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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview that the social media giant will likely need a "few years" to fix its problems. This is Zuckerberg's latest interview aimed at blunting the impact of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In sports, boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya confirmed that Argentina's World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse will defend his title against Manny Pacquiao in Kuala Lumpur in July.

Meanwhile, actor Channing Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum announced in a joint statement that they have "lovingly chosen to separate as a couple."

Here are today's top stories.

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems – Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg maintained that one of Facebook's problems was that it was "idealistic," focusing on the positive aspects of connecting people and that "we didn't spend enough time investing in, or thinking through, some of the downside uses of the tools."

De La Hoya confirms Pacquiao-Matthysse for Malaysia in July

Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao had first announced plans for the fight in a statement last month, but details of the bout remained shrouded in uncertainty.

Binays post bail for Makati Science High School charges

In a statement, the Binays' spokesperson Joey Salgado slammed Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales for the indictment: "The Ombudsman's case is baseless and frivolous, a product of her obsession to malign the Binays in total disregard of facts, constitutional rights, and established jurisprudence."

Joanna Demafelis' family wishes death for her killers

The brother of the slain overseas Filipino worker told Rappler this was one of their prayers when Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle washed their feet on Maundy Thursday.

Manila Cathedral to display blood relic of Pope John Paul II

"This is the first-ever blood relic of the great Pope still in liquid form stored in a glass container here in our country," the Manila Cathedral said in its announcement.

Egypt's Sisi sweeps vote with 97 percent, though turnout was down

The head of the election authority Lasheen Ibrahim said that turnout was 41.05% of the almost 60 million registered voters.

Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan announce split

"There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision – just two best-friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible," the two said in a joint statement.

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