#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 2, 2017

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ATTACK. An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017.  Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

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The Philippines slipped 3 notches – from 7th place to 10th place – in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap report for 2017. Despite this, the Philippines remains the most gender-equal country in Asia.

The US, meanwhile hit Sayfullo Saipov with terrorism charges after he confessed to planning and following through on his attack against New York pedestrians, killing 8.

In tech news, the Philippines is also ranking near the bottom in the State of LTE report of wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal.

These, and more stories, in today's wRap.

PH slides to 10th spot of Global Gender Gap report for 2017

Despite the drop, the Philippines remains the most gender equal country in Asia

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U.S. charges suspect who 'felt good' about NYC attack

Prosecutors unveil the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed to the attack while being questioned in custody at a hospital after being shot

Philippines ranks near bottom in terms of LTE availability, speed – report

OpenSignal's report said the Philippines ranked 69th in terms of 4G availability at 58.83% in terms of consistent accessibility. Meanwhile, the country ranks 74th in terms of LTE connection speeds at an average speed of 8.24 Mbps.

Indonesian fighter arrested in Marawi

(UPDATED) Philippine police say the 22-year-old Indonesian fighter told them that his group was involved in a 2016 suicide attack that killed 8 people in Jakarta and was claimed by ISIS

Canada to boost immigration to 1M over 3 years

The arrivals – in economic and family categories, as well as refugees – would push up the population of Canada by about 0.9% each year

PH ranks 5th worst country in unsolved media killings

While President Rodrigo Duterte created a task force to probe media killings, it has so far failed to hold accountable the people responsible for violence against journalists in the Philippines, the CPJ report says.

Top photo: An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

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