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2 missing in La Union amid Typhoon Carina

FOR EMERGENCIES: List of government hotlines MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The search and rescue or retrieval operations for the two missing persons in La Union are ongoing amid the heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by Super Typhoon Carina. The La Union Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) on Wednesday confirmed that a 64-year-old male from Barangay Halog East and a 48-year-old female from Barangay...


Texas woman's lawsuit after being jailed on murder charge over abortion can proceed, judge rules

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who was jailed and charged with murder after self-managing an abortion in 2022 can move forward with her lawsuit against the local sheriff and prosecutors over the case that drew national outrage before the charges were quickly dropped, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton denied a motion by prosecutors and the sheriff to dismiss the lawsuit during a hearing in the border city of...


Administrative judge says discipline case against high-ranking NYPD official should be dropped

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department administrative trial judge has recommended that a disciplinary case against the department's highest-ranking uniformed officer be dropped, arguing that the police watchdog agency that investigated the case lacked jurisdiction. The city's Civilian Complaint Review Board had been pursuing a case against Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey over a November 2021 incident in which he ordered officers to...


Missouri Supreme Court halts release of man with overturned conviction as he was about to go free

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court halted the immediate release Wednesday of a man whose murder conviction was overturned — just as the man was about to walk free. A St. Louis Circuit Court judge had ordered Christopher Dunn to be released by 6 p.m. CDT Wednesday and threatened the prison warden with contempt if Dunn remained imprisoned. But the attorney general has been fighting Dunn's release. The situation was chaotic as the...


Over 25,000 QC residents now in various evacuation sites

FOR EMERGENCIES: List of government hotlines MANILA, Philippines – Over 25,000 individuals in Quezon City are now staying in various evacuation centers amid massive rainfall and flooding caused by Typhoon Carina and the southwest monsoon. “As a precaution for Typhoon Carina, designated evacuation sites have been established in areas prone to flooding or landslides for the safe and swift evacuation of approximately 8,580 families and 25,867...


Over 52 villages in 7 Bulacan towns flooded

FOR EMERGENCIES: List of government hotlines CITY OF MALOLOS – Over 52 villages in seven towns of Bulacan were inundated with floodwaters due to the strong rains brought by Typhoon Carina and the high tide of Manila Bay. Reports submitted by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of Central Luzon to Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., Region 3 police director, said the villages affected by floodwaters in Bulacan were Barangays San Juan,...


Carina crossing Taiwan; Signal No. 1 raised over Batanes

Typhoon Carina is crossing Taiwan and near the northern boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as Signal No. 1 remains over Batanes, according to the latest Typhoon Bulletin posted by PAGASA. The center of the eye of Typhoon Carina was estimated at 465 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes or in the vicinity of Hsinchu County, Taiwan packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers near the center, gustiness of up to 250 km/h,...


Pagasa warns of heavy rainfall in parts of Luzon

FOR EMERGENCIES: List of government hotlines MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila and some areas within Luzon were placed under orange and yellow rainfall warnings and may experience possible flooding, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday evening. Areas under the orange rainfall warning will receive between 15 millimeters and 30 mm of rain for the next two hours, while those under the yellow rainfall warning will experience between 7.5 mm...


Three more arrests in Rikki Berry murder investigation

A total of nine people have now been held as detectives to continue to investigate the shooting.


Protesters hoist Palestinian flags in Washington during Netanyahu speech

By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Protesters demanding the U.S. stop military aid to Israel hoisted Palestinian flags and burnt American ones outside Washington's Union Station in demonstrations against a visit on Wednesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Less than a mile away, police used pepper spray on some of the thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who gathered


Ukraine thrown into war's bleak future as drones open new battlefront

On the front line, drones are killing hundreds every day - showing the world a new kind of high-tech war.


