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Iggy Azalea keen to end six-year feud with Azealia Banks

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:00

The Fancy hitmaker wants the two rap rivals to get together and resolve their issues.

Rihanna gives advice to fan dealing with heartbreak over Twitter

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:00

The singer once helped a Twitter user who was struggling to open up about his sexuality.

Turkey lifts foreign travel ban on charged novelist

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:17

A Turkish court on Thursday lifted a foreign travel ban imposed on one of the country's leading contemporary novelists after she was put on trial on charges of supporting "terror" groups. The move by the Istanbul court will allow Asli Erdogan to travel abroad and receive prizes she had been unable to collect due to the ban. The next hearing is due on October 31, her lawyer Erdal Dogan told AFP.

Katy Perry makes U.S. pop chart history with third Diamond Song Award

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:30

The pop star is also the queen of Twitter with over 100 million followers.

Spice Girls star Geri Horner prayed to God for miracle baby

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:30

The singer still regrets the way she left the Spice Girls in 1998.

Loretta Lynn cancels two concerts in Iowa

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:30

The country icon suffered a stroke in May (17).

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:21

At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan. Dozens of wounded people were rushed to hospital on makeshift stretchers after the bombing at New Kabul Bank which upturned vehicles, left the area littered with charred debris, and sent a plume of smoke into the sky. This was the third attack on this bank since 2014, with the Taliban claiming their target was Afghan soldiers and police on their way to draw salaries.

Gabrielle Union has a crush on socially-aware teen Zendaya

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:30

While the actress was gushing about the teen, Zendaya was alerting fans to the horror of Philando Castile's death.

JAY-Z: 'Social justice is a collective fight'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:30

The rapper has teamed up with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on two poignant civil rights documentaries about slain black teens.

Bill Cosby planning motivational speaking tour

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:30

Prosecutors are vowing to drag the comedian back to court following last week's mistrial verdict.

Firecracker E.O. adds force to gov’t campaign against air pollution – DOH/DENR

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:14

In the coming new year, reduction in the amount of air pollution caused by firecrackers will be measured once the Executive Order Number 28 is implemented regulating the use of firecrackers. The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) believe that the measure will minimize health risks especially to […] The post Firecracker E.O. adds force to gov’t campaign against air pollution – DOH/DENR appeared first on UNTV News.

DBM, DA, treasury officials take witness stand in Revilla plunder trial

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:14

According to the lawyers of former senator Bong Revilla, their client was not able to attend Thursday’s trial on his plunder case because Revilla was confined in the hospital on Wednesday due to high blood pressure. Nonetheless, the proceeding went as scheduled. The chief administrator of the Records Division of the Department of Budget and […] The post DBM, DA, treasury officials take witness stand in Revilla plunder trial appeared first on UNTV News.

Weekly romp could help ageing minds: study

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:53

The benefits of doing crossword puzzles or learning languages have long been touted to stave off mental decline. The British study published in the Journals of Gerontology this week tested 28 men and 45 women aged between 50 and 83 for a range of cognitive abilities and asked if they had sex weekly, monthly or never. "It is possible that increasing frequency of sexual activity may correspond to better cognition," said the study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford, which builds on research suggesting that more sex improves mental sharpness in general.

Cladding fears spread after London fire disaster

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:16

Around 600 tower blocks in England have similar cladding to the burnt-out Grenfell Tower, Downing Street said Thursday, while combustible cladding has been found on at least three public housing blocks. Prime Minister Theresa May said the government had arranged to test cladding on "all relevant tower blocks" following the deadly June 14 inferno, with some failing the tests. Meanwhile English local authorities estimate that 600 high-rise buildings have used similar cladding to the Grenfell Tower in west London.

Bulacan firecracker manufacturers, dealers seek dialogue with administration

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:58

MANILA— The Philippine Pyrotechnic Manufacturers and Dealers Association Incorporated (PPMDAI) opposes President Rodrigo Duterte’s executive order (EO) that regulates and controls the use of firecrackers. PPMDAI vice president Leah Alapide said the EO will result in fewer buyers of their products, which in turn, will have a negative effect on the revenue of firecracker manufacturers […] The post Bulacan firecracker manufacturers, dealers seek dialogue with administration appeared first on UNTV News.

EU's Tusk says Brexit can be reversed

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:38

EU president Donald Tusk on Thursday said Brexit could be reversed as leaders gathered for a Brussels summit amid growing confidence in a future without Britain. Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May will make EU leaders an offer on the rights of expats after Britain's withdrawal as she tries to convince them she still has a grip after her election meltdown.

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:22

The main forest fires raging in Portugal since the weekend, which have killed more than 60 people, were brought under control on Thursday, the civil protection agency said. The giant blaze broke out initially at Pedrogao Grande and spread to adjacent areas including Gois, Pampilhosa da Serra and Arganil. The fire in Pedrogao Grande, which ravaged 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) of forests, was doused only late Wednesday as fire fighters contended with searing heat as well as rapidly shifting winds.

Combustible cladding found in UK tower blocks: PM

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:08

Combustible cladding has been found in "a number" of publicly-owned tower blocks in Britain following emergency checks after a devastating fire in London, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday. "A number of these tests have come back as combustible," May said in a statement to parliament after ordering checks on all similar blocks. The cladding was installed for beautification and insulation despite warnings from local residents about fire safety as part of a major refurbishment of Grenfell Tower that was completed last year.

AFP holds control of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00

Pigcawayan, North Cotabato is now under military’s control after it was attacked by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Wednesday. The military continues to conduct clearing operations and civilians are still barred from entering the area due to improvised explosive devices planted by the biff. “No one’s trapped because the clearing operations of […] The post AFP holds control of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato appeared first on UNTV News.

Taiwan's Foxconn says Toshiba deal 'not over'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:56

The head of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn said Thursday its pursuit of Toshiba "is not yet over", a day after the Japanese firm announced it preferred another group of bidders to acquire its prized chip business. Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai, is controlled by billionaire Terry Gou and reportedly had Apple as a financial backer in its multi-billion dollar bid for Toshiba's memory chip unit, seen as crucial for the cash-strapped Japanese firm to turn itself around. Toshiba said Wednesday it would hold exclusive talks with a consortium of US, South Korean and state-backed Japanese investors, dashing Gou's ambitions.