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Arise Sir Lewis; F1 champion Hamilton gets his knighthood

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 21:06
LONDON---Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was awarded a knighthood in the UK New Year's honors list published on Wednesday. The 35-year-old this year became the most successful F1 driver of all time after equaling Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's record seven titles and beating the German's 91 race wins. The sport's only Black driver, who grew up in social housing as the grandson of immigrants from the Caribbean, Hamilton has also used his profile to campaign for diversity and speak out against racial injustice. The Monaco resident's presence on the overseas and international list, rather than a main one with many rewarded for service to public health ...

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LeBron James celebrates scoring milestone on 36th birthday

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 20:54
As if there was any doubt, LeBron James celebrated his 36th birthday in style.
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Pope Francis will not lead NYE masses due to sciatic pain

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 20:35
Pope Francis will not lead the Vatican's New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations due to sciatic pain, the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday.
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‘Nanlaban’ in Tarlac: Nigerian dead in P13M drug bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 20:15
  CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---A drug buy-bust operation by police and narcotics agents turned into a gunfight that led to the killing of a Nigerian suspect and seizure of some P13 million worth of shabu, or crystal meth, in the town of Concepcion, Tarlac province on Thursday (Dec. 31), according to one official. Gabriel Onyechefula, allegedly a member of an international drug syndicate, was killed in the gunfight inside a videoke bar at the village of Jefmin, according to Brig. Gen. Valeriano De Leon, Central Luzon police director, in a report. Onyechefula allegedly belonged to the West African Syndicate, or WADS, that distributes shabu and cocaine in the Philippines, us...

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'Stomach-churning': Romans calls out GOP hypocrisy on the deficit

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 20:14
Christine Romans criticizes President Trump and the GOP-led Senate over the mounting deficit.
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‘We were all asleep’: Tribal leaders say no villager was armed when cops, soldiers killed 9 in IP communities

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 20:03
ILOILO CITY---Fear, even of sleeping in their homes, has descended on residents of an indigenous people's village in Capiz province after leaders and members of their community were gunned down in a coordinated police operation last Wednesday (Dec. 30). Jobelyn Giganto, Lahug village chief, said in a phone interview that people in her community planned to sleep in the village's day care center on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) "because we fear that something will happen again while we are sleeping." "I have been telling the people here that despite what happened, we should continue to unite and face our situation together," she said. Nine villagers, mostly leaders of the indigenous pe...

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Pope will not lead New Year services because of flare up of leg pain

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 20:01
VATICAN CITY---Pope Francis will not lead New Year's Eve and New Year's Day services because of a flare up of his sciatica condition, which produces pain in his right leg, the Vatican said on Thursday. It was the first time in years that Francis, who turned 84 this month, has had to skip a papal event for health reasons. A year-end vespers service that the pope was to lead on Thursday afternoon will be led by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, and the Friday Mass will be said by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State. The Vatican said the pope would lead his noon prayer on Friday as scheduled. The pope suffers from sciatica, a condition that causes pain that ...

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AFP to probe COVID-19 vaccine inoculation of PSG members

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 20:00
MANILA, Philippines --- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has assured the public that it would launch a thorough investigation of reports that some of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) personnel have already administered COVID-19 vaccines to themselves. AFP Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said on Thursday that AFP chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay has already sought a probe on the issue, as they maintain that the AFP leadership was not aware of any inoculation program within the PSG, which is tasked to provide security for the President. "However, we maintain our previous declaration that the Chief-of-Staff of the AFP was not part of or privy about the circumstances in...

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Make a lazy New Year's Day feast with these snacks and drinks

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 19:17
Maybe you got caught up in New Year's Eve preparations, making sure you had enough bubbly to kick 2020 to the curb in spectacular fashion. Or maybe you just got caught up in the whirlwind of the holiday to-do list and put New Year's on the back burner until you had a spare moment ... which never happened.
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Backpacking is a rite of passage for many travelers. Covid could end it forever

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 19:16
Backpacking trips have been something of a rite of passage for young people for almost 70 years.
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South Korea moves coronavirus patients out of nursing homes as deaths mount

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 19:08
  SEOUL -- Dozens of elderly South Korean coronavirus patients were transferred from nursing homes to hospitals this week after criticism that government policy had led to a spike in deaths among the vulnerable residents. South Korea's total tally of infections passed 60,000 on Thursday, as 967 additional cases were reported. At least 486 of South Korea's 900 reported deaths were people over the age of 80. Only 40 deaths have been reported among people younger than 60. At least 316 residents of nursing hospitals or nursing homes have died, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Thursday. When the KDCA reported a record 40 deaths in one day on ...

