• Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown
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    Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

    Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism. The crackdown has shattered Mnangagwa's claims to have turned a fresh page after

  • China promises Cambodia $600m aid at PM visit
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    China promises Cambodia $600m aid at PM visit

    China has promised four billion yuan ($588 million) in aid to Cambodia, the Southeast Asian country's Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday on a visit to Beijing. The largest investor in Cambodia, China has pumped billions of yuan into the economy and has written off debt while sweeping aside questions

  • Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim
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    Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim

    American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of raping a woman in a luxury hotel suite in the French capital, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday. A 25-year-old woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of assaulting her

  • Nadal puts Tsitsipas in crosshairs after slaying giantkiller Tiafoe
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    Nadal puts Tsitsipas in crosshairs after slaying giantkiller Tiafoe

    Ruthless Rafael Nadal brutally swatted aside a bright young star in the Australian Open quarter-finals Tuesday, before setting his sights on the leading new kid on the block, Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Spanish second seed continued his relentless progress by slaying giantkiller Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4,

  • At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base
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    At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base

    At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, contradicting an official toll in the latest high-casualty assault on beleaguered Afghan forces. Monday's attack in central Wardak province targeted an intelligence training facility,

  • 'Tired' Lagerfeld misses Chanel Paris couture shows
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    'Tired' Lagerfeld misses Chanel Paris couture shows

    Karl Lagerfeld pulled out of two Chanel Paris haute couture fashion shows Tuesday, with the label announcing the veteran designer "was tired this morning". As the French capital was hit by a snowstorm, the 85-year-old creator left his studio head Virginie Viard to take the bow for him at the

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    NPA terrorists attack construction workers in Quezon, burn equipment

    RIZAL, Philippines – Members of the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) attacked on Monday (January 21) workers of the Pacific Summit Construction Group Inc (PSCGI) in Sitio Pandarawan, Barangay Maragondon, Real, Quezon. According to BGen. Arnulfo Burgos, Commander of the 202nd Brigade AFP, construction

  • Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim: security sources
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    Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim: security sources

    American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday. A woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris on Tuesday night last week, a source

  • Senators want age of criminal liability lowered but not 9 years old
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    Senators want age of criminal liability lowered but not 9 years old

    PASAY CITY, Philippines – Several senators aired their sides on the proposed measure that seeks to amend the existing Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act and lower the age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 years old. For some senators, lowering age of criminal liability can be possible but

  • Never mind climate change, Davos prefers private jets
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    Never mind climate change, Davos prefers private jets

    The Davos elite say they are more worried than ever about climate change. The convenience and comfort of flying privately rather than commercially appears to outweigh any concerns about the outsized carbon footprint it involves, judging by a number-crunching exercise by the company Air Charter Service

  • Frustrated British MPs try to take control of Brexit
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    Frustrated British MPs try to take control of Brexit

    British MPs frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy are seeking to force a new approach, which could include delaying Britain's exit from the EU and holding a second referendum. - The House of Commons rejected May's withdrawal deal last week, leaving Britain on course

  • Moscow court denies alleged US spy's bail request
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    Moscow court denies alleged US spy's bail request

    A Moscow court on Tuesday denied bail to a US former Marine who was arrested in Russia on espionage charges last month. Paul Whelan, 48, was taken into custody on December 28 by the Russian FSB security service, who said he was caught "while carrying out an act of espionage". "The appeal

  • 2 alleged holduppers killed in QC shootout
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    2 alleged holduppers killed in QC shootout

    MANILA, Philippines — Police located the hideout of two alleged holduppers in Novaliches, Quezon City, Monday night (January 21) using the device tracker of a smartphone stolen by the suspects. The suspects allegedly held up an auto supply in Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon where they threatened victims at

  • Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric
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    Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

    Plans to free a radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings are under review, Indonesia has said, after the surprise decision drew sharp criticism. Abu Bakar Bashir, once synonymous with militant Islam in Indonesia, was tied to a terror network behind the 2002 attacks that killed more than 200

  • Emotional Kvitova into Open semis with Tsitsipas and Collins
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    Emotional Kvitova into Open semis with Tsitsipas and Collins

    An emotional Petra Kvitova swept into her first Grand Slam semi-final Tuesday since a terrifying knife attack almost ended her career as the fairytale runs of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Danielle Collins continued at the Australian Open.

  • Council for children says teens are still immature to be held criminally liable
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    Council for children says teens are still immature to be held criminally liable

    PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Senate Committee on Justice has started weighing in the proposed measure which seeks to lower the age of criminal responsibility. One of the factors that the panel discussed was the age of discernment or that ability of a person to judge or the ability to decide between

  • Japan Princess Mako's boyfriend bids to clear path for wedding
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    Japan Princess Mako's boyfriend bids to clear path for wedding

    The boyfriend of Japan's Princess Mako insisted Tuesday his family had no financial difficulties hanging over them, after reports of a unpaid loan apparently forced a postponement to a fairytale wedding between the two college sweethearts. Kei Komuro and Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor

  • Manila Zoo tagged as ‘major pollutant’ of Manila Bay; closed for rehab
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    Manila Zoo tagged as ‘major pollutant’ of Manila Bay; closed for rehab

    MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada ordered on Tuesday (January 22) the closure of the 60 year-old Manila Zoo after it was tagged by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as a ‘major pollutant’ of Manila Bay. In a memorandum dated January 21, Mayor Estrada ordered the zoo&

  • Long-Term Storage Tips for Classic Car Owners
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    Long-Term Storage Tips for Classic Car Owners

    Classic cars are stylish, unique, and brimming with character. It might be hard to find replacement parts from time to time, and storing them for the long haul can be ... The post Long-Term Storage Tips for Classic Car Owners appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court
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    Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

    Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud in a deal reached with the Spanish taxman. As part of an agreement arranged in June with the former Real Madrid hero's lawyers, prosecutors are also asking

  • Tsitsipas and Collins live the dream and make Open semis
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    Tsitsipas and Collins live the dream and make Open semis

    Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas was living the dream Tuesday after powering into the Australian Open semi-finals where he was joined by fellow giant-killer and Grand Slam last four debutant Danielle Collins. The 20-year-old, who ended Swiss great Roger Federer's tournament, reinforced his new-found

  • Comelec defers canvassing of votes for BOL referendum
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    Comelec defers canvassing of votes for BOL referendum

    MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) adjourned the canvassing of votes earlier than scheduled on Tuesday (January 22) from the recently concluded plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The National Board of Canvassers (NBC), composed of Comelec chairman

  • At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base: sources
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    At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base: sources

    At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, security sources said Tuesday, raising the toll substantially from 12 announced previously. Militants detonated a vehicle packed with explosives at the training facility before gunmen arrived in a car and opened

  • Chevrolet Reveals First-Ever Full-Size Lego Silverado (with VIDEO)
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    Chevrolet Reveals First-Ever Full-Size Lego Silverado (with VIDEO)

    Chevrolet and students from the Oxford Community School’s First Lego League and Detroit’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary’s A World in Motion Program unveiled the first-ever full-size Lego Silverado at the ... The post Chevrolet Reveals First-Ever Full-Size Lego Silverado (with VIDEO) appeared first on

  • Trump says students 'unfairly treated' over Native incident
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    Trump says students 'unfairly treated' over Native incident

    Boys from a Catholic school in Kentucky were treated unfairly in a rush to judgment, President Donald Trump said on Monday after allegations the students had mocked a Native American elder. "Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving