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    Authorities rescues 19 women, minors in a restobar in Caloocan

    MANILA, Philippines – Operatives of the Philippine National Police Women and Children Protection Center raided a restobar along 8th Avenue in Caloocan City, Monday night. The operation targeted 2 suspected procurers identified as Teody Gutierrez alias Agatha and an unidentified woman who allegedly pimped

  • Duterte sacks commissioners of Pres’l Commission for the Urban Poor on corruption allegations
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    Duterte sacks commissioners of Pres’l Commission for the Urban Poor on corruption allegations

    MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has warned officials who use government funds in their personal trips. This is one of the reasons why President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the five commissioners of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP). “I think the President has given top most priority

  • Court acquits businessman Roberto Ongpin of insider trading charge
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    Court acquits businessman Roberto Ongpin of insider trading charge

    MANILA, Philippines — The Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared businessman and former trade minister, Roberto Ongpin in an administrative case involving the alleged insider trading in the shares of Philex Mining Corporation in 2009. In the decision of the former CA Special 13th Division penned by Justice

  • Decision time in Alabama's scandal-mired Senate race
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    Decision time in Alabama's scandal-mired Senate race

    Alabama voters were casting the last ballots Tuesday in a pivotal US Senate contest between a Republican dogged by accusations he once preyed on teenage girls and a Democrat seeking an upset win in a deeply conservative southern state. The special election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug

  • Gwyneth Paltrow brings The Go-Gos to Broadway
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    Gwyneth Paltrow brings The Go-Gos to Broadway

    The Go-Gos, the pioneering all-woman rock band, are heading to Broadway, with an assist by Gwyneth Paltrow. The Hollywood star was announced Tuesday as a producer for "Head Over Heels," an upcoming musical that will trace the story of the rockers known for infectious pop-rock songs such as

  • Princes William and Harry attend 'Star Wars' London premiere
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    Princes William and Harry attend 'Star Wars' London premiere

    Princes William and Harry attended the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Tuesday, joining the all-star cast in London for the latest instalment of the sci-fi saga. The British royals walked the red carpet dressed in tuxedos for the screening at London's Royal Albert Hall

  • China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre
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    China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre

    China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities. Top leaders will preside over memorial services in the eastern city, Beijing says, but

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    New York Philharmonic quickly raises needed cash

    The New York Philharmonic, long saddled with uncertain finances, announced Tuesday that its new leadership had secured $50 million to keep the leading US orchestra solvent for at least several seasons. Deborah Borda, who took over as president and chief executive officer of the Philharmonic earlier

  • Trump slams harassment accusers, attacks senator in crude tweet
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    Trump slams harassment accusers, attacks senator in crude tweet

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the "fabricated stories" of women who have accused him of sexual harassment, and attacked a Democratic female US senator in a crude tweet after she demanded his resignation over the claims. As the #MeToo movement of harassment victims speaking out

  • Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit
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    Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

    Major investors vowed Tuesday to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom". Two years to the day since 195 nations sealed the Paris Agreement to avert worst-case climate change, banks and companies

  • New presiding justice of the Court of Appeals takes oath
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    New presiding justice of the Court of Appeals takes oath

    MANILA, Philippines — Justice Romeo Barza has been sworn in as the new presiding justice of the Court of Appeals. President Rodrigo Duterte  has appointed Barza to take over the position of then Presiding Justice Andres Reyes Jr, who was appointed last July as a magistrate of the Supreme Court. Justice

  • 20 Bosnian hands on one piano set new world record
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    20 Bosnian hands on one piano set new world record

    Some were on their knees, others lay flat on their fronts, but somehow 18 Bosnia children and their two music teachers managed to play a tune on just one piano on Tuesday to create a new world record. The participants trained for three months for their joint performance of French composer Albert Lavignac

  • Warming Arctic is 'new normal,' will affect us all: report
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    Warming Arctic is 'new normal,' will affect us all: report

    The Arctic is going through "an unprecedented transition in human history," that will accelerate sea level rise and boost the frequency of extreme weather events, said the Arctic Report Card, released annually by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Last year, winter sea

  • Fury cleared to fight again after 'nightmare'
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    Fury cleared to fight again after 'nightmare'

    Controversial former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury vowed Tuesday to put the "nightmare of the last two years" behind him and reclaim his world titles after being cleared to resume his career. The British boxer agreed a compromise with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over his positive test for

  • Nobel prize winner's book turned down by 19 publishers
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    Nobel prize winner's book turned down by 19 publishers

    The French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans. Writer Serge Volle sent 50 pages of Simon's 1962 novel, "The Palace", set during the Spanish Civil War, to 19 French publishers

  • World Cup winner Goetze writes children's book
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    World Cup winner Goetze writes children's book

    Germany's World Cup winner Mario Goetze has started a sideline career as an author after releasing his illustrated children's book "Mario's Big Dream" on Tuesday to raise money for charity. "I have so much to thank football for and it is my wish to give something back to others

  • Asian cinema award jury hits out at Chinese film industry
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    Asian cinema award jury hits out at Chinese film industry

    China's box office may be booming but its domestic films are struggling to find vast audiences abroad, Asian cinema experts said Tuesday, as the world's second-largest economy seeks soft power to match its growing economic clout. Earlier this year China's patriotic blockbuster "Wolf

  • Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria
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    Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria

    A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns about the continent's winter supplies. Photos and videos on social media showed a huge tower of orange flames visible for miles around roaring out of the Baumgarten facility

  • US void hard to miss at Paris climate summit
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    US void hard to miss at Paris climate summit

    Two years ago to the day, US secretary of state John Kerry shared in the cheers and champagne in Paris as world powers sealed a landmark global climate accord. Returning to the French capital Tuesday for a follow-up summit, he cut a bitter and disappointed figure. The United States' commitment

  • Meryl Streep: 'I don't want to be the face of anti-Trump America'
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    Meryl Streep: 'I don't want to be the face of anti-Trump America'

    The Oscar winner would like her The Post co-star Tom Hanks to run for President.

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    Dwayne Johnson to be a father again

    The star has no complaints about being the only man in his growing family.

  • Matt Damon pranks New York star-spotters with Chris and Liam Hemsworth
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    Matt Damon pranks New York star-spotters with Chris and Liam Hemsworth

    TV personality Ryan Seacrest was shocked by the unexpected stunt.

  • Jada Pinkett Smith upset about Girls Trip Globes snub
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    Jada Pinkett Smith upset about Girls Trip Globes snub

    The actress believes Get Out and The Big Sick deserved more credit too.

  • British inflation soars to six-year high of 3.1%
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    British inflation soars to six-year high of 3.1%

    British inflation has hit its highest level in almost six years, official data showed Tuesday, forcing Bank of England governor Mark Carney to explain the rise in an exceptional letter. The Consumer Price Index climbed to 3.1 percent on a 12-month basis in November compared to 3.0 percent in October

  • Philippine bank accuses Bangladesh of heist 'cover-up'
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    Philippine bank accuses Bangladesh of heist 'cover-up'

    A Philippine bank on Tuesday accused Bangladesh's central bank of a "massive cover-up" over an $81-million cyber-heist last year, as it rejected allegations it was mostly to blame. Unidentified hackers shifted $81 million in February last year from the Bangladesh central bank's account