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    Earthquake in Philippines collapses building, damages Clark International Airport

    Manila, Philippines — A strong earthquake in the north Philippines on Monday trapped some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. Gov. Lilia Pineda of Pampanga province, north of Manila, told DZMM radio that about 20 people were rescued, some with injuries, from the small building which collapsed in Porac town when the 6.1 magnitude quake jolted the capital and outlying provinces on the main northern island of Luzon. Among those trapped were customers and employees of a grocery on the building’s ground floor, Pineda said. She said at least three people perished in the collapsed building,…

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    WALTER appears on WWE NXT, lays out Tommaso Ciampa

    NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER made an appearance on NXT tonight and looks to be headed toward a match against Tommaso Ciampa. After his Imperium stablemate Marcel Barthel lost to Ciampa on NXT tonight, WALTER came down to the ring to confront Ciampa. Ciampa was then attacked by Imperium’s Barthel and Fabian Aichner. He tried to fight them off, but WALTER then dropped Ciampa with a chop. WALTER laid out Ciampa with a powerbomb, then Imperium posed over Ciampa. Ciampa had mentioned WALTER while speaking with Timothy Thatcher on NXT last week. Ciampa said he wasn’t interested in Imperium’s offer for Ciampa and Thatcher to join the group, but he was…

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    Cyclone Fani churns toward India, prompting evacuation of almost 1 million

    Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated from the expected path of a major cyclone packing winds up to 125 miles per hour and torrential rains, officials said Thursday. The Indian weather service said Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani was expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon in Odisha state and barrel northeast on a pathway close to the homes of more than 100 million people. A state relief department official told AFP that 780,000 people were moved to safer places overnight from at least 13 districts of Odisha, home to some 46 million people, which will bear the brunt of the weather system.”We are expecting more than…

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    Pompeo skips planned Moscow trip to meet with European officials on Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has changed the schedule for his latest trip to Europe, substituting a stop in Brussels for one in Moscow to discuss Iran and other issues with European officials. A State Department official says Pompeo, who departed Sunday night, is still expected to meet Tuesday in Sochi with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The official isn’t authorized to discuss the itinerary by name and requested anonymity.The visit to Sochi will be Pompeo’s first to Russia as secretary of state. Twice last week Pompeo changed his travel schedule at the last minute, also citing matters dealing with Iran. He cancelled a stop in…

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    Lesbian couple brutally beaten by group of teens on London bus for refusing to kiss

    Update: Both victims of the attack are speaking out as a fifth suspect has been taken into custody. London police arrested four teenagers Friday in the “homophobic” attack on a lesbian couple who were beaten bloody on a double decker bus. One of the victims, Melania Geymonat, described her harrowing experience of last Sunday’s incident on social media, saying a group of young men demanded she kiss her girlfriend, Chris, for their entertainment.Metropolitan Police said the couple was riding on a top deck of a night bus to West Hempstead when the teens, aged 15 to 18, began to harass them with “lewd and homophobic” comments. According to Geymonat, even as…

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    Main event set for ROH 19th Anniversary PPV

    The main event of Ring of Honor’s 19th Anniversary pay-per-view is now official. ROH World Champion Rush will defend his title against Jay Lethal at ROH’s 19th Anniversary PPV on Friday, March 26. On the latest episode of ROH TV, Lethal won a four corner survival match to be confirmed as Rush’s challenger for the Anniversary event. Lethal pinned Matt Taven to win the four corner survival match. Taven, who is feuding with The Righteous’ Vincent Marseglia, was distracted by Righteous member Vita VonStarr leading into the finish. Jay Briscoe and EC3 were also involved in the match but fought to the back near the finish after EC3 tried to get away from Briscoe.…

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    Amid budget crisis, Army base considered for unaccompanied migrant children

    As the agency responsible for housing unaccompanied migrant minors faces what it calls an “emergency” funding crisis over the swelling numbers of children in its care, its personnel Wednesday are touring an Army base in Georgia to potentially use for its next large holding facility. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed to CBS News that officials are meeting with Defense Department (DoD) personnel to tour vacant space at Fort Benning Wednesday.”This effort will have no impact on DoD’s ability to conduct its primary missions nor on military readiness,” the agency said in a statement.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is required by…

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    Mexican officials believe they’ve found the only known recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice

    Frida Kahlo’s voice may have finally been unearthed, according to researchers at Mexico’s National Sound Library. If confirmed, officials say it would be the first record of the Mexican artist’s voice. The director of the Frida Kahlo Museum, Hilda Trujillo, told The Associated Press on Thursday that “there’s still a long way to go” to verify the voice in question.”I personally think that the art world has to be very strict in its judgment and can’t rush to assumptions,” Trujillo said. Investigations will involve sound library officials, engineers, audio experts and even still-living sources. Trujillo said she is optimistic that there are still “enough elements to do a rigorous analysis.”The…

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    Alfa and Alpha draw level as most productive teams in Bahrain

    Alfa Romeo and AlphaTauri were F1’s most productive teams in Bahrain, the two outfits ending last weekend’s three-day test with the exact same mileage, or 422 laps each. Both teams enjoyed rock solid reliability, running consistently at Sakhir and concluding their pre-season preparations among the top four fastest runners. AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda clocked in second behind Red Bull pace setter Max Verstappen while F1 veteran Kimi Raikkonen was fourth in the pecking order. Ferrari had a strong start to its turn-around efforts, enjoying a trouble-free test save for a minor mechanical issue that impacted Charles Leclerc at the end of the morning session on day one. Overall, the Scuderia racked…

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    2 British paratriathletes secure paralympic qualification in South Africa

    Paratriathletes Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick have both won gold at the Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event,  gaining automatic qualification for the Paralympics in Rio Advertisement  Steadman, 23, won the PT4 category and has now qualified for her third Paralympic Games, having competed twice before as a swimmer. She said: “The top women weren’t here today so I planned to keep it steady and ensure that nothing went wrong. Meeting automatic qualification was the absolute priority. The swim was calm, the bike was a little hilly. Overall it was a great way to start the season!” Alison Patrick, 28 from Dunfermline won the PT5 race for visually impaired athletes,…

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