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Guanzon on speaking out vs Cardema: It s my duty to defend Comelec

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon vowed she will not back down from speaking out against Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's ineligibility to sit in Congress, saying it's her duty to defend the poll body and its rules. In a Rappler Talk interview on Friday, August ........»»

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France opens rape, child assault inquiry against Epstein

PARIS, France – French prosecutors said Friday, August 23, that they had opened an inquiry into suspected cases of rape and sexual abuse of women, including minors, by late US financier Jeffrey Epstein , a convicted sex offender. "The investigations...will focus on potential crimes committed against French victims on national territory as well ........»»

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Severe Tropical Storm Ineng slightly intensifies

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Ineng (Bailu) slightly intensified on its way to the southern Taiwan-Batanes area on Friday evening, August 23. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ........»»

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Brazil s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (UPDATED) – President Jair Bolsonaro  on Friday, August 23, authorized the deployment of Brazil's armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick smoke rose into the sky ........»»

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Severe Tropical Storm Ineng nears southern Taiwan-Batanes area

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Ineng (Bailu) slightly accelerated as it approached the southern Taiwan-Batanes area before dawn on Saturday, August 24. In a briefing past 5 am on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ........»»

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Malaysia makes record $161-million drug seizure

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian authorities seized over 3 tons of cocaine and ketamine worth $161 million, officials said Friday, August 23, the biggest drug seizure in the country's history. Customs officials and police had found 467 kilograms (1,030 pounds) of ketamine and about 3,200 kg of cocaine in raids on ........»»

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Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

OL PEJETA, Kenya – Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya on Friday, August 23. Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino after ........»»

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Dwight Howard joining Lakers

  LOS ANGELES, USA – Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard is joining the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year deal after being bought out of his contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, multiple reports said Friday, August 23. Howard, 33, agreed terms with the Lakers after meeting with team management on Thursday following ........»»

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Severe Tropical Storm Ineng makes closest approach to Batanes

What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Ineng (Bailu) accelerated further as it was making its closest approach to Batanes early Saturday morning, August 24. In a bulletin issued 8 am on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, ........»»

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North Korea fires unidentified projectiles into sea – Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Saturday, August 24, fired two "unidentified projectiles" into the sea off its eastern coast, South Korea's military said, the latest in a series of launches by Pyongyang. "Our military is tracking the movement in the North in case of additional launches," the ........»»

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U.S.-China trade war deteriorates, as Trump lashes out at Beijing

WASHINGTON, USA – The United States and China exchanged blows Friday, August 23, as each side increased punitive tariffs on the other, intensifying a trade war that is threatening to engulf the global economy. In a rapid back-and-forth, Beijing took action against $75 billion in American goods in response ........»»

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U.S. probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

WASHINGTON, USA – A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the United States after developing severe lung disease, officials said Friday, August 23, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential cases.  "Yesterday we received a report of the ........»»

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Mexican environmentalist stabbed to death

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – A Mexican biologist was stabbed to death near the nature reserve where she worked in the southern state of Chiapas, authorities said Friday, August 23 – the second environmentalist murdered there recently. Greenpeace and other environmental groups condemned the killing of researcher Nora Lopez, 43, ........»»

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Uruguay s tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, a physician who has campaigned against the influence of big tobacco companies, is being treated for a malignant lung tumor , his office said Friday, August 23. Vazquez, a 79-year-old oncologist in his second term as president, announced last week that the ........»»

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Hong Kong protesters form human chain 30 years after Baltic Way

HONG KONG – Thousands of people held hands across Hong Kong late Friday, August 23, in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy Baltic Way protest against Soviet rule 3 decades ago. The city's skyscraper-studded harborfront as well as several busy shopping districts were lined with ........»»

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WHO urges investment drive as malaria fight stalls

GENEVA, Switzerland – The global fight against  malaria  has stalled and requires massive investment as well as political leadership, the United Nations (UN) health agency warned in a report published Friday, August 23. "The world is at a crossroads. Historical progress that has been achieved over the last decade is ........»»

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[OPINION | Dash of SAS] G7 to discuss how to make gender inequality history

This weekend, August 24-25, the  G7  – 7 of the world’s richest countries –  will get together in Biarritz, France, and one of the things they will discuss is how to make gender inequality history. This is a huge moment for the 2.5 billion women and girls globally who ........»»

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'WalangPasok: August 24, 2019, Sabado

Manila, Philippines – Nagdeklara na ang ilang lokal na gobyerno ng suspensyon ng klase ngayong Sabado, August 24 dahil sa sama ng panahon dulot ng #InengPH. ALL LEVERLS (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE) Batac City, Ilocos Norte  San Fernando, La Union Remate News Team The post #WalangPasok: August 24, 2019, Sabado appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Cancelled flights ngayong Sabado, August 24, 2019

Manila, Philippines – Nagkansela na ng mga flights ang Manila International Airport Authority ngayong Sabado, August 24, 2019 dahil sa sama ng panahon. SKYJET  M8 715 Manila – Busuanga  M8 716 Busuanga – Manila  M8 713 Manila – Busuanga  M8 714 Busuanga – Manila Remate News Team The post Cancelled flights ngayong Sabado, August 24, 2019 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Editorial Cartoons of the Week (August 17 to 23, 2019)

Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 17, 2019The Manila Times, August 19, 2019The Manila Times, August 21, 2019Malaya Business Insight, August 21, 2019Malaya Business Insig.....»»

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