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Strong probability that suspected remains found in Florida park are Brian Laundrie's

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 18 min ago
• Suspected human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie found in Florida • A timeline of 22-year-old Gabby Petito's case
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Timberwolves race past Rockets in high-scoring opener

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 24 min ago
Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell fueled an explosive season debut for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who rolled to a 124-106 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Towns paired 30 points (on 11-of-15 shooting) with 10 rebounds while Edwards chipped in 29 points while hitting six 3-pointers. Russell finished with 22 points and seven assists as Minnesota grabbed a first-quarter lead and never looked back, leading by as many as 35. Christian Wood had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who received a combined 20 points on 8-for-26 shooting from their youthful backcourt duo of Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green, the second...

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Bello: Unvaccinated workers can’t be fired but employers can refuse them work

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 25 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday said that workers who do not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can't be terminated but employers can refuse them to work in a work place where only vaccinated people are allowed, as indicated in the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) resolution. Bello said that due to the IATF resolution, unvaccinated workers who have work in permitted establishments can be refused to go to work based on the resolution that specify guidelines to be followed under alert level 3. "You cannot fire an employee just because he refuses to be vaccinated, because vaccination is not a mandatory obligation of any...

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Proper consultation done with LGUs on expansion of alert level system–Palace

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 26 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Local government units (LGUs) that were included in the expansion of the implementation of the government's new alert level system were properly consulted, Malacaang said on Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque is responding to the appeal of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) to defer the implementation of the alert level system in provinces for them to be able to have more time to prepare. Roque clarified that the implementation of the alert level system will not involve all provinces in the country and only over select areas. "Lahat ng mga rehiyon at mga probinsya na magpapatupad ng Alert Level System, kinonsulta a...

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Rudy Gobert notches double-double as Jazz top Thunder

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 30 min ago
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points, Jordan Clarkson added 18 off the bench and Rudy Gobert compiled 21 rebounds and 16 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 107-86 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City. All-Star Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz's leading scorer last year, struggled from the field while scoring 16 points on 6-for-17 shooting in the teams' season-opening game. Mitchell did score 12 points in the third quarter when the Jazz blew the game open. https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1451030916269150211 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 18 points. He only hit 1 of 7 3-point attempts as the Thunder shot just 37.4 percent overall a...

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Julie Green, artist who painted prisoners' last meals, dies aged 60

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 40 min ago
The painter Julie Green died last Tuesday, October 12, aged 60, after a battle with ovarian cancer, the artist's gallery, Upfor, confirmed.
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Minors still not allowed to go to malls, parks in NCR under Alert Level 3

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 47 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Minors are still not allowed to go to malls and parks in Metro Manila, which is currently under Alert Level 3, Malacaang, and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified on Thursday.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos said minors can only go out to access basic and essential needs and for outdoor individual exercises.   "Ang pagpunta sa malls, generally, bawal 'yan, except kung nandun 'yung dentista, nandoon 'yung clinic, which are essential and basic," Abalos said in a Palace briefing.   (For minors, going to malls is generally prohibited except if t...

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Parts of northern China brace for more COVID-19 lockdowns and curbs

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 55 min ago
  BEIJING -- Parts of northern China are bracing for more COVID-19 curbs as a wave of cases raises concerns of a broader outbreak, with three areas enforcing lockdowns, some schools halting classes, and an aerospace firm delaying work on a rocket project. China reported 13 new domestically transmitted cases for Oct. 20, bringing the total number since Oct. 16 to 42, data from the National Health Commission (NHC) showed on Thursday. Alxa Left Banner, a small administrative division in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, said late on Wednesday it had imposed a lockdown and would test its population of 180,000, after the city of Erenhot and a division called Ejina Banner...

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Heart Evangelista to release her first NFTs in November

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 58 min ago
Heart Evangelista has ventured into making non-fungible tokens by collaborating with Filipino artists for her first digital art NFT (non-fungible token). The actress announced her new project while showing a photo of herself painting, on her Instagram page yesterday, Oct. 20. Evangelista told fans she has been studying about NFTs recently while explaining to them how the technology works. "It's a new kind of digital art that is secured by blockchain technology and can take many digital forms including art, videos and music. Basically, anything that can be stored digitally can be made into an NFT," she said. Evangelista then revealed that she has been working on her first dig...

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Japan Princess Mako’s long road to marriage nears its end

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 4 sec ago
  TOKYO -- Japan's Princess Mako, the emperor's niece, will be married next week after years of criticism over her fiance that led to their marriage being postponed for three years and resulted in her being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mako, who turns 30 on Oct. 23, will lose her royal status after marrying commoner Kei Komuro, also 30. The two are set to live in the United States, where Komuro has a job with a law firm. The following is a brief outline of their relationship. 2012 - The two meet as students at Tokyo's International Christian University, where Mako studied art and cultural heritage and earned a national certificate in curation...

