Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill Philippine radio commentator

Activists light candles as they condemn the killing of Filipino journalist Percival Mabasa during a rally in Quezon city, Philippines on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022. Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a longtime radio commentator in metropolitan Manila in the latest attack on a member of the media in the Philippines, considered one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Activists light candles as they condemn the killing of Filipino journalist Percival Mabasa during a rally in Quezon city, Philippines on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022. Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a longtime radio commentator in metropolitan Manila in the latest attack on a member of the media in the Philippines, considered one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention in a prisoner swap for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. (CNN-Getty)

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