April, 2018

 

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28 – representative

NEW YORK,  USA – Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday, April 20 in Oman, his representative said. He was 28. The Swedish DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead during a visit to … Source: Politics


Michael Dasmariñas scores knockout to claim IBO world title

    SINGAPORE – Rising Filipino sensation Michael Dasmariñas knocked out his French opponent Karim Guerfi just seconds into the fourth round Friday to win the vacant International Boxing Organization bantamweight world title in Singapore. Dasmariñas, a southpaw, unleashed a powerful left hook to the jaw of Guerfi, … Source: Politics


No release clause in Neymar's PSG contract – French league

PARIS, France – There can be no release clause in Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain contract, the French league (LFP) insisted on Friday, in response to an earlier report in Spanish daily El Pais. The article in El Pais claimed that a release clause – worth no less than 300 million … Source: Politics


Kevin Belingon destroys Andrew Leone at ONE Heroes of Honor

  MANILA, Philippines – Kevin Belingon launched like a cannon from the opening bell, stunning Andrew Leone with a series of kicks and takedowns in the ONE: Heroes of Honor on Friday, April 20, at Mall of Asia Arena. In the 2:30 mark of the first round, the wushu … Source: Politics


No total swimming, fishing ban for Boracay residents

AKLAN, Philippines – Though the world-famous tourist destination Boracay Island will be  closed for at least 6 months , local fisherfolk will be allowed to enter Tulubhan beach in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, west of the Visayan Sea. This development was announced by the interagency task force overseeing the partial stop of fishing activities for some 200 … Source: Politics


Indian government considering death penalty for child rapists

NEW DELHI, India – The Indian government said Friday, April 20 it is looking to introduce the death penalty for child rapists after nationwide outrage over the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. Demonstrations across the country, after the release of horrific details of the murder of the … Source: Politics


FACT CHECK: CBCP never claimed Sister Patricia Fox didn't speak at rallies

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque claimed on Friday, April 20, that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) was wrong in asserting that Sister Patricia Fox never spoke at any rallies in the country. To prove this, he even showed Malacañang reporters a photo, supposedly of Fox, … Source: Politics


Still untouchable, NCR set to to bag overall Palaro crown for 14th straight year

  ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – With only a day left, the National Capital Region virtually bagged the overall championship for the 14th straight year in the Palarong Pambansa 2018.  The Metro Manila bets overwhelmed the field with 91 gold medals, as of 7 PM on Friday, … Source: Politics


World War II bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

BERLIN, Germany – Thousands of people around Berlin’s central railway station were evacuated on Friday, April 20 as bomb disposal experts began defusing an unexploded World War II explosive unearthed on a building site. Trains, trams and buses were halted or rerouted as the operation to dispose of the British 500-kilogram … Source: Politics


NFA set to import 250,000 MT tons of rice in May

MANILA, Philippines— National Food Authority (NFA) said the planned government-to government (G2G) importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of … Source: Politics