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Notorious ‘weeds’ pusher busted in Quezon

LUCENA CITY—Police arrested a notorious “weeds” (marijuana) pusher in Calauag town in Quezon province shortly before midnight of Monday.Major Lawrence Panganiban, Calauag police chief, reported Tuesday that anti-illegal drugs operatives collared Vergel Zamora, 31, at 11:55 p.m. after selling marijuana to a police agent in Barangay Sumilang.Authorities seized five sachets of weeds worth P1,400 and drug paraphernalia.The police report said Zamora is on the police drug watch list. Villagers had long complained of his illegal activities.Zamora is detained and facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.LZB

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Asian shares rise in early trade, investors eye Fed meeting

By Alun John HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares rose early on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street higher, though investors looked

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Iran's Rouhani years: from euphoria to disappointment

Promising greater openness at home and outreach abroad when he was elected in 2013, Iran's outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani

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International Criminal Court prosecutor requests green light for probe into Philippines killings

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked it on Monday for authorization to open a full investigation into drug war killings in the Philippines, saying crimes against humanity could have been committed.

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Marjorie Barretto’s only son finished high school with flying colors

Åctress Marjorie Barretto couldn’t be more proud that her only son Leon finished high school with flying colors. She shared the good news on Instagram. According to Marjorie, her 18-year-old son with Dennis Padilla graduated with honors and medals composed of Mathematics Award, Social Science Award, Arts Award, Communication Arts Award, Teens Can Award, and GAS Top 2. “Your sisters and I are so PROUD of you!,” she said. Then she thanked Leon for making it all “worth it.”Marjorie Barretto confirms kids still carry surname of ex-husband Dennis Padilla “Thank you God for seeing us throughout the last 14 yrs. Keep going Leon, you are on the right path (heart emoji) We love you so much!” Marjorie also gave a special shoutout to her eldest, Julia, for helping her brother sent to school. “I couldn’t have done it all without your help. You must be so proud too, and missing you so much.”LOOK: Julia Barretto gets a visit from Gerald Anderson while in quarantine

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Messi frustrated after Argentina draw with Chile at Copa America

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi scored a stunning freekick but Chile hit back to earn a 1-1 draw in the Copa

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Americans in Vietnam frustrated their government not giving them Covid jab

U.S. citizens living in Vietnam are disappointed their government has not vaccinated them given the surplus at home.

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US to transfer federal property for Hawaiian home lands

The U.S. is giving Native Hawaiians surplus land as compensation for acres that were meant for homesteading but used instead by the federal government

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Georgia's Fulton County under state investigation for allegedly violating ballot drop box form rules

Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has opened an investigation into Fulton County for allegedly violating state rules "requiring absentee ballot drop box transfer forms to be filled out," his office confirmed to CNN on Monday.

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DJ Khaled trolled as 'Batman' after DC says Batman can't go down on Catwoman

A lot of social media users started mentioning DJ Khaled and his infamous 2015 interview where he remarked that he wouldn't go down on his woman

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Canada military's second-in-command resigns over golf game

Mike Rouleau played with Canada's former defence chief, who faces sexual misconduct investigations.

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Messi's Argentina draws 1-1 with Chile at Copa America

Argentina and Chile drew 1-1 in their Copa America opener despite an intense performance from Lionel Messi

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Oil Holds Above $71 as Traders Weigh Consumption, Virus Variants

(Bloomberg) -- Oil traded above $71 a barrel as investors weighed the outlook for rising demand against extended anti-virus curbs

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UN urged to probe sharing of Rohingya data

The UN improperly collected and shared data from more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, passing it on to Myanmar,

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Gordon proposes 7-day ‘home’ quarantine for fully vaccinated arriving Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Richard Gordon is proposing that all Filipinos arriving in the Philippines, whether they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 here or abroad, to be sent directly for home quarantine for seven days.And while at home quarantine, they should be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR on the fifth to seventh day, Gordon, who is also chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, said in his letter to vaccine czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez Jr.“The passenger will only be allowed to interact with other people in their household and community once a negative test has been secured, and that strict observance of safety protocols, such as wearing of face masks, fre

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Nord Stream 2 pipeline: controversial and unstoppable

The soon-to-be-completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, set to double natural gas supplies from Russia to Germany, has long divided European

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Why US Should Stay in Afghanistan Until Taliban Accepts Demands

The Taliban’s strategy is to pressure the US into withdrawing its troops completely, and then attack Kabul.

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Rays' Glasnow leaves game with right elbow inflammation

Tampa Bay starter Tyler Glasnow left Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox after four innings with right elbow inflammation

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‘Penthouse’ Season 3 continues to dominate ratings amid cultural appropriation scandal

Penthouse” Season 3 continued to dominate the ratings for its timeslot even amid an onslaught of criticism for introducing a character accused of cultural appropriation. According to an AC Nielsen survey, “Penthouse” Season 3 maintained its No. 1 position for its second episode which aired last Friday. The show scored an average of 15.2 percent, 17.5 percent, and 17.5 percent for its three parts. “Imitation” maintained its 0.7 rating while “Undercover” scored 3.9 percent for its second to the last episode. It can be recalled that the production of “Penthouse” Season 3 was recently criticized for their racist portrayal of a new character on their show. The role of Alex, played by Korean actor Park Eun Seok, was accused of cultural appropriation when he appeared as a character with dreadlocks and spoke with an accent of an African-American. International fans of the show slammed the portrayal as disrespectful and racist. For his part, the actor immediately apologized to the fans and said that his attempt to convey his admiration of black culture was construed as cultural appropriation. “I’d like to apologize to the people who took offense by the character’s appearance. It was more admiration of the culture than mockery, but now I’m aware that the approach was more CA,” he said, as he acknowledged that his role was a wrong attempt for character development.

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NSA leaker imprisoned for sharing report released to halfway house

A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to leaking classified information to the media has been released from prison to a halfway house after nearly four years of incarceration, her lawyer confirmed to CNN on Monday.

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Accenture to Acquire Engineering Capabilities from DI Square to Strengthen PLM and ALM Capabilities for Manufacturing Clients

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2021-- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement with DI Square to acquire the company’s consulting

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Executive offices in Costa Rica searched, several arrests in corruption probe

Costa Rican investigators on Monday carried out 57 raids, including on the building housing the country's top executive offices, in

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COVID-19 infects 45 more PNP personnel in Central Luzon

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales—The health service of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) reported 45 new COVID-19 cases among its workforce, including non-uniformed personnel.In its latest data from June 14-15, the PRO3 said the new infections raised the active COVID-19 cases among its personnel to 246, including those in this province.The figure pushed to 1,668 the number of personnel of the Philippine National Police in Central Luzon who had contracted the virus since last year.Most of them contracted the virus while on duty.But at least 1,417 of these cases have already recovered from the viral disease.So far, the PRO3 logged five COVID-19 deaths among its personnel since

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Tropical Storm Bill forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bill, the second storm of the season has formed off the coast of North Carolina.

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Granular lockdown, tighter checkpoints eyed in Olongapo to curb COVID spread

OLONGAPO CITY—Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said the local inter-agency task force on COVID-19 would consider imposing a granular or localized lockdown amid the surge in COVID-19 infections in the city.In his recent weekly update, Paulino said the move would help curb the rising COVID-19 cases by determining specific areas and households where virus spreads or have high concentration of transmission.He said this would also help local health authorities carry out contract tracing and caution neighbors of infected patients against leaving their homes.According to the mayor, he has also coordinated with the local police about tightening control at various checkpoints in the city to

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