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Watch enormous smokestack get imploded

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 22:14
The Tennessee Valley authority demolished a historic smokestack to clear the land for new development.
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Rene Catalan, Jomary Torres fall in ONE: Big Bang

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 22:08
MANILA, Philippines---It was a disappointing night for the Catalan Fighting System as both Rene Catalan and Jomary Torres fell to their respective opponents in ONE Championship: Big Bang Friday at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Catalan, the no.3-ranked strawweight, suffered a devastating knockout loss to unranked Bokang Masanyune 37 seconds into the first round. Masanyune was quick to launch into his offense landing a brutal knee then followed it up with a roundhouse kick straight to the face of the 41-year-old Catalan. "I've been working on my standup game and I've been working a lot on my striking and mixing it with a lot of my wrestling," said Masanyune who improved to 8-0 and chalked...

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The dilemma over whether to vaccinate our most frail

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 22:02
The vote to recommend long-term care residents be among the first to receive Covid-19 vaccinations was not unanimous.
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Must-watch videos of the week

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:56
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Public school enrollment plummets during pandemic

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:47
Enrollment in public schools has sharply declined as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. CNN's Bianna Golodryga reports.
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Barcelona's US star Sergiño Dest says it's an 'honor' to play with Lionel Messi

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:45
Pitching up to Barcelona as a 19-year-old would be daunting to most, but not to US Men's National Team sensation Sergiño Dest.
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Obligation to protect human rights more pressing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:41
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) admitted that their mandate of protecting human rights had become a more pressing obligation with the COVID-19 pandemic, as the health crisis puts Filipinos' needs in the spotlight. During the National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW) opening on Friday, CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon explained that the COVID-19 issue stresses the importance of access to medicines and other services that would ensure people are safe from the coronavirus --- including the upcoming vaccine. "The obligation to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights, especially the right to life and right to health, is more pressing than ever amidst t...

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Baldwin still wants PBA players for Gilas in next Fiba window

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:40
MANILA, Philippines---Gilas Pilipinas may have been dominant in the November window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers, but program director Tab Baldwin said the team can still be improved with the addition of PBA players. Collegiate stars made up the team that traveled to Manama, Bahrain for the November window of the competition and the young nationals came away with two victories to get to the top of Group A with a 3-0 record. Baldwin, however, believes that for the team to continue with their success an influx of tested veterans from the PBA is always needed. "We're hoping to have the same access to the same pool of players, and if we can extend that to other players, includin...

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Trump campaign raising millions while President Trump refuses to concede

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:33
CNN's John Avlon reports on President Trump's refusal to concede and takes a look at the potential financial incentives for the Trump campaign to deny the election results.
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Jewish doctor opens up about treating patient with Nazi tattoos

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:28
Dr. Taylor Nichols speaks to CNN's John Berman about his experience as a Jewish doctor providing care to an ill patient who had multiple Nazi tattoos.
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Trump Pentagon nominee spreads debunked conspiracies and tweets suggesting Trump declare martial law

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:02
President Donald Trump's nominee to become a senior Pentagon official spread debunked conspiracies on Twitter that called Trump's election loss to Joe Biden a "coup" attempt and shared tweets that suggest Trump should declare martial law.
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Saying Reds weak already, AFP chief rejects return to peace talks

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:58
MANILA, Philippines---Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay rejected the idea of resuming peace talks with communist rebels, saying a pause in the counterinsurgency war would simply give rebels time to rebuild their ranks.   "They only buy time, respite from the pressures being provided by security forces," said Gapay at an online press briefing on Friday (Dec. 4).   "Their capabilities are on the decline, their numbers are dwindling and in fact we have their backs against the wall and this is not the right time to really impose or recommend such ceasefire or even peace talks," he told reporters.   On Thursday, the military said i...

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Team Lakay intensifies health protocols after cornerman tests positive

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:50
MANILA, Philippines---Team Lakay suffered a major setback this past week when one of its coaches tested positive for COVID-19 and this prompted a change of health protocols for the fighters and members of the esteemed gym. Danny Kingad was the fighter most affected by the health breach as he and head coach Mark Sangiao were set to fly to Singapore for ONE: Big Bang the day following the confirmed case. Kingad said that the coach who tested positive is already under quarantine at his home and that Sangiao assured them that their Lakay brother is fine. "When I asked coach Mark how our cornerman is doing he told us that he was okay and that he's already self-isolating," said Kingad in ...

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More oil is about to hit markets. Wall Street isn't scared

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:48
Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil producing countries have agreed to start pumping more oil next month, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cloud the outlook for demand.
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PBA: TNT stops Ginebra in Game 3 to trim series lead to 2-1

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:47
MANILA, Philippines---TNT buckled down and clobbered Barangay Ginebra, 88-67, in Game 3 of the best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup Finals Friday at Angeles University Foundation. The Tropang Giga, after losing the first two games of the series, trimmed the series deficit to 2-1 for head coach Bong Ravena's first Finals win. Learning from their mistakes in Games 1 and 2, the Tropang Giga used a crucial third quarter rally to ultimately subdue the Gin Kings. TNT outscored Ginebra 23-8 in the second quarter to take a 44-34 lead heading into the break but was subjected to an early 20-7 Gin Kings run at the start of the third that trimmed its lead totwo points, 56-54. The Tropang Giga, tho...

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Australia struggles to balance relations with the US and China

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:36
The relationship between China and Australia has been tense for years, but it has soured rapidly in 2020 over issues relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, human rights and trade tariffs. CNN's David Culver reports.
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12-day exercises involving 3 PH military branches end

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:20
MANILA, Philippines---A 12-day military exercise of the three service branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), aimed at enhancing interoperability, ended on Friday (Dec. 4).   At least 1,100 troops from the Air Force, Navy and Army carried out exercises across Luzon, dubbed AFP Joint Exercises Dagat-Langit-Lupa, designed to improve readiness and response to enemy attack, disasters and territorial conflict.   AFP chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay said improving interoperability of three military branches "is key to successfully confront current and emerging security issues, both traditional and nontraditional."   "The true prowess of the Armed Forces ...

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The race against time to save Pompeii

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:10
The bodies of a rich man and his enslaved server, lying at the foot of the stairs. A saucy ancient fresco coming to light. A thoroughbred horse, its body rediscovered 2,000 years on. Even a bit of graffiti which changes everything we knew about the town of Pompeii and the volcanic eruption which destroyed it.
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