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North Korea accuses US and UN of 'tampering with a dangerous time bomb'

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 15 min ago
North Korea said the United States and the UN Security Council are "tampering with a dangerous time bomb" following a meeting over the isolated nation's most recent ballistic missile test, state media reported.
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At least 1 killed, 33 injured in gas explosion in northeast China

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 17 min ago
At least one person was killed and 33 injured in a powerful explosion at a restaurant in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang on Thursday morning, according to local authorities.
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Alibaba founder Ma spotted in Mallorca in rare trip abroad after China scrutiny

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 20 min ago
      MALLORCA, Spain -- Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma was on the Spanish island of Mallorca where his luxury yacht is anchored, two Spanish newspapers said on Wednesday, on his first trip abroad since he fell out with China's regulators in 2020. The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticized China's regulatory system in a speech last year. His empire promptly came under heavy scrutiny by regulators, that even led to the suspension of Ant Group's $37 billion blockbuster IPO. The Diario de Mallorca newspaper said Ma was seen on Tuesday in the port of Andratx buying home decor at a local store. The superyacht Ze...

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US FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 25 min ago
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans can choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster. That means all three vaccines authorized in the United States can also be given as boosters to some groups. "The availability of these authorized boosters is important for continued protection against COVID-19 disease," acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement. She noted that data suggests vaccine effectiveness may wane over time in some fully vaccinated people. The decision paves the way for millions in...

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Human remains found in Florida park amid search for Gabby Petito’s fiance–FBI

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 30 min ago
  Partial human remains were found on Wednesday in a Florida wilderness area where authorities were searching for Brian Laundrie, the fiance of Gabby Petito, a young woman who vanished on a road trip with Laundrie, the FBI said on Wednesday. The Sarasota County Medical Examiner's Office was called on Wednesday morning to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park where the search for Laundrie was under way, a spokesperson for the office said earlier. FBI investigators were working at Carlton Reserve, which is near the park, the agency's Tampa division said. "Investigators found what appeared to be human remains, along with personal items ... belonging to Brian Laundr...

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Melbourne readies to exit world’s longest COVID-19 lockdown

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 35 min ago
SYDNEY --- Millions in Melbourne are readying to come out of the world's longest COVID-19 lockdown later on Thursday even as cases hover near record levels, with pubs, restaurants and cafes rushing to restock supplies before opening their doors. Since early August, residents in Australia's second-largest city have been in lockdown - their sixth during the pandemic - to quell an outbreak fueled by the highly infectious Delta strain. Officials had promised to lift lockdowns once double-dose vaccinations for people aged above 16 exceeded 70% in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday confirmed the state had reached that targe...

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Opinion: Liz Cheney is asking exactly the right question about Bannon, Trump and January 6

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 36 min ago
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney made an intriguing observation Tuesday about the legal arguments made by Donald Trump's team. During a meeting of the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, she implicitly reminded us of the most important aspect of the panel's work, the part that must remain at the forefront of its efforts, and a key guide in the timing of its investigation.
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AJ Raval apologizes to Kylie for posting Aljur’s ‘breaking silence’ statement, takes ‘social media detox’

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 40 min ago
AJ Raval has apologized to actress Kylie Padilla after she showed Aljur Abrenica's "breaking silence" statement on her Facebook page. She then stated that she will take a social media break for her mental health. Raval, who is being romantically linked to Abrenica, shared the dare on her page yesterday, Oct. 20. In the statement, Abrenica appeared to have insinuated that his estranged wife Padilla cheated on him and urged her to "tell them the truth." The post has been removed from Raval's page, as of this writing. Raval explained that she was protecting herself and her family when she showed Abrenica's statement, stressing that she was not the third party in the split betw...

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230 health workers at St. Luke’s in QC have resigned since January — union

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 40 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Some 230 healthcare workers at the St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) in Quezon City have resigned since January, the president of the hospital employees' association said Thursday. "Two hundred thirty. St. Luke's QC pa lang po 'yan (That's just for St. Luke's QC)," Roldan Clumia, President of St. Luke's Medical Center Employees Association, told CNN Philippines' The Source when asked about the number of health workers who have resigned at SLMC. He said that the majority of health workers who have resigned are nurses. "Sobrang dami. Hindi natin kaya pigilan ang nurses na magreresign kahit pa tulong tulong kami na makipag-usap sa kanila," he added, notin...

