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Duterte signs into law bill granting free tuition in SUCs

President Rodrigo Duterte with Philippine flag (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RAFFY LERMA)<p><i>(Updated, 10:44 a.m.)</i> President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the bill …

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The point-guard starved teams didn't move up in the lottery, which means it's easier to figure out where Young might go.

Treecreepers at my toes, a wildcat on camera

<b>Achvaneran, Scottish Highlands</b> At the feeding station the birds were centimetres from my feet, unconcerned, while the trail camera picked out our night visitors<p>One of our three wildlife feeding stations in the garden is at the end of the house, where it has shelter from one wall and from four fruit …

People Are Falling Hard for This New Breed of Cat

They bear a striking resemblance to werewolves.<p>Prepare to fall in love — a veterinarian has bred what people around the world are now calling "werewolf cats." Just take a look at this adorable litter of so-called lykoi kittens that are taking the Internet by storm.<p>Can this new breed help bridge the …

10 Amazing True Stories Behind Classic Filipino Brand Names

Kodak. Frigidaire. Thermos. These are but a few brand names which, through years of familiarity, have been absorbed into our language and used freely …

10 Best Things About Waking Up in Surfer's Paradise

By College Tourist; Author: Rachel Jenkins, Susquehanna University<p><b>A guide to getting the most out of living in Australia's own vacation destination.</b><p>If you're lucky enough to study abroad in Australia, there's no better place to find yourself living in than Surfer's Paradise, a small town in Gold …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Indians push for alcohol prohibition in street protests

Demonstrators took to the streets in southern India on Tuesday to call for a ban on the sale of alcohol.<p>Hundreds of police were deployed to protect liquor shops after violent clashes earlier in the week between activists, students and the police in the southern city of Chennai and elsewhere in the …

China: U.S. trying to influence Philippines' sea case

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday the United States was trying to influence a West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) arbitration case …

Trickle Down Economics

Economics

Mozilla blocks Flash as Facebook security chief calls for its death

It's temporary, but we hope it's permanent<p>After yesterday's news that Facebook's new chief security officer wants to set a date to kill Flash once and for all, the latest version Mozilla's Firefox browser now blocks Adobe's vulnerability-riddled software as standard. Mark Schmidt, the head of the …

Who Wins From The Greek Deal? European Politicians And Maybe Some Greeks

The Greek deal announced today is good for Europe’s political leaders, and it might possibly be good for many of the Greek people. The rest of us will be pretty unaffected, except that we’ll pay the costs of future financial crises caused by irresponsibility and bailouts. (The Greek deal is …

1991: The Most Important Year in Pop-Music History

Historical, musical, and quantitative evidence shows that the rise of rap is the most important thing that has ever happened to the genre.<p>On June 22, 1991, Billboard announced a new album had surpassed <i>Out of Time</i>, by R.E.M., to become the most popular in the country. It was <i>Niggaz4life</i>, by N.W.A., …

ECB's handling of Peter Moores' sacking was disgraceful

Michael Vaughan: ECB really can’t get any poorer in terms of how they treat people. We need to start seeing some quiet authority and integrity from them<p>I am not the biggest fan of Peter Moores as a coach but I like him as a person <b>and the only word I can use for the way his sacking</b> was handled is …

Catherine Durham: Bar Manager Tries To Take Her Car Keys — Then Sees Something Terrible In Her Car

Catherine Durham, 33, was drinking at a bar in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, last weekend when the bartenders saw that she wasn’t just a little tipsy — …

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>The ruined church of Saint Gregory in Ani.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/2/1427992789854/37495f19-766c-477d-bb7d-17e66cffb858-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The ruined church of Saint Gregory in …

Love for videoke inspires OFW to join — and win — UAE singing contest

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — Missing her family back home, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) here joined a singing contest where the object …

Geyser erupts the Milky Way Yellowstone Night Sky Astrophotography

Zero-hours contracts 'save UK from eurozone levels of unemployment'

Business groups defend companies who use zero-hour contracts after new figures reveal 697,000 people in the UK are on them<p>Business groups have defended companies using zero-hours contracts, arguing that they have protected the UK from the high levels of <b>unemployment</b> seen on the continent.<p>The …

What if pensioners paid the bedroom tax?

Amid growing debate about intergenerational fairness, research shows some pensioners receive housing benefit for six empty bedrooms<p>Retired people are living in multiple-bedroom council houses in central London, according to research that shows how hundreds of millions of pounds would be cut from …

How to Pitch a Perfect Game at Your Oscar Party

Hello. I’m John Axford, a Major League Baseball pitcher who happens to watch a ton of films when I’m not chasing my toddlers around the house …

Film Festivals

Deadly Israeli strike deals painful blow to Hezbollah, Iran

BEIRUT (AP) — Beating their chests in anger and chanting "Death to Israel," thousands of mourners marched Monday in a funeral procession for a prominent Hezbollah fighter killed with five other members of the Shiite militant group in an Israeli airstrike in Syria's Golan Heights.<p>Tehran added to the …

A Family Affair: The Best Soul Food in Harlem

Nearly a hundred years after the peak of the Harlem Renaissance, the storied neighborhood at its heart is enjoying another moment in the sun.<p>Perhaps no New York City neighborhood has honored and preserved its history as much as <b>Harlem</b>. Here, the past and the present visually coexist: Handsome row …

Free Things to Do in San Francisco

Ever since Levi Strauss opened for business here during the gold rush, San Francisco—with its cable cars, coffeehouses, and counterculture—has been on the cutting edge of cool. From bustling Chinatown to bohemian Haight-Ashbury, the City by the Bay has long been known for its openness and …

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Man Utd news: Wayne Rooney to have knee scan as Manchester United injury problems mount

Louis van Gaal confirms that his captain will have a knee scan on Wednesday after missing the 2-1 victory over Stoke<p><b>Wayne Rooney</b>will undergo a knee scan on Wednesday after missing <b>Manchester United</b>’s 2-1 victory against <b>Stoke City</b> on Tuesday.<p>The United and England captain had been expected to face …