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    Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

    SINGAPORE, Singapore – Scientists said Wednesday, December 11, they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste. Huge quantities of plastic have piled up on land and been dumped in the sea across the world, ...
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    Lizzo is TIME’s Entertainer of the Year 2019

    MANILA, Philippines – Not that it comes as a surprise, really, but feisty singer-songwriter-flutist Lizzo is 2019's Entertainer of the Year, according to TIME magazine – and no, this truth doesn't hurt at all. {source} 
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    ‘Bombshell’ leads US Screen Actors Guild award nominations

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Bombshell, which depicts the sexual harassment scandal that ousted Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, led the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday, December 11 boosting its Oscar hopes. Lionsgate's star-studded #MeToo drama secured acting nods for its lead Charlize Theron, who plays TV news anchor Megyn Kelly, ...
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    Angry, happy: Fans react to Bono’s politics during U2’s Manila concert

    MANILA, Philippines – When lead singer of U2 Bono honored female gamechangers all over the world during their first December 11 Manila concert  – Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa included – fans reacted online: some were happy, while some were terribly confused. Many fans were ecstatic to see U2's social ...
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    Jesus, Mary, Joseph as detained refugees in California nativity scene

    CLAREMONT, USA – Baby Jesus is lying in a manger inside a cage, wrapped in an emergency foil blanket and separated from Mary and Joseph, who are each trapped in cells of their own. This is the startling nativity scene created by a Protestant church in California to draw attention to ...
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    James Reid’s Careless is anything but

    MANILA, Philippines – At 10 am on a Tuesday morning, pretty much all of the establishments at The Pop-Up in Katipunan are still closed – but the Filthy Rich Barbershop at the very end of it is already buzzing. Inside, people are waiting for an event to begin. There’s a TV ...
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    Indonesia hit with $5.2 billion in forest fire losses – World...

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Forest fires that raged across Indonesia dented Southeast Asia's biggest economy to the tune of some $5.2 billion, the World Bank said Wednesday, December 11, not including the health impacts from toxic haze that sent air quality plummeting. The fires are an annual problem but this year was ...
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    Greta Thunberg slams ‘misleading’ climate pledges at chaotic UN summit

    MADRID, Spain – Swedish activist Greta Thunberg accused rich countries of "misleading" people over climate action at UN talks in Madrid on Wednesday, December 11, hours before a veteran leader of the global environmental movement with whom she shared the podium was locked out of the conference. The UN climate forum ...
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    LISTEN: U2’s Philippine concert setlist

    MANILA, Philippines – U2 played their first concert in the Philippines on December 11 – a treat for the Irish rock band’s fans who have been waiting to see them live for decades. The fact that it took them this long was not lost on the band – frontman Bono thanked ...
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    Pompeo insists Trump raised election meddling with Russia

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Wednesday, Deccember 11, that President Donald Trump issued a warning on election meddling to Russia's foreign minister, who said the topic never came up. The White House issued a statement after Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday, December 10, with  Sergey Lavrov ...