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Ukraine's first lady emerges as a staunch defender of her nation on social media

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/10/2022 - 00:57
Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, posted an open letter addressed to the world's media on Tuesday, detailing what she described as the "mass murder of Ukrainian civilians."
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PH logs 580 new COVID-19 infections, lowest since Dec. 28

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/10/2022 - 00:29
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines logged 580 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, the lowest the country recorded this year and since Dec. 28, 2020, said the Department of Health (DOH). Active cases, meanwhile, are now down to 47,471 in the 3,669,283 confirmed infections. Total recoveries currently number 3,564,630, while deaths sit at 57,182. This data is in the COVID-19 tracker on the DOH website. The DOH has stopped giving a daily COVID-19 report and transitioned into a weekly report --- the first one released on Monday. In its first weekly report, a total of 6,297 new infections of COVID-19 were reported from March 1 to 7. According to Health Secretary Franc...

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Peter Dinklage: From Tyrion to a singing ‘Cyrano’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/10/2022 - 00:20
What is Cyrano de Bergerac without his oversized nose? "Cyrano," director Joe Wright's glossy movie-musical adaptation of the French nobleman's story, has been adapted from playwright Erica Schmidt's 2018 stage musical based on Edmond Rostand's 1897 play. In this timeless and enduring story, soldier-cum-poet Cyrano grudgingly helps dashing but inarticulate cadet Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) woo Roxanne (Haley Bennett), the woman he loves, because he thinks his physical imperfections make him unworthy of her love. "Cyrano's story endures because everyone can relate to the desire to be loved and to be seen," said Schmidt when we spoke to her, Wright and the movie's main cast i...

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Filipino-German actress Maureen Wroblewitz takes up language challenge for ‘Take Me to Banaue’ film

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/10/2022 - 00:10
Filipino-German actress Maureen Wroblewitz, who is only starting to learn how to be fluent in Tagalog, is now required to learn Tuwali, a dialect in Northern Luzon, for her latest film project. The romantic-comedy film, titled "Take Me to Banaue," by US-based Filipino filmmaker Danny Aguilar, also features American actor Brandon Melo playing a character who is battling a personality disorder called alexithymia (the inability to recognize, make sense of and express emotions). "This role is actually very challenging because I will not only have to learn Tuwali but I will also have to put accents in my English, as well as in my Tagalog. To think that I'm still learning Tagalog, so...

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Disney shows off its post-Iger politics

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/10/2022 - 00:05
Disney's CEO transition from Bob Iger to Bob Chapek marked a shift from an outspoken, famous CEO with political ambitions, to a largely unfamiliar name whose politics remain a mystery. This week, we got a glimpse at how Chapek's Disney might respond to the world's tumultuous political climate.
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Russia will nationalize assets of foreign firms that leave – ruling party

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/10/2022 - 00:03
Russia's ruling party, United Russia, said on Wednesday that a government commission had approved the first step towards nationalizing assets of foreign firms that leave the country in the wake of economic sanctions over Ukraine. United Russia added in a statement on the Telegram messaging app that the commission on lawmaking activity had supported a bill allowing for firms more than 25% owned by foreigners from "unfriendly states" to be put into external administration. "This will prevent bankruptcy and save jobs," it said. Corporate actions to censure Russia over its invasion of Ukraine vary widely, with some firms like US carmaker Ford temporarily shutting down factories ...

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