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Nobel laureates urge world to help victims of rape in conflict

OSLO, Norway – Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence in their Peace Prize acceptance speeches on Monday, December 10, slamming indifference to the plight of women and children in conflict. Congolese gynecologist Mukwege, whose work has made him a ........»»

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Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres

Jomary Torres remained unwavered despite taking her second straight loss on Friday night in ONE: Destiny of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Torres, who suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of former title contender Mei Yamaguchi of Japan, vowed to redeem herself when she returns to the cage next year. The Zamboanga City native also feels she became a better fighter after sharing the cage against a quality warrior in Yamaguchi. "To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future," Torres said after losing on points. "This is definitely a great learning experience for...Keep on reading: Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres.....»»

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Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights matters in the Philippines

Human rights groups and advocates are reflecting on the state of human rights in the Philippines and around the globe as the world celebrated International Human Rights Day on Monday in the Philippines. December 10, 2018 marks the the 70th year since the adoption of Resolution 217 or the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by […] The post Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights matters in the Philippines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Palace claims Duterte s drug war protects lives on Human Rights Day

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte said it would remain steadfast in its campaign to rid the country of illegal drugs, crime and corruption as the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights......»»

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Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts | The Manila Times Online

NEW YORK: Vasiliy Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday (Sunday i.....»»

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Medialdea on Human Rights Day: Drug war protects innocent, law-abiding Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang joined the world in marking 70 years since the enactment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a message from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. The message, labelled as coming from the Presidential Human Rights Secretariat under the Office of the President, was sent to reporters ........»»

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The Bells

Hear the tolling of the bells – Iron bells! What a world of solemn thought their monody compels! In the silence of the night; How we shiver with affright......»»

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ONE Championship: Jomary Torres is eager to pick herself up after bowing to Mei Yamaguchi

Experiencing two defeats in a row is not the ideal way that a mixed martial artist would want to end a year, but that is exactly how Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres is wrapping up her 2018.   Torres started the year with a bang, scoring a 40-second knockout victory over Team Lakay's April Osenio at ONE: GLOBAL SUPERHEROES in Manila, Philippines last January.   She then made a trip back to the cage eight months later against Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Expectations were high for Torres, but the Filipina was outplayed at every turn by Lumban Gaol, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by unanimous decision.   With the goal to redeem herself and conclude the year on a triumphant note after suffering her first career loss in the sport, she took the challenge of facing former ONE World Title challenger Mei "V.V" Yamaguchi of Japan at ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last Friday, 7 December.   Yamaguchi showcased her edge in experience and skills as she outworked Torres in both the striking and ground game departments over the course of three rounds, cruising to a clear-cut unanimous decision.   Although Torres did not get what she wished for, the 22-year-old native of Zamboanga City finds comfort with the thought of going the distance against a battle-tested martial artist such as Yamaguchi.   "To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future," she stated.   "This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn't quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”   She concedes that her Japanese opponent was simply the better woman, suggesting that her cage meeting with Yamaguchi will be supplemental to her journey as an athlete in mixed martial arts.   "It's a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi's caliber. She's a former ONE World Title contender,” she said. "She was the better lady that night, but that's part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”   Her first three impressive bouts in the world's largest martial arts organization convinced observers that Torres is a special competitor in the women’s atomweight division of ONE Championship.   Despite the string of setbacks, Torres plans on living up to her potential, believing that better days are definitely ahead in her young career.   "I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward," she vowed......»»

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A game-changing cancer treatment

Parkway Cancer Centre in Singapore’s Dr. Richard Quek talks about cancer immunotherapy Cancer is one of the greatest causes of health burden all over the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the second leading cause of death globally, and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. The health agency […].....»»

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La Paz declared ‘Batchoy Capital’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo LA PAZ district in Iloilo City can now official claim the distinction as the capital of the world-famous batchoy. This, after the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution declaring the district as “La Paz Batchoy Capital” during its session on December 7, 2018. Councilor Candace Tupas, proponent of the resolution, said that […] The post La Paz declared ‘Batchoy Capital’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Titans clash

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France­ — England and Scotland will meet each other in their opening game at the 2019 women’s World Cup in France after being placed in the same group in Saturday’s draw alongside former winners Japan and Argentina. The ceremony at La Seine Musicale in this city just outside Paris also set reigning champion United […].....»»

