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NBA superstar Curry targets Tokyo Olympic challenge

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 25, 2019 TOKYO: Three-time NBA champion Steph Curry looks to have his sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics— and a gold medal that would complete his career set. The Golden State Warriors sharp-shooter, who has captured world titles with Team USA, pulled out of the 2016 …

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Protesters surround Boris Johnson’s apartment

By THE MANILA TIMES June 25, 2019 Protesters who demand from the Britain prime minister-in-waiting have surrounded Carrie Symond’s London apartment after police were dispatched to the address last Saturday. The protests outside the flat in south London come after Symonds, Boris Johnson’s girlfriend, reportedly said she was too scared …

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Enrile, others cleared in PNB behest loan case

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT June 25, 2019 THE Supreme Court on Monday absolved former senator Juan Ponce Enrile and several others of criminal liabilities covering alleged behest loans granted to a sugar miller in 1968 by the Philippine National Bank (PNB). In a 15-page decision written by Associate Justice Jose …

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Sports and religion: Worlds apart

By RAMON T. TULFO June 25, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO TWO groups are vying for control of the hosting of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in November this year. Joey Romasanta, the head of the private Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), wants to host the games, saying the POC is the …

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Blue Eagles shoot for D-League crown

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA June 25, 2019 Cignal-Ateneo de Manila University guns for a maiden title when it tries to finish off Centro Escolar University (CEU) in Game Four of the 2019 Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) finals today at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. A …

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Erdogan’s candidate loses in Istanbul election rerun

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 25, 2019 ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a bruising defeat on Sunday night as the opposition candidate in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election rerun romped to victory. As of 11 p.m. Sunday (4 a.m.; Monday in Manila) Ekrem Imamoglu had won the first mayoral vote …

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Imagine the Big One striking now

By MAURO GIA SAMONTE June 25, 2019 MAURO GIA SAMONTE Last of 2 parts PROFIT is the culprit. That was the finding of the study made by the engineer Emilio Morales, as cited in the first part of this article, on the predicament the country now faces in regard to …

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Davao Tigers down Caloocan Supremos in MPBL

By THE MANILA TIMES June 25, 2019 DAVAO Occidental Cocolife Tigers flexed its muscles anew, outplaying Caloocan Supremos, 76-69, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup elimination round at the Marist School Gymnasium in Marikina City. Newly acquired shooting guard Yvan Ludovice, who easily jelled with the Tigers’ system, …

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BI lauded for campaign vs trafficking

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT June 25, 2019 Bureau of Immigration THE United States’ Department of State has acknowledged the contribution of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in the campaign against human trafficking that enabled the Philippines to retain for the fourth consecutive year its Tier 1 rating in the US …

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