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RAW Deal: A new US champion, a new tournament, and more

And just like that, SmackDown crowned a new United States Champion. After Dolph Ziggler’s abdication a few weeks back (we still don’t know where the Show-Off really is) the blue brand hosted a tournament for a new champ, the first tournament for the title ever since… it was activated on ........»»

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Facebook to let users rank trust in news sources

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Facebook announced Friday, January 19, it will ask ........»»

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Leyte town gets new rescue tools after Urduja, Vinta

LEYTE, Philippines –  The town rescue group of San Miguel is getting more ready to help in times of calamity. Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez on Thursday, January 18, delivered 29 sets of head gear and flashlights in support for the rescuers of San ........»»

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Robredo rallies LP: Continue legacy of fighting for democracy

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo rallied members of the Liberal Party to continue to become beacons of hope, as the country goes through another "dark period." This was the central message of the LP chairperson as the former dominant party gathered to celebrate its 72nd anniversary ........»»

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A rundown of Isabelle Duterte s debut looks

MANILA, Philippines – Isabelle Duterte’s debut happened on January 19 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati and she celebrated it wearing several couture pieces from different designers. (IN PHOTOS: Scenes from Isabelle Duterte's grand debut ) Her main dress was a cobalt blue Michael Cinco ballgown (reminiscent of Pia Wurtzbach's final Miss Universe walk gown ), which she ........»»

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SEC order vs Rappler ‘bad for democracy’ – Drilon

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on  Saturday, January 20, that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) order for Rappler to shut down is "bad for democracy" and press freedom in the country. Drilon shared the opinion of other lawyers that the SEC should have given Rappler time to ........»»

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People s right to know rests on press freedom – PCIJ

MANILA, Philippines – Freedom of the press does not only concern journalists but ordinary people's right to know, Philippine Center for Investigative for Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas said on Friday, January 19. Mangahas made the statement at the Black Friday Protest for Freedom in Quezon City on Friday, which was ........»»

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Democracy has never been more alive in PH – Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed Human Rights Watch (HRW) for saying that President Rodrigo Duterte "plunged the Philippines in its worst human rights crisis" since the Marcos dictatorship. Cayetano claimed the exact opposite, even as thousands die in Duterte's drug war , and as government ........»»

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Football: Ceres and Etheridge look to slay giants

MANILA, Philippine (UPDATED) –  Brisbane Roar vs Ceres NegrosAFC Champions League qualifier5:00 pm Philippine timeTuesday, January 23QSAC Stadium, Brisbane Australia   Cardiff City vs Manchester CityEnglish FA Cup 4th round11:55 pm Philippine timeSunday, ........»»

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EXPLAINER: How SEC s Rappler decision is a test case for press freedom

MANILA, Philippines – Can the revocation of Rappler’s license on grounds of alleged corporate foreign control be a test case for press freedom? Rappler may use circumstances and the prevailing political climate to argue that the government violated the Constitution in curtailing press freedom, two independent legal ........»»

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UAAP Juniors: ADMU rallies to escape FEU, NU annihilates UST by 34 points

MANILA, Philippines – Must-see matches once again kicked off the third day of the UAAP Juniors basketball tournament’s 2nd round at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Saturday, January 20. In the 9 ........»»

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Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday, January 19, that his ambitious EU plans to reform the European Union need German backing, as Chancellor Angela Merkel gears up for a crucial vote on forming a new coalition government. "Our ambition cannot come to fruition alone," Macron told a joint ........»»

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Rohingya militants say Myanmar refugee return plan deceitful

YANGON, Myanmar – Rohingya militants on Saturday, January 20, hit out at a repatriation plan for refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to begin next week, saying it aims to trap the Muslim minority in long-term camps while their ancestral lands are seized. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to send back ........»»

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Raptors snap losing run vs Spurs at home

LOS ANGELES, USA – Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan had 21 as the Toronto Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in over two years with a 86-83 victory on Friday, January 19. DeRozan also added 6 assists and 7 rebounds for the Raptors who ........»»

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Chung sends Zverev crashing out of Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – Chung Hyeon became the first South Korean man ever to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open with a 5-set upset win over 4th seed Alexander Zverev on Saturday, January 20. The 58th-ranked Chung beat a top-5 ranked opponent for the first time with his 5-7, ........»»

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Fighting erupts between troops, Maute group in Lanao del Sur

MANILA, Philippines – Fighting erupted between government troops and remnants of the Maute Group in Lanao del Sur on Saturday, January 20, the first encounter since the liberation of Marawi City from terrorist influence in October last year, the military said. Major Ronald Suscano said in a press statement on Saturday ........»»

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Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

REYHANLI, Turkey – The Turkish army on Saturday, January 20, launched new strikes against Kurdish militia in northern Syria as preparations intensified for a cross-border ground operation that has alarmed the United States. Turkey has in recent days sent dozens of military vehicles and hundreds of troops to the border ........»»

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Kerber crushes Sharapova in ex-champs showdown at Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – Angelique Kerber crushed Maria Sharapova in straight sets in a battle of former champions at the Australian Open on Saturday, January 20. The 2016 winner from Germany and 21st seed roared past the unseeded Russian 2008 champion 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes to reach the last 16. "I was ........»»

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Duterte has nothing to do with NBI subpoena vs Rappler – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the  subpoena  issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and a former reporter over a cyber libel complaint, Malacañang said on Saturday, January 20. Roque made the statement in a press conference in ........»»

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Kia stuns Rain or Shine for 1st win in 8 months

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The unconventional prevailed this time. Kia Picanto finally put an end to its woeful 16-game losing streak that spanned for 8 months as it fended off a late comeback attempt from the misfiring Rain or Shine Elastopainters en route to a 98-94 thriller in the 2018 PBA ........»»

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