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Nato to agree master plan to deter growing Russian threat, diplomats say

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 47 min ago
      BRUSSELS -- Nato defense ministers are set to agree a new master plan on Thursday to defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts, reasserting a bid to deter Moscow despite the alliance's new focus on China, diplomats and officials said. The strategy, which is confidential, goes beyond existing regional defense plans and aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, possibly including nuclear weapons, hacking of computer networks or from space. Officials and diplomats say no such attack is imminent. Russia denies any war-like intentions and says it is Nato that risks destabilizing Europe with suc...

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La Union launches 1st mall-based vaccination site

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 53 min ago
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte---La Union province opened Tuesday its first vaccination site at a mall. The site, located at the newly opened Robinsons Place in the capital city of San Fernando, is the second major vaccination facility operated by the provincial government. Senior citizens would be accommodated primarily as walk-ins in the vaccination site, according to the provincial government. The rest of the eligible population would need to register over an online portal provided by the local government. The provincial government said it plans to use at least 400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines per day at the mall-based vaccination site that would operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

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New Zealand’s COVID-19 cases hit record for second time this week

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 54 min ago
    New Zealand reported record daily COVID-19 cases for the second time in three days on Thursday, as the Delta variant continued to spur a spike in infections in the country's biggest city, Auckland. Authorities reported 102 new COVID-19 infections, of which 94 were in Auckland, taking the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 2,260. There have been 28 deaths in total since the pandemic began and 46 people are currently hospitalized because of the virus. New Zealand had stayed largely virus-free for most of the pandemic until the Delta outbreak in mid-August that has spread across Auckland and neighboring regions, prompting tight restrictions on som...

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'Kiss my a**': Fired officer's message to governor in last sign off

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 59 min ago
Two Washington State Patrol officers shared their goodbye messages after years of service because they wouldn't comply with a vaccination mandate. Over 100 of their colleagues are also leaving.
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Dave Chappelle insulted another audience no one mentions

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 3 min ago
Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special may have attracted a barrage of criticism from the LGBTQ community, but there is another group that he has offended that no one mentions:
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2 people were killed and 8 children injured after Amish family's buggy was rear-ended

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 4 min ago
A couple was killed and their eight children were injured after the family's Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended Sunday night in central Virginia, State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told CNN in a statement.
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PSE OKs Medilines’ P2 billion IPO

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 6 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has approved the initial public offering (IPO) of as much as P2 billion to be launched by medical equipment distributor Medilines Distributors Inc. this November. Medilines, which is positioning itself as a healthcare pure play, is offering up to 550 million primary shares and up to 275 million secondary shares at a maximum offer price of P2.45 per share. The IPO price will be finalized on Nov. 16 ahead of the public offering that will run from Nov. 22 to 26. Tentative listing on the main board of the PSE on Dec. 7 under the ticker "MEDIC." Medilines is led by businessman Virgilio Villar, a brother of bill...

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De Lima debunks ‘fake news’ claiming she is not qualified to seek reelection

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 16 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Leila de Lima has debunked false information spreading online claiming she is not qualified to run for another Senate term, as she slammed "paid trolls" for perpetuating "fake news" against her reelection bid. According to De Lima, she has met all the qualifications to run for senator under the 1987 Constitution and is allowed to seek reelection since she has "not been convicted, let alone by final judgment, of any criminal offense." "Nakarating po sa akin na may ipinapakalat na naman na fake news ang mga bayarang trolls na ako daw ay hindi kwalipikado na tumakbo sa Halalan 2022 dahil nakakulong ako. Huwag po kayong maniwala," De Lima wrote in a ...

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Japan's Mount Aso volcano spews plumes of ash, people warned away

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 23 min ago
A volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday, blasting ash several miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no reports of injuries or casualties.
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Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 25 min ago
Approximately 65 demonstrators, including Netflix employees and supporters of the transgender community, protested outside of the company's offices in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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Cult US TV show ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ returns in post-pandemic world

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 28 min ago
LOS ANGELES --- After production was delayed due to COVID-19, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the cult United States TV show starring comedian Larry David as a fictionalized version of himself, is back for an 11th season, set in a world where the pandemic is history. At the show's Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday night, the Brooklyn-born, bespectacled comedian was tight-lipped about the plot of the new season. "I can't really give too much away. I don't think people would enjoy it as much so I'm going to play it close to the vest and just say that I hope it's funny," David told Reuters after walking the red carpet at Hollywood's Paramount Studios. The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series r...

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