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Minneapolis cops were involved in fatal shooting. Bodycam footage will be released

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 19:02
Minneapolis police were involved in a fatal shooting Wednesday evening, according to Chief Medaria Arradondo, who said officers were conducting a traffic stop involving a felony suspect.
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Magnitude 3.6 quake rocks Bohol; Intensity III felt in Tagbilaran

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 19:01
MANILA, Philippines --- A Magnitude 3.6 earthquake rocked the province of Bohol on Thursday, New Year's Eve, seismologists from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs' bulletin showed that the epicenter of the tectonic earthquake was found seven kilometers northeast of the City of Tagbilaran, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers. Intensity III was felt in the said city. No aftershocks and no damage are expected as of now. Phivolcs also has not issued any tsunami warnings despite the earthquake occurring near waters off Bohol.   /MUF  ...

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2020 was a terrible year for Europe. 2021 is unlikely to be much better

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 18:48
You'd struggle to find anyone in Europe who will be unhappy to see the back of 2020.
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Singapore economy seeing signs of stabilization, PM says

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 18:46
SINGAPORE--- Singapore's economy, which is set for its worst contraction this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is seeing signs of stabilization, its prime minister said on Thursday. "After our most severe downturn since independence, we look forward to a rebound in 2021, although the recovery will be uneven, and activity is likely to remain below pre-COVID-19 levels for some time," Lee Hsien Loong said in a New Year message. Singapore's economy is likely to contract between 6% and 6.5% this year, marking its worst recession, and grow 4% to 6% in 2021, according to official forecasts. "Economically, we are not yet out of the woods either, but we are beginning to see signs o...

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Chua on Slaughter: There’s no bad blood

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 18:38
MANILA, Philippines---Barangay Ginebra team governor Alfrancis Chua clarified that there's no ill will between him and beleaguered center Greg Slaughter, who apologized to the company's management for his behavior after deciding to on a sabbatical. In an interview with CNN Philippines, Chua said that he and Slaughter have yet to talk following the seven-footer's sudden departure from the PBA after he and Ginebra failed to finalize a new contract. Slaughter, who recently married to longtime girlfriend Schinina, apologized to SMC President Ramon S. Ang, Chua and Ginebra fans in a tweetWednesday. "Really? That's good," said Chua of Slaughter's apology that was posted on his Instagram s...

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Indian state bans government-run Islamic schools from teaching religious scripture

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 18:23
An Indian state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has passed a law to convert all Islamic schools to regular education institutions.
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Cloudy New Year for Luzon as temperature drops for northern areas

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 18:16
MANILA, Philippines --- Cloudy skies are expected to prevail for the first day of the New Year especially in Luzon, while temperatures up north are expected to start dropping due to the northeast monsoon. Weather forecasts from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Thursday afternoon showed that the tail end of a frontal system still affects northern and eastern portions of Luzon especially Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, and some parts of Southern Luzon like Metro Manila and Calabarzon. Areas affected by the northeast monsoon or amihan and the tail end of a frontal system can expect occasional rains and isolated thunderstor...

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Duque: Gov’t hospitals ready to take in patients with firecracker-related injuries

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 18:12
    MANILA, Philippines ---Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday said government hospitals are prepared for patients with firecracker-related injuries amid the pandemic this New Year. Duque made rounds in the Quezon Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) in Quezon City a few hours before New Year's eve to ensure the preparedness of the hospital's emergency rooms. He also met some of the doctors, nurses, and medical staff. "They are fully prepared to manage whatever emergencies... We see that the ERs [emergency rooms] of the hospitals -- Jose R.Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Rizal Medical Center, East Avenue Medical Center, and Quezon Memorial Medical Center -...

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