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Pentagon says Chinese spy balloon flying over US

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 56 min ago
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PH, US to restart joint patrols in South China Sea

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 59 min ago
  The Philippines and the United States have agreed to restart joint patrols in the South China Sea, resuming an activity put on hold during the Duterte administration and prompting an immediate objection from China. It marked a second major step taken by the Marcos administration toward stronger security cooperation with Washington and formalized during the visit of US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III. On Thursday, Austin and his Filipino counterpart, Carlito Galvez Jr., announced that the Philippines had granted American forces access to more of its military bases, amid concerns over Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea and threats to invade Taiwan. The agree...

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Beermen demolish third straight foe, and new coach Gallent excited to see how his squad would stack up in clash with Hotshots

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 7 sec ago
San Miguel Beer on Friday fashioned out a result similar to its two previous games to continue its unbeaten start under new coach Jorge Gallent in the PBA Governors' Cup. Now comes the first difficult phase of Gallent's young tenure starting Sunday against Magnolia. "It's gonna be a tough game [against Magnolia]," Gallent said after the Beermen bucked a slow start to produce a 122-102 humbling of Terrafirma at Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The 20-year rout of the Dyip, who came into the game just a week removed from an upset victory over the Meralco Bolts, mirrored the margin the Beermen produced in walloping the Phoenix Fuel Masters (114-93) and Blackwater Bossing (105-86...

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Bolden, McDaniel spearhead Filipinas in Pintanar Cup

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 10 min ago
Sarina Bolden leads a group of players who will return for national team duties when the Philippines competes in the Pinatar Cup slated Feb. 15 to 21 in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain. Bolden, defender Hali Long, goalkeeper Inna Palacios and midfielders Jaclyn Sawikci and Reinna Gabriel on Thursday were named to the 25-player squad for the tournament where the Filipinas will face Wales, Scotland and Iceland. Also part of the trip are notable names like goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel, forwards Katrina Guillou and Quinley Quezada, midfielders Tahnai Annis and Sara Eggesvik and defender Jessika Cowart. Isabella Flanigan, Anicka Castaneda, Carleigh Frilles, Kaya Hawkinson, Camille Rod...

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Al Riyadi bundles out PH squad in Dubai

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 15 min ago
  The Philippines' Strong Group squad couldn't find a solution to Amir Saoud of Al Riyadi on Friday and bowed out of the 32nd Dubai International Championship after taking a 107-97 quarterfinal loss at Al Nasr Club Hall in the United Arab Emirates. Saoud, who will banner the Lebanese team that Gilas Pilipinas will square off with in the International Basketball Federation Asia World Cup Qualifying window later this month, drained 17 of Al Riyadi's fourth-quarter points that finished off the gallant Filipinos. This is the earliest exit for a PH squad here as the Filipinos relinquish the crown they won via sweep as Mighty Sports the last time the tournament was held in 2020. ...

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Doubleheader takes lid off of new PVL season

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 20 min ago
With a new system under a new coach but minus one vital piece, Petro Gazz hopes to start the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season the way it ended the last when the Cool Smashers battle the Alyssa Valdez-less Creamline Cool Smashers in the All-Filipino Conference that gets going Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Oliver Almadro has taken over Petro Gazz, which will be shooting for a followup of a stirring conquest of the Reinforced Conference field last year before coach Rald Ricafort left the squad to lead PLDT. The Angels will also be without Myla Pablo, the veteran who moved to F2, leaving a lot of the scoring load on the shoulders of MJ Philips, Gretchel Soltones and Aiz...

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745 aftershocks recorded from Davao quake

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 21 min ago
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) continues to record aftershocks following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Davao de Oro on Tuesday. As of Friday morning, the Phivolcs has recorded a total of 745 aftershocks. Of the total, 70 earthquakes were plotted but only one was felt. The strength ranged from 1.3 to 3.6 magnitude. Plotted quakes, as disclosed by the Phivolcs, are tremors detected by three or more stations. The Phivolcs said earthquakes commonly occur in Davao de Oro because of active faults in the vicinity. "Davao de Oro in Eastern Mindanao is one of the seismically active regions in the country because of the presence of several active f...

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Officials have said that the balloon's path carries it over a 'number of sensitive sites' in the US

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 38 min ago
As the US and its Canadian partners continue to monitor a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon floating above the northern United States, one question stands out among the rest: Why hasn't it been shot down?
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Arctic blast barrels into U.S. Northeast, threatening record lows

Inquirer Breaking News - 16 hours 27 min ago
        WORCESTER, Mass. - A powerful arctic blast swept into the U.S. Northeast on Friday, threatening to push temperatures to record lows in many spots, including New Hampshire's Mount Washington, where the wind chill could drop to -110 degrees Fahrenheit (-79 Celsius), forecasters said. A National Weather Service (NWS) advisory said the mass of frigid air would keep temperatures at life-endangering levels through Saturday, warning of "extremely dangerous" conditions from the "short-lived blast." Boston and Worcester, the two largest cities in New England, were among the school districts closed on Friday over concerns about the risk of hypother...

