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Canada and USA have unveiled their Olympic uniforms and the internet -- of course -- has thoughts

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:26
Team USA has unveiled its uniforms for the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic closing ceremonies, which are due to take place in Tokyo later this year.
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Dominguez joins call for rich countries to share excess vaccines

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:25
MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte's chief economic manager on Wednesday (April 14) joined calls for rich countries with excess coronavirus vaccines in their stockpiles to share these with poorer nations as supply runs short because of resurgent infections.   "The Philippines strongly supports the statement of Mr. David Malpass, former US undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs and now the World Bank president, who underscored the importance of releasing vaccines from countries with excess supplies as soon as possible," Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said at an online forum with Filipino and American businessmen.   At his meetin...

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No fans in stands: Nadal, Djokovic miss the ‘energy’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:23
  Empty stands have been the new normal for tennis since last year due to COVID-19 restrictions but top men's players like Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic said they still find it difficult to maintain their intensity during matches in the absence of fans. The professional circuit was shut down for several months last year before tournament organizers set up 'biosecure bubbles' for players and support staff while keeping fans away from stadiums. Barring the swing in Australia in February, tournaments continue to be played in front of a handful of fans at most. Nadal lost some of his intensity during Wednesday's 6-1 6-2 win over Argentine Delbonis at the Monte Carlo Mast...

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Tree lands on six elephants in Thailand camp, three killed almost immediately

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:20
  BANGKOK --- A severe thunderstorm in Chiang Mai's Mae Wang district on Wednesday evening knocked down an ironwood tree hitting six elephants, three of whom died from the impact. The incident took place at the Mae Wang Elephant Camp. Of the three injured, two are in severe condition and have been moved to the hospital at Lampang Thai Elephant Conservation Center. Meanwhile, two died immediately upon impact and the third elephant, "Joke", passed away a few hours later. The Thai Elephant Alliance Association said veterinarians from different organizations were at the camp to tend to the elephants....

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No uniforms for royals at Prince Philip’s funeral—media

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:15
  LONDON --- The British royals are all to wear civilian clothing at Prince Philip's funeral to avoid awkwardness over which princes are entitled to military uniform, British media reported Thursday.   The Duke of Edinburgh, who died last Friday, will be buried on Saturday at Windsor Castle, west of London, with just 30 mourners, most of them close family.   Queen Elizabeth II is understood to have decided that all the royals will wear civilian clothing, The Sun tabloid and other media reported.   The funeral would otherwise have emphasized former British Army captain Prince Harry's loss of honorary military titles after his shock departure fr...

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‘Children aren’t the possession of parents’: Liza Soberano named Save the Children ambassador

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:15
Liza Soberano stressed the importance of children's rights after being appointed as an ambassador for Save the Children Philippines. Soberano released a video statement expressing her gratitude to be named for the role, through the organization's Facebook page today, April 15. "I'm just so honored to be working with a family who shares the same interests as me," she said. "I myself have witnessed the change that they have brought upon children and their lives and I can attest to all of the good that they have been doing" She also stated that she has been a "silent supporter" of Save the Children since 2016, but did not know that it had a counterpart in the Philippines until ...

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JPMorgan is deploying $2.5 trillion to fight the climate crisis and inequality

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:15
America's largest bank is adding some serious firepower to the fight against climate change and inequality.
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The art of persuasion: How past presidents have tried to nudge Supreme Court justices off the bench

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:11
Early in President Barack Obama's second term, while fellow Democrats still controlled the Senate, the President asked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a private lunch at the White House.
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English diners rush back to restaurants as lockdown eases

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:06
  LONDON --- British diners rushed back to restaurants on Monday, the first day that they had been open in England for outdoor service since January as coronavirus restrictions eased, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday. Restaurant reservations on April 12 were 79% of their level on the same day in 2019, before the pandemic, according to figures sourced from reservations company OpenTable, from close to zero previously, the ONS said. A broader measure of consumer spending fell in the week to April 8, however, which the ONS said reflected public holidays over Easter....

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COVID-19 cuts hit anti-doping program at Tokyo Games

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:05
Anti-Doping accreditations for the Tokyo Olympics have been cut due to COVID-19 but the core management team in charge of delivering a drug-free Games will remain intact, the head of the International Testing Agency (ITA) told Reuters. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will also be impacted by a 20% reduction in its International Observer (IO) team from the 2016 Rio Olympics. "The IOC understood very well you cannot joke around some of the key functions you need at the Games and luckily we were not that affected," ITA director general Ben Cohen said. "We had a number of accreditations for experts from different national agencies we wanted to invite to take part in running ...

