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YouTube back up after outage of around 2 hours

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – YouTube is back up after suffering a major outage that lasted about 2 hours on Wednesday morning, October 17, Manila time. Reports on the website Downdetector saw a spike at around 9 am, with about 2,237 reports. Over the hour, the reports came from many parts ........»»

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Celtics deck Sixers in NBA season opener

    WASHINGTON, USA (UPDATED) –Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds while reserve Marcus Morris added 16 points as the Boston Celtics ripped Philadelphia, 105-87, in the 2018-19 NBA season opener on Tuesday, October 16 (Wednesday, October 17, Manila time) at TD Garden in Boston. Jaylen Brown had 12 points, ........»»

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Government to cut projects over 2019 fuel tax hike suspension

MANILA, Philippines – While the planned suspension of the next round of fuel excise tax hikes comes as a welcome development to interest groups, the move may also mean cuts in government expenditures. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said on Tuesday, October 16, that the country's economic ........»»

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U.S. tops global competitiveness rating, despite worrying trends – WEF

GENEVA, Switzerland – The United States has the world's most competitive and innovative economy, a World Economic Forum ranking showed Wednesday, October 17, after a methodology shift helped unseat Switzerland after nearly a decade on top. The organization that hosts the annual Davos pow-wow of business and political elites said ........»»

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Diokno: Fuel tax hike suspension to cut jeepney drivers subsidy in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday, October 17, said the fuel subsidy for jeepney drivers will be affected when the second round of higher excise tax on oil is suspended . Jeepney drivers were supposed to receive as much as P20,515 in 2019 under the Pantawid Pasada program, with the expected P2 increase in excise taxes on gasoline ........»»

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Thirdy Ravena, Arvin Tolentino suspended in Ateneo-FEU clash

MANILA, Philippines – Thirdy Ravena won't see action when the Ateneo Blue Eagles try to avenge their first-round loss against  Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws  in the UAAP men's basketball tournament this Saturday, October 20. Ravena will serve a one-game suspension for an unsportmanlike act during Ateneo's game versus UP last Sunday. It's not just ........»»

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Lady Gaga engaged to Christian Carino

MANILA, Philippines – Lady Gaga is set to marry talent agent Christian Carino.  The hit singer and songwriter made the announcement by referring to him as her "fiancé" during an acceptance speech at Elle's 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration on Tuesday, October 16, according to CNN .  The two have ........»»

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Regine Velasquez set to join ABS-CBN

MANILA, Philippines – It’s long been rumored that Regine Velasquez would be jumping the GMA-7 ship to join ABS-CBN, and Wednesday, October 17, may be the day that the star and her new network confirm the news. “8 hours to go and we will witness the return of a comebacking KAPAMILYA,” ........»»

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Of course, Twitter folks had fun with 'YouTubeDOWN

MANILA, Philippines – The eyes of Twitter comedians around the world surely must have lighted up when YouTube went down , Wednesday morning, October 17, Philippine time. Count on these folks to bring out their best whenever these tech giants experience some misery. We've collected some of their finest stuff here: {source}.....»»

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Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince – report

WASHINGTON DC, USA – A suspect identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , The New York Times reported Tuesday, October 16. Three other suspects are linked to Prince Mohammed's security detail and a ........»»

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IV of Spades to open for Panic! At The Disco in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – IV of Spades, the Filipino band that quickly rose to local music scene fame, sure isn’t holding back on their success. Warner Music Philippines  said on Tuesday, October 16 that the musical trio composed of Zild Benitez (bass/vocals), Blaster Silonga (guitars), and Badjao ........»»

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Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

OTTAWA, Canada – Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday, October 17, as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks ........»»

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Warriors hold off Westbrook-less Thunder

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA (UPDATED) – Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant accepted their championship rings for leading Golden State to a third NBA title in 4 campaigns, then powered the Warriors over Oklahoma City, 108-100, in their 2018-19 season opener on Tuesday, October 16 (Wednesday, October 17, Manila time) at the Oracle Arena ........»»

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Brazil federal police ask for president to be indicted for corruption

BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Brazil's Federal Police on Tuesday, October 16, asked the Prosecutor General's office to charge President Michel Temer and ten others, including his daughter, with corruption , money laundering and racketeering. The federal police investigated for more than a year whether Temer, who has been in ........»»

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U.N. Security Council asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report

UNITED NATIONS – The United States and 8 other countries on Tuesday, October 16, requested a UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding mission that has accused the country's military of atrocities against Muslim Rohingyas . The request is likely to run into opposition from China, which ........»»

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LIST: These celebrities are seeking elective posts in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Comission on Elections (COMELEC) began receiving certificates of candidacy (COC) on October 11. With over 18,000 local and national posts to fill, the COC filing has seen an entire range of personalities step up, from well-known political figures and public servants, to kooky characters, and of course, ........»»

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Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use – study

PARIS, France – A perpetually unctuous, self-lubricating latex developed by a team of scientists in Boston could boost the use of condoms, they reported Wednesday, October 17, in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Protective sheaths made with the specially treated membrane take on a slick and slippery quality in ........»»

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U.S. sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US officials announced Tuesday, October 16, negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to ........»»

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'PHVote, opposition slate, inflation, Boracay | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: It’s the last day of the filing of certificates of candidacy Wednesday, October 17. Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay and veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal complete the 8-person slate of the opposition coalition for the 2019 senatorial elections. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Monetary Board Member Felipe Medalla says the country ........»»

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La Salle rides third-quarter surge to dispatch UE

    MANILA, Philippines – The La Salle Green Archers opened their UAAP second-round campaign on a high note, drubbing the struggling UE Red Warriors, 79-59, in Season 81 men's basketball at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, October 17. La Salle's spitfire guard Encho Serrano unloaded 18 points and Andrei Caraut also starred with ........»»

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