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“Asahan niyo po na bibigyan ko po kayo ng tapat na serbisyo.” Thus said former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go to victims of a fire in Barangay Moonwalk, Parañaque City last Jan. 8 Go guaranteed that their situation will eventually improve because he will be there to […]

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At least 15 killed in Nairobi hotel attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Grief-stricken Kenyans flocked to a morgue in the capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday to look for loved ones among at least 15 people killed in a militant attack on a hotel complex, as workers still trapped pleaded for help. The attack on the upscale hotel complex at 14 Riverside, by at least four […]

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One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained “some sobering statistics and evidence of what needs to […]

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UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Britain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos. MPs voted 432 to 202 against May’s plan for taking Britain out of the European Union, the biggest parliamentary defeat for a government in modern […]

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Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes

In the 1980s, the “Back to the Future” film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers. Then a few years ago, Nike made the movie magic a reality, introducing its first shoe to the public with so-called “power lacing.” And on Tuesday, the global sportswear giant took it a step farther — now […]

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Close shave: Gillette ad sparks online

A commercial for the Gillette razor brand that supported the #MeToo movement and called on men to change their behavior has triggered a heated controversy online. The spot, which features images of harassment and brutality, urges men to end a culture of “toxic masculinity” and turns the brand’s 30-year-old slogan into a question: “Is this […]

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