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Photographers empower girls of color by reimagining Disney princesses

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 56 min ago
CNN's Laura Coates joins two photographers from CreativeSoul Photography who've partnered with shopDisney to debut a new collection of magical dolls inspired by Disney princesses meant to empower young girls of color.
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Food inflation still a problem globally, says UN report

Inquirer Breaking News - 17 hours 10 min ago
Food inflation remains a problem for both national governments and households across the world as the factors that caused fast-rising prices last year, such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, are still influencing the world market, according to the United Nations (UN). In their latest monthly report, the Agricultural Market Information System (Amis) which is administered by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, said the decrease in world market prices of staple foods during the second half of 2022 has, at best, slowed domestic food price inflation, which remains stubbornly high in most parts of the world. "Food affordability thus remains a challenge at both the macroeconomi...

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Sy, Musk venture to finally offer internet services in PH by March

Inquirer Breaking News - 17 hours 11 min ago
Sy-backed Data Lake Inc. and SpaceX's Starlink---owned by tech mogul Elon Musk---are set to offer satellite-based internet services in the country by the first quarter after facing delays. In a statement on Friday, the local data company owned by businessmen Henry Sy Jr. and Anthony Almeda said they had met with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to tackle the expedited entry of the SpaceX unit as an internet service provider (ISP) in the country. "We are excited to finally introduce Starlink to the Philippine market by first quarter of 2023. The high speed, low latency broadband internet service through the use of satellites will be game changing in connecting our 7,640 islands to the...

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PSEi again reclaims 7,000 in dizzying end to the week

Inquirer Breaking News - 17 hours 18 min ago
Philippine stocks ended a roller-coaster of a week in the green on the recovery of property heavyweights such as Megaworld Corp. and SM Prime Holdings. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose 0.59 percent, or 41.19 points, to 7,027.38 while the broader All Shares index added 0.59 percent, or 21.68 points, to 3,705.46. The PSEi seesawed between gains and losses during the last three sessions, reclaiming the key 7,000 level on Friday. Analysts said volatile movements were partly due to the PSE rebalancing, which takes effect on Feb. 6. DMCI Holdings Inc. and Union Bank of the Philippines will join the 30-member PSEi on that date, replacing Megaworld and Robins...

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Kate has worked out what will define her royal future

CNN Top Stories - 17 hours 55 min ago
There had been rumblings and whispers of something big coming from Kensington Palace. This week we finally found out exactly what's been in the works when Catherine, Princess of Wales unveiled a major new public awareness campaign centered around the importance of early childhood.
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How an 1800s surgeon experimenting on enslaved Black women affects anti-abortion

CNN Top Stories - 18 hours 3 min ago
In this episode of CNN's digital series, "History Refocused," Nicquel Terry Ellis outlines the anti-abortion movement's historical links to White supremacy and how the overturning of Roe v. Wade has reopened a conversation about racial equality.
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Mafia boss found working as pizza boss after 16 years on the run

CNN Top Stories - 18 hours 12 min ago
Italian anti-Mafia police have arrested another mobster on the run, just two weeks after the sensational arrest on January 16 of Sicilian Cosa Nostra superboss Matteo Messina Denaro at a health clinic in Palermo, Sicily.
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Biden appears to back off vow to punish Saudi Arabia

CNN Top Stories - 18 hours 28 min ago
Several months after President Joe Biden promised Saudi Arabia would suffer "consequences" after the Saudi-led OPEC+ oil cartel unexpectedly announced it would cut production, the Biden administration has no plans to take proactive steps to punish -- let alone significantly reorient its posture toward -- the oil-rich Middle East kingdom, multiple sources on Capitol Hill and in the administration tell CNN.
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Funeral director finds woman pronounced dead gasping for air in body bag

CNN Top Stories - 18 hours 31 min ago
An Iowa Alzheimer's care facility is facing a $10,000 fine after pronouncing a woman dead who was later found alive when a funeral director unzipped her body bag, according to documents from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
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Blinken scraps rare Beijing trip over alleged China spy balloon

Inquirer Breaking News - 18 hours 45 min ago
  WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday scrapped a long-planned Beijing trip aimed at easing escalating tensions between the two superpowers, after the Pentagon said that China sent a spy balloon over the United States. Moments before the decision, China issued a late-night statement voicing regret over what it called an accident with a civilian airship but the United States was not impressed. Blinken, who has faced intense pressure over the trip from the rival Republican Party, decided to postpone his two-day visit starting Sunday, which would have been the first by a top US diplomat since October 2018, a US official said. The official said the...

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US Secretary of State pushes back his visit to Beijing in response to a suspected Chinese spy balloon flying over the US, officials say

CNN Top Stories - 18 hours 52 min ago
• China says balloon is for research and entered US after deviating from planned course
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