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Suspect arrested in case of tamarin monkeys missing from Dallas Zoo, police say

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:34
A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Dallas and charged in connection with the suspected theft of a pair of emperor tamarin monkeys that were recovered unharmed this week in an abandoned home a day after they vanished from the Dallas Zoo, police said.
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DA set to boost market linkages, halt wastage of agri products

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:27
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday announced plans to link farmers with institutional buyers in an effort to avoid wasting agricultural goods. The DA said it will assist in facilitating transportation of produce to places where they are in demand. "The [DA] is intensifying market linkages through contract farming with hotels, restaurants, and other institutional buyers on the procurement of surplus harvests," it said. This would entail "zero to minimal wastage" of agricultural goods, the DA added. The DA, which President Ferdinand Marcios Jr. himself heads, plans to distribute delivery trucks and vegetable crates t...

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Austin Butler's costar Dave Bautista says the Elvis accent isn't in 'Dune' sequel

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:27
No need to be all shook up about Austin Butler's continuing to sound like Elvis Presley.
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Inside the 'Bentley' of luxury residential towers, opening in Miami

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:24
The coastline of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, will be getting a new addition in 2026: the sparkling exterior of Bentley Motors' first residential building, rising above a skyline full of luxury condos and hotels.
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Pope Francis arrives in South Sudan in historic trip

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:21
Pope Francis arrived in Juba, South Sudan on Friday fulfilling a long-time wish to visit the war-ravaged country, currently in the midst of a major humanitarian emergency.
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NBL: Kai Sotto, Adelaide 36ers claim crucial win over No. 1 Sydney Kings

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:20
MANILA, Philippines --- Kai Sotto and the Adelaide 36ers upset the top-seeded Sydney Kings, 115-108, to stay in the playoff hunt in Australia's National Basketball League on Friday at Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The 7-foot-3 starting center hardly made an impact offensively with four points but he grabbed seven rebounds on top of two blocks and an assist for the 36ers. Antonius Cleveland led Adelaide anew with 23 points, seven assists, five rebounds, four steals, and a block, as Robert Franks and Ian Clark also delivered the goods to keep their postseason chances alive. The 36ers improved to a 13-14 record, following a much-needed 99-96 win over the Cairns Taipans last Monday. B...

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PPA to push for digitalization initiative despite hiccups

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:14
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago said the PPA management continues to remain committed to the full implementation of the port's digitalization initiative following the directive of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to rationalize port operations and prevent smuggling to happen. Santiago lamented the push back in the implementation of the Trusted Operator Program-Container Registry and Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS), which was developed to solve the perennial problem of high and unregulated charges in container deposits and missing empty containers. "For the part of the PPA, we will continue to improve the system ...

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Special QCPD team formed to probe shooting of Office of the Ombudsman employee

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:11
MANILA, Philippines --- A Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) has been formed by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) to investigate the shooting of an Office of the Ombudsman employee, who is currently in critical condition. The QCPD said in a statement on Friday that district director Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III ordered the formation of an SITG to probe the shooting of Dianne Paguirigan, a 37-year-old administrative aide at the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices. Pagurigan was shot at around 8:20 a.m, while waiting for a ride at the corner of Quezon Avenue and Cordillera Street in Barangay Doa Josefa....

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NUJP slams filing of rebellion raps against Ilocos mediaman

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:03
MANILA, Philippines --- The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) decried on Friday the rebellion charges filed against Northern Dispatch's (Nordis) Ilocos correspondent Nio Joseph Oconer. According to community news outlet Nordis, Oconer, along with six activists and development workers, face rebellion charges after the military implicated them in a clash with the New People's Army on October 27, 2022. READ: Abra court orders arrest of 9 activists in Northern Luzon "The NUJP deems this incident as the latest in a series of judicial harassment and other forms of attacks against community media outlet Northern Dispatch," said the group. This was not the fir...

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Hear son of wrongfully detained American describe life in Chinese prison

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:58
Kai Li is an American who has been imprisoned in China since 2016 and is serving a ten-year prison sentence on espionage charges. The US State Department has designated him as wrongfully detained. With Secretary of State Antony Blinken expected to visit China, Li's son Harrison hopes that securing his father's freedom will be a top priority. CNN's Kylie Atwood reports.
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Police eye politics behind murder of village official, wife in Maguindanao del Norte

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:57
COTABATO CITY--Although the village elections are still months away, police in the Bangsamoro region suspect that violence linked to the upcoming electoral exercise is rearing its ugly head again. This came as probers suspect politics to be behind the killing of a village official and his wife in Parang town, Maguindanao del Norte on Monday. Abobakar Abdul, 40, village chair of Polloc, Parang townwas on board a Toyota Hilux pickup with his wife Bainisa, 39; when they were ambushed by unidentified attackers 5:30 p.m. in the town's Sitio Timbangan, Barangay Sarmiento. Two men riding in tandem on motorbike overtook the Hilux pickup that Abdul was driving and opened fire, hittin...

