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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...


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...


New video of aftermath of Trump assassination attempt shows body on roof

(Reuters) - Soon after the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, local law enforcement officers and a U.S. Secret Service agent discussed how pictures of the shooter were shared among officers by a sniper who lost sight of him before he opened fire, a newly released video showed. The three-minute video was recorded on the body-worn camera of an officer from the Beaver County Emergency


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.


House suspends work for July 25 due to bad weather

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has suspended work for Thursday, July 25, 2024, due to bad weather brought by Super Typhoon Carina and the southwest monsoon. A memorandum from House Secretary General Reginald Velasco on Wednesday night said that work remains suspended as Metro Manila has been placed under a state of calamity. READ: Metro Manila now under state of calamity due to Typhoon Carina “The entire Metro Manila has been...


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 […]


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


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,...


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...


Roads leading to NAIA Terminal 4 now passable – Miaa

MANILA, Philippines — Flood-affected roads leading to Terminal 4 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) are now passable to all types of vehicles, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said on Wednesday, as it clarified that the terminal did not close down. “Hindi po sarado ang Terminal 4 [pero madami] na canceled na domestic flights kaninang umaga,” Miaa General Manager Eric Ines told INQUIRER.net in a Viber message....


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


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.


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...


La Mesa Dam 'returns to normal' — Pagasaz

MANILA, Philippines — The water level at the La Mesa Dam has gone down, stopping an overflow that flooded nearby areas, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration said on Thursday. Hydrologist Jayson Bautista told The Manila Times that as of 7 a.m., the dam's reservoir water level (RWL) was at 80.13 meters from Wednesday's 80.17 m. Spilling level is at 80.15 m. "As of now, the La Mesa Dam has returned to normal...


North Luzon Expressway motorists stranded due to floods

LIVE UPDATES: Typhoon Carina CITY OF MEYCAUAYAN — Motorists were stranded Wednesday along the northbound and southbound lanes of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Valenzuela City due to floods caused by rains from Typhoon Carina and the southwest monsoon. In an 8 a.m. advisory released by NLEX through its social media page, the expressway giant reported that the tail end of the traffic jam had reached the Balintawak area in Quezon City. The...


600 travelers bound for Manila stranded in Tacloban airport

TACLOBAN CITY — Around 600 passengers bound for Manila were stranded at the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport here on Tuesday, July 24. Lady Lourdes Fatima, information officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in Eastern Visayas (CAAP-8), said the flights to Manila were disrupted due to Typhoon Carina. READ: LIVE UPDATES: Super Typhoon Carina Four Cebu Pacific flights and two Air Asia flights were affected by the adverse...


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...


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...


Powerball winning numbers for July 24 drawing: Jackpot at $114 million

Check the winning numbers here for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, July 24.


Girl, 13, unlawfully killed by her drink-drive dad

Lacie Roberts died after her father crashed a BMW car at speed after drinking and taking cocaine.


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.


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, now 52, to be released by 6 p.m. CDT Wednesday and threatened the prison warden with contempt if Dunn remained imprisoned. But Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey has been fighting Dunn's release. The...


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...


2 Bulacan dams release water due to heavy rainfall from Carina

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The Ipo and Bustos dams in this province have released 1,055 cubic meters per second (cms) of water due to heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon and Typhoon Carina, resulting in floodwaters reaching 6-foot deep in low-lying areas. Josephine Baltazar, Central Luzon director of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), said 595 cms of water were released from Bustos Dam at 1:30 p.m. after its water level...


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...


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


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...


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...


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...


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.


#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...


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.


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...


Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

(Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is engaged in a legal battle against three of his children to ensure that his eldest son and chosen successor, Lachlan Murdoch, will remain in charge of his media empire, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Murdoch is trying to expand Lachlan Murdoch’s voting power in the Murdoch Family Trust to secure a majority and ensure that he cannot be challenged


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.


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


BI: Foreign workers in Pogos, IGLs must leave PH in 60 days

MANILA, Philippines — All foreign workers of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) and the Internet Gaming Licensees (IGLs) have 60 days to leave the country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Wednesday. Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco issued this statement after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made the directive to ban all Pogos in his third State of the Nation Address. “Disguising as legitimate entities, their operations have...


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...


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.


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...


US looking to bolster Philippines’ ability to operate in its waters

WASHINGTON —The United States is looking to bolster the capabilities of the Philippines to operate lawfully in its waters, a senior White House official said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting of defense and foreign ministers of the two countries. The senior U.S. diplomat for East Asia, Daniel Kritenbrink, meanwhile, welcomed a recent agreement between […]


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,...


SSS offers calamity loans to members hit by Carina

MANILA, Philippines — Social Security System (SSS) members affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Carina and the southwest monsoon will be offered loans to aid their recovery, SSS president and chief executive officer Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said on Wednesday. In a statement, Macasaet said that members in typhoon-stricken areas can avail of a loan equal to their one monthly salary, or up to a maximum of P20,000. READ: Metro Manila now under state...


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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...


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...


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,...


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...


Calls swamp Robredo’s reactivated Bayanihan e-Konsulta program

MANILA, Philippines — Former Vice President Leni Robredo’s Bayanihan E-Konsulta program—a channel for telemedicine consultations—has been reactivated and was being swamped by calls amid the southwest monsoon’s onslaught. Robredo in a statement on her social media pages late Wednesday night said they are looking for more volunteers who can man consultation lines, to address rising medical needs amid flooding and evacuations. READ: How the OVP...