• VAR, free-kick crackers make it 'set-piece World Cup'
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    VAR, free-kick crackers make it 'set-piece World Cup'

    VAR and a trio of spectacular free kicks have led to a spike in the number of goals from set plays in Russia, with some already calling it "the World Cup of set pieces". With all the teams having played at least one game, roughly half of the goals at the tournament so far have come from set

  • Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: police
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    Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: police

    German police said Wednesday they had foiled a biological attack with last week's arrest of a Tunisian suspected jihadist in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material. "Very concrete preparations had been made for an act with a ... biological bomb, which is a first for

  • Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels
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    Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

    Yemeni forces seized Hodeida airport on Wednesday in a major step towards retaking the rebel-held port city after a week of fighting that has left nearly 350 people dead. Fresh clashes later erupted between UAE-backed government forces and the Iran-allied rebels on a road linking the airport to Hodeida

  • Philippine ex-leader Aquino charged in  budget case
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    Philippine ex-leader Aquino charged in budget case

    Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino has been indicted in a $1.35 billion criminal case over his failure to get congressional approval to use state funds to jump-start major government projects, authorities said Wednesday. The money became a source of controversy during Aquino's term from

  • North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit
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    North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

    Kim Jong Un concluded a two-day whirlwind visit to China Wednesday, where he declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship" with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. It was Kim's third official visit to China, designed

  • British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels
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    British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

    British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a new showdown with pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament's role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiating strategy. After months of debate, MPs will vote on the last contested amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill which set

  • US top asylum-seekers' destination in OECD in 2017
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    US top asylum-seekers' destination in OECD in 2017

    The United States -- facing massive controversy over immigration -- received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, the OECD said in a report published Wednesday. Asylum requests went up 26 percent in the US to 330,000 last year, the Organisation for Economic

  • Germany foiled bio attack with Tunisian arrest: police
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    Germany foiled bio attack with Tunisian arrest: police

    A Tunisian man arrested in Germany in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material was planning a biological attack, the national police chief said Wednesday. "Very concrete preparations had been made for an act with a ... biological bomb, which is a first for Germany," Holger

  • Ombudsman indicts Aquino over DAP
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    Ombudsman indicts Aquino over DAP

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Wednesday, June 20, indicted former President Benigno Aquino III over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP.) In a statement, the Office of the Ombudsman said Morales found probable cause to file a case against Aquino

  • Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russia basks in glory
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    Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russia basks in glory

    Cristiano Ronaldo trained his sights on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal's World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play Iran with the host nation buzzing from Russia's unexpected success. The big guns from Group B return to action after Russia all but guaranteed

  • Over 200 religious leaders apply for gun permit — PNP
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    Over 200 religious leaders apply for gun permit — PNP

      The series of priest killings may have prompted 246 religious leaders to apply for a permit to carry firearms outside of residence (PTCFOR) at the Office of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief. Among these leaders, 188 are Catholic priests while 58 are ministers, pastors, and preachers. Nevertheless

  • Tricycles out, P2P buses and e-trikes in on Katipunan Avenue
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    Tricycles out, P2P buses and e-trikes in on Katipunan Avenue

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Five point-to-point (P2P) bus units started servicing students from CP Garcia Avenue and along Katipunan Avenue on Wednesday, June 20. They now serve as replacements for tricycles following the directive from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB

  • PNP: Warrantless arrest against street idlers is legal
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    PNP: Warrantless arrest against street idlers is legal

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) defended its move to arrest loiterers or “tambays” who violate city ordinances despite the criticisms the agency has drawn from various sectors over its crackdown on street idlers. PNP Spokesperson PSSupt. Benigno Durana said the law allows

  • Duterte still on ‘firing mode,’ warns of more dismissals
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    Duterte still on ‘firing mode,’ warns of more dismissals

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed there would be no let-ups in his anti-corruption campaign as he warned of dismissing more corrupt government officials. In a speech during the 81st anniversary of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on Tuesday, June 19, the Chief

  • Nigeria sees a rush to get Nollywood online
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    Nigeria sees a rush to get Nollywood online

    A glamour blogger, a filmmaker and a tech mogul are competing to create a homegrown African rival to Netflix, but poor internet connections and intense competition are proving daunting obstacles. With nearly $4 billion in revenue and almost 2,000 productions every year, films made in what is known as

  • Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 marks ‘historic’ album launch
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    Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 marks ‘historic’ album launch

      QUEZON CITY, Philippines – There is no stopping Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 – Ace Bartolome, Carmela Ariola, Louie Anne Culala, Kimberly Baluzo and grand champion Princess Sevillena – from achieving their dreams as they mark the very first in the music history’s album launch record. Award-winning Music

  • SSS reminds typhoon-affected members of deadline for loan restructuring in October
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    SSS reminds typhoon-affected members of deadline for loan restructuring in October

      TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – State insurance Social Security System (SSS) reminds members who are among typhoon-affected residents in Tacloban City to avail of the calamity loan restructuring because the program is terminating in October this year. SSS Tacloban Officer-In-Charge Dr. Lilibeth Cajucom

  • MMDA orders closure of five bus terminals in Pasay City
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    MMDA orders closure of five bus terminals in Pasay City

        PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has ordered the closure of five bus terminals in Pasay City due to lack of permits, illegal terminals and violation of the “nose in-nose out” policy. Among those ordered close were Maria Victoria Transit, St. Jude O Peñafrancia

  • Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis
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    Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

    US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border. Just hours after doubling down on his administration's much-derided policy that triggers separations

  • Will China hit Hollywood and N.Korea diplomacy in US trade war?
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    Will China hit Hollywood and N.Korea diplomacy in US trade war?

    China may look beyond tit-for-tat tariffs in the looming trade war with the United States, analysts say, with a range of creative options at its disposal, including targeting Hollywood films or dragging its feet on North Korea. Fears of a debilitating trade war between the United States and China are

  • 9 NPA rebels surrender in Nueva Ecija
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    9 NPA rebels surrender in Nueva Ecija

      NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – Nine members of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) surrendered to authorities in Caranglan, Nueva Ecija. According to Major General Filemon Santos, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army 7th Infantry Division, the rebel returnees decided

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    WATCH: Japanese Drivers use Car Hazard Lights to say Thank You

    Japan is a country that’s well-known for different things. Aside from the high speed bullet train, delicacies, and cherry blossoms, the land of the rising sun is famous for having ... The post WATCH: Japanese Drivers use Car Hazard Lights to say Thank You appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Price of commercial rice to drop by P1.00 to P2.00 as imports arrive
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    Price of commercial rice to drop by P1.00 to P2.00 as imports arrive

        SUBIC PORT, Zambales – National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino personally witnessed on Wednesday, June 20, the unloading of imported rice at Subic Port in Zambales. Two shipping vessels are now docked in Subic where 17,000 metric tons or 340,000 sacks of rice from Vietnam are continuously

  • Italian coastguard ship carrying 522 migrants docks in Sicily
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    Italian coastguard ship carrying 522 migrants docks in Sicily

    An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 500 migrants, including dozens rescued by the US Navy off Libya last week, arrived Tuesday night at a port in Sicily, days after the new far-right interior minister banned NGO rescue ships from docking in Italy. "Diciotti ship finally lands in Pozzallo

  • Duterte appoints Marlon Casquejo as COMELEC Commissioner
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    Duterte appoints Marlon Casquejo as COMELEC Commissioner

      MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Marlon Sabucido Casquejo as ad interim Commissioner of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC.) Casquejo replaced Christian Robert Lim who retired in February. Based on Casquejo’s appointment paper signed by the President, he will be serving as