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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but rights groups skeptical

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address UN accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.

Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped under secret court orders – CNN

U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday.

Maria intensifies to rare Category 5 hurricane in Caribbean

The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

BUSINESS

PH tops Asia on financial inclusion list as policies expand banking access

The Philippines remains Asia’s leader in financial inclusion due to policies supportive of wider banking access, the Brookings Institution said in a report, even as the country slipped a rung from its rank a year ago.

BSP to continue payment, settlement operations on Sept. 21

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacañang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

Rate of 10-year Treasury bond down on strong demand

The average rate of the Philippine government-issued Treasury bond (T-bond) declined Tuesday due to strong demand.

OPINION

NCPAG, the country's premier training school for public servants has come out in support of the Commission on Human Rights, saying the agency - one of seven constitutional bodies mandated in the 1987 Charter - is needed "now, more than ever."

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ENTERTAINMENT

Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named ‘most dangerous’ in online searches

Online searches for these two are the likeliest to expose fans to malicious websites.

Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit as ‘ridiculous’

Two songwriters claim that Swift lifted lyrics for 'Shake It Off' from their 2001 song 'Playas Gon’ Play.'

SPORTS

No room for Australia, New Zealand in Asian Games, says OCA chief

The influential head of the Olympic Council of Asia has dashed hopes that athletes from Oceania nations, including Australia and New Zealand, might be...

Javelin thrower Asusano gives PH first gold in 9th ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR – Cendy Asusano, a mother of three-year old girl, ruled her favorite event-javelin throw F54/55 to give Philippines its first gold in...

Former PBA player Cris Bolado dies in motorcycle accident

Former PBA player Cris Bolado died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. He was 47. The fatal accident happened in Cambodia where he was based...

LIFESTYLE

Gabay Guro concert

WATCH, GABAY GURO | For one day, teachers put down chalks, lesson plans for great party, tribute

For one precious day, thousands of teachers from all over the country were able to let go of their lesson plans and a myriad tasks last weekend to relish the joys of being appreciated at the Gabay Guro celebration at the SM MOA Arena.

Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

Diversity in race, body shape and sexual identity reinvented television’s biggest runway on Sunday night.

Healthy burgers, good backpacks: Letran students hold entrep fair at Robinsons Place Manila

Budding entrepreneurs from Colegio de San Juan de Letran recently impressed mall goers at Robinsons Place Manila with their fresh concepts and unique products.

MOTORING

Audi takes lead in automated driving

German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology.

Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design

Intel Corp announced a collaboration with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving unit, saying it had worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.

GOING E.V. | Mazda to make all models hybrid, electric by early 2030s

Mazda Motor Corp plans to make all of its vehicles electric-based, including petrol hybrids, by the early 2030s as more automakers shift strategies to meet tightening global emission regulations.

TECH

Hackers compromised popular free CCleaner software — Piriform

Hackers broke into British company Piriform’s free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users.

As AI takes centerstage, Nvidia hits another record high

Shares of Nvidia Corp touched a record high for the second straight day on Monday following yet another steep increase in the chipmaker’s price target.