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Stay hydrated with Twinings cold infuse

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:00
We all know that water is the best way to stay hydrated throughout the day, but it can get boring. Twinings of London, known as one of the leading tea brands in the world, with over 300 years of blending expertise, has come up with a new and creative innovation that will not only help you get enough water that you need, but will help you enjoy it too! Twinings Cold Infuse is an herbal water enhancer made up of real fruits and herbs. It serves as a perfect aid to help you enjoy drinking more water throughout the day, wherever you are. These infusers bring a light, refreshing taste and a subtle aroma to your water. There is no need to boil -- just drop, leave, shake and enjoy! And what'...

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Why are we going to Mars?

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:00
Early 2021 saw a flurry of space missions arrive at Mars. So why is everyone so interested in the Red Planet all of a sudden?
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Hospitals run short of beds as Asia’s COVID-19 cases surge

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:57
  NEW DELHI/BANGKOK --- India and Thailand reported record daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, as a new wave of infections, combined with a shortage of hospital beds and vaccines, threatens to slow Asia's recovery from the pandemic.   India breached 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday and the financial hub of Mumbai entered a lockdown, as many hospitals reported shortages of beds and oxygen supplies.   "The situation is horrible. We are a 900-bed hospital, but there are about 60 patients waiting and we don't have space for them," said Avinash Gawande, an official at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur, a commercial ...

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Russia, Ukraine hold military drills, NATO criticizes Russian troop build-up

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:56
MOSCOW --- Russia and Ukraine held simultaneous military drills on Wednesday as NATO foreign and defense ministers began emergency discussions on a massing of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. Washington and NATO have been alarmed by the large build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine and in Crimea, the peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and two U.S. warships are due to arrive in the Black Sea this week. Russia --- which said the U.S. naval move was an unfriendly provocation and warned Washington to stay far away from Crimea and its Black Sea coast -- says the build-up is a three-week snap military drill to test combat readiness in response to what it cal...

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Real Madrid frustrates Liverpool to move into Champions League last four

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:56
LIVERPOOL, England---Real Madrid moved into the semifinals of the Champions League after their makeshift defense held on for 0-0 second-leg draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday to complete a 3-1 aggregate win. The Spanish side will face Chelsea in the last four as they search for their fifth Champions League title in eight years. Liverpool, the 2019 Champions League winners, created enough chances in the opening 45 minutes to have turned the tie around but they ran out of ideas in the second half. Juergen Klopp had hoped that a disappointing Premier League campaign could be compensated for with some end of season European excitement but his side still look well short ...

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US set to slap new sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday: sources

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:42
WASHINGTON --- The United States will announce sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activity, targeting several individuals and entities, people familiar with the matter said. The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the United States, one of the people said. The United States is also expected to announce aggressive new measures targeting the country's sovereign debt through restrictions on U.S. financial institutions' ability to trade such debt, according to another source. The White House, the U.S. State Department and the U...

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Denmark removes AstraZeneca from its vaccination program

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:28
Denmark has removed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from its vaccination program, saying it is not needed because the country has already reached "such an advanced point" in its vaccine rollout.
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Macron scales Notre-Dame’s rooftop two years after cathedral fire

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:22
PARIS --- French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday observed the work to salvage and restore Notre-Dame de Paris, two years to the day after flames ripped through the cathedral's centuries-old attic and sent its spire crashing through the vaults below. In the hours after the blaze, Macron promised a distraught French nation that the cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, would be rebuilt and later said it would be reopened in some form to worshippers by 2024. More than 700 days after workers scrambled to shore-up Notre-Dame's flying buttresses, stabilize the bell towers and install hundreds of movement sensors, the effort to make the site secure ahead of restor...

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Man City reaches Champions League semis with 2-1 win at Dortmund

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:17
DORTMUND, Germany---Manchester City scored twice in the second half through Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in six years. Foden, who scored the winner in their 2-1 first-leg victory, fired in off the post in the 76th minute after Mahrez had converted a 55th-minute penalty to secure a 4-2 aggregate triumph and send City into the last four for the second time. "It means a lot, this club this team deserves it," City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said. "We are grateful for being in a great competition, reaching the semi-final for the first time with this team. https://twitter.com/ManC...

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Russell Westbrook’s 170th triple-double carries Wizards past Kings

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:13
Russell Westbrook moved within 11 triple-doubles of Oscar Robertson's all-time mark Wednesday night, recording a sixth straight in the Washington Wizards' 123-111 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Westbrook finished with 25 points, a game-high 15 rebounds, a game-high 11 assists and four steals, while Bradley Beal poured in a team-high 31 points for the Wizards, who completed a six-game trip with a 4-2 record. De'Aaron Fox topped 30 points for the 16th time this season with a game-high 33 for the Kings, who lost their eighth straight. https://twitter.com/nbastats/status/1382579791711371266 Davis Bertans capped a 42-point, first-quarter explosion by the Wizards with a fou...

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