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Trump's new idea -- a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:44

US President Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels -- and use the energy to cover construction costs. "Yes, we will build a wall," he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Right?" quipped the president, whose initial pledge to make Mexico pay for the wall has met with stiff resistance from America's southern neighbor.

Prime suspect in the killing of Bohol mayor tests negative of paraffin trace

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:34

The PNP Crime Laboratory  has not found any gun powder residue in the hands of Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel. This has been the result of the paraffin test conducted on Boniel. Despite this, Police Regional Office 7 said it will not affect the parricide case filed against the Bohol official. Boniel is […] The post Prime suspect in the killing of Bohol mayor tests negative of paraffin trace appeared first on UNTV News.

Ed Sheeran struggled to keep MBE news secret

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:30

Ed Sheeran wishes his grandad was alive to hear about his MBE news.

Cameron Douglas granted permission to visit grandfather Kirk in Los Angeles

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:30

The 38-year-old has been unable to fly to California for the past seven years, as parole restrictions meant he was unable to travel.

DJ Khaled makes peace with organisers over sound failure at Electric Daisy Carnival

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:30

The Wild Thoughts hitmaker was left "frustrated" by the sound problems at the Electric Daisy Carnival that saw him booed offstage by fans.

Harry Styles left devastated by stepfather's death

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:30

Robin, who married Harry's mother Anne Cox in 2013, was just 57 years old at the time of his tragic passing on 20 June (17).

Anti-fur protesters disrupt Kors event in New York

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:23

Anti-fur protesters stormed on stage with Michael Kors in New York on Wednesday, briefly disrupting a ticketed event at which the US fashion mogul discussed his career, dressing Melania Trump and shutting stores. "Michael Kors has blood on his hands," chanted the more than dozen protesters who marched through a darkened auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shortly before security ushered Kors out. An audio recording of an animal squealing, seemingly in pain signaled the start of the four-minute protest about 13 minutes into the conversation with Kors, which was being streamed on Facebook "Animal fur is not in fashion," "animal fur is not compassion," chanted the protesters, at least two of whom jumped on stage.

Filipinos remain skeptical of rebel groups amid peace talks

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:40

Peace talks between the government panel and the communist coalition of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army, and the National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) has reached fourth phase under the Duterte administration. And although the fifth round of talks did not push through in May, both camps have announced their readiness to […] The post Filipinos remain skeptical of rebel groups amid peace talks appeared first on UNTV News.

MMDA warns barangay officials against allowing sidewalk vendors on EDSA

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:29

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) began its clearing operations on Balitawak market before 6 a.m. on Wednesday. MMDA personnel removed illegal vendors selling their products on streets and sidewalks, as well as illegally parked pedicabs and tricycles. The MMDA was able to collect three trucks of garbage in the area. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim […] The post MMDA warns barangay officials against allowing sidewalk vendors on EDSA appeared first on UNTV News.

Re-implementation of Anti-Distracted Driving Act takes effect on July 6

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:22

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) published in newspapers on Wednesday the revised implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Law. This means that 15 days after the publication, which falls on July 6, the re-implementation of the law will be effective. Under the law, the use of […] The post Re-implementation of Anti-Distracted Driving Act takes effect on July 6 appeared first on UNTV News.

Occasional smokers who vape smoke more cigarettes

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:13

(Reuters Health) – Tobacco companies have been selling electronic cigarettes as a way to wean smokers off paper cigarettes, but a new study suggests the strategy could backfire. The report in Preventive Medicine found that young adults who occasionally smoked conventional cigarettes smoked more of them if they also used e-cigarettes – battery-powered gadgets that […] The post Occasional smokers who vape smoke more cigarettes appeared first on UNTV News.

Rare US total solar eclipse excites Americans coast-to-coast

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:41

For the first time in almost a century the United States is preparing for a coast-to-coast solar eclipse, a rare celestial event millions of Americans, with caution, will be able to observe. During the eclipse on August 21 -- the first of its kind since 1918 -- the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, casting a dark shadow and making visible the sun's normally obscured atmosphere, or solar corona, as well as bright stars and planets. Almost 12 million Americans live within this strip of the country, while some two-thirds of the nation's population reside within a day's car ride, said Martin Knopp of the Department of Transportation.

Mother’s heart health tied to breastfeeding

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:39

(Reuters Health) – A woman’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life may be influenced by how long she breastfed her children, according to a new study from China. Women who reported having breastfed for any amount of time were about 9 percent less likely than mothers who never breastfed to […] The post Mother’s heart health tied to breastfeeding appeared first on UNTV News.

Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:25

Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm’s broader effort to improve an often-contentious relationship. San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature to its app despite […] The post Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy appeared first on UNTV News.

Rebel Wilson to donate defamation trial damages to charity

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:30

The Australian actress has reportedly requested millions from Bauer Media Group after winning her defamation lawsuit.

Niall Horan won't rule out One Direction collaborations for solo album

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:30

The 23-year-old singer found fame as one fifth of the boyband, which were formed on British TV talent show The X Factor in 2010.

World population to reach 9.8 bln in 2050, UN says

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:48

Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country in the world, according to the figures by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. "With roughly 83 million people being added to the world's population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline," the report's authors said. At that rate, the global population will reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, it said.

FBI investigating Michigan airport stabbing as 'terrorism'

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:37

The FBI said it is investigating as an "act of terrorism" a knife attack on a Michigan airport police officer on Wednesday by a man yelling "Allahu Akbar." The suspect, who is in custody and cooperating with investigators, is a Canadian resident in his 50s named Amor Ftouhi, FBI special agent David Gelios told a news conference. "We're investigating this incident today as an act of terrorism," he said. Security camera footage showed Ftouhi lingering at Bishop International Airport with baggage before pulling out a 12-inch knife, yelling "Allahu Akbar" and stabbing an officer in the neck in a non-secured, public area, police said.

Brussels bomber 'had IS sympathies'

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:35

Belgian investigators found evidence Wednesday that a suspect who set off a bomb at a Brussels train station in the latest in a wave of attacks on Europe had sympathies with the Islamic State group. Police found explosive materials in a raid on the home of the suspect in Molenbeek, a Brussels district which has been linked to recent deadly terror plots in France and Belgium. No one was injured in Tuesday's foiled attack at Brussels Central station, but officials said the consequences could have been severe had the bomb full of nails and gas canisters detonated properly.

IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:25

Jihadists on Wednesday blew up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself "caliph" in his only public appearance, Iraqi officials said. The Islamic State group swiftly issued a statement via its Amaq propaganda agency blaming a US strike, but the US-led coalition condemned the destruction as a crime against "the people of Mosul and all of Iraq". Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the destruction of the sites was "an official declaration of defeat" from the jihadists in the eight-month-old battle for Mosul.