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 2018-04-23 10:16 

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5 tips on how to do a 'spring detox' from your smartphone...

If you're thinking about a spring detox to give your health a boost, don't forget your mental health. Many studies have shown how an increasing use of smartphones and social media can distract us from family, friends and work, amplify feelings of ...

 2018-04-23 10:15 

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'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China, says Human Rights Watch...

BEIJING (AP) --- One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing.Gend...

 2018-04-23 10:09 

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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears...

PHOENIX (AP) --- U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several sta...

 2018-04-23 10:08 

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One year on: Baclaran still free from road obstructions...

Transport officials celebrated on Monday the first anniversary of the clearing operations in Baclaran, which rid the once congested district of illegally parked vehicles, street vendors, and unauthorized transport terminals. During the flag-raising ceremo...

 2018-04-23 10:06 

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Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal...

NEW YORK --- Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his action...

 2018-04-23 10:05 

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Pangilinan urges PCA to consult farmers on coco levy fund...

"Do not forget the coconut farmers," Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan urgedon Mondayas the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) embarked on talks on the management of the P75-billion coco levy fund.In a statement, Pangilinan said the ongoing d...

 2018-04-23 10:02 

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Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge...

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough.Australian scient...

 2018-04-23 09:55 

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James Cameron wants 4 more 'Avatar' movies, new 'Terminator'...

Director James Cameron stated his desire to create four more "Avatar" movies and make a five-film epic similar to "The Godfather".Cameron said the project has been green-lit but whether the fourth and fifth film in the "Avatar" sag...

 2018-04-23 09:55 

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Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in Egypt...

CAIRO (AP) --- Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan.The Antiquities Ministry says Sunday the head was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groun...

 2018-04-23 09:51 

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MRT-3 train offloads 800 riders due to mechanical failure...

Operations at the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) were briefly put to a halt after a southbound train stalled at GMA-Kamuning Stationon Mondayafternoon.MRT-3 media relations officer Aly Narvaez said that the train was forced to unload about 800 passengers at...

 2018-04-23 09:50 

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Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize...

FLINT, Mich. (AP) --- A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism.LeeAnne Walte...

 2018-04-23 09:43 

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PH, US airmen start 12-day bilateral training to boost cooperation...

Filipino and American airmen will train for 12 days at various military installations across the Philippines startingMonday. Upon the invitation of the Philippine government, the airmen of both countries will participate in subject matter exchanges that w...

 2018-04-23 09:43 

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All Star Subic starts holding workshops on musical theater, jazz dance...

All Star Subic, a world-class performing arts group based at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, started holding its year summer workshops on musical theater and modern jazz dance on Monday, April 23, at the Ayala Harbor Point Mall in SBMA.The group -- created a...

 2018-04-23 09:42 

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Lea Salonga: Body shaming is a 'form of bullying'...

In what seems to be a growing movement, more actresses are using their influence to speak against body shaming.Broadway star and "The Voice Philippines" coach Lea Salonga aired her side last year when she shared a blog post about the body shaming ...

 2018-04-23 09:41 

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Injured Ross hopes to be ready for San Miguel's opener vs Meralco...

If Chris Ross will have his way, he'll be up and about when San Miguel opens its title retention bid in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup on May 9 against Meralco."That9;s the goal. I don't like missing games," he said. "I think I...

 2018-04-23 09:34 

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For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life...

Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions.It is kushti wrestling night and Kala Pehlwan is ready to fight.As the sun sinks below towering palm trees, dozens of men ---many in tunics,...

 2018-04-23 09:28 

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Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: 'It was life or death'...

NASHVILLE, Tennessee --- The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with savin...

 2018-04-23 09:21 

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NTC moves to end 'nakaw' load...

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) may soon require the country's two major telco companies to give prepaid subscribers daily updates on their remaining load credits. The NTC is planning to include this measure, among several other items...

 2018-04-23 09:21 

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Rihanna teases lingerie line...

Rihanna has conquered the music, fashion and beauty industries, but it isn't enough for the Barbadian superstar; now she wants to take over your lingerie drawer, too.The multitalented creative spent the weekend teasing her latest project, "SavageX...

 2018-04-23 09:20 

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Finally home, Bundesbank's gold goes on show...

All that glitters is definitely gold in a new exhibition at Germany's central bank that lifts the veil on the nation's massive reserves of the precious metal, partly to reassure skeptics that the prized ingots are really there.Europe's top eco...