Israeli forces recover bodies of two hostages from Gaza, Army Radio reports

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces have recovered the bodies of two hostages killed in Hamas' Oct. 7 attack and held in Gaza since then, Israel's Army Radio reported on Wednesday, citing a statement from their kibbutz communities. Maya Goren, a 56-year-old kindergarden teacher was killed during the attack on her kibbutz, Nir Oz, Army Radio said, one of the communities worst-hit in the deadly


Foreign missions offer aid as Super Typhoon Carina batters PH

MANILA, Philippines – The United States, Australian, Chinese, and Canadian Embassies in Manila have offered assistance as the enhanced southwest monsoon (habagat) and Super Typhoon Carina pummel several parts of the Philippines, including Metro Manila. In a statement on Wednesday, US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson said coordination between the embassy and the Philippine government is continuous. “My thoughts and prayers are with all friends,...


Vitor braces for tough test against Chinese foe at “Kumong Bol-anon 17”

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental super featherweight champion, John Virgel “Valiente” Vitor, is preparing for a formidable challenge against China’s Yeerjialahasi Laayibieke. The highly anticipated title defense will headline the “Kumong Bol-anon 17” event on July 27 at the Bohol Wisdom School Gym in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Vitor, a standout prospect from PMI Bohol Boxing Stable, acknowledged the...


Connecticut woman found dead hours before she was to be sentenced for killing her husband

A 76-year-old Connecticut woman was found dead at her home Wednesday, hours before she was to be sentenced for killing her husband and hiding his body for months while continuing to collect his paychecks. State police said they were investigating the “untimely death" of Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi after being called to her Burlington home for a welfare check shortly after 10:30 a.m. The cause of her death was under investigation, and police and her...


Worker Dies by Suicide at Atlanta's Trilith Studios

A worker at Trilith Studios near Atlanta took their own life on Wednesday morning, according to the local police. Officers found the worker in a vehicle with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Capt. Austin Dunn of the Fayetteville Police Department. The incident was reported at 6:47 a.m. “Evidence collected revealed no suspicion of foul […]


Barges, boats drift along Marikina river, crash into bridge in Pasig City

At least 13 barges and boats drifted due to strong current in Marikina River hitting the F. Manalo Bridge in Pasig City amid the onslaught of Super Typhoon Carina. According to a report on “24 Oras,” a portion of the bridge was damaged and some of the boats turned upside down while some were stuck underneath the bridge, others were swept away by the strong current. Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro said the vessels came from Barangay Barangka,...


Teenager in hospital following 'violent incident'

The boy, 17, was found with "lacerations" at Nidd Viaduct near Harrogate on Wednesday, police say.


Churches open doors to serve as temporary shelter for evacuees

Several churches under the jurisdiction of the Dioceses of Cubao, Novaliches and Pasig have opened their doors to serve as evacuation centers for residents affected by the flooding brought about by the heavy rains. In the Diocese of Cubao, upon the directive of Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, evacuees may seek shelter in the following parishes: Holy Family Parish - Roxas Our Lady of Pentecost Parish Immaculate Conception Parish - GSIS Our Lady of...


Senate suspends work on July 25 for clean up ops amid Carina onslaught

MANILA, Philippines — Work at the Senate is still suspended on Thursday, July 25, to allow the cleanup of the facilities after the incessant rains brought by Super Typhoon Carina and the southwest monsoon. In an advisory, Senate Secretary Atty. Renato Bantug Jr. said Senate President Francis Escudero declared the work suspension. “[This is] to allow a thorough and unimpeded check and clean-up of Senate facilities and to allow employees who may...


NHS staff treated woman who died from ME ‘as if she was to blame’

NHS hospital staff treated a young woman who died from ME as though she was to blame for her condition, a leading expert in the illness has claimed. Dr William Weir, a Harley Street consultant, said Maeve Boothby O’Neill may have missed the chance of life-saving treatment in part because of the “apathy” of consultants at the Royal Devon and Exeter ...


Belfast mother's plea to bring son back from Lebanon

Catherine Flanagan has appealed to the UK and Irish governments for help to secure her son's return.


