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No fake rice in the country – NFA

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:58

MANILA —The National Food Authority (NFA) maintains that there is no fake rice being sold in the Philippine market. The seven samples of alleged fake rice have passed the laboratory tests of NFA. Included in those tested is a sample rice from the video posted by Rafael Franco that went viral online. Aside from this, […] The post No fake rice in the country – NFA appeared first on UNTV News.


EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:49

EU leaders warned Friday that Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made what she insisted was a "fair" offer. "My first impression is the UK offer is below our expectations and this risks worsening the situation of our citizens in the UK," EU President Donald Tusk told a news conference after the second day of a Brussels summit. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters that May's offer to EU leaders over dinner late Thursday was a "first step but this step is not sufficient".


Bomber sows death among civilians fleeing Mosul

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:42

A suicide bomber blew himself up Friday among civilians fleeing the Old City of Mosul, where increasingly desperate jihadists are mounting a bloody last stand. According to a major and medic in the Iraqi army, a bomber who had blended in with fleeing civilians killed at least 12 people in the Mashahda area of the Old City. "We received 12 people killed and more than 20 wounded in our field hospital, including women and children," Ahmed Hashem told AFP from a nearby field hospital.


50 Cent: 'I'm in love with Helen Mirren'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:30

Ryan Reynolds has also fallen for the Oscar winner.


Imagine Dragons singer thanks fans for helping him with depression battle

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:30

The rocker often cries about the honesty of his songs.


Russian punks blast Oliver Stone for Putin interviews

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:30

The director's four-part special debuted in America earlier this month.


MMDA chair admits no easy solution to Metro Manila traffic problems

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:05

MANILA—The chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) says it is not possible to immediately resolve the country’s traffic problems. Metro Manila has been experiencing problems on traffic for more than 20 years now, according to the MMDA. Data from the agency reveals that almost 2.7 million vehicles ply through Metro Manila every day. […] The post MMDA chair admits no easy solution to Metro Manila traffic problems appeared first on UNTV News.


Five Ways to Be Good on the Road

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:01

Observing good manners in driving is an integral part of car safety on the road. Small things like thanking another driver for giving way or returning the favor to others ... The post Five Ways to Be Good on the Road appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.


EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:44

EU leaders warned Friday Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May gave what she insisted was a "fair" offer. "My first impression is the UK offer is below our expectations and this risks worsening the situation of our citizens in the UK," EU President Donald Tusk told a news conference after the second day of a Brussels summit. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters that May's offer was a "first step but this step is not sufficient." The fate of around three million European citizens living in Britain after Brexit is one of the most contentious issues in the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the 28-member bloc, which began on Monday.


Madrid bolsters security as WorldPride kicks off

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:29

Madrid increased security Friday for the start of WorldPride 2017, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights which hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. The 10-day celebration culminates with a huge parade on July 1 down the Paseo del Prado, one of the Spanish capital's central avenues, which in itself could attract "up to one million people," according to Madrid's Cogam LGBT Collective, one of the organisers. The WorldPride, which kicked off overnight with a cabaret show, takes place against a background of high tension across Europe, which has been hit by a string of attacks.


'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:02

New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. The five-year, $4.6 million project -- the brainchild of researchers at New York University, working in concert with city residents and city hall -- is using machine learning technology and sensors to build a sound library. The idea is to record the full panoply of noises in the city of 8.5 million residents and use artificial intelligence so that machines can recognize sounds automatically, ultimately giving authorities a way to mitigate noise levels.


Artists For Grenfell charity single debuts at number one

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:30

The beautiful version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic has won praise from fans and the artists involved.


Bradley Cooper and Johnny Depp gatecrash Kris Kristofferson's Glastonbury set

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:30

The two movie stars thrilled festival-goers with their surprise appearance.


University of Missouri scholars strip Bill Cosby of honorary degree

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:30

More than 20 other schools across America have also revoked degrees and honours given to the embattled comedian.


'Pee Park'? China tries to correct bad translations

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:55

Public signs such as "Pee Park" and "deformed man toilet" may finally be a thing of the past as Chinese authorities crack down on poor translations known as "Chinglish". China has waged various campaigns in recent years to root out poor grammar and misused English vocabulary and this week took special aim at "eradicating poor translations that damage the country's image", the state newspaper People's Daily said. The new standard will go into effect on December 1 and aims to wipe out Chinglish once and for all on public signs.


UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:44

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to send a group of experts to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region. A council resolution called on the UN rights office to dispatch a team of international experts to help Kinshasa investigate gross rights violations in the region, including extrajudicial killings, torture, rape and the use of child soldiers. More than 3,300 people have been killed in eight months of spiralling unrest in the central Kasai region, the papal envoy to the country said earlier this week.


US Navy to hold Japan memorial for sailors killed in crash

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:27

The US navy said Friday it will hold a memorial ceremony for seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan's coast last weekend. The sailors' relatives, US military officials and some 300 crew members of the guided-missile warship will join the private event, she added, without releasing other details. There have been around 30 ship collisions over the past decade in the area, including a 2013 incident in which six Japanese crew died, according to the Japan Coast Guard.


California man visits Disneyland 2,000 days in a row

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:37

As one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row. Jeff Reitz marked the milestone on Thursday, using his Disneyland Resort annual pass which had enabled his trek to the park on a daily basis since January 1, 2012. "What we mostly know about him is that he loves Disneyland," said John McClintock, a spokesman for the theme park.


Top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-backed trial

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:21

One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia's ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected the label of "murderer" in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial. The Khmer Rouge's former head of state, 85-year-old Khieu Samphan, spoke angrily to the Phnom Penh chamber trying him and another senior leader, 90-year-old Nuon Chea, for the regime's killing of ethnic Vietnamese and Muslim minorities, forced marriage and rape. The men are the two most senior living members of the radical Maoist group that seized control of Cambodia in 1975 and carried out some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.


N. Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:09

North Korea on Friday accused the US of waging a "smear campaign" over the death of a student who was sent back home in a coma, denying he was tortured or abused. President Donald Trump has slammed the treatment of 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier, who spent more than a year in detention in the secretive state, as "a total disgrace". "The smear campaign against (North Korea) staged in the US compels us to make firm determination that... we should further sharpen the blade of law", the foreign ministry spokesman said according to state media.