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Sorry, Spike. There's a new world's oldest living dog -- and he's the oldest ever recorded

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:54
It was only two weeks ago that Spike, a 23-year-old chihuahua mix from Ohio, was named the oldest living dog. Now, he has been utterly dethroned.
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Army: Suspects in Zambo Norte ambush hid in MILF community

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:45
ZAMBOANGA CITY---Government troops pursuing the suspects in a Jan. 26 ambush in Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte province that killed five had sought refuge in a community of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members, halting their arrest operation. Col. Peter Garceniego Jr., commander of the Army's 42nd Infantry Battalion, said the suspects blended with the villagers of Barangay Doa Cecilia as soldiers and police were closing in on them on Monday. According to Garceniego, there was no MILF camp in the area but the community is known to be populated by members and former guerrillas of the MILF which armed wing, the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces, is being decommissioned in...

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PBA: TNT’s Roger Pogoy ‘best two-way player’ right now, says Jojo Lastimosa

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:39
MANILA, Philippines---TNT swingman RR Pogoy drew huge praise from coach Jojo Lastimosa after the team's 93-85 win over Magnolia in the PBA Governors' Cup on Friday. Lastimosa lauded Pogoy, whom he thinks is "the best two-way player in the league." "Right now, Roger is probably the best two-way player in the league. He keeps saying he's all about 'defense, defense,' but his offense is humming right now," Lastimosa said. "Roger, he is too humble. We've come a long way with him since his days in FEU and he knows he's here now due to hard work," he added. After finishing with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, Pogoy refused to take all the credit ...

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US turns up the heat on Middle East allies in bid to stop Russia's war machine

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:34
As the Ukraine war approaches the one-year mark, the United States is ramping up efforts to choke off Russia's economy and it has set its sight on the Middle East.
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PBA: Cameron Clark ‘perfect’ for unbeaten San Miguel

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:22
MANILA, Philippines-San Miguel Beer couldn't have found a better import than Cameron Clark. Clark has been "perfect" for the Beermen, as far as coach Jorge Gallent is concerned. True enough, Clark has led San Miguel to a dominant 3-0 start with an average winning margin of 20 points. "[He's] perfect. He does everything for us. He gets the rebounds, he guards the other imports, he knows when to shoot the ball, so he's filling his role perfectly," Gallent said after steering SMB to a 122-102 win over Terrafirma on Friday. Clark powered the Beermen against the Dyip, collecting 31 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Aside from Clark, the locals have also be...

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Extreme cold snaps: Why temperatures still plummet to dangerous levels even as the planet warms

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:13
Even as the world smashes through one all-time heat record after another and speeds towards critical warming thresholds, brutal waves of deadly cold can still arrive in bomb cyclones that bring icy weather and deep snow -- and add fuel for those who deny the climate crisis is real or significant.
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OWWA chief Arnell Ignacio: Socmed manager behind post on my love life

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:11
MANILA, Philippines --- A post on the official Facebook page of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) asking followers if they think former television host and Administrator Arnell Ignacio should pursue a new "love life" was made by a "young and aggressive" social media manager. This was the defense given by Ignacio himself, who said in a press briefing on Friday that they have already reprimanded the social media manager. It could be remembered that a post was made on OWWA's official Facebook page asking overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) if they are in favor of Ignacio "opening his heart to love again." "Basta what I promise you, the group taking care of our soc...

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PBA: Nostalgia hits in Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot jersey swap

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:03
ANTIPOLO CITY --- The jersey swap ritual has long been observed in the Philippine Basketball Association. But there nothing was quite like the one shared by San Miguel Beer's Marcio Lassiter and Terrafirma's Alex Cabagnot on Friday at Ynares Center here. "That's my 'Splash Brother,'" a smiling Lassiter told reporters on his way out of the hilltop arena, fresh off helping the Beermen to a 122-102 blowout of the Dyip and the club's third straight in the Governors' Cup. "That's something we never got to do. We've played for so long together and it's just one of those things where it would be kind of cool to do," the 35-year-old sniper went on. Lassiter and Cabagnot go way ba...

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These Florida brothers ran one of the largest opioid 'pill mills' in US history. The FBI says it was linked to thousands of deaths

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 20:59
Throngs of people hang outside the American Pain clinic in Boca Raton, Florida, waiting their turn. Inside, a doctor greets them one by one and prescribes them pain medication, a handgun peeking out from under his white coat.
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