 2018-04-23 07:16 

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Cayetano urged to file protest vs US over alleged torture of Filipino activist...

Human rights group challengedon MondayForeign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to file a complaint against the United States of America on the reported torture of a Filipino rights activist. Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay said that if C...

 2018-04-23 07:14 

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Alapag 'big fan' of Brickman: 'One of the smartest point guards I've seen'...

STA. ROSA --- San Miguel Alab Pilipinas may have pulled off the win, but coach Jimmy Alapag couldn't help but be in awe of Mono Vampire guard Jason Brickman."I've been a big fan of Brickman for a long time," he said of the Fil-American pla...

 2018-04-23 07:08 

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2 motorcyclists die, another hurt in Quezon road accidents...

LUCENA CITY -- Two motorcycle riders died and another one injured in two separate road accidents in Sariaya town in Quezon province on Sunday, police said.Report from Quezon police headquarters said motorcyclist Vicente Taguan, 43, who occupied the opposi...

 2018-04-23 06:59 

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First of 12 FA-50 fighter jets of PH Air Force to get boost...

The Philippine Air Force is looking for potential bidders for their acquisition of spare parts and components for the maintenance of its first FA-50 lead-in fighter trainers, as part of its responsibility to keep the airworthiness and safety of its air as...

 2018-04-23 06:47 

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PNP chief warns of insubordination charges vs cops badmouthing him...

Policemen badmouthing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde online may soon be slapped with insubordination charges for questioning his capacity to lead the 190,000-strong police force. Albayalde on Monday said he had already...

 2018-04-23 06:47 

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Brownlee misses free throw late, redeems self in OT...

STA. ROSA --- Justin Brownlee may have had a hell of a night on Sunday, but his mind was still on his missed free throw that almost cost San Miguel Alab Pilipinas Game 1 of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League."Unfortunately, I missed the free throw. I...

 2018-04-23 06:35 

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Julia Barretto asks bashers to move on from Joshua Garcia issue...

Julia Barretto addressed bashers on social media with a letter and asked them to move on from the issue of her recent troubles with love team partner Joshua Garcia.Barretto tagged a tweet on April 21 with netizen Jewel Medina (@JewelMedina3) who had been ...

 2018-04-23 06:14 

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Comelec: Over 1.1M COCs filed for 2018 barangay, SK polls...

More than 1.1 million certificates of candidacy (COCs) have been filed for the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Monday. The Comelec said the data was culled from 1,625 cities and mun...

 2018-04-23 06:01 

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To save money, Duterte to take 8-seater plane to Asean summit—Palace...

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to save money and will take an 8-seater plane to Singapore instead of the Philippine Airlines Charter FlightPR001 as he attends the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) this April. Presidential Spokesperson H...

 2018-04-23 05:55 

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Chinese tourists dead, injured in 'major traffic accident' in North Korea China...

BEIJING --- A large number of Chinese tourists were killed and injured in a "major traffic accident" in North Korea, China's foreign ministry said on Monday. Details on the number of dead and injured were not immediately available but the Chin...

 2018-04-23 05:32 

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Verification set for 30K signatures in petition vs San Juan City mayor's win...

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has approved the commencement of the verification process for the 30,000 individuals who signed a petition for recall filed by the camp of former San Juan City Vice Mayor Francis Zamora against the reelection of Mayor...

 2018-04-23 05:27 

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Sans top scorer Viernes, Che'Lu stays upbeat ahead of D-League Finals...

Che'Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastianwill miss one of its key cogs ahead of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup Finals after Jeff Viernes was called up by GlobalPort.Revellers coach Stevenson Tiu said that his side has been scampering in trying to f...

 2018-04-23 05:20 

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Luis Manzano reveals how he made it up to Billy Crawford for not attending Balesin wedding...

Luis Manzano explained to a fan why he couldn't be at Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia's wedding. He also joked about how he made up for it.Netizen Joshka Liwanag (@dentarocks) from New York asked Manzano in one of the actor's Instagram posts ...

 2018-04-23 05:08 

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Palace dismisses Carpio's protest call vs Beijing as 'premature'...

Malacaang described as "premature" the remarks of acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, urging the Philippine government to protest Beijing's landing of military planes on Panganiban Reef. "I don't think he should preempt any decision o...

 2018-04-23 05:04 

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Noynoy not a 'psychic' to know alleged Dengvaxia risks beforehand, says Bam...

Senator Bam Aquino said his cousin, former President Benigno Aquino III, was not a "psychic" to preempt the supposed risks of anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, when the latter approved its implementation during his time. The Senate blue ribbon commi...

