Baby panda charms select guests, media ahead of public debut in Tokyo

Baby panda charms select guests, media ahead of public debut in Tokyo

TOKYO — A baby panda has made a special appearance before Tokyo’s governor, a group of local schoolchildren, and the media one day ahead of its official public debut.

Xiang Xiang, a 6-month-old female giant panda, is set to debut on Tuesday in a limited public viewing for avid fans, who obtained tickets through a highly competitive lottery process.

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Self-driving trucks invite optimism, skepticism

In August, The Arizona Daily Star revealed that a Chinese start-up company is developing self-driving technology for commercial trucking and has opened a facility in Tucson, Arizona. for research and testing. The company, Beijing-based TuSimple LLC, intends to spend millions of dollars and hire as many as 100 employees in the next five years, and […]

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Teen carnapper escapes jail

An 18-year-old inmate who is facing carnapping and illegal possession of escaped yesterday from his prison cell at the Quezon City Jail.

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Only ‘bad people’ should fear nationwide martial law – Dela Rosa

Only ‘bad people’ should fear nationwide martial law – Dela Rosa

Peace-loving people would not need fear the declaration of martial law nationwide but ‘bad’ people should beware, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said Monday.

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‘Urduja’ out of PH by Tuesday—Pagasa

AFTER making six landfalls, the last in Taytay, Palawan, Tropical Depression “Urduja” will be out of the country by Tuesday, the state-run weather bureau said on Monday. “Palawan (will be Urduja’s) last landfall before it exits through the West Philippine Sea. Based from our forecast, it will not make landfall again because the environmental conditions […]

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New system to sniff out fugitives, terrorists – Immigration chief

New system to sniff out fugitives, terrorists – Immigration chief

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has implemented a new biometrics system in a bid to detect and stop the entry of undesirable aliens to the country.

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Asian markets jump as US tax cuts move step closer

HONG KONG: Asian markets rallied on Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street, while the dollar held gains as Donald Trump’s much-hyped tax cuts moved a step closer to being passed. The controversial reforms look destined to become the US president’s first major congressional victory as two key Republican holdouts in the Senate decided to […]

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