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Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles – U.S. officials

2 hours 32 min ago

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, […] The post Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles – U.S. officials appeared first on UNTV News.


Inmates in Naic Municipal Jail receive free medical, dental services thru UNTV, MCGI

2 hours 37 min ago

CAVITE, Philippines — Around 360 inmates are crammed inside Naic Municipal Jail in Cavite.  That’s why spread of diseases among detainees is inevitable. The prisoners usually suffer from cough, colds, fever, skin diseases and dental problems. Their difficult situation prompted UNTV and Members Church of God International to jointly conduct a medical and dental mission […] The post Inmates in Naic Municipal Jail receive free medical, dental services thru UNTV, MCGI appeared first on UNTV News.


'Lego Batman' spanks 'Fifty Shades Darker' at box office

2 hours 38 min ago

"The Lego Batman Movie" dominated the North American box office over the Presidents' Day weekend, industry data showed Tuesday, almost matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall." Featuring the voice of Will Arnett as the caped crusader, the Warner Bros spinoff of the "The Lego Movie" took $42.7 million from Friday to Monday for a two-week total of $107.3 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said. The 3D, computer-generated action comedy follows Batman as he tries to save Gotham City from being taken over by the Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis. Universal's second installment of the steamy "Fifty Shades" franchise based on the novels of E.L. James made $22.7 million for a total of $91.4 million while fantasy feature "The Great Wall" debuted at number three with a disappointing $21 million.


SC junks 2 Napoles petitions

2 hours 50 min ago

The Supreme Court has dismissed the two petitions filed by Janet Lim Napoles which seek to nullify the cases against her in connection with the pork barrel scam. The high tribunal also affirms the Ombudsman’s findings of probable cause in the charges of malversation and corruption of public officials against Napoles and her co-accused. WATCH: SolGen […] The post SC junks 2 Napoles petitions appeared first on UNTV News.


SC issues second writ of amparo against ‘Oplan Tokhang’

3 hours 11 min ago

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued another writ of amparo against the implementation of Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Oplan Tokhang anti-illegal drug operation. This is the second writ issued by the high court against Tokhang operations following the issuance of writ of amparo in favor of Tokhang victims and relatives in Payatas Quezon City last […] The post SC issues second writ of amparo against ‘Oplan Tokhang’ appeared first on UNTV News.


'Demonising' policies of Trump, others a risk: Amnesty

3 hours 30 min ago

US President Donald Trump and other leaders whose policies "demonise" entire groups of people pose a growing danger for the world, Amnesty International said Wednesday in its annual report. "The poisonous politics of demonisation" are making the world "more fragmented, more unequal (and) more unsafe", Amnesty chief Salil Shetty said while presenting the 2016 report in Paris. The report says that "divisive fear-mongering has become a dangerous force in world affairs," adding: "More and more politicians calling themselves anti-establishment are wielding a toxic agenda that hounds, scapegoats and dehumanises entire groups of people." Shetty pointed to Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as leaders employing "us versus them" rhetoric.


Chris Brown restrained from model after abuse account

3 hours 49 min ago

Troubled singer Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from an ex-girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, after she said he punched her and threatened to kill her. In documents made public Tuesday, a Los Angeles court granted a restraining order requested by Tran, with Brown facing arrest if he comes near her. The model, who has also appeared in television series, said she requested the restraining order as Brown had recently sent her threats by text message.


De Lima urge Cabinet : Declare Duterte ‘unfit’ to lead the country

3 hours 50 min ago

PHILIPPINES — Sen. Leila de Lima reminded the cabinet members of their power under article 7 of the Constitution to declare President Rodrigo Duterte unfit and incapable of doing his role as the Chief Executive of the country. “Sa mga miyembro ng gabinete ni Pangulong Duterte, maaari ninyong isalba ang bansang ito sa isang kriminal […] The post De Lima urge Cabinet : Declare Duterte ‘unfit’ to lead the country appeared first on UNTV News.


Artist to hatch chicks after being locked in rock

7 hours 57 min ago

Like many young fathers, Abraham Poincheval has very little time to himself to ponder life's big questions. "I think of it as an inner journey to find out what the world is," said Poincheval, who has hollowed out a hole in the rock just big enough for himself to fit inside. If he survives his time as the rock's "beating heart", the 44-year-old will then sit on a dozen eggs until they hatch.


Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup

8 hours 19 min ago

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie's brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013.


NBA: Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup

8 hours 30 min ago

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie's brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013.


Help! McCartney lends Ringo a hand on new album

10 hours 29 min ago

Ringo Starr got a little help from his friend when Paul McCartney dropped by to work on his new album -- the first time the two surviving Beatles have come together in the studio in seven years. Starr posted a picture on Twitter on Monday showing the pair together, McCartney with his arm around The Beatles' drummer. British media reported they had played together in Starr's home studio over the weekend.


New emails allege Dr. Luke supported Kesha while her team insulted her

10 hours 50 min ago

The pop star and the super producer have been in a legal battle since 2014.


Laverne Cox almost appeared in Beyonce's Sorry video

10 hours 50 min ago

The Orange is the New Black star is still in shock after meeting her idol at the Grammys.


Jazz-rock fusion pioneer Larry Coryell dead at 73

10 hours 56 min ago

Fusion pioneer Larry Coryell, one of the first guitarists to win an audience bringing a rock edge to the jazz guitar, has died. The guitarist, who kept a busy recording and touring schedule and had concerts planned well into 2017, died of natural causes at a New York hotel Sunday after playing two nights at the city's Iridium club, his publicist said. Coryell was best known for his 1970 album "Spaces" in which he stayed true to jazz but brought a new rock power and psychedelic ambience to the music, on which he teamed up with pianist Chick Corea and fellow guitarist John McLaughlin.


New witness is key to Duterte death squad probe: Philippine rights chief

11 hours 28 min ago

A probe into whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad is making progress following crucial whistleblower testimony this week, the head of the country's rights watchdog said Tuesday. Philippine Commission on Human Rights chief Jose Gascon, who is investigating allegations that Duterte orchestrated murders while mayor of the southern city of Davao, said new evidence from a retired policeman had removed "murkiness" about events in the president's past. Arthur Lascanas, an ex-officer in Davao, went public this week with claims that Duterte commanded a death squad that killed many people including a pregnant woman, and paid for the assassination of a journalist.


Basketball: Flare hurled at Greek final earns suspended jail term

12 hours 50 min ago

A Greek court on Tuesday sentenced a basketball fan to a 16 month suspended jail term for throwing a flare during the Greek Cup final at the weekend. Riot police clashed with supporters before and after the game in which Panathinaikos beat Aris 68-59. The start of the final was delayed one hour when Panathinaikos refused to play unless an agreement calling for just 1,100 supporters from each club to be present was maintained.


Jolie has warm words for estranged husband Pitt

12 hours 57 min ago

Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview Tuesday. Jolie and Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple known as "Brangelina," are in the midst of a high-profile divorce and last month reached an agreement to keep private the details of their split and battle over custody of their six children. "We are focusing on the health of our family," Jolie said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family." The actress was asked if she still thought of Pitt as a wonderful father, which is how she had described him in the past.


Shia LaBeouf's protest camera vandalised

13 hours 20 min ago

The star had to relocate the project from New York after it became a "public safety hazard".


Mariah Carey: 'I blame dancers and myself for New Year's Eve disaster'

13 hours 20 min ago

The singer feels there's no way of explaining to fans why she couldn't perform in Times Square.