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Robinsons alleged fire incident a dud

DAVAO CITY---The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) said the earlier reported fire at Robinsons Cybergate here turned out to be not a fire at all. Senior Insp. Ma. Teresita Gaspan, city police spokesperon, said the investigation conducted with mall authorities revealed that the smoke seen by a guard around 2:25 a.m., not 3 a.m. as earlier reported, which was billowing from the machine room on the first floor of Robinsons, was actually leaking Freon gas. The smoke, which spread from the machine room area of the supermarket, was not caused by any fire (but) it was caused by Freon gas leakage," she said. The reported fire had earlier raised concerns here as another mall had earlier be...Keep on reading: Robinsons alleged fire incident a dud.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 26th, 2017

2 alleged motorcycle thieves slain by cops in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY -- Two men who allegedly stole a motorcycle were killed in a shootout with the police in Cabuyao City in Laguna provinceon Sundaymorning. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) police, said they have yet to identify the slain men but said the incident took place around4:30 a.m.along Snake Road in Barangay (village) San Isidro. Prior the shootout, a certain Steven John Payo reported to police that his motorcycle was stolen. Eleazar said the city police conducted a hot pursuit operation until they chanced upon the suspects. He said the suspects were the first to fire shots, prompting the police to retaliat...Keep on reading: 2 alleged motorcycle thieves slain by cops in Laguna.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Nine killed in shooting in Negros Occidental over alleged land dispute

Nine persons were killed in a shooting incident in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on Saturday, a police official said on Sunday. Source link link: Nine killed in shooting in Negros Occidental over alleged land dispute.....»»

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Tapes show Saudi journalist ‘decapitated’

ANKARA, Turkey — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured before being decapitated inside Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul, pro-government daily Yeni Safak reported Wednesday, saying it had heard audio recordings. Khashoggi’s alleged killers tortured the journalist during interrogation by cutting his fingers off, Yeni Safak said, claiming it had heard multiple recordings of the incident. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions. The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world's most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. At the end of the investigation, police will decide whether to recommend that prosecutors file criminal charges against the 33-year-old soccer star from Portugal who plays for the Italian club Juventus and his national team. He has had lucrative contracts with other clubs including Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The Associated Press does not generally name people who say they are victims of sex crimes. Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public. THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Mayorga's attorneys say she underwent a medical exam to collect DNA evidence soon after the alleged attack in June 2009. But the investigation was ended because Las Vegas police said she only identified her attacker as a European soccer player — not by name — and did not say where the incident took place. The case was reopened in recent weeks at Mayorga's request. Her lawyers say she provided Ronaldo's name to detectives who interviewed her in 2009 and identified the location as the Palms Hotel and Casino. Police will turn over the results of the investigation to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson to decide whether to file criminal charges. A jury of 12 people would have to reach a unanimous verdict of guilt for a conviction on a felony sexual assault charge that could bring a sentence ranging from 10 years to life in state prison, depending on whether the jury decides if Mayorga suffered substantial bodily injury. Police have refused to release documents about the case. Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a police department spokesman, said Tuesday he could not comment about an ongoing investigation. THE LAWSUIT Ronaldo's attorneys have not yet responded to the lawsuit filed by Mayorga on Sept. 27 in Clark County District Court. William Terry, a veteran Nevada criminal defense attorney not connected with the case, predicted that Ronaldo's legal team will ask the judge to dismiss the lawsuit before they reply to its claims. "There will be a ton of issues to decide long before the case gets to a jury," Terry said after reviewing the lawsuit and statements by attorneys at the request of The Associated Press. "I think the whole complaint is vulnerable to dismissal." Before the lawsuit could go to trial, Judge Adriana Escobar would have to decide if too much time has passed since the alleged attack; whether Ronaldo or Mayorga violated a 2010 non-disclosure agreement that requires Mayorga to keep quiet about an encounter that Ronaldo's lawyers say was consensual; and whether documents cited in European news stories about the case are authentic. Mayorga's attorneys want to void the non-disclosure pact. The lawsuit claims Ronaldo used "fixers" to pressure Mayorga to sign. It also accuses Ronaldo or people working for him of conspiracy, coercion and fraud, defamation, battery, breach of contract and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public in European publications. If the lawsuit gets to trial, a jury of as many as eight people would be asked to reach a majority decision based on a preponderance of evidence or the probable truth or accuracy of the allegations. That is a less-stringent standard than a criminal case. If jurors find in favor of Mayorga, they would be asked to consider possible monetary damages. Mayorga is seeking an unspecified amount greater than $200,000. TIMING OF THE CLAIMS Leslie Mark Stovall, a lawyer for Mayorga, has acknowledged that plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Nevada usually have two years to file a civil lawsuit. However, he says a psychiatrist diagnosed Mayorga this year with post-traumatic stress and depression "caused by Cristiano Ronaldo's sexual assault in 2009." As a result, the attorney says, Mayorga was not emotionally or legally competent to enter the non-disclosure agreement nine years ago. "We believe that we have the factual basis to ask the court to set aside the agreement so that we can litigate her original damages," the attorney said. In the police case, veteran prosecutors, defense attorneys and law professor Eve Hanan at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, agreed that the state could bring criminal charges despite the passage of time because Mayorga filed a police report. "There is no statute of limitations if there is a valid police report," attorney Tom Pitaro said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

