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Federer to play on clay at Madrid Open

  MADRID, SPAIN – Roger Federer's comeback on clay will feature a return to the Madrid Open for the first time since 2015, it was confirmed on Wednesday, February 20.  For the last two years, the 37-year-old has chosen to skip the clay-court season completely to preserve energy for tournaments on his ........»»

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Police charge Jussie Smollett with filing false report of homophobic assault

CHICAGO, USA –  US police on Wednesday, February 20 charged a TV actor with lying to authorities about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on the streets of Chicago. Jussie Smollett is facing felony criminal charges for allegedly filing a false police report on ........»»

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LIVE UPDATES: Catriona Gray s homecoming

MANILA, Philippines – When a Miss Universe comes home to a pageant-crazy country like the Philippines, you can be sure that it's going to be a fun and memorable time.  Unable to head out for Catriona Gray's homecoming parade on Thursday, February 21? We got your covered. Check this page for ........»»

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Ghosn case a chance to mend Japan s justice system – lawyer

TOKYO, Japan – Carlos Ghosn's lawyer said Wednesday, February 20, his client's high-profile and controversial detention was a chance to "mend" Japan's justice system , as he insisted the former Nissan boss was innocent of all charges. In his first media appearance since his surprise appointment earlier this month, Junichiro Hironaka ........»»

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Gov t postpones Tandang Sora flyover closure to March 2

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has agreed to postpone the scheduled closure of the Tandang Sora flyover and intersection to a week after February 23, the original closure date. In a statement on Thursday, February 21, DOTr said that it "accedes" to the request of ........»»

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UN allows North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

UNITED NATIONS, USA – A UN Security Council sanctions committee has agreed to allow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's delegation to travel to Vietnam for a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, diplomats said Wednesday, February 21. Vietnam had asked the committee to grant an exemption to senior North ........»»

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How Miss Universe changed Catriona Gray s life

MANILA, Philippines – While the glitz and glamor is what most people see and envy, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is first to admit that it's the little things that make being the reigning queen challenging. She's away from home, family, and friends, for instance.  At the ........»»

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Oscars chef cooks up a storm for the big night

LOS ANGELES, USA — They will nibble on Oscar-shaped flatbreads topped with smoked salmon and caviar, sip French champagne and sink their teeth into tiny chocolate Oscar statuettes. Nothing is good enough for Hollywood's elite who will be wined and dined after the Academy Awards on Sunday, February ........»»

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Venezuela s Guaido to leave for Colombia as aid standoff hardens

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido made plans to head for the border with Colombia to personally bring in US-supplied food and medicine in defiance of the military-backed government, raising fears of possible weekend confrontations. Guaido, who has set a Saturday, February 23, deadline for bringing ........»»

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Duterte signs law giving mothers 3 months of paid leave

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law an act that gives working mothers 105 days or 3 months of paid leave. Former aide Bong Go announced this in a message to reporters on Thursday, February 21. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this, saying the law was ........»»

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LOOK: Catriona Gray s lava-inspired float

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is set to have her motorcade on Thursday, February 21, and the float she'll be riding on is no less inspired by Mak Tumang's "Mayon" dress , and her Mikimoto crown. The float was designed by Fritz Silorio, who also did the float of ........»»

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[ANALYSIS] Universal healthcare: Why we’re still not quite there yet

  We’re unarguably closer to providing universal healthcare for all Filipinos. But there is still a long way to go. On Wednesday, February 20, President Duterte signed into law the Universal Health Care Act which signifies a landmark in healthcare reform in the country. For starters, it automatically enrolls all ........»»

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11 wounded in central China knife attack

BEIJING, China – A man with a history of mental illness wounded 11 people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China, local authorities said Thursday, February 21. The suspect, a 33-year-old man named Guo Kaibin, is already in police custody, according to a social media notice posted by ........»»

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WATCH: CCTV clips show before, after EDSA shooting

MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Eastern Police District (EPD) has released the CCTV clips showing scenes before and after the EDSA shooting that killed businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver Allan Santos on February 17. In a press conference on Thursday, February 21, ........»»

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Panelo says Catriona Gray may be misinformed about bill on criminal liability age

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo urged Miss Universe Catriona Gray to study the bill lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old, saying her recent remarks about it may have been "misinformed." "She should be educated on the – hindi, ........»»

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Xi cult app is China s red hot hit

BEIJING, China – A propaganda app that puts China's powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone's pockets has become a hit in the country – with a helpful nudge from Communist Party officials. Millions have downloaded the app, which tracks the amount of time users spend browsing inspirational quotes from the Chinese ........»»

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LOOK: Catriona Gray s sampaguita-inspired outfit for homecoming parade

MANILA, Philippines – Designer Mak Tumang has released the photos of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's outfit for the parade on Thursday, February 21. Mak described the sampaguita-inspired jumpsuit on his social media account. "The Sampaguita; also known as Philippine Jasmine, is the national flower of our beautiful country – the ........»»

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Violence reports justifying martial law need not be correct – Bersamin

MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin defended on Thursday, February 21, the Supreme Court’s 9-4 vote that upheld the legality of the 3rd extension of martial law, saying that the accuracy of violence reports in Mindanao is not the issue. “Whether that information is true or not ........»»

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A queen comes home: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is back

‏It’s truly been a long time coming. The entire country had been waiting two months to welcome their queen. And seeing Catriona beaming with so much joy and pride, you’d think she won just yesterday. ‏In a way, her deferred celebratory return was good because she has experienced being Miss ........»»

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Princeton alumni, students call for end to intimidation campaign vs Maria Ressa

MANILA, Philippines – Distinguished Princeton University alumni expressed their solidarity with Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, denouncing what they described as the Philippine government's "clear campaign of intimidation." In an open letter  published in the university's The Daily Princetonian, on Wednesday, February 20, 100 graduates called for an end to ........»»

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