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Can UN order China to surrender sea claims? – Duterte to Carpio

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 36 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has a question for retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who has been staunchly defending the country's rights to the West Philippine Sea (WPS): "If the United Nations will ask China to surrender because of that award given to us, will China give it?" Duterte posed the question during a pre-recorded briefing that aired Monday night. It was his way of responding to calls by netizens and several active and retired government officials to assert Philippine sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea where 220 Chinese Maritime Militia ships had been found staying at the Julian Felipe Reef, which is part of the country...

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Johnson & Johnson said blood clots have been reported with all vaccines. Author of study they cited hits back

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 58 min ago
When news broke that Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine might be linked to blood clots, the company responded by pointing a finger at Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines, issuing a media statement that said a study showed there were reports of blood clots with their vaccines as well.
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Stiff penalties await erring cagers, coaches

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 48 min ago
The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) said on Monday that the offenders in the controversial Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup match could face heavy sanctions from the revocation of licenses to the filing of criminal charges. "There are [several] possible, like suspensions and even withdrawal of licenses, plus maybe even cases if we gather enough evidence depending on our ongoing investigation," chair Baham Mitra told the Inquirer. The development comes on the heels of a meeting with officials of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), which also seeks to punish the erring individuals in the match between Siquijor Mystics and ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu Heroes in Alcantara, Cebu, Wednes...

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Duterte insists force needed to regain control over West Philippine Sea

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 46 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines is not in complete possession of the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Monday, saying that the only way to recover it would be to use force. Duterte finally spoke about the issue in his pre-recorded briefing weeks after the Philippine Coast Guard reported the presence of Chinese Maritime Militia around Julian Felipe Reef, which is inside the Philippines' exclusive economic zone. "I asked [Defense] Secretary [Delfin] Lorenzana: Can we go there? Can we send our ships to the Spratly Islands? Of course, it should be the Coast Guard. We do not send gray ships, or warships, there," Duterte said, speaking partly in Filipino....

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US immigration agencies ordered to end use of terms 'alien' and 'assimilation'

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 44 min ago
The leaders of two US immigration agencies issued new guidance Monday ordering staff to end the use of terms such as "illegal alien" and "assimilation," according to two officials, words that immigration advocates had criticized as dehumanizing.
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Here's what you need to know about the closing arguments, deliberations and verdict

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 20 min ago
Court began Monday morning in the State v. Derek Chauvin at around 10 a.m. ET in a Hennepin County Courtroom in Minneapolis.
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Two Russian agents have been linked to a high-profile poisoning and a deadly explosion, but there's little Europe can do

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 23 min ago
That the Czech Republic is pointing the finger at two Russian agents for a deadly explosion at an ammunition depot in the country is remarkable. The fact that the agents in question are the same pair accused of trying to poison a former Russian spy on English soil is nothing short of astounding.
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COVID-19 vaccine deliveries expected in 2nd quarter

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 33 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines is expected to receive at least 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines of various brands in this second quarter of 2021, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the country's vaccine manager, said. In a pre-recorded meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, Galvez reported that more than 2 million doses of vaccines would arrive this April. On April 22, Galvez said 500,000 doses of Sinovac BioTech's CoronaVac and 20,000 doses of Gamaleya Institute's Sputnik V would be delivered. "This is what we call a mini rollout because this has a different component. So we will conduct testing first with the 20,000," Galvez explained in Filipino. Another 500,000 ...

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Greece opens its doors to Covid-free tourists

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 43 min ago
Greece has lifted quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers and those testing negative for Covid-19 from key tourism markets, including Europe, the UK and the United States, in what officials called "baby steps" on the road back to normality.
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Suspected poacher trampled to death by elephants

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 45 min ago
A suspected poacher was trampled to death by a herd of elephants in South Africa's Kruger National Park on Saturday, according to a statement by South African National Parks published Sunday.
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P83.3 billion worth of income lost in five weeks of ECQ, MECQ

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 47 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- People lost around P83.3 billion in possible income due to the stricter lockdown measures enforced for almost five weeks in Metro Manila and four adjacent provinces due to a new surge in COVID-19 cases surge, Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Chua said during a pre-recorded briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte that aired on Monday night. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) will continue monitoring figures on income that people were not able to receive due to the strict enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or the modified ECQ (MECQ), Chua said. According to him, for every week of ECQ, the income lost was P19.6 billion, and for ever...

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White House backtracks after Biden calls border situation a 'crisis'

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 52 min ago
The White House on Monday backtracked after President Joe Biden over the weekend described the influx of migrant children on the country's southern border as a "crisis," in what appeared to be a notable shift in language.
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7-year-old girl fatally shot in drive-thru lane of a Chicago McDonald's

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 59 min ago
Chicago police are looking for whoever opened fire on a car Sunday afternoon, killing a 7-year-old girl in the city's West Side.
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Police say no one was in driver's seat in fatal Tesla crash

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 5 min ago
Two passengers were killed in a crash of a Tesla Model S on Saturday in which there was no one sitting in the driver's seat, according to police.
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Trump wants people to boycott Coke. His properties are still serving it

CNN Top Stories - 8 hours 33 min ago
Over the past few years former President Donald Trump has called for boycotts against a number of companies, so it's hardly unusual to see him add Coca-Cola, Delta and other corporate giants that recently spoke out against Georgia's laws restricting voting access.
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Winner takes all in ‘Race to the Center of the Earth’

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 47 min ago
Nature and adventure converge in "Race to the Center of the Earth," an extreme nonelimination competition that takes place over a period of 14 days with four teams of three being pitted against one another. Each group of participants races from four remote corners of the planet---South America, Russia, North America and Southeast Asia, each place as visually stunning as the next---to reach the final location where all four routes intersect: a buoy holding the grand prize of $1 million. Winner takes all. No other collaboration could have made this seven-episode adventure show possible without the decadeslong experience and logistical expertise of the people behind it: the Nation...

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How celebs stay productive, sane in stressful times

Inquirer Breaking News - 8 hours 48 min ago
With the extra time we supposedly have these days because of the pandemic, some people may feel compelled to be more productive, or come up with checklists of things they have been putting off. But it's not as simple as it seems. As it turns out, working while coping with a health crisis can already be plenty stressful. And while staying safe and physically healthy is the priority, our mental and emotional well-being, celebrities said, are something that should also be taken care of. "Our mental and emotional state can also affect your physical self and other people. So, it's important to also set aside time to reset and relax our minds," singer-television host Christian Bautis...

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