Air of menace as Britain’s election gets nasty

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:25:54 +0000

BRAINTREE, United Kingdom: Candidates hoping to be elected to parliament in Britain have faced all manner of threats and abuse in a particularly hostile campaign, with some worried for their safety when out canvassing. When one man on Facebook threatened a violent attack on Dominic Graham, the would-be MP immediately called the police, who made […]

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North Korea conducts ‘very important test’ – KCNA

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 04:33:01 +0000

SEOUL: North Korea said Sunday it had carried out a “very important test” at its space launch center, as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks. The announcement of Saturday’s test at the Sohae satellite launch site came just hours after US President Donald Trump said he’d be “surprised” by any hostile […]

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Hong Kong protesters aim for big turnout at rare sanctioned march

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 04:22:22 +0000

HONG KONG: Hong Kong democracy protesters are hoping for huge crowds later Sunday at a rally they have billed as a “last chance” for the city’s pro-Beijing leaders in a major test for the six-month-old movement. The march comes two weeks after pro-establishment parties got a drubbing in local elections, shattering government claims that a […]

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Obiena claims gold, sets new record in men’s pole vault

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 12:09:39 +0000

OLYMPIC-bound Ernest John Obiena claimed his first Southeast Asian Games gold medal in fashion by setting a new record in the men’s pole vault competition on Saturday at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Capas, Tarlac. Obiena tried to clear 5.55-meter thrice but failed. Thus, setting a new SEAG record of 5.45m. He erased […]

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Centeno beats Amit in all PH 10-ball showdown for 3rd SEA Games gold

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:45:52 +0000

CHEZKA Centeno overpowered Rubilen Amit 7-3 in an all-Philippine showdown for the gold on Saturday in the women’s 10-ball billiards in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Manila Hotel Tent. Centeno proved herself as the queen of 10-ball in Southeast Asia, winning her third gold in the biennial meet. The 20-year-old Centeno built a 6-1 cushion […]

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Dominguez strikes gold in men’s individual freestyle pomsae

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:45:45 +0000

JEORDAN Dominguez added a gold medal to the Philippine taekwondo’s haul after emerging victorious in the men’s individual freestyle poomsae competition on Saturday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Dominguez tallied 7.433 points, outclassing Nguyen Ngoc Minh Hy (6.999) and Saputra Wawan (6.633). Janna Dominique settled for the silver in the women’s side with […]

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Knott sets new record in PH, SEA Games in women’s 200m event in Athletics

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:13:31 +0000

KRISTINA Knott shattered her own record to set a new one in the Philippines and Southeast Asian Games in the women’s 200-meter event on Saturday at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Capas, Tarlac. Knott clocked 23.01 to eclipse her 23.07 seconds showing, which she set in the preliminaries, hours before the finals. Tu […]

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PH downs Vietnam, cruises to 2-0 in men’s basketball

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:38:38 +0000

JUNE Mar Fajardo racked up 23 points and 12 rebounds as Gilas Pilipinas cruised to its second straight win after beating Vietnam, 110-69, on Friday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball competition at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Vietnam put up some resistance  at the start before the Philippines, which […]

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PH snares 2 more golds in taekwondo poomsae

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 08:28:04 +0000

THE Philippines snared two more gold medals in the ongoing taekwondo poomsae (forms) competition at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The trio of Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. clinched a fourth straight gold for the Philippines in the men’s team recognized poomsae with 8.483 points, toppling Vietnam’s 8.416 and Malaysia’s 7.983. […]

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Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 08:06:50 +0000

PENSACOLA, Florida: An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that US officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault, which ended when a sheriff’s deputy killed the attacker, was […]

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