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FEU rookie Lycha Ebon proves worthy of Pons number

MANILA, Philippines – In her UAAP debut, Far Eastern University's Lycha Ebon proudly wore the No. 2 jersey formerly owned by star player Bernadeth Pons.  And the young sensation quickly showed why she's a worthy heir to Pon's number by copping the Player of the Game honor in   FEU's win over ........»»

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Saudi defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 16, defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticized tech giants for offering it. The Absher app provides services for "all members of the society...including women, ........»»

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No decision made on spending for Trump s wall – Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON, United States – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday, February 16 that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds. Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to address what he called ........»»

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Venezuela s Guaido says thousands of supporters ready to bring in U.S. aid

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday, February 16 said he was mobilizing thousands of volunteers to help bring American aid into the country next week as President Nicolas Maduro vowed to strengthen border security and block what he called a US invasion. Guaido's announcement came as tons ........»»

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UK airline Flybmi collapses under fuel costs, Brexit pressures

LONDON, United Kingdom – British regional airline Flybmi announced on Saturday, February 16, it had ceased operations and was filing for administration, blaming spikes in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit . Parent company British Midland Regional Limited said it had canceled all flights with immediate effect, and would not be able ........»»

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Miriam Quiambao, Ardy Roberto welcome son Elijah

MANILA, Philippines – Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao welcomed her son Elijah on Saturday, February 16 at the Asian Hospital. In an Instagram post, Miriam's husband Ardy Roberto wrote: "Welcome to the world, Elijah!  Thanks for your prayers! Everything went well with the emergency CS tonight. Had a great team ........»»

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Ex-Fox News host ends bid to be next U.S. ambassador to U.N.

WASHINGTON, United States (UPDATED) – Former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Saturday, February 16 withdrew from consideration to be the US ambassador to the United Nations amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for one of the top diplomatic posts. "The past two months have ........»»

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World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops' conferences from every continent will convene from Thursday, February 21 ........»»

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Sex abuse survivors spell out Catholic Church challenge

VATICAN CITY – As the Vatican prepares to host a global child abuse summit on the protection of minors, victims' associations are calling for concrete steps from the Catholic Church to end pedophilia.  While Pope Francis has sought to play down expectations from the summit, here are the main demands from ........»»

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[Two Pronged] From boyfriend to just a friend?

Rappler's Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master's degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been training with Dr Holmes for the ........»»

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Peñalosas head 4-KO sweep of PH pugs over foreign foes

  MANILA, Philippines – Like a hunter stalking his prey, Dave Hunter Peñalosa pulled the trigger when the target came within sight. Marcos Cardenas made the mistake of trading shots with Peñalosa, who caught the Mexican with a combination of body shots in the 4th round to clinch the vacant World ........»»

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Genes and your Valentine prospects

"The continuation of the species is seldom in our minds when we ask for a phone number."  That was the philosopher Alain de Botton's interpretation of German philosopher Schopenhauer's take on our motivations for loving. It was in Alain de Botton's 2000 book called Consolations of Philosophy which grabbed my attention back ........»»

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With Roma, Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

LOS ANGELES, USA — Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron has experimented before with styles and genres, from space epic Gravity to road trip coming-of-age tale Y Tu Mama Tambien to fantasy flick Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. But with Roma, his highly acclaimed autobiographical love letter to his ........»»

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Saudi crown prince seeks contracts and allies on Asia tour

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince arrives in Pakistan on Sunday, February 16 the start of an Asian tour  during which he will seek lucrative contracts and demonstrate he still has allies 5 months after the Khashoggi affair. Mohammed bin Salman , widely known as "MBS", is expected to land in ........»»

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PBA chairman Vargas bothered by Alaska owner Uytengsu s grievances

MANILA, Philippines – PBA chairman Ricky Vargas called out Alaska team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu for airing his grievances in public and saying "it's two companies that are essentially running the league."  Uytengsu appeared in ESPN5's Sportscenter earlier this week and talked about transactions that create an "unlevel playing field" ........»»

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Gunman kills 5 in mass shooting at U.S. manufacturing facility

CHICAGO, United States – Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday, February 15, when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a ........»»

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Progressive groups fear new tariff law will lead to rice cartels

DAVAO CITY – Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao said that the rice tarrification law , which President Rodrigo Duterte signed Friday, February 15, would have similar results as the Oil Deregulation Law. “It would enable cartels of the rice trade and will throw poor sectors into a worsened state of hunger. The ........»»

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Kyle Kuzma targets NBA All-Star game next year

  CHARLOTTE, USA – Kyle Kuzma admitted he was pretty bummed with his performance in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge last season. But he sure made up for it and even bagged the top plum this year.   “I played in this game last year, and I was ........»»

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UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener

    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons survived the pesky University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors in 5 sets, 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12, at the start of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball tournament on Saturday, February 16, at the ........»»

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Pimentel: Don t politicize Maria Ressa s arrest

MANILA, Philippines –  Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Saturday, February 16, said that the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa should not be politicized. "Alisin natin politika, pino-politicized kasi iyan," he said in a radio interview over dwIZ. "Ang puno’t dulo niyan, merong lumabas na article sa Rappler na ........»»

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