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WORLD

‘Deranged’ Trump to pay dearly for U.N. speech – North Korea’s Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted U.S. President Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fresh sanctions over Pyongyang’s weapons programs.

Russia to strike U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.-backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an unusual face-to-face meeting between U.S. and Russian generals meant to avoid such clashes.

As Mexico quake deaths hit 273, search focuses on 10 buildings

Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.

BUSINESS

ASEAN, HK expect to sign trade, investment deals in November

The Philippines is optimistic over five agreements and declarations, including the long-awaited free trade and investment agreements between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hong Kong, will be signed by November.

Citing Aussie govt data, Cebu Pacific says it outpaced competition in Manila-Sydney route

Cebu Pacific has reported the highest passenger market share on flights between Manila and Sydney, outperforming key competitors servicing the route.

Cars slapped with lower excise tax in Senate’s TRAIN version

Lower excise tax rates for automobiles are reflected in the Senate version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill compared to the House of Representatives' version.

OPINION

It has gotten to the point that there is pride in entitlement and braggadocio in lying. Filipinos are mocked and demonized for fighting for human rights, for demanding accountability and transparency in government, while those who deny and twist the words of the Constitution fist-bump you on Facebook after embarrassing their own staff and alma mater.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Dream Theater’s brand of prog rock goes beyond images and words

The legendary band will perform at the Kia Theatre on Monday.

REVIEW | ‘Respeto’ and the power of a well-defined setting

This gritty urban drama is wonderfully acted, especially by a magnetic Abra, who holds the film steadily in its place.

SPORTS

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas opens FIBA Asia Champions Cup campaign with impressive win over Kazakh club

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas got off to a rousing start to its FIBA Asia Champions Cup campaign, dispatching BC Astana of Kazakhstan, 73-65, in an impressive...

Meralco, Star notch crucial wins to bolster twice-to-beat aspirations

The Meralco Bolts moved closer to a twice-to-beat ticket as the Star Hotshots continued their fight for a top four finish in the Oppo...

GlobalPort forced to play All-Filipino in final game as import replacement goes over height limit

The GlobalPort Batang Pier will play their final Oppo PBA Governors' Cup game without an import as their supposed last-minute replacement Jamal Thomas was...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Tesla, AMD to develop chip for self-driving car — CNBC

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

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.

TECH

WATCH | Defibrillator drones could save lives in hard-to-reach areas

Researchers have developed a drone with the capability of transporting and delivering an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) to rural areas in the first few minutes after cardiac arrest to facilitate early defibrillation. Reuters' Roselle Chen reports.

DICT chief Salalima submits resignation to Malacanang — Newsbytes.ph

Rodolfo “Rudy” Salalima, the first secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), tendered his resignation letter to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte two weeks ago, a reliable source told Newsbytes.PH.