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Incheon airport opens new terminal before Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's main international gateway Incheon airport opened its second terminal on Thursday, January 18, significantly increasing its capacity 3 weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics, airport authorities said. More than 300,000 tourists are expected to enter the country through Incheon during next month's ........»»

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HRW report hails resistance to Trump-style populism

PARIS, France – Activists have decried the rise of US President Donald Trump and his embrace of populist strongmen as a blow to the global campaign for human rights, but say they see a promising resistance movement. In its annual report released Thursday, January 18, Human Rights Watch tracks unchecked ........»»

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WATCH: Interview with SF9, Kpop boyband

MANILA, Philippines – Annyeong Fantasies! Fresh from their 2018 SF9 [Be My Fantasy] in Manila show on January 6, Rappler puts SF9 in the spotlight as they take on the cute Baby Shark Dance challenge and guess What's in the Box. (READ:  SF9 to perform in Manila for 'Be My Fantasy' tour ) Sensational Feeling 9, most commonly known as ........»»

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Manchester United will make Alexis Sanchez highest-paid Premier League player - reports

LONDON, United Kingdom - Manchester United are set to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal by making him the Premier League's highest paid player, according to several reports on Thursday, January 18. The Chilean striker would earn between 400,000 and 500,000 pounds ($555,000 and $690,000) a ........»»

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Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar has seized 30 million meth pills along with more than two tons of "ice" and heroin in a record bust, the government said Thursday, January 18, as drugs pour from labs in lawless border regions. The operation in a remote part of northern Myanmar came after the ........»»

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2018 3X3 FIBA World Cup to be hosted at Philippine Arena

MANILA, Philippines - After winning the bid to co-host the 2023 FIBA World Cup with Japan and Indonesia, the Philippines is now also set to host the 2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan from June 8 to 12 this year......»»

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LTFRB limits cars under ride-hailing apps to 45,700

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has set the maximum number of cars operating ride-hailing applications like Grab and Uber  at 45,700. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada shared LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2018-03  to reporters on Thursday, January 18. The MC would be published in the Philippine Star on Friday, January ........»»

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Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis post-Martial Law – HRW

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday, January 18, called the current human rights situation under President Rodrigo Duterte as the worst since the lifting of Martial Law imposed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. “President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into ........»»

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If there was a violation, Rappler not given time to cure it - lawyer

MANILA, Philippines – Unlike similar cases in the past, Rappler Incorporated's lawyer argued the media firm was not given the time and opportunity to resolve a provision that allegedly violated a constitutional rule. Rappler lawyer Francis Lim's remarks stemmed from a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision last January 11 to revoke the ........»»

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New year, new you: How to give your aura a spiritual refresh

MANILA, Philippines – It’s January and we’re ready to leave all the bad vibes behind us and start fresh – but it’s not that easy to stick to resolutions and stay optimistic when you’re stuck in a bad headspace. Enter the Healing House, a literal house in Mandaluyong, that has built ........»»

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CHR urges public to defend press freedom

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday, January 18, urged the public to defend press freedom amid threats against it.   In a statement to the public, the CHR said it “stresses the value of these freedoms in upholding ........»»

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NBI summons Rappler CEO Ressa, reporter over cybercrime complaint

MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday, January 18, sent subpoenas to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and a former reporter over a complaint for violation of the cybercrime law. The complaint was filed by Wilfredo Keng, a businessman whom Rappler reported on in 2012 for having supposedly ........»»

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Huge storms hit northern Europe, leave 3 dead

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (UPDATED) – Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond Thursday, January 18, snapping air and train links and leaving 3 people dead, all killed by falling trees. The Netherlands bore the brunt of the severe winter storms – the second this month – as bitter winds barrelled off ........»»

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Emirates announces $16-B deal for 36 A380s

PARIS, France (UPDATED) – Emirates Airlines said Thursday, January 18, it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders. The company said it had placed firm orders for 20 of ........»»

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Ilocos United FC becomes second PFL team to withdraw from league

MANILA, Philippines - Ilocos United FC announced on Thursday, January 18, it will not compete in the 2018 Philippines Football League, becoming the second team in the past two weeks to withdraw. The announcement comes 10 days after Meralco FC said it would fold up operations , dropping the number of teams remaining for the league's ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Pokwang, Lee O Brian welcome baby girl

MANILA, Philippines – Comedian Pokwang has given birth to a baby girl! She and her boyfriend, actor Lee O'Brian, welcomed their daughter Malia on Thursday, January 18. On Instagram, Lee wrote: "This morning at 8:28 am Manila time, the most beautiful little angel came into our world, our Baby Malia!!" He added ........»»

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Marinerong Pilipino pulls plug on Zark’s-Lyceum comeback in D-League opener

MANILA, Philippines - The Marinerong Pilipino Skippers proved steadier in the endgame as they hacked out a 94-92 win over the Zark’s Jawbreakers-Lyceum in the opening game of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City Thursday, January 18.  Leading ........»»

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Elliott tallies triple-double as Hong Kong takes out frustrations on Formosa

Coming off their first loss in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League, Christian Standhardinger and Hong Kong were nothing but determined to get back on track. They did just that on Thursday at the Souhorn Stadium in Hong Kong, waking up Formosa from dreaming of an upset, 99-79. The Filipino-German again proved to be a force with a team-high 25 points, but it was reigning and defending World MVP Marcus Elliott who showed the home team the way back onto the win column. Elliott was all over the court and collected 19 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season. With him fronting the charge, the Dreamers just had no chance from start to finish. The rout is much welcome for Hong Kong which was downed for the very first time in the season more than a week ago by Saigon. Now at 8-1, they continue to pace the tournament. The exact opposite goes for Formosa which fell for the eighth time in nine games. Lenny Daniel led them in the losing effort with 19 points. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Davao Chamber, Japanese biz execs eye direct Davao-Tokyo flights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – Direct flights between this city and Tokyo, Japan are in the works, an official of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) said. Arturo Milan, new president of DCCCII, told reporters on Wednesday that chamber representatives had met with four Japanese executives engaged in the […].....»»

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Davao City government urged to use e-vehicles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – The city council has been urged to pass a measure encouraging local government agencies to use e-vehicles to keep carbon emissions down. Ruth M. Tawantawan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 11 director said that electric vehicles must be the “future of transport” here due to its […].....»»

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