 2018-04-23 05:03 

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James Yap's GF Michela Cazzola breaks silence on child support issue...

Following allegations that James Yap has not provided son Bimby with child support, the PBA cager has remained mum on the issue. Bimby is his second child and the only one he has with ex-wife Kris Aquino. According to the Queen of All Media, Yap has only ...

 2018-04-23 04:50 

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Hike in ride booking cancellation by drivers due to low fares Grab...

Cancellation of ride bookings by drivers of Grab Philippines has increased after the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board's (LTFRB) suspended its P2 per minute travel charge in its fare system. This was disclosed by the ride-hailing firm on Monday...

 2018-04-23 04:44 

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LOOK: Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez celebrates 48th birthday...

Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez marked her 48th birthday yesterday, April 22, with an intimate gathering at home with her loved ones.Velasquez, who is probably used to being the one doing the singing, was sung to by her family as she held a luscious ...

 2018-04-23 04:26 

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Suspension awaits lax and inefficient cops, new PNP chief warns...

Inefficient police units and policemen committing even minor offenses may soon face the axe, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde warned on Monday, and encouraged them to urgently change their bad habits. Emphasizing the...

 2018-04-23 04:06 

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Michelle Williams joins Julianne Moore in 'After the Wedding'...

The remake of Oscar-nominated Danish drama "After the Wedding" is moving forward with Michelle Williams of "The Greatest Showman" taking a leading role opposite Julianne Moore.Williams will become the director of a struggling Indian orphan...

 2018-04-23 03:57 

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Cavs win at Indiana in Game 4 to even series...

INDIANAPOLIS --- LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of Cleveland's final 13 points as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday to even the first-round series at two games a...

 2018-04-23 03:57 

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Grab punishes almost 500 drivers over unjustified booking cancellations...

Grab Philippines has meted sanctions on nearly 500 drivers last week following an internal investigation over mounting complaints against drivers who inexcusably cancel passengers' ride bookings.In a statement issued on Monday, Grab Country HeadBrian ...

 2018-04-23 03:44 

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Duterte names MMDA general manager, SEC commissioner...

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Jose Arturo Garcia Jr. as general manager of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).Duterte signed the appointment paper of Garcia on April 18 but Malacaang only released it on Monday. He was earlier named as...

 2018-04-23 03:27 

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NTC moves vs 'nakaw load', cancels registration of value-added service provider...

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has revoked the certificate of registration of Got Deals Mobile Inc., a mobile content provider of Globe Telecom in connection with a complaint filed by a netizen over hidden charges and missing loads. The ...

 2018-04-23 03:13 

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Beychella Weekend 2 Had New Wardrobe and Another Destiny's Child Reunion...

If you think Beyonc won't go the extra mile for her second Coachella weekend, then think again. She may have sang the same songs, but boy did she up the ante with a wardrobe change and another taste of Destiny's Child, Jay-Z, and Solange.Last week...

 2018-04-23 03:07 

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Kris Aquino remorseful after blasting Korina Sanchez; says sorry to Duterte, Noynoy, Mar...

Hell hath no fury like the Queen of All Media scorned. Kris Aquino went on a tirade against ex-husband James Yap over the weekend after his birthday message to Bimby irked Aquino. It was an anger, it seems, not borne out of impulse but of having been sile...

 2018-04-23 02:37 

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2 killed in Pangasinan road mishaps...

DAGUPAN CITY --- Two motorcycle riders were killed in separate road accidents in Pangasinan province, police said on Monday. Liberato Rimorin Jr., 22, was declared dead on arrival at the Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital after he slammed into a concrete road...

 2018-04-23 02:29 

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11 hurt as bus rammed a roadside tree in Quezon...

LUCENA CITY -- At least 11 passengers of aManila-bound bus were injured after their vehicle hit a tree along Quirino Highway in Tagkawayantown in Quezon province before midnight Sunday, police said. In a report, Tagkawayan police head Chief Insp. Dandy Ag...

 2018-04-23 02:18 

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Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs beat Warriors to avoid sweep...

SAN ANTONIO --- Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili loved it.Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday he delivered a throwback performance for his old coach to save the Spurs' season.Experienc...

 2018-04-23 02:15 

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Wall takes over, Wizards tie series with Raptors at 2-2...

WASHINGTON --- John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington's last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as the No. 8 seed Wizards came back to beat the No. 1 Toronto Raptors 106...

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