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Afghan negotiator: I'm worried about withdrawal without peace

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:37
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with Fatima Gailani, an Afghan women's rights activist and government peace negotiator, about her views on the planned withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
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Brazil has unveiled its plan to protect the Amazon. Critics say it's not enough

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:33
The Brazilian government has presented a new official goal for fighting deforestation in the Amazon -- a first for the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro. But critics say it's hardly enough.
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PLLO chief Sitoy passes away —Palace

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:32
MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) Secretary Adelino Sitoy has passed away, Malacaang confirmed Thursday. "The Palace expresses its deep condolences to the family, loved ones and colleagues of Secretary Adelino Sitoy of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. Roque did not detail the reason behind Sitoy's death. "Sec. Sitoy was instrumental in the passage of the key legislative reform measures of the Duterte Administration. As head of PLLO, he made sure that there is stronger Executive-Legislative collaboration to bring about genuine and lasting change through legislation,...

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Jeff Bezos finally shares his feelings about Amazon workers' union vote

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:31
In his final letter to shareholders as Amazon CEO before he steps down from the role later this year, Jeff Bezos spent much of his time addressing the complaints of critics, both directly and indirectly.
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Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan is personal for this lawmaker

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:31
Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) shares the personal reason Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan has impacted him.
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Sexual assault charges against McGregor in Corsica dropped

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:25
Charges of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure against Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor have been dropped because of a lack of evidence, a court in the Corsican city of Bastia announced Thursday. "We had no material evidence to corroborate the complainant's statements, including after the scientific expert input that had been ordered," Bastia prosecutor Arnaud Viornery told AFP. McGregor's lawayer, Emmanuelle Ramond, said: "We welcome this decision because it is in line with what we expected." The accusations against McGregor, known as 'Notorious,' came when the Irish fighter was on the French island of Corsica last September preparing for a charity 18...

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announce breakup in new statement

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:21
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they are better off as friends.
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VisMin Super Cup warns teams: Do the same, face expulsion and hefty fines

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:18
MANILA, Philippines---The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup sent out a stern warning to its other teams who will try to emulate the shenanigans that Siquijor and Lapu-Lapu City did in their game on Wednesday. In an announcement streamed through Facebook, Chief Operations Officer Rocky Chan said the league will not hesitate to expel any team and fine them for any actions that look to disrespect the sport. "We will be fining teams who do the same action in the future. A fine of P1 million along with expulsion from the league," said Chan Thursday. Chan and the league's officers already expelled the Siquijor Mystics after they featured in a bizarre game with the ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City Her...

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Chicago police body camera footage to be released in fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:15
The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability will release body camera footage on Thursday from the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month.
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Avlon calls for training and reform in police departments

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:07
CNN's John Avlon examines calls for police reform amid the overdue reckoning for the violence against and killings of Black men in the US by police.
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The world wants more emoji diversity, new Adobe study finds

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:07
An overwhelming majority of people around the globe want emojis to be more inclusive and culturally distinct so they can show how they feel, according to a new Adobe study.
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Myanmar's control of Covid-19 collapses after coup

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:41
The ongoing mass protests in Myanmar have paralyzed the country's Covid-19 response, as many health workers are on strike and testing efforts on hold. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
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DSWD: 17% of target ECQ aid recipients given assistance as of April 14

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:39
MANILA, Philippines --- Only 17 percent of the 22.9 million target beneficiaries of the P1,000 aid for people in areas under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) have received the assistance, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said. According to DSWD, reports from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) showed that 3.999 million beneficiaries have already received the P1,000 per head assistance --- a huge bulk of which are Metro Manila residents with 2.944 million. The assistance was initiated by the government as the law requires areas under ECQ --- the most stringent lockdown measure available --- to compensate affected residents. An ...

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Deprived of night clubs, electronic music lovers seek solace on streaming

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:37
The pandemic has not been kind to electronic music. With nightclubs forced to close their doors to comply with health restrictions, fans and artists have turned to music streaming platforms to keep the beat going. Will 2021 be remembered as the era of the kitchen rave? While it was obvious long before COVID-19 that the dance music industry relies heavily on live events, the pandemic has forced industry professionals to confront this dependence. The latest edition of the annual IMS Business Report has noted that electronic clubs and festivals have probably lost 75% of their income in 2020, which roughly amounts to $3.3 billion. DJs and artists have not been spared as their earnings...

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Cebu Pacific to wind down call center operations by May 1

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:33
MANILA, Philippines---Leading budget airline Cebu Pacific will wind down call center operations as more passengers tap online booking options coupled with the success of its chatbot "Charlie".   The budget carrier said in a statement that call center operations and hotline numbers will be discontinued by May 1 this year.   It was not immediately clear how many call center employees will be affected.   CandiceIyog, Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and customer experience, said the segment was outsourced and managed by a third-party agency.   "Prior to the finalization of termination, we have made sure that all affected agents were reass...

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Nadal ‘not worried’ about COVID-19 infection after Medvedev practice

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:22
Rafael Nadal said Wednesday he had no fears about contracting COVID-19-19 after Daniil Medvedev tested positive for the virus following a practice session with the Spaniard ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters. Second seed Medvedev withdrew from the tournament after Monday's test result and went into isolation. He is being monitored by ATP medical staff as a precaution. "I was not worried because I practiced with him, but I was never close to him," Nadal said after his 6-1, 6-2 win over Federico Delbonis in his opening match. "Of course, when this kind of stuff happens, it's not good. But I felt sorry for him more than for me because, well, everything can happen." https://twi...

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Kai Sotto trains with with Amar’e Stoudemire

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:17
MANILA, Philippines---Kai Sotto, who was once signed with the G League Ignite team, trained with former NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire in Miami. Stoudemire's trainer Felix Flores posted an Instagram story of Sotto and the Brooklyn Nets player development assistant working out together. Sotto is technically a free agent after parting ways with Ignite but is still registered with the Gilas Pilipinas program. Stoudemire, meanwhile, is part of Nets head coach Steve Nash's staff while still wrestling with the idea of playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Basketball Premier League. Despite being unsigned, Sotto found ways to stay active in the sport of basketball and last played in...

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Canadian MP apologizes after appearing naked during video meeting

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:13
A Canadian politician has apologized after being spotted in a state of undress during a parliamentary video call on Wednesday.
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