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Mikhail Red& rsquo;s Eerie& rsquo;s world premiere in Singapore

Mikhail Red& rsquo;s Eerie& rsquo;s world premiere in Singapore.....»»

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Katarina Rodriguez s Miss World journey: Taking risks, staying true to herself

MANILA, Philippines – Miss World 2018 concluded on Saturday, December 8 in Sanya, China with Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon succeeding India's Manushi Chhillar. (READ: Who is Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss World 2018? ) The Philippines' bet Katarina Rodriguez failed to enter the Top 30 of the competition  – a surprise to many since she was touted as one of the ladies ........»»

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Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts

    NEW YORK, USA – Vasyl Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday, December 8 (Sunday, December 9, Manila time). Ukraine's Lomachenko, a three-weight world champion who had never before unified two titles in ........»»

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La Union fisherfolk hold district summit

In commemoration of the World Fisheries Day, the provincial federation of fisherfolk in La Union led the conduct of the Fisherfolk Leaders Summit on November 28 in the second congressional district of the province......»»

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Land of Noah: Armenia’s history and culture

Armenia on Sunday holds snap parliamentary polls that were sparked by reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan last month. Here are five points on the culture and history of the tiny landlocked mountainous nation located in the South Caucasus. Biblical Land Armenia, which in the fourth century became the first country in the world to officially embrace Christianity, is an ancient biblical land where the Book of Genesis says Noah's Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat after the Great Deluge. Now inside Turkey, Mount Ararat is regarded by Armenians as a national symbol and features on the country's coat of arms and banknotes. The Bible was translated into Armenian in the fif...Keep on reading: Land of Noah: Armenia’s history and culture.....»»

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WBC approves rematch

LOS ANGELES — The World Boxing Council gave the go-ahead Friday for a “direct rematch” between their heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who battled to a draw in Los Angeles last Saturday. “Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has […].....»»

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Kluber, Bauer, Greinke could be dangled at winter meetings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner appear to be available for teams looking to bolster starting rotations. Hometown star Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the two top free agents, remain unsigned heading into the traditional high-point of the offseason. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, third baseman Kyle Seager could be among the position players dangled as trade bait in the suites of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, where executives and agents gather next week for the annual swap session, which in an age of complicated finances and medical records serves as a midpoint for talks as much as a place to finish deals. Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein predicted the week will be "really active." "It seems like there is plenty of trade talk, and there are still a lot of good free agents out there," he said. "A couple of moves have already occurred that sort of always set the stage for increased activity in the next week or so." First baseman Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona to St. Louis) and second baseman Robinson Cano (Seattle to New York Mets) are among the All-Stars already traded since the end of the World Series. Pitchers Patrick Corbin ($140 million for six years with Washington) and Nathan Eovaldi ($68 million for four years with Boston) already struck big deals in a free-agent market moving more swiftly than last offseason's, and third baseman Josh Donaldson took a $23 million, one-year agreement with Atlanta. Nineteen of 164 players who exercised major league free agent rights have announced deals, up from eight heading into the meetings last year. And with A.J. Pollock, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel still unsigned, there's plenty more holiday shopping. And for the bottom of the market, there is sale time in January, February and even March. It's not like the old days when teams made deals as soon as the market opened and tried to fill all their needs by the end of the winter meetings. "Things are slow," Oakland general manager Dave Forst said. "I don't think it's that different from last year. Maybe the winter meetings will kind of jumpstart things." Also on-deck at the meetings: HALL OR NOTHING Orel Hershiser, Albert Belle and George Steinbrenner will be considered for the Hall of Fame when a 16-member panel votes this weekend in Las Vegas. Results will be announced Sunday at 8 p.m. EST. Harold Baines, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Lee Smith, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel and Lou Piniella are included on the ballot. The Hall of Fame board-appointed Today's Game Era Committee includes Hall members Greg Maddux, Roberto Alomar, Joe Morgan, Bert Blyleven, Pat Gillick, Tony La Russa, John Schuerholz, Ozzie Smith and Joe Torre. PICK-N-PACK The Rule 5 draft is the last item of business at the winter meetings, held Thursday morning before clubs clear out of town. Teams scour each other's 40-man rosters, looking for players left off. Royals pitchers Brad Keller and Burch Smith, Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes and Texas outfielder Carlos Tocci were among those picked last December in the Rule 5. HEAR THIS Eight announcers who called games in the early days of radio are candidates for the Hall's Ford C. Frick Award that honors broadcasting excellence. Waite Hoyt, Harry Heilmann, Connie Desmond, Pat Flanagan, Jack Graney, Al Helfer, Rosey Rowswell and Ty Tyson are all deceased. Hoyt and Heilmann already are in the Hall as players — Hoyt was the top pitcher on the famed 1927 Yankees, Heilmann played alongside Ty Cobb in the Detroit outfield and hit .403 in 1923. No player in the Hall has also won the Frick award. The prize will be announced Wednesday......»»

