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The fall of Mariupol could conceal war crimes evidence from the world and give Russia's offensive a boost

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 23 min ago
After almost three months of intense bombardment, thousands of reported deaths and countless tales of horror and starvation, the battle for the city of Mariupol is nearing its conclusion.
Categories: Breaking News

Wedeman: Lebanon may face a long period of stalemate

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 47 min ago
The Iran-backed political and militant group Hezbollah has lost its parliamentary coalition majority in a Lebanese election that delivered significant gains to its rivals as well as to a protest movement that swept the country in a 2019 uprising.
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EU could combine tariffs on Russian oil with embargo – Yellen

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 58 min ago
BRUSSELS --- The European Union could combine import tariffs on Russian oil with the phased oil embargo it is trying to put in place to shrink Russia's energy revenues, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday. The tariff concept will be presented at a G7 finance leaders' meeting this week as an economically less costly way to siphon away oil revenues from Moscow while producing faster results, US Treasury officials told reporters. The tariff plan would aim to keep more Russian oil in the global market, limiting price spikes spurred by a full embargo, while limiting the amount of money Russia can earn from exports, the officials said. The European Commission, the E...

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Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder on mining comedy and understanding cancel culture

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 21 min ago
It's rare for any movie or TV show to get a 100-percent approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. But HBO Max's award-winning TV series "Hacks," which launched its eight-episode sophomore season on HBO GO last Thursday, has made that high-wire act and astounding feat look so easy. The 30-minute comedy show follows what happens when legendary stand-up comedy diva Deborah Vance (Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG winner Jean Smart) reluctantly agrees to work with talented but down-on-her-luck comedy writer Ava Daniels (Emmy nominee Hannah Einbinder) to keep herself relevant on the comedy scene. In Season 2, Deborah goes on tour and takes her new and "more personal" stand-up a...

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Jeff Bezos and Joe Biden are having the stupidest fight ever

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 21 min ago
Among the many silly, mind-numbing, agenda-pushing exchanges happening on Twitter at any given moment, the one playing out between the President of the United States and the world's second-richest person stands out for both its dullness and its deliberate oversimplification.
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Prosecutor won’t rule out death penalty for California church shooter

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 23 min ago
A California prosecutor on Tuesday said he would not rule out seeking the death penalty against a Chinese-American man who harbored anti-Taiwanese sentiment and opened fire at a church banquet, an attack that killed one and wounded five others. The suspect, David Chou, 68, will face a single count of murder with a gun in connection with the Sunday attack, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer told CNN. He also faces five counts of attempted murder and four counts of unlawful possession of an explosive. Spitzer said the gunman brought an arsenal of weaponry, including explosives, incendiary devices, and two semi-automatic weapons, to Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna W...

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‘Bubble Gang’ mainstay Denise Barbacena proves she can sing as well

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 26 min ago
While her gateway to show biz was the 2011 singing contest "Protg," Denise Barbacena has spent most of her career focusing on acting. But after 10 years, she has finally released her first official single---a song she can call her own. "Every singer in the industry hopes to create and release a single. And it's only now that I got the opportunity to have a song that's mine---not a collaboration, feature or a theme song for a show. It's tailor-made for me. The universe had this brewing for so long. But I think now is the perfect timing," she said in a virtual conference for her single "Last Thing I'd Do." Love, family, friends Written by GMA Playlist composer Rina Mercado, the ge...

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DeSantis signs bill banning protests outside any residence

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 29 min ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday that makes it illegal to protest or picket outside a person's home and gives police the authority to arrest violators who don't disperse after a warning.
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Maye Musk becomes oldest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 30 min ago
Her billionaire son may have dominated headlines recently, but 74-year-old Maye Musk is now in the spotlight after becoming the oldest model to feature on the Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit cover.
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A tooth found in a remote cave is revealing more about a group of mysterious early humans

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 31 min ago
A tooth unearthed from a remote cave in Laos is helping to sketch an unknown chapter in the human story.
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Europe is still confused about how to pay its Russian gas bills

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 33 min ago
Europe can't make up its mind on how to pay for Russia natural gas imports that continue to fuel homes, businesses and power stations.
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Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at opening of new London train line

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 23:35
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise public appearance at the opening of a long-awaited train line in London on Tuesday.
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PH logs 110 new COVID-19 cases; active down to 2,487

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 23:34
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday recorded 110 new infections of COVID-19, with active cases further brought down to 2,487. The number of new infections is lower than the number of cases recorded on Monday at 160, as well as the recorded average in the past week during the national elections from May 9 to 15, which was also at 160 cases per day, or a total of 1,118 infections. With this, the total number of confirmed infections is now 3,688,001 nationwide, with 3,625,001 recoveries and 60,452 deaths. A total of 19,725 individuals, meanwhile, were tested on Monday, May 16. While virus transmission remains low, the DOH earlier announced that ...

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How Russians reacted to McDonald's closing

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 23:09
The burger chain, which became a symbol of openness towards the West when it launched its first restaurant in Moscow in 1990, said it will sell all its restaurants in Russia due to the war in Ukraine.
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Knowing the signs of a stroke and getting help quickly can make all the difference, experts say

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:49
When it comes to a stroke, acting fast is key.
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UAAP: Streaking NU blasts FEU to stay perfect

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:42
MANILA, Philippines---National University continued its dominant ways, whipping Far Eastern University, 25-10, 25-11, 25-12 to remain spotless in the UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball tournament on Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Bella Belen scored 12 points that went with nine excellent digs and seven excellent receptions while Ivy Lacsina added 10 points to extend the Lady Bulldogs' winning start to six games. "I just told my players to just play the right way. We also executed what we prepared for during training," said NU head coach Karl Dimaculangan, who fielded 13 players in the game, in Filipinos. "I guess we're also preparing the team for tougher situations. We ...

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US-Asean maritime cooperation down to practical levels

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:42
MANILA, Philippines --- The maritime cooperation between the United States and Asean members would include training for practical applications like monitoring illegal fishing and search and rescue operations, according to Daniel Kritenbrink, US assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. This is contained in the Joint Vision Statement crafted in the recently-concluded US-Asean Special Summit. "There is a focus on practical cooperation in the maritime domain. Part of that is represented by the new programs that were announced in our factsheet, that would be implemented by the Coast Guard, which are focused on developing the capacity and the cap...

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SEA Games: Chloe Isleta, Jessica Geriane get podium in 100m backstroke

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:36
MANILA, Philippines--Chloe Isleta and Jessica Geriane added two more medals to the Philippine swimming's haul after their silver-bronze finish in the women's 100-meter backstroke event Tuesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam. Isleta, who delivered the breakthrough gold in 200m backstroke on Monday, clocked in at 1:03.780 for the silver medal behind Indonesia's Flairene Candrea Wonomiharjo, who swam to the gold with a time of 1:03.360. Geriane, who won the silver in women's 50m backstroke, finished at third for the bronze with a clocking of 1:03.860. Meanwhile, Miranda Renner set a new Philippine record in women's 50m butterfly with time of 26.99 in the final but...

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Biden to host leaders of Sweden and Finland at White House as countries look to join NATO

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:31
President Joe Biden on Thursday will welcome the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Finland to the White House in a key show of support days after both countries announced they would seek to join NATO.
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