‘Oil thieves’ perish in pipeline fire

WARRI — At least 30 people were killed when a petrol pipeline caught fire and exploded in southeast Nigeria after a raid by suspected oil thieves, a survivor and officials said on Saturday. The incident happened in the town of Aba on Friday when vandals burst the pipeline operated by the state-run Pipeline and Product […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Netherlands in ‘cyberwar’ with Russia

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands is in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld told Dutch television Sunday, speaking in the wake of an alleged hacking attempt by four Russians in The Hague. “What happened is really dangerous,” Bijleveld told Dutch broadcaster NPO, referring to the incident, which happened in April outside the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Fire razes Binondo residential building

A fire of unknown origin struck an eight-story commercial and residential building along Soler St. in Binondo, Manila on Friday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. BFP Fire Officer Darwin Dizon said the fire started at 5:49 a.m. and was quickly raised to the third alarm 10 minutes later. The BFP declared the fire under control at 7:15 a.m. No one was reported hurt in the incident. The cause of the fire is still being determined by arson probers. /muf...Keep on reading: Fire razes Binondo residential building.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor for UFC brawl

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas, an official said. Letters were sent Wednesday informing both mixed martial arts fighters that they will be suspended for at least 10 days effective Oct. 15, commission executive Bob Bennett said Thursday. A commission investigation is pending and the panel can extend the temporary suspension when it meets Oct. 24, Bennett said. Nurmagomedov and McGregor could also appeal Bennett's executive action at that time. Nurmagomedov, who was praised by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting Wednesday in Moscow, responded with an angry Instagram post saying he was being unfairly punished.         View this post on Instagram                   I would like to address @ufc Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video. if you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself. And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32am PDT The fighter complained that discipline didn't follow an incident last April in Brooklyn, New York, when McGregor shattered windows of Nurmagomedov's bus with a hand truck after Nurmagomedov confronted one of McGregor's teammates days earlier. "They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?" Nurmagomedov posted. "We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end." McGregor's manager, Audie Attar at Paradigm Sports Management, said he was confident the investigation will clear McGregor. "It will be clear who and where the blame lies," Attar said in a statement. "We are focused on the future." Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz at Dominance MMA Management, did not immediately respond to emails. Abdelaziz's telephone was not accepting messages. However, Fighting erupted outside the octagon late Saturday, after McGregor (21-4) tapped out during a chokehold by Nurmagomedov (27-0) in the fourth round of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. The Russian champion from Dagestan then stepped away from McGregor, climbed over the cage and scuffled with a fighter in the Irishman's corner. Members of Nurmagomedov's entourage climbed into the octagon and attacked McGregor, and McGregor also tried to climb out of the cage during the brawl. Nurmagomedov's $2 million for the fight has been withheld by the commission pending the outcome of the investigation, Bennett said. McGregor received his $3 million purse. "You can keep my money that you are withholding," Nurmagomedov posted. "I hope it won't get stuck in your throat." UFC President Dana White said three members of Nurmagomedov's camp were detained by police but released because McGregor refused to press criminal charges. White said the UFC might strip the lightweight title from Nurmagomedov......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Fire and explosions erupt at Ukraine arms depot

KIEV: Some 10,000 people were evacuated after a fire and a series of explosions at an arms depot in the north of Ukraine early Tuesday, authorities said. There were no reports of deaths or injuries in the incident near the town of Ichnya, more than 170 kilometers (100 miles) from Kiev. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman [...] The post Fire and explosions erupt at Ukraine arms depot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

SHOOTING victim killed

While transported to hospital Koronadal city: Unidentified gunmen finished off a man wounded in a shooting incident while being transported in an ambulance to the provincial hospital on Tuesday night here. Supt. Benjiel Kirby Bajo, Koronadal City police chief, said the gunmen opened fire at Arlan Macabangin Mangudalat, 45, farmer, of Barangay Lapu in Polomolok, South… link: SHOOTING victim killed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Duterte orders probe on missing smuggled rice

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the immediate investigation of the alleged theft of 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. said Thursday in a Palace press briefing that the Chief Executive is “visibly upset” over the said incident of stealing of smuggled rice. Roque said the President also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Fire affects 20 families in Manila

