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2 Moderate Quakes Jolt Mindanao

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that two moderate earthquakes hit Maguindanao, with the first earthquake having a magnitude of 3.5 occurred at 12:59 AM and the second having a magnitude of 3.9 occurred at 6:50 AM. There’s no report of damage and casualties. There are no expected aftershocks.

Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood’s black talent

(Reuters) – When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in Hollywood. Since then the debate about Hollywood diversity among the African American community has continued to ebb and flow, but one fact remains constant: nearly all black actors are still only being recognized by the Academy Awards for playing specifically black […]

Australia’s Qantas Cuts 5,000 Jobs, Sheds Aircraft After Hefty Loss

(Reuters) — Australian carrier Qantas Airways Ltd plans to cut 15 percent of its workforce, sell older jets and reduce capital spending after reporting a first-half loss amid growing competition in both international and domestic operations. The deep cuts are part of Qantas’ plans to slash costs by A$2 billion ($1.8 billion) over the next three years – a bid by the airline to convince the federal government and investors it is worthy of the state assistance it says it […]

Ukraine’s New Interim Government

The new interim government of Ukraine was presented to the main protest camp in Kiev, one week after the deposition of its president Viktor Yanukovich. Ukraine’s protest leaders on Wednesday (February 26) named ministers they want to form a new government following the overthrow of President Yanukovich, as Russia put troops on high alert in a show of strength. In Kiev, leaders of the popular protests that toppled Yanukovich named former economy minister Arseny Yatseniuk as their choice to head a […]

NASA announces discovery of 715 new planets

NASA  announced Wednesday  the discovery of 715 new planets discovered and verified because of the Kepler mission which is dedicated to finding new worlds like our own solar system, The 715 planets, or newly-verified worlds, orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system, NASA said in its statement. Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a […]

President Aquino Leaves for a Two Day State Visit in Malaysia

President Noynoy Aquino leaves for Malaysia for a two-day state visit, where he will meet the Malaysia’s King Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib Razak. Highlight of the visit is the pushing through of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, wherein Malaysia serves as third party facilitator.

360 million newly stolen credentials on black market: cybersecurity firm

(Reuters) – A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers and companies than stolen credit card data because of the chance the sets of user names and passwords could open the door to […]

Killer of Missouri schoolgirl executed after appeals dismissed

(Reuters) – A Missouri man was executed early on Wednesday for raping and murdering a 15 year-old school girl, authorities said after the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a flurry of petitions seeking a stay. Michael Taylor died by lethal injection 25 years after he and an accomplice abducted Ann Harrison while she was waiting for a school bus. The two men then raped her and then stuffed her in the trunk of a car where they […]

China Blames Philippines For Latest South China Sea Incident

(Reuters) — China said on Wednesday (February 26) that the Philippines was to blame for an incident in disputed waters in the South China Sea in which Manila said Chinese ships used a water cannon on Filipino fishermen. The Philippines on Tuesday (February 25) lodged a protest with China over the matter, saying the Chinese were trying to prevent the fishermen from fishing in Philippine waters around Scarborough Shoal. China’s Foreign Ministry, which has already rejected the complaint, said its boats had every right to respond to […]