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Matt Damon: 'Ben Affleck is fantastic after rehab'

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:30

The Argo actor is enjoying spending time with family while his ex is working on location.


Neymar helps guarantee World Cup place for Brazil

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:59

Neymar shrugged off some rough tackling and a missed penalty to score a brilliant solo goal as he led Brazil to a 3-0 win over Paraguay which booked their place at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday. It was Brazil’s eighth consecutive win in qualifying and, combined with Peru’s 2-1 win over Uruguay in […] The post Neymar helps guarantee World Cup place for Brazil appeared first on UNTV News.


Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: U.S. official

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:40

The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was “state-sponsored,” an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said on Wednesday. Lamont Siller, the legal attache at the U.S. embassy, did not elaborate but his comments in a speech […] The post Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: U.S. official appeared first on UNTV News.


Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:17

China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said Wednesday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. Last year a United Nations-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, including disputed areas close to the coasts of its neighbours.


2017 Bangkok International Motor Show opens its doors today

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:03

Today, March 29, marks the opening day of the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show with the theme “Reach To The Planet of Technology.” Scheduled to run until April 9, the show’s theme ... The post 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show opens its doors today appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.


MMDA Wants to Double Traffic Violation Fines

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:33

Hoping to deter motorists from disregarding traffic rules, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday that it seeks to raise the penalty for traffic violations by 100 percent. MMDA ... The post MMDA Wants to Double Traffic Violation Fines appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.


Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row: Manila

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:51

China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said Wednesday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. Last year a United Nations-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, including disputed areas close to the coasts of its neighbours.


John Legend surprises commuters with impromptu gig at London train station

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:30

John Legend performed his tracks All of Me, Ordinary People and Surefire during his surprise concert.


Luc Besson praises Rihanna's 'fearless' acting

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:30

Rihanna stars in the director's upcoming movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.


Rose Leslie: 'Actors from all backgrounds need luck above anything'

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:30

Rose Leslie misses London life while she shoots The Good Fight in New York.


Lamar Odom admits cheating on Khloe Kardashian during marriage

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:30

Lamar Odom denies he reconnected romantically with Khloe Kardashian while he was recovering from his hospitalisation.


79 indigent students graduate from scholarship program of La Verdad Christian College

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:15

It was a very special day for Princess Bautista — she finally finished college. Princess is a daughter of a farmer and has six siblings. “Wala po silang kakayahan na paaralin po ako sa college po… pero salamat po sa Dios kasi may isang institusyon na nagbibigay ng libre sa katulad naming gustong mag-aral (They […] The post 79 indigent students graduate from scholarship program of La Verdad Christian College appeared first on UNTV News.


Amanda Seyfried follows a five minute beauty routine

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:15

Actress Amanda Seyfried counts lavender oil as one of her favourite fragrances.


Studios sprinkle stardust on CinemaCon

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:10

Some of Hollywood's biggest movie studios took center stage at the CinemaCon on Tuesday -- wheeling out a vast array of stars to promote their upcoming slates of blockbusters. Historic "major" Paramount competed with new kid on the block STX for the loudest applause at the annual Las Vegas gathering for the "exhibition community" of theater operators and audio and visual tech innovators. STX, in business for just two years, was first up, putting forward legendary sci-fi director Luc Besson to present footage from his latest adventure, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." The 58-year-old French auteur has made a string of hits, including "The Fifth Element," "Leon: The Professional," "Lucy" and "Nikita." But he said his upcoming movie has been a passion project since he began reading the serialized 1960s comics from Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres on which it is based.


Gigi Hadid: 'Photography keeps me sane!'

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:00

Model Gigi Hadid feels the need to be creative at all times.


Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden's triple-double

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:49

Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden's 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets' comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy. Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits after seeing it dwindle.


NBA: Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:45

Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden's 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets' comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy. Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits after seeing it dwindle.


PHL-EU relations remains excellent despite controversial statements of President Duterte vs EU – Malacañang

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:25

Malacañang said the relationship between Philippines and the European Union remains excellent despite the controversial statements of President Rodrigo Duterte against the bloc. “I will just happy to hang you if you’re… if I have the preference, I’ll hang all of you. You are putting us down. You are exerting pressure in every country imposing […] The post PHL-EU relations remains excellent despite controversial statements of President Duterte vs EU – Malacañang appeared first on UNTV News.


NBA: Blazers beat Nuggets for upper hand in playoff race

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:19

C.J. McCollum scored 39 points and Jusuf Nurkic scored a career-high 33 as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 112-113 on Tuesday in a battle of teams scrambling for a playoff spot. Damian Lillard added 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who moved one game ahead of the Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Portland also claimed the head-to-head tiebreaker by virtue of winning three of the teams' four regular-season games.


Duterte offers authoritarianism as Philippine panacea

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:00

Three turbulent decades after the Philippines shed dictatorship, President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a return to authoritarian rule as a solution to all the problems democracy has failed to fix. In a series of recent speeches, Duterte has repeatedly said martial law may be needed to save his nation of 100 million people from descending into drug, crime and terrorism-induced anarchy. Duterte's warnings echo back to dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 "People Power" revolution, and are placing intense scrutiny on the democratic institutions that have been slowly rebuilt since then.