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Today’s Breaking News – Thinking Port

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:43:32 +0000

CAIRO: Egypt’s former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo’s Galaa military hospital, his family and state TV said. His son Alaa Mubarak tweeted that “this morning my father, president Mubarak, passed away.” Mubarak’s brother-in-law, General Mounir Thabet, told AFP that the family was at the hospital and that the presidential […]

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SKorea ‘very grave’, Moon says as coronavirus cases approach 1,000

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:25:40 +0000

SEOUL: The novel coronavirus outbreak in South Korea is “very grave,” President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday as he visited its epicenter and the country’s total number of cases approached 1,000. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) confirmed 144 new infections, taking the tally to 977, the largest national total anywhere outside […]

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World’s oldest man dies in Japan at 112

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:51:45 +0000

TOKYO: A Japanese man recently named the world’s oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing home in the same prefecture, the official said. The news came less than two weeks […]

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Thin crowd marks 34th People Power anniversary 

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 04:07:10 +0000

A thin crowd gathered on Tuesday at the People Power monument along EDSA to mark the 34th anniversary of the peaceful revolution that ended the rule of president Ferdinand Marcos. Around 1,000 participants attended this year’s commemoration, the police said. National Capital Region Police Office Chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas said there were fewer participants […]

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WHO warns of pandemic risk after virus peaks in China

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:57:56 +0000

GENEVA: The new coronavirus has peaked in China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned, as infections mushroom in other countries. Financial markets have gone into a tailspin after grim news of deaths and outbreaks in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, even as the Chinese epicenter appeared to […]

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White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus plan

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:35:36 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets. The White House budget office said the funds are for vaccines, treatment and protective equipment. The request was immediately slammed by Democrats as […]

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Bong Go aids Parañaque fire victims

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:23:30 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go provided assistance to fire victims who lost their homes in Barangay San Isidro in Parañaque City. The blaze that hit a two-storey residential building affected 168 families and claimed the lives of two children. A woman, Nenita Nenada, was also injured. Go sympathized with the families of those who died […]

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US and SKorea may cut back military moves due to coronavirus

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:10:44 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States and South Korea are considering curtailing joint military exercises due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, officials said Monday. After a meeting at the Pentagon to review a full range of issues, including a standoff over US demands that Seoul pay a much bigger share of the cost of […]

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:11:42 +0000

NEW YORK: Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday on some but not all charges at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. He was convicted on charges stemming from a 2006 sexual assault and a 2013 rape. The jury found Weinstein not guilty on […]

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More details from the body guard at AshMatt’s secret wedding

Credit to Author: Iza Iglesias, TMT| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:40:54 +0000

For the first time since Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo’s secret civil wedding on Thursday night, the singer-actress’ close-in security detail Jerry Tamara has given his first public interview with even more detail on the events that led to his alleged altercation with the groom. In a radio interview with News5’s Raffy Tulfo on Monday, […]

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