Former UK security minister Tom Tugendhat running to be next Conservative leader

(Reuters) - Former UK security minister Tom Tugendhat said on Wednesday he was running to become leader of the Conservative Party, which this month lost power to Keir Starmer's Labour Party. Britain's Conservative Party is set to name its new leader on Nov. 2 after the party's worst-ever election performance prompted former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to say he would stand down. The leadership


Metro Manila pumping stations overwhelmed by heavy rains — MMDA

MANILA, Philippines — The pumping stations in Metro Manila were overwhelmed due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Carina and the southwest monsoon (habagat), according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). MMDA said all of its 71 pumping stations are operational but could not contain the flood waters. The volume of rain that the existing pumping stations could handle is 30 mm per hour, but rain in Metro Manila was at 74...


Soldier stabbed in 'frenzy' and no plans for new 1p or 2p coins

A mix of stories make Thursday's papers - including the knife attack on an Army officer in Kent.


LIST: Cancelled, delayed flights in Cebu due to Carina

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several passengers were left stranded at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) after flights have been cancelled and postponed due to Super Typhoon Carina that brought severe flooding in the capital. Over 40 flights to and from Cebu have been affected by Carina, operators at MCIA announced on Wednesday, July 24. READ MORE 600,000 people displaced by ‘habagat’, ‘Carina’ intensifies slightly Signal No. 2 up in...


Hezbollah releases drone video footage of Israeli airbase

The video is a third in a series of videos released by the group to demonstrate its surveillance of Israel.


Forced evacuation implemented near Marikina River

The local government of Marikina has implemented the forced evacuation of residents near the Marikina River as its water level of reached the third alarm. According to Bernadette Reyes’s report on "24 Oras," sirens were sounded at past 2 p.m. signaling that the Marikina River had exceeded its limit of 20 meters. Residents moved their belongings and saved their pets as the flood rose in Barangay Tumana. The “I love Marikina” sign and street...


Filipino educator’s call for presidential support on his ‘math discovery’ met with backlash

In a bold and unprecedented move, Danny Calcaben, a mathematics educator from a public high school in San Narciso, Quezon, has reached out to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. online, with claims of a groundbreaking discovery in the field of mathematics. This development has garnered significant attention on social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Twitter, sparking controversy. Calcaben asserted that he had formulated a solution to two of...


Four arrested in double-murder crash investigation

Four people have been arrested after two men, both in their 20s, died in a crash in Sunbury.


Russian attacks kill three, damage Swiss NGO's office in Kharkiv, Ukraine says

(Reuters) -Russia launched a series of attacks on the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and the surrounding region on Wednesday, killing three people, wounding at least six and damaging the office of a Swiss mine-clearing NGO, local officials said. Ukraine's second-largest city and the surrounding region, which borders Russia, have been battered by drone, missile and guided-bomb attacks


Edmundo González: The man taking on Maduro for Venezuela's presidency

The former diplomat is the surprise opposition candidate trying to depose the incumbent, Nicolás Maduro.


Taiwan braces for Typhoon Gaemi to make landfall

Yilan — Taiwan closed schools, suspended the stock market, and declared a typhoon holiday Wednesday as Gaemi barrelled towards the island, bringing torrential rains and whipping winds to its northeast. Typhoon Gaemi, packing sustained wind speeds of 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, also affected Japan and the Philippines — which also announced that government offices would close for the day. READ: LIVE UPDATES: Typhoon Carina It is expected...


Moro commander killed in clash with rival group

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A leader of an armed Moro group was killed and a villager was wounded in a spate of clashes in three coastal barangays in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte on Tuesday. Barangay leaders and officials of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR) said Commander Saidali, real name Saidali Mantawil, died from gunshots he suffered in an encounter with a rival group in a secluded area in Sitio...


#WalangPasok: List of class suspensions on Thursday, July 25

MANILA, Philippines — Class suspensions were imposed in some Metro Manila cities on Thursday (July 25) due to heavy rainfall brought by super typhoon Carina (international name: Gaemi) and the southwest monsoon, locally called habagat. Below is the list of areas that have called off classes at all levels, both public and private schools: Malabon City Caloocan City READ: Carina intensifies into super typhoon — Pagasa Quezon City San Juan City...


Marcos orders safety measures before releasing dam water amid Carina

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told concerned government agencies on Wednesday to ensure communities near dams are warned and evacuated before releasing water, especially in Luzon. Marcos issued the directive during a situation briefing to assess the effects of Typhoon Carina and the enhanced southwest monsoon. In the briefing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council informed the President that the Ipo Dam...


