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Russia, planning to go it alone, unveils model of new space station

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:34
        Russia's space agency on Monday unveiled for the first time a physical model of what a planned new Russian-built space station will look like, suggesting Moscow is serious about abandoning the International Space Station (ISS) and going it alone. Russia, in the throes of what some Kremlin hardliners believe is an historic rupture with the West sparked by sanctions imposed over what Moscow calls its "special military operation" in Ukraine, is rushing to reduce its dependency on Western nations and forge ahead on its own or cooperate with countries like China and Iran. The West, which has accused Russia of prosecuting an unprovoked imperial...

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Think of the dissidents, says Germany’s Scholz on Russian tourist ban

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:31
    OSLO -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said while there was room for a European-level debate on banning Russian tourists, it was important not to make life harder for Kremlin opponents to flee Russia. "What is important for us is that we understand there are a lot of people fleeing from Russia because they disagree with the Russian regime," he said following a meeting with leaders of the Nordic countries in Oslo on Monday. "All the decisions we take should not make it more complicated to leave the country, for getting away from the leadership and the dictatorship in Russia," he added. Several European countries, including Finland's Sanna Marin who was also...

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Replica of Roman boat cruises the Danube

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:28
  BUDAPEST -- A replica of a Roman-era boat of the kind that once sailed along the Danube from Germany to the river's delta at the Black Sea is cruising in Hungary this week, making stops along its journey in the Hungarian capital Budapest. Crewed by volunteers wearing Roman tunics, the expedition is part of a European Union-funded project to raise awareness of the region's Roman past. Based on the remains of Roman shipwrecks discovered in the German town of Mainz, the Friedrich-Alexander University rebuilt a fourth-century Roman Danube ship made of oak. "Living Danube Limes" is a transnational project with 10 Danube countries co-operating to make the former Roman "L...

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Heathrow Airport to extend limit on flights till October

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:24
    London's Heathrow Airport said on Monday it will extend the cap on flight departures to Oct. 29 as it looks to support more "reliable and resilient" passenger journeys. Heathrow, which capped the number of departures in July to cope with disruptions, said that airport continues to see sustained operational improvements and that the cap could be lifted earlier if resource levels improved. "Since the cap was introduced, passenger journeys have improved with fewer last-minute cancellations, better punctuality and shorter wait times for bags," Heathrow said in a statement.   RELATED STORIES London's Heathrow tells airlines to stop ticket sales as i...

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Kenya’s William Ruto: From village chicken seller to president

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:04
    SAMBUT, Kenya -- In the rolling red hills outside the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, residents remember William Ruto as a barefoot schoolboy who used to sell chickens at a roadside stall. Even then he possessed a fierce intelligence, they recalled, as they welcomed his ascent on Monday to his country's presidency with a mixture of pride and disbelief. "I could not imagine somebody who did not have shoes for all his life in primary school could become president," said a grinning Esther Cherobon, who was in Ruto's year at school. "We imagine all leaders are from rich families." He was always the boy with the highest marks in the school in Sambut village...

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UK first to approve Omicron COVID-19 shot with Moderna nod

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:59
    LONDON -- Britain, the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine in late 2020, has now also given the first green light to a variant-adapted shot that targets both the original and Omicron version of the virus. The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) gave the so-called bivalent vaccine made by U.S. drug company Moderna conditional approval as a booster for adults on Monday. Later on Monday, the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) backed the use of the variant-adapted shot in the country's booster campaign starting September. The MHRA's Moderna decision was based on clinical trial data that showed the booster triggered "a strong immu...

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Fitter Andy Murray hopes consistency will bring seeding reward

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:58
Andy Murray said his body is feeling the best it has "in a really long time" but that he still needs to take his game up a level if he wants to compete in the latter stages of tournaments on a regular basis. Murray, who has battled through various injuries in recent years, reached the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Monday with a 7-6(3) 5-7 7-5 win over Stan Wawrinka. It was the Scot's 37th match on the ATP Tour this year, the most he has managed to get under his belt since 2016. "In terms of how I pulled up after matches and stuff has been the best I have felt in a really long time," Murray told reporters. "So that's good. I would like my tennis to be better at ti...

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Can’t control ‘ukay-ukay’ imports? Tulfo proposes legalizing it for taxes

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:53
MANILA, Philippines --- SenatorRaffy Tulfo on Tuesday proposed that "ukay-ukay" or imported second-hand garments should be legalized instead of banned so that government could derive income from such imports. Tulfo made the proposal as he noted the failure of the Bureau of Customs to control the influx of ukay-ukay imports, which are now being sold in many parts of the country, and even online. Under Republic Act (RA) No. 4653, the commercial importation of used clothing and rags is prohibited to ensure public health and the nation's dignity, thus, most of those that have reached the country were likely smuggled in and untaxed. "Siguro, since hindi po kayang control-in ng Bu...

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Donald Trump's former personal attorney predicts Trump's next move following Mar-a-Lago search

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:51
Micheal Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, tells CNN's Don Lemon what he predicts the former president's next move will be following the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago.
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NBA: Sixers reach deal with Ben Simmons in $20M dispute—report

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:50
The Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons have reached a settlement in the grievance the former guard filed over $20 million withheld by the club during the 2021-22 season, ESPN reported Monday. Both sides agreed to a confidentiality clause on the exact settlement, per the report. All told, the Sixers withheld $20 million from Simmons during his holdout from the club. Simmons was unhappy in Philadelphia and requested a trade. For their part, the Sixers assessed Simmons $2 million in penalties for holding out of training camp and not taking part in required team activities. Then they docked him his $360,000 check for every game he missed, citing a breach of contract. Simmons cit...

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US Justice Dept opposes revealing evidence supporting search of Trump’s home

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:50
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it opposes unsealing the affidavit that prosecutors used to obtain a federal judge's approval to search former President Donald Trump's Florida home, where they seized classified documents. "If disclosed, the affidavit would serve as a roadmap to the government's ongoing investigation, providing specific details about its direction and likely course, in a manner that is highly likely to compromise future investigative steps," prosecutors wrote in their filing. Trump's Republican allies in recent days have ramped up their calls for Attorney General Merrick Garland to unseal the document, which would rev...

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1 dead, 4 hurt in jeepney-tricycle crash in Tanay, Rizal

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:50
LUCENA CITY---A tricycle driver died Monday after being hit by a jeepney in Tanay town in Rizal province. The Police Regional Office 4-A said in a report Tuesday, August 16, that Virgilio Duran was driving his jeepney along M.H. Del Pilar St. in Barangay Plaza Aldea at 7:33 a.m. when his vehicle crashed into a motorcycle driven by Abner Fercol. Fercol suffered grave injuries and was taken to Tanay General Hospital, but he expired on the way. The police said the jeepney also hit three parked motorcycles on the roadside and four other pedestrians who suffered injuries. The police report said Duran fell asleep while driving, causing the accident. The jeepney driver was pl...

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Abortion bans limit training options for some future US physicians

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 11:45
    University of Oklahoma medical student Ian Peake spent four years shadowing doctors at a Tulsa abortion clinic because his school didn't offer courses on abortion or provide any training. But the Tulsa Women's Clinic stopped abortion services in May when Oklahoma enacted a near-total ban, and the provider closed for good after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional abortion protections in June. Peake, 33, now had no local options to learn about abortion. "It's basically impossible to get abortion education in the state," said Peake, who is now applying to residency programs outside of Oklahoma. "We're going to have whole swaths of the country where medi...

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