Twenty families were affected by a fire that razed around 10 houses in Manila late Thursday night, police said.   According to police's incident report, the fire broke out around 11:20 p.m. from the ground floor of a two-story housein Baseco compound, Port Area.   Authorities said no person was injured by the blaze, which likely damaged around P70,000 worth of asset.   Fire Supt. Louie R. Puno said the flames were stopped around 12:13 a.m. Friday. Police said investigation on the cause of the fire is still ongoing. /kga...Keep on reading: Fire affects 20 families in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Assault charge against pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling. Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The 23-year-old player was suspended without pay for 75 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, and the Blue Jays dealt him to Houston on July 30. Speaking in court, prosecutor Catherine Mullaly said the complainant, who lives in Mexico, had made clear she would not travel to Toronto to testify against Osuna. "The Crown does not have a reasonable prospect of conviction on this charge absent her testimony," Mullaly told Judge Melvyn Green. Osuna nodded when Green asked if he understood the agreement, known as a "peace bond." "Now I can begin to put these allegations behind me and focus on baseball," Osuna said in a statement. "I am grateful to the Astros for providing me with the opportunity to play baseball and compete for a World Series championship." He said he would have no further comment on the matter, declining to address reporters for a second straight day before Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, citing advice from his attorney. Osuna's attorney, Domenic Basile, had said his client was remorseful but planned to plead not guilty had the matter gone to trial. "I wish to make it clear that this is not an admission of criminal or civil liability," Basile said Tuesday. "He is content to enter into the peace bond (and) is aware of the conditions and will abide by the conditions." At Rogers Centre on Tuesday, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow acknowledged that Osuna's case had been "a distraction for everybody" since the closer was acquired from Toronto. "You never know how a legal case is going to get resolved," Luhnow said. "We're thankful it's behind us now and we can focus on what's ahead." Houston, the reigning World Series champion, is on the brink of its second straight AL West title and a second straight 100-win season. Monday's win moved the Astros to 99-57, and their magic number to clinch the division is two. Osuna was met with boos when the Astros beat the Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday. The Astros have said they would not tolerate another incident involving their closer and that the organization is committed to supporting victims of domestic violence......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Syria s Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, September 19, blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane , which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Fire hits new NCCC mall; controlled in 15 minutes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 September) — A minor fire at a cinema located on the 4th floor of the NCCC Mall Buhangin occurred at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday but was put out some 15 minutes later. The fire incident came two months after the NCCC Mall Buhangin opened and nearly nine months since the December […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Alleged drug pusher killed, 3 arrested in Lucena busts

  LUCENA CITY -- An alleged drug pusher was killed and three others were arrested in separate buy bust operations in Lucena City early Friday, police said.   Supt. Romulo Albacaea, Lucena police chief, said Norberto Paoso was shot dead by police officers after he tried to shoot an undercover police officer in Barangay (village) Market View at around 1:10 a.m.   Prior to the shooting incident, police said Paoso allegedly sold shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer during the bust.   As he was about to be arrested, police said Paoso reportedly drew out a gun tucked at his back and tried to shoot the arresting officer. Police said Paoso...Keep on reading: Alleged drug pusher killed, 3 arrested in Lucena busts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

2 hurt in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot by police

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Two people were stabbed at Amsterdam's busy Central Station on Friday, August 31, before the alleged attacker was shot and wounded, Dutch police said. "A suspect has been shot after a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station," Dutch police said on Twitter. It is not known at this ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Charges filed vs individuals responsible for NCCC Mall Davao fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 Aug) – The Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force (IAATF) filed on Thursday criminal charges against 33 individuals responsible for the December 23, 2017 NCCC Mall Davao fire incident that killed 38 workers. Task Force team leader Fire Supt. Anthony F. Figurasin told a press briefing on Thursday that the criminal charges […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Area of Tondo fire made of light materials, non-compliant to fire safety rules, fire official says

An official of the Manila Fire District (MFD) on Monday said the residential area in Tondo where a fire incident killed five children were made of light materials and were non-compliant to fire safety regulations.   Source link link: Area of Tondo fire made of light materials, non-compliant to fire safety rules, fire official says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Sultan Kudarat town councilor, wife killed in police anti-drugs operations

DAVAO CITY--- A town councilor in Sultan Kudarat and his wife were killed in an anti-drugs operation in General Santos on Saturday, police said. Regional police director Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco saidMonday that Noren Balawag Apil, 54, an official in Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat; and his wife Juliet Bitayo, 46, allegedly opened fire at policemen who were supposed to serve them a search warrant at their house in Barangay Fatima in General Santos City around10:00 p.m.. Rasco said Apil, who was in President Duterte's drug watch list, had long been under surveillance for alleged involvement in the illegal drugs trade. "Both of them resisted, took their handguns and opened fire to...Keep on reading: Sultan Kudarat town councilor, wife killed in police anti-drugs operations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018