Congress eyes special powers for Duterte

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:17:22 +0000

Congress will most likely provide President Rodrigo Duterte with special powers; so, he can more effectively spearhead the fight against the coronavirus epidemic when it meets in special session today on Monday. The session was called to consider a proposed bill allowing the release of unused allocations in the 2019 national budget to bankroll the […]

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Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:34:33 +0000

SYDNEY: US performer will.i.am has accused a Qantas flight attendant of racism, saying she was unjustified in calling the police on him after an altercation during an Australian domestic flight. In a series of tweets, the Black Eyed Peas frontman on Saturday said the woman was “overly aggressive” and unnecessarily escalated a situation after he didn’t […]

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Earthquakes hit Quezon, Negros

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:38:34 +0000

Two earthquakes struck the nation on Monday in two different areas. At 4:35 a.m., a magnitude 4  tectonic earthquake was recorded near Jomalig, Quezon. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said no damage was recorded and no aftershocks were expected. Meanwhile, in Negros Oriental, three earthquakes were recorded: A magnitude 2 at 3:18 a.m., […]

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Pressure builds as Trump impeachment probe hears new claims

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 02:46:23 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Two top US diplomats delivered gripping testimony Wednesday about Donald Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden, as the impeachment inquiry into the president shifted into a new phase of high-stakes televised hearings. Trump dismissed the probe in the Democratic-led House of Representatives as a “witch hunt” […]

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Iran injects gas in new centrifuges as atomic deal unravels

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:39:32 +0000

DUBAI: Iran injected uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear complex early on Thursday, taking its most-significant step away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Tehran meanwhile also acknowledged blocking an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency from visiting its nuclear site at Natanz last week, the first known case […]

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Massacre of Americans shows Mexico’s drug war worse this time around

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:05:36 +0000

MEXICO CITY: There was a time when the violence of Mexico’s 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like everything else about the country’s renewed cartel conflict — it’s worse. The slaughter of three US women and six of their children, some infants, in the northern state of Sonora […]

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Chris Brown holds high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 04:26:54 +0000

LOS ANGELES: Chris Brown held a high-end yard sale Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, with hundreds of fans, gawkers and bargain-seekers waiting for hours to try to get a piece of the singer’s stuff. Brown posted a flyer on his Instagram and Twitter accounts Tuesday night that included the address of his suburban mansion […]

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US: Mexican cartels making ‘mass quantities’ of fentanyl pills

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 04:01:54 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US authorities warned Monday that “mass quantities” of counterfeit prescription drugs laced with the opioid fentanyl are being produced in Mexico for distribution in North America. A sample of tablets seized in the US found that 27 percent contained potentially lethal doses of fentanyl, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Fentanyl is a […]

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Documents show Facebook controlling competitors with user data

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:53:30 +0000

SAN FRANCISCO: Leaked documents from a civil suit against Facebook show how the social network aimed to employ user data as a tool for bargaining and to manipulate competitors, NBC News reported on Wednesday. Some 7,000 pages of documents reveal how Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and his team harnessed users’ personal information to reward partners […]

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BTS K-pop star investigated over car crash

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:36:08 +0000

  SEOUL: K-pop megastar and BTS member Jungkook is being investigated over a car accident involving a violation of traffic law on his part, South Korean officials said Monday. The singer’s vehicle hit a taxi in Seoul on Saturday, and both he and the cab driver have since been treated for minor injuries, according to […]

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