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NATIONAL

Gov’t firm suddenly gets dragged into viral Ferrari parking blunder

A photo of a Ferrari illegally part at Bonifacio Global City posted two years ago was resurfaced on Facebook and went viral anew.

Passing the torch: Justice Leonen, other law veterans welcome new blood

There's trouble in the legal profession, but there is hope. Supreme Court magistrate Marvic Leonen tweets his greetings to bar passers ahead of the release of results. Other accomplished lawyers also post their messages.

Boracay or not? Tracing Mocha Uson’s post showing a dirty beach

Did PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson post another out-of-context photo, this time of supposed a Boracay beach garbage patch?

WORLD

Japan demands Koreans not to serve what it says is an unjust dessert

Japan has demanded that South Korea rethink a mango mousse dessert it plans to serve at a North-South summit dinner on Friday which features a map of the Korean peninsula, including islands disputed with Japan, a recurring irritant for Tokyo.

‘Very excited’ Prince William takes Kate home after birth of prince

The baby is the fifth in line to the British throne, effectively bumping uncle, Prince Harry, to sixth.

Rural Kenyans beat rising heat with mud-brick homes

KIVOO, Kenya — Perched on a dirt tower on the edge of a bog in Kivoo village, eastern Kenya, Erastus Njiru applies finishing layers...
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BUSINESS

Uber’s next big rival: China ride-hailing giant Didi

China's Didi Chuxing, already disrupting the global ride-hailing market and taking on U.S. rival Uber, has its sights set on an even bigger potential prize: designing and getting built its own dedicated fleet of Didi cars.

Call centers’ American accents and Lea Salonga’s case

Customer service representatives may have that Californian twang, but Tony winner Lea Salonga says enunciation is more important than accents. We weighed the arguments:

Stocks: Cautious on China data; Philippines slides to over 11-month low

Stock markets in southeast Asia were largely cautious on Tuesday as investors weighed up a mixed bag of economic data out of China while the Philippine index slumped to an over-11-month low.

OPINION

Performance of the two populist leaders suggests that local experience does not necessarily equal national success.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman won’t show up at Israel event to get million-dollar prize

Israeli-American Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of "distressing" events in the country, the organisers said, announcing the prizegiving had been cancelled.

Cole Sprouse cheek to cheek with Pinay on plane to Manila

Before reaching Manila, a Filipino stewardess introduced Cole Sprouse in jest as her "new boyfriend."
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SPORTS

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 must address questions, says IOC’s Coates

Stakeholders may lose confidence in the Olympic committee's ability to host the Games if they do not answer questions about preparations, its chairman warned.

Revisiting Freddie Roach’s finest works with Manny Pacquiao

There’s no doubt that Roach is a maestro, and Pacquiao was his masterpiece. Here are their finest moments that made boxing history.

Motor racing-Mercedes’ Hamilton sets the early pace in China

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the opening practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Friday with championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari only sixth quickest at the Shanghai International Circuit.

LIFESTYLE

It’s getting hot in here: Manila’s ‘extreme’ heat index level

Summer season is definitely upon the Philippines as the heat index of Manila reaches extreme levels. The Facebook page of Young Earth Scientists' Society released...
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Hardest exam in the world? The back-breaking road to passing the bar

The moment of truth for those who spent years with their nose in legal books has come. But how critical is topping the bar to lawyers' careers?

The hailstorm in Benguet is more dangerous than exciting

"Wow, ice is falling in Benguet!" But what you don't know about hailstorms will hurt you.
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MOTORING

Gov’t firm suddenly gets dragged into viral Ferrari parking blunder

A photo of a Ferrari illegally part at Bonifacio Global City posted two years ago was resurfaced on Facebook and went viral anew.

New York banning cars from Central Park starting this summer

NEW YORK —New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners...

Toyota to launch ‘talking’ vehicles in United States in 2021

Toyota Motor Corp plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said on Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.

TECH

Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

Alphabet Inc's Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook.

Facebook data breach or Comeleak: Which could have a bigger impact?

Facebook recently admitted that information on most of its 2 billion users are vulnerable after a data scandal involving political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
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