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Frida, Mexico s famous rescue dog, retires

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Frida the rescue dog, a labrador retriever who gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retired from duty Monday, June 24. Frida, who adorably sniffed through the rubble in her protective goggles and booties in the hours after ........»»

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San Francisco first major U.S. city to ban e-cigarette sales

LOS ANGELES, USA – San Francisco on Tuesday, June 25, became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes. The city's legislature unanimously approved an ordinance which backers said was necessary due to the "significant public health consequences" of a "dramatic surge" in vaping ........»»

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U.S. border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

WASHINGTON, USA – The acting head of the US Customs and Border Protection agency announced his resignation on Tuesday, June 25, amid a public outcry over alarming detention conditions of migrant children in Texas . John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, said in a letter obtained by several US ........»»

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PDP-Laban, 3 major House blocs support Velasco for Speaker

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The numbers now seem to be on the side of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco after 4 major blocs in the House, including the ruling party, forged an alliance to back his speakership bid. Rappler obtained a copy of a manifesto signed by leaders of ........»»

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UK demands probe into Hong Kong police action

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain urged Hong Kong on Tuesday, June 25, to conduct an independent investigation into clashes between police and protesters , and suspended export licences for crowd control equipment. "We remain very concerned with the situation in Hong Kong," Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs in parliament's lower House of Commons. "I ........»»

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U.S. celebrity YouTuber Etika found dead – police

NEW YORK, USA – American YouTube celebrity Desmond Amofah, better known as "Etika," has been found dead in New York nearly a week after he disappeared, police said on Tuesday, June 25. The 29-year-old became known on the video site for playing and criticizing Nintendo games......»»

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Duterte tells Bangsamoro gov t to hurry up

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appeared unsatisfied with the pace of the new Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), telling them to "hurry up" in a speech on Tuesday, June 25. "Ang bayan natin medyo malayo pa (Our country is still far away). We still have to perfect the BOL. I ........»»

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LOOK: Marcos family reunion in Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – Senator-elect Imee Marcos and her son Ilocos Norte governor-elect Matthew Joseph Manotoc joined other newly elected officials who took their oath of office before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Tuesday, June 25. Like other officials who went to the Palace that day, the Marcoses were with members of ........»»

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China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates

OTTAWA, Canada – China asked Canada on Tuesday, June 25, to suspend all meat exports after discovering bogus veterinary health certificates attached to a batch of pork, while Canadian federal police launched a criminal probe. The forgery allegations against Frigo Royal come amid frosty relations between the two nations following Canada's arrest of a ........»»

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Can Federer defy age to lift 9th Wimbledon title?

    PARIS, France – Twenty years after his debut, Roger Federer will take aim at a ninth Wimbledon title and a place in history as the oldest man to capture a Grand Slam singles crown. Federer, who turns 38 in August, is already the oldest player to win the Wimbledon men's title ........»»

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Robert Mueller to testify in U.S. Congress on Russia probe

WASHINGTON, USA – Former US special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public on July 17 about his report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees said Tuesday, June 25. "Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before Congress pursuant to subpoena," ........»»

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Bill Cosby appeals sexual assault conviction

NEW YORK, USA – Comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving a 3 and a half year jail sentence, on Tuesday, June 25 appealed a Pennsylvania court's verdict that found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago. "This filing is an important ........»»

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Dodong set to exit, but monsoon rain seen in last days of June

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Dodong slightly accelerated on Wednesday morning, June 26, as it prepared to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). But while Dodong ........»»

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Rappler Talk: Assessing Duterte presidency at the halfway mark

MANILA, Philippines – Rodrigo Duterte's presidency will reach its halfway mark on Sunday, June 30. How would you assess his administration and governance style? Rappler reporter Pia Ranada speaks with Aries Arugay, political science associate professor from the University of the Philippines, about Duterte's sustained popularity, his political gains and ........»»

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After Dodong, PAGASA monitors potential tropical depression

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Even before Tropical Depression Dodong leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), forecasters are already monitoring a cloud cluster which could later become a tropical depression. In a ........»»

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5 Pinoy shorts to binge for Pride Month

Pinoy Queer Cinema has grown a lot over the years. What started out as a response to the portrayal of the queer community as practically asexual comic relief in mainstream cinema, juxtaposing the naked male form against the backdrop of urban decay, has evolved into a diverse subgenre where ........»»

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U.S. chip firm says it can lawfully sell some items to Huawei

WASHINGTON, USA – US semiconductor firm Micron Technology said Tuesday, June 25, it has resumed some sales to Chinese technology giant Huawei despite a ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds. The comments from Micron came as the New York Times reported that some American ........»»

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Pompeo set for talks in tariff king India

NEW DELHI, India – When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits down with India's prime minister on Wednesday, June 26, he will be trying to chart a path that keeps the Asian ally onside politically even as the two countries are at loggerheads over trade. As a democratic heavyweight in ........»»

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Robots to take 20M jobs, worsening inequality – study

WASHINGTON, USA – Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows. The forecast set to be released Wednesday, June 26, highlights growing concerns that automation and robots, while ........»»

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Facebook to hand over IP addresses of users who post hateful content in France

PARIS, France – Facebook will share with French judicial officials the IP addresses of users who post hateful content, an aide to digital affairs minister Cedric O said Tuesday. The vast social media platform has agreed to provide the addresses of accounts containing "homophobic, racist or anti-Semitic content" ........»»

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