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MYTHS AND RISKS SEEN IN FACEAPP USE

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14,000 POLICE INVESTIGATED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN DRUG RAID – PNP

July 19, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Thousands of Philippine police officers have received administrative punishments with more than 2,000 dismissed for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president’s crackdown, officials said Thursday. Communications Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael Banaag told in a news conference that 14,724 police were investigated for their involvement in police drug operations that led […]

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MANY CASUALTIES IN ARSON ATTACK AT JAPAN STUDIO

July 18, 2019 - 3:37 PM

A Japanese fire official says 12 people are presumed dead, and more missing after a fire at a famous animation studio in Kyoto. Footage from Japanese broadcaster TBS showed grey smoke billowing from the building. A man burst into the Kyoto Animation building and started the fire early Thursday, leaving dozens injured, some critically, Japanese […]

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PAUL MCCARTNEY WRITING ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’ STAGE MUSICAL

July 18, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Paul McCartney is writing his first stage musical, an adaptation of the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The ex-Beatle is collaborating with “Billy Elliot” playwright Lee Hall and West End producer Bill Kenwright. McCartney said he’d never considered writing a musical, but found himself thinking it could be interesting and fun. Frank Capra’s 1946 […]

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JUDGE ORDERS R. KELLY HELD IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND

July 18, 2019 - 11:33 AM

A federal judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex crime charges. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber handed down the ruling Tuesday after Kelly was arrested last week and charged in Chicago and New York with sex crimes including having sex with minors and trying to cover […]

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RIO GOVERNOR SAYS RISE IN POLICE KILLINGS ‘NORMAL’

July 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state’s tough-talking governor said Tuesday that it is “normal” for the rate to increase and it will likely keep going up during his administration. Governor Wilson Witzel said the rising number of killings by police in the state of Rio is a consequence […]

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MALACAÑANG SPOX DEFENDS DUTERTE’S HARASSMENT LAW

July 16, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A Philippine presidential spokesman fielded criticism on Tuesday over what some see as hypocrisy in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s new law punishing sexual harassment. Duterte signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which pro-women’s groups have accused him of committing. […]

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WHO, UNICEF: 20 MILLION CHILDREN WORLDWIDE MISSED OUT ON LIFESAVING VACCINES

July 16, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Some 20 million children worldwide – more than 1 in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from WHO and UNICEF. Globally, since 2010, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) and one dose of the measles vaccine has […]

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EGYPT MINISTER INAUGURATES SNEFRU’S PYRAMID

July 15, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Egypt has opened two of its earliest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. The ceremony in Giza on Saturday was attended by Egyptian officials and foreign diplomats. The Dahshur necropolis area is home to what is considered to be some of […]

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POLICE: 4 CHILDREN STOLE FAMILY CAR, DROVE 1000KMS

July 15, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent’s SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) down the Australian east coast before they were stopped by police the next day, an officer said on Monday. When the children were stopped by police near Grafton in New […]

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FIRST GUN BUY-BACK EVENT IN NEW ZEALAND

July 13, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Dozens of Christchurch gun owners handed over their weapons in exchange for cash in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police say they paid more than 200,000 New Zealand dollars (approx. 134,000 US dollars) to 68 gun owners in the first […]

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DUTERTE CRITICS LAUD UN SCRUTINY OF DRUG KILLINGS

July 13, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Critics of the Philippine president’s deadly anti-drug campaign say a vote by the UN’s top human rights body to look into the thousands of deaths of suspects is a crucial step toward bringing perpetrators to justice. However, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman on Friday condemned the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva […]

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FILIPINOS MARK SOUTH CHINA SEA RULING AT CHINA CONSULATE

July 12, 2019 - 2:42 PM

More than a hundred Filipino protesters marched to the Chinese consulate in Manila on the third year anniversary of the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision upholding the Philippines territorial rights on the South China Sea. The group called for China to respect the 2016 decision at The Hague. “The tragedy is that after […]

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UN BODY PASSES PHILIPPINES HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION

July 12, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that, among other things, calls for greater scrutiny of rights in the Philippines, pointing to allegations of thousands of killings after President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs since mid-2016. The Philippines immediately rejected the resolution passed by the Human Rights Council by a […]

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ASEAN DEFENSE MINISTERS MEET THAI PM IN BANGKOK

July 11, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Defence ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Bangkok on Thursday during the annual ASEAN Defence Ministers meeting. The group was expected to sign agreements on cooperation in cyber securities, disaster relief efforts and military medical aid. During the meeting Prayuth thanked the ministers for their […]

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AMAL CLOONEY FAULTS ‘COLLECTIVE SHRUG’ OVER JAMAL KHASHOGGI’S MURDER, CRITICIZES TRUMP

July 11, 2019 - 4:48 PM

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday (10 JULY 2019) of failing to protect journalists and said there was “a collective shrug” over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Clooney, the British government’s envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom in London that “journalists are under attack like […]

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TEST CONFIRMS ID OF FIRST FILIPINO SUICIDE BOMBER

July 10, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Officials say a DNA test has confirmed the identity of the first known Filipino suicide bomber. Two attackers carrying explosives killed three soldiers, two villagers and themselves, and wounded 22 others, in a June 28 attack on an army camp in southern Sulu province. The Philippine police and military said Wednesday that tissues taken from […]

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