Powerball winning numbers for July 17 drawing: Jackpot at $75 million

Check the winning numbers here for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, July 17.


Over 10,000 families in NCR evacuated due to Carina – DSWD

MANILA, Philippines — At least 10,818 families in the National Capital Region (NCR)—or 46,116 individuals—have been rescued and are currently staying in evacuation centers due to the floods brought by the southwest monsoon, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said. In a statement posted on their Facebook page early Thursday morning, DSWD-NCR said their field office is ready to assist local government units (LGUs) in Metro...


Man found dead was a wee character, says charity

The police are investigating the circumstances of the man's sudden death in James Street South.


VP Sara Duterte flies to Germany amidst Typhoon Carina

Vice President Sara Duterte, accompanied by her family and her mother Elizabeth Zimmerman, departed for Germany on the morning of July 24, amid the severe weather conditions brought by Typhoon Carina. Reports confirm that Duterte and her party were seen at Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) prior to their flight, which took […] More


Trash balloons from North Korea hit South’s presidential compound

Seoul, South Korea — Trash-carrying balloons sent by North Korea hit the South Korean presidential compound Wednesday, security officials told AFP, prompting Seoul to mobilize chemical response teams in the escalating tit-for-tat propaganda war. It is the first time the South Korean leader’s office in downtown Seoul, which is protected by scores of soldiers and a no-fly zone, has been directly hit by any of the thousands of trash-carrying...


Woman gives away over $100,000 after scratching off $1 million lottery prize: 'Pay it forward'

An Illinois woman, Antoinette ‘Toni’ Green, became a millionaire from a scratch-off ticket. Now, she’s using her blessing as an opportunity to give back.


Belfast weapons factory wins £176m contract to produce lightweight missiles

Belfast weapons factory wins £176m contract to produce lightweight missiles - Thales UK will build the lightweight multirole missiles for the armed forces, helping to sustain 135 jobs in Belfast.


Ghana's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a six-decade-old law criminalising gay sex as the west African country awaits another court decision on whether to introduce even harsher penalties in a new bill. The seven-member panel dismissed a lawsuit challenging the law, with presiding Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie saying reasons for the decision will be given later. The Ghanaian


This is Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, the 17th King of Malaysia


Pilot survived Nepal crash after cockpit sheared by freight container

The plane's cockpit split from its fuselage leaving pilot as the sole survivor of crash that killed 18.


Teen stabbed dead over food

MANILA, Philippines — Police are looking for two people who allegedly stabbed a man following an argument over food in Quezon City yesterday. The suspects, who remain unidentified, stabbed 19-year-old Reson Ultra in Barangay Gulod at around 11:13 a.m., police said. Ultra and his grandfather, who were both drunk, went to a stall at the corner of Quirino Highway and Forest Hill Drive and ordered food. After several minutes, the suspects also...


Chinese envoy sends sympathies to Carina-affected Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian on Wednesday extended his regards to those affected by Super Typhoon Carina. “My heart is with all our Filipino friends affected by Typhoon Carina. Our sincere sympathy goes to those who have lost their loved ones in the floods,” said Huang in a post on Facebook. “Stand ready to provide help and get through this trying time together. Stay safe,” he added. READ: LIVE...


Ukraine tells China it is open to talks if Moscow acts in good faith

BEIJING/KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine's top diplomat said on Wednesday, after a day of "very deep and concentrated" talks in China, that Kyiv was prepared for talks on the conflict with Russia provided Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity were fully respected. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, in a video address issued in the evening by his ministry, restated that Ukraine insisted that no


Passengers climb bus' roof on flooded Araneta Avenue

Stranded passengers climbed up the bus that found itself half-submerged in floodwaters on Araneta Avenue in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City amid heavy rains caused by the Habagat enhanced by Super Typhoon Carina. According to Emil Sumangil's report on "24 Oras," the video showed that the driver first climed out of the window and looked over the roof after the bus stalled. Some residents eventually were able to come close and help the stranded...