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De Lima seeks Senate probe into online sale of text blast machines

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 3 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Leila de Lima is seeking a Senate investigation into the reported online sale of text blast machines that are being "used for partisan political activities." De Lima pushed for the probe through Senate Resolution No. 934 which seeks to direct the appropriate Senate committee to investigate the matter. This, as she cited the "possible use and abuse of such unlicensed radio equipment" following the Oct. 6 incident during the filing of certificates of candidacy at the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City, where those in the area receivedemergency alertsseemingly endorsing the presidential bid of former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. "It is th...

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Fournier, Randle shine Knicks outlast Celtics in double OT thriller

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 14 min ago
New York Knicks squandered an 11-point lead late in the fourth quarter before edging the Boston Celtics, 138-134, in an entertaining NBA season opener for both teams Wednesday night. Evan Fournier scored a career-high 32 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.1 seconds left in the second overtime. Fournier, who spent last season with the Celtics, scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and both overtimes as he became the first player in Knicks history to score 30 points in his debut for the team. https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1451059495333998593 Jaylen Brown, who was activated from the COVID-19 list prior to the game, scored a career-high 46 points for the Celtics ...

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Pacquiao bares irregularities in DOE led to higher power costs; Cusi denies claims

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 16 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential aspirant Senator Manny Pacquiao on Thursday bared alleged irregularities in the Department of Energy (DOE) that resulted in higher electricity costs being passed on to consumers, a charge quickly denied by erstwhile ally Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi. Pacquiao, during interpellation on the proposed DOE budget for 2022, lamentedhow certain political allies are taking advantage of controlling the power sector, and even named Cusi as being"busy with politics" while power costs continue to soar. "Kung mayroong Pharmally ang [Department of Health], Starpay ang [Department of Services and Social Development], ay mayroon namang PEMC-IEMOP ang DOE,"...

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Palace denies gov’t too soft on cops involved in drug deaths; raps will be filed

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 20 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is "not soft" on law enforcers as charges would be filed against policemen involved in the 52 drug war cases now being reviewed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. During Thursday's Palace briefing, Roque was asked to respond to rights advocates' observations that the DOJ findings show that the administration has been soft on policemen. "On the contrary po 'no, 'yung decision ng DOJ proves na we are not soft kasi nga po kakasuhan 'yung 52. 'Yan po ang ibig sabihin nung sinabi ni Secretary Guevarra na ni-refer nila for NBI [National Bureau of In...

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Bradley Beal, Wizards spoil Raptors’ return to Canada

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 21 min ago
Bradley Beal scored 23 points and the visiting Washington Wizards defeated the Toronto Raptors 98-83 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. Montrezl Harrell added 22 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Wizards, who led by as many as 29 points during the third quarter. Spencer Dinwiddie added 13 points for Washington and Kyle Kuzma had 11 points and 15 rebounds. Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes each had 12 points for the Raptors and OG Anunoby had 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Wizards led by 22 points after three quarters, but the Raptors scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter. Deni Avdija's tip-in after a Beal miss had the Wiza...

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LaMelo Ball, PJ Washington fuel Hornets over Pacers

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 26 min ago
LaMelo Ball scored 31 points and P.J. Washington sank two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining to lift the host Charlotte Hornets to a 123-122 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Torrey Craig drained a pair of free throws to give the Pacers a 122-121 lead with 12.4 seconds left. Craig's foul at the other end of the floor set the stage for Washington, who sank his two shots from the charity stripe. Washington then provided aggressive defense and forced Domantas Sabonis into taking an off-balance shot that caromed off the rim as time expired. Ball, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, scored 12 points as part of the Hornets' spir...

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World's top cocaine producer now wants to export perfectly legal drug

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 28 min ago
Colombia wants to become a major player in the international market for medical marijuana as the industry is creating an economic opportunity some have never seen before. CNN's Stefano Pozzebon reports.
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Australian police offer A$1 million reward for missing 4-year-old

CNN Top Stories - 7 hours 29 min ago
The Western Australian government has offered a 1 million Australian dollar ($750,000) reward for information that leads to the whereabouts of a 4-year-old girl missing for six days in a remote coastal area.
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India celebrates 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses with song and dance

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 48 min ago
      NEW DELHI -- India celebrated the milestone of administering one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses on Thursday, with the government promoting the achievement in song and video even as a recent drop in inoculations worries healthcare providers. After a slow beginning in the middle of January, India's immunization campaign has covered three-quarters of its 944 million adults with at least one dose but only 31% with two. The government wants all adults to get vaccinated this year. "India scripts history," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter. "We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of (1.3 billion) India...

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Flood deaths in India and Nepal cross 150

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 hours 52 min ago
  NEW DELHI -- More than 150 people have died in flooding across India and Nepal, officials said on Thursday, as unseasonably heavy rains across the region led to flash floods in several areas, stranding residents and destroying homes and infrastructure. The north Indian state of Uttarakhand has been especially badly-hit, with 48 confirmed deaths, SA Murugesan, secretary of the state's disaster management department told Reuters. In Nainital, a popular tourist destination in the Himalayan state, the town's main lake broke its banks, submerging the main thoroughfare and damaging bridges and rail tracks. And rescuers from India's paramilitary National Disaster Response Fo...

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