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Title defense opens up as Chelsea ends City s unbeaten start

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions. Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a more advanced attacking midfield role, N'Golo Kante got into space in front of goal to be set up by Eden Hazard and sweep the ball into the net. So wasteful in the first half, City then allowed Chelsea to seize the initiative as its unbeaten start to the Premier League title defense came to an end. "Everyone wants to beat us," City manager Pep Guardiola said. David Luiz made sure of that, heading in from Hazard's corner in the 78th minute to seal Chelsea's 2-0 win on Saturday. "It was a great game and we have to be honest playing against the best team in Europe or the world at the moment," Luiz said. "They have great players, so we had a lot of humility and tried to take our chances to score, so we did our plan well." Not only did City lose for the first time in the league this season but it also lost top spot to Liverpool, which moved a point ahead after Mohamed Salah's hat trick inspired a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth. Chelsea still has a lot of work to do to move back into contention. Having lost two of its last three league games before the visit of City, Maurizio Sarri's fourth-placed side is eight points behind Liverpool. Tottenham remained two points ahead of Chelsea in third place but only six points from top spot after winning 2-0 at Leicester. UNITED REBOUNDS The visit of last-placed Fulham allowed Manchester United to end a four-match winless run as Jose Mourinho's side claimed a 4-1 victory. Ashley Young struck into the top corner to put United ahead in the 13th minute, Juan Mata slotted in from Marcus Rashford's cutback in the 28th and Romelu Lukaku ended his 997-minute wait for a goal at Old Trafford in the 42nd. Substitute Aboubakar Kamara's penalty reduced the deficit from the spot but Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa's sending off in the 68th was followed by Marcus Rashford netting for United in the 82nd. The title remains far from United's thoughts, with Liverpool 16 points ahead. SALAH TREBLE For the first time this season, Salah scored more than once in a league game. It's a reminder of how the forward won the Golden Boot last season. At Bournemouth, Salah broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when he responded to a parried shot. The Egyptian stayed on his feet under a challenge from Steve Cook before drilling home in style, before netting three minutes into the second half. Cook somehow back-heeled past his own goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, when trying to clear Andy Robertson's cross. A mazy dribble preceded Salah completing his hat trick in the 77th. GAMBLE PAYS OFF With Tottenham playing at Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, Mauricio Pochettino gave Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen some rest by starting them on the bench at Leicester. It paid off, thanks to the contribution of Son Heung-min. The South Korean struck the opener from long-range on the stroke of halftime and then provided a cross for Dele Alli to head in the second in the 58th minute. ARSENAL ADVANCES Lucas Torreira acrobatically volleyed into the bottom left corner in the 83rd minute as Arsenal beat Huddersfield 1-0 to extend its club-record unbeaten run to 21 matches in all competitions. Arsenal remained fifth, behind Chelsea on goal difference. LOSING START Ralph Hasenhuettl made his presence felt at Southampton with six changes from the side that lost to Tottenham on Wednesday. But it was a familiar losing story for Mark Hughes' successor. Hasenhuettl's first game in charge was spoiled by Callum Paterson pouncing on a poor back pass to score in the 74th minute for Cardiff. WEST HAM FIGHTBACK Crystal Palace has only one win in 11 league games after conceding the lead to lose 3-2 to West Ham in a London derby. Robert Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson and Javier Hernandez scored for West Ham. BURNLEY BOUNCES BACK Burnley registered its first win in nine league matches. Jack Cork hit a shot and the ball went in off James Tarkowski's chest to give Burnley a 1-0 victory over Brighton......»»

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TRANSCRIPT: Miss World 2018 Q and A segment

MANILA, Philippines – On Saturday, December 8, the top 5 candidates of Miss World 2018 went onstage for the pageant night's highly-awaited Q&A portion. Five previous Miss World winners each asked a candidate their own question. Here are the contestants' respective questions and answers: Maria ........»»

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