying over the US, officials say

CNN Top Stories - 20 hours 29 min ago
• China says balloon is for research and entered US after deviating from planned course
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New York's long-awaited 'bean' sculpture unveiled

CNN Top Stories - 20 hours 30 min ago
A large curvaceous, reflective sculpture by Anish Kapoor that was commissioned for a prominent street corner in Lower Manhattan back in 2008 has finally been completed. The yet-to-be-titled work, which shares many features with the British artist's iconic "Cloud Gate" sculpture in Chicago — known colloquially as "the bean" — is now shining crisply at the corner of Church and Leonard streets in Tribeca.
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Marlon Brando's breakup letter to girlfriend is up for sale

CNN Top Stories - 20 hours 31 min ago
A handwritten letter sent by a young Marlon Brando to break up with his French girlfriend in the late 1940s could fetch up to $15,000 at auction.
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Jane and Janella on the price of action stardom

Inquirer Breaking News - 20 hours 51 min ago
Jane de Leon, who has been working on the action-fantasy series "Mars Ravelo's Darna" since 2019, suffered so many on-set accidents that she has already considered them part of the job description. "Before I started taping for 'Darna,' I also appeared in 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.' It was Coco (Martin, lead star and director of the series) who told me, 'Accidents are normal in any action series. You'll experience more of it when you work on 'Darna.' He was definitely right," said Jane during a recent media gathering to announce the final two weeks of "Darna." "On-set accidents can't be avoided. You have to really be careful. So for those who are planning on becoming action stars, ...

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Richard Yap dishes on reunion project with Jodi Sta. Maria

Inquirer Breaking News - 20 hours 56 min ago
The network war seems to be over. GMA and ABS-CBN have called a truce. The two media giants are producing a teleserye, "Unbreak My Heart" (UMH), which will be shot in Switzerland. The monumental collab project is topbilled by Kapamilya stars, Jodi Sta Maria and Joshua Garcia, and Kapuso stars, Gabbi Garcia and Richard Yap. It will air on GMA and will be streamed in 15 territories outside the Philippines on Viu. According to Richard, he's not yet at liberty to divulge the character he will portray. His onscreen reunion with Jodi will bring back memories of Richard's phenomenal "Sir Chief" days. From "Be Careful with My Heart" to "Unbreak My Heart," he is all set to make the audi...

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'The whole place shook': Man describes what it was like when Israeli military raided his home

CNN Top Stories - 20 hours 59 min ago
Tensions in the West Bank are high as violence between the Israeli military and Palestinians has ramped up in recent weeks. Last week, Israeli forces killed ten Palestinians and wounded several others in a raid on a refugee camp in the city of Jenin. CNN's Nic Robertson visits the scene of the raid and meets some of those whose homes were caught in the crossfire.
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