• Battle lines drawn for Senate showdown on Trump court nominee
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    Battle lines drawn for Senate showdown on Trump court nominee

    US lawmakers drew battle lines Sunday ahead of a dramatic showdown over the fate of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, after a university professor who accuses the judge of sexual assault agreed to testify publicly in the Senate. Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Brett Kavanaugh of attacking

  • Maldives opposition leader declares victory in presidential poll
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    Maldives opposition leader declares victory in presidential poll

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' presidential election Sunday, following a controversial campaign observers said was rigged in favour of strongman President Abdulla Yameen. Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Yameen but struggled for visibility

  • Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224
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    Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

    Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa led "national funerals" on the island of Ukara, where the MV Nyerere had been coming in

  • Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine
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    Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

    Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday. Rather than waiting to respond to a famine after many lives already

  • 'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office
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    'House with a Clock' chimes in atop North America box office

    A horror comedy about a clock counting down to doomsday chimed in at the top of the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday. Universal's family film "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" clocked up $26.9 million over its debut three-day weekend, the

  • BIS warns global economy risks crisis 'relapse'
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    BIS warns global economy risks crisis 'relapse'

    The Bank of International Settlements said Sunday the global economy risked a "relapse" of the crisis that rocked it a decade ago, warning there was little "medicine" left to treat the patient a second time. "Things look rather fragile," BIS chief economist Claudio Borio

  • Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack
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    Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them. Tehran also summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain for allegedly hosting members of the group suspected

  • Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'
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    Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

    The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause. After being banned for months due to a lesbian love theme, the film whose title means "Friend" in Swahili was screened for the first time Sunday in its country of origin

  • French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend
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    French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

    Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret, a friend revealed on Sunday. Singer and former model Carla Bruni posted a black-and-white

  • Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid
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    Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

    US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on Saturday that all but settled a titanic battle between the two media empires. Britain's takeover regulator said the secret process ended with Comcast offering to pay £30.4 billion

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    Surviving a Landslide in Your Car

    By now, you’re probably aware of the landslide occurrences in different parts of the country brought on by the recent storms that passed through the Philippines. While these events are ... The post Surviving a Landslide in Your Car appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown
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    Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

    Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The fourth seed took just 63 minutes to complete a clinical 6-4, 6-4 victory over the newly crowned US Open champion in Tokyo, bringing Osaka's 10-

  • Justin Timberlake and Shawn Mendes wow fans with surprise duet
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    Justin Timberlake and Shawn Mendes wow fans with surprise duet

    The Can't Stop The Feeling hitmaker performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night (22Sep18).

  • Sam Smith apologises to fans after cancelling gig
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    Sam Smith apologises to fans after cancelling gig

    The British singer blamed "unforeseen circumstances" for the last-minute cancellation.

  • Ariana Grande reassures fans she's 'okay' after Mac Miller's death
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    Ariana Grande reassures fans she's 'okay' after Mac Miller's death

    The singer is still reeling from the death of former boyfriend, Mac Miller.

  • Justin Theroux breaks silence on Jennifer Aniston split
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    Justin Theroux breaks silence on Jennifer Aniston split

    The Hollywood power couple announced they were separating after two-and-a-half years of marriage in February (18).

  • Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam
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    Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam

    From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift. Ahead of the Chuseok harvest festival which starts Sunday -- one of Korea's biggest celebrations

  • Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla
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    Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

    After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide diesel emissions scandal, German high-end manufacturers have finally unveiled their first challengers to the Californian upstart. Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen'

  • Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate
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    Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

    The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday, setting up a dramatic showdown next week. Christine Blasey Ford's decision followed days of negotiations and came after

  • Daytime Running Lights: The Purpose, the Benefits, and the Risks
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    Daytime Running Lights: The Purpose, the Benefits, and the Risks

    They used to be exclusive to luxury cars and top-of-the-line variants. Now, it seems that every car that comes out has them. Daytime running lights (DRLs) are the subdued glowing ... The post Daytime Running Lights: The Purpose, the Benefits, and the Risks appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • Toyota Skeptical about Self-Driving Cars–For Now
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    Toyota Skeptical about Self-Driving Cars–For Now

    Forget self-driving cars—when it comes to autonomous vehicles, Toyota still wants humans to do most of the driving. And unlike Tesla that seems to be obsessed with getting rid of ... The post Toyota Skeptical about Self-Driving Cars–For Now appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

  • China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts
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    China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

    The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said. The two sides signed

  • Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps
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    Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

    Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election in April kicked off Sunday, pitting incumbent Joko Widodo against a former military general in the race to lead the world's third-biggest democracy. Opinion polls show Widodo, whose down-to-earth style and ambitious infrastructure drive have

  • Nissan Wants to See a Sky Full of Stars with its Navara Dark Sky Concept
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    Nissan Wants to See a Sky Full of Stars with its Navara Dark Sky Concept

    It seems that Nissan already has plans for next year’s Valentine’s Day–and this Japanese carmaker wants to go stargazing. To achieve that plan, Nissan will be using its new concept ... The post Nissan Wants to See a Sky Full of Stars with its Navara Dark Sky Concept appeared first on Carmudi Philippines

  • Camila Mendes dresses ‘nothing like’ her Riverdale character
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    Camila Mendes dresses ‘nothing like’ her Riverdale character

    Riverdale actress Camila Mendes thinks her character Veronica Lodge dresses like a “preppy grandma”.