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 2020-07-12 09:30 

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New Russia protest over governor's arrest...

Hundreds of people joined a second day of protest on Sunday in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk over the arrest of a popular governor accused of ordering the murders of several businessmen....

 2020-07-12 09:00 

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Indonesia military academy hit by virus outbreak...

Nearly 1,300 people at a military academy in Indonesia have tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said, as the country struggles to contain the epidemic....

 2020-07-12 08:08 

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Children of 2 anti-franchise renewal lawmakers express support for ABS-CBN...

Mikee Defensor, daughter of Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor, has expressed support for the employees of ABS-CBN who stand to lose their jobs after the non-renewal of the network's franchise. Her father played a key role in the rejection of ...

 2020-07-12 08:00 

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SpaceX delays launch of mini-satellites...

SpaceX on Saturday delayed the launch of a rocket due to take 57 mini-satellites into space as part of plan to build an orbiting, global broadband internet system....

 2020-07-12 07:30 

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Mixed reaction from Hong Kong expats to UK visas offer...

Hong Kong expatriates living in Britain have welcomed London's pledge of "a pathway to future citizenship" for millions of the territory's residents after China imposed a controversial security law there....

 2020-07-12 07:00 

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French doctors call for stricter rules on masks...

A group of 14 doctors in France called Saturday for stricter rules on the wearing of masks, to ensure there was no resurgence of the coronavirus....

 2020-07-12 06:30 

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Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists...

Over WhatsApp from Tunisia, Taheyya has watched her grandchildren grow up in Syria, where her son joined a jihadist group....

 2020-07-12 05:30 

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Poland braces for tight presidential election...

Poland votes on Sunday in a knife-edge presidential election between a populist incumbent closely allied with US President Donald Trump and a europhile liberal who wants to restore ties with Brussels....

 2020-07-12 05:00 

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Quake rattles Chinese city hit by massive 1976 disaster...

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck the northern Chinese city of Tangshan on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), reviving memories of a devastating 1976 quake there that was the deadliest in modern times....

 2020-07-12 04:00 

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US town grows money from trees during pandemic downturn...

Tenino had become a ghost town, and small businesses were struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic, so local officials revived an unconventional idea from the last century: printing the town's own currency on thin planks of wood....

 2020-07-12 03:30 

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Up for grabs: Tokyo art exhibit invites theft...

The Tokyo art exhibit opened to enthusiastic visitors, but many of those circulating weren't just there to soak in some culture---they were casing the joint for a midnight raid....

 2020-07-12 03:00 

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UN restarts cross-border aid to Syria but shuts access point...

The UN Security Council on Saturday passed a resolution to restart cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, but only after caving to Russian pressure to close one of two access points into the war-torn country....

 2020-07-12 02:46 

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Inventor of Israel's Iron Dome seeks coronavirus 'game-changer'...

Tel Aviv, Israel | Daniel Gold, who led the team that invented Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system, has a history of safeguarding the country against what he identifies as existential threats....

 2020-07-12 02:30 

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Mannequins do double duty in a chic restaurant in virus-hit Montreal...

In one Montreal restaurant, patrons are getting a fashion-food two-for-one: Mannequins placed at tables not only ensure social distancing but also sport chic outfits that can be purchased to benefit charity....

 2020-07-11 23:43 

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As virus rages in US, Trump finally wears a mask...

Bethesda, United States | US President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time Saturday, finally yielding to intense pressure to set a public health example as the coronavirus rampages across America....

 2020-07-11 17:20 

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DOH: Virus can be airborne...

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire raised a new alarm Saturday on the coronavirus pandemic, saying COVID-19 could be airborne under "specific settings."...

 2020-07-11 17:10 

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CHR: Franchise denial has 'chilling effect' on media...

The Commission on Human Rights said Saturday the House of Representatives' denial on Friday of ABS-CBN's franchise application "gives a chilling effect on the freedom of the press."...

 2020-07-11 17:00 

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'LGBT couples allowed to do pillion riding'...

Couples belonging to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community are among those allowed to motorcycle back-riding, a police official said Saturday....

 2020-07-11 16:50 

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Emirates cuts 9,000 jobs; Step up virus action—WHO...

Emirates airline has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, according to a report on Saturday....

 2020-07-11 16:40 

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PNPA halts activities after cadet's death...

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa on Saturday ordered the temporary suspension of all activities for new cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy after a female cadet died of electrolyte imbalance or hypokalemia (low potassium in...

 2020-07-11 16:30 

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Misdeclared US dollars seized...

Government agents assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport intercepted a package containing US dollars equivalent to almost P800,000 smuggled via air cargo....

 2020-07-11 16:20 

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Cops probe missing 400-yr-old Sto. Nio...

Manila Police District investigators are now investigating if the 400-year-old image of the Sto. Nio at the Santo Nio de Pandacan Parish in Pandacan, Manila was stolen or consumed by the fire that gutted the church Friday afternoon....

 2020-07-11 16:10 

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Deportation sought for unruly Chinese...

The Bureau of Immigration filed a deportation case against a Chinese woman who attacked a biker and traffic enforcers in Makati City....

 2020-07-11 16:00 

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CebuPac resumes Dubai flights...

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has announced the resumption of its flight operations to and from Dubai beginning today (Sunday)....

 2020-07-11 13:50 

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HK police raid pollster ahead of opposition vote...

Hong Kong police have raided the office of a prominent opinion pollster that was helping the city's pro-democracy opposition to conduct a primary election, a director of the group said Saturday....

 2020-07-11 13:40 

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Sports Illustrated uses transgender model in swimsuit issue for first time...

Sports Illustrated is featuring a transgender model for the first time ever in its swimsuit issue this year, the US magazine said Friday....

 2020-07-11 13:30 

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Trump says he will create path to citizenship for 'Dreamers'...

President Donald Trump said he would soon issue an executive order on immigration that includes a path to citizenship for people brought to America illegally as children....

 2020-07-11 13:20 

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Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge...

Hospitals in Panama are on the brink of collapse as coronavirus cases spike in the Central American country worst hit by the pandemic, where doctors are already exhausted....

 2020-07-11 13:10 

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US welcomes WHO inquiry into virus origins in China...

The US welcomes the World Health Organization's probe into the origins of the novel coronavirus in China, its ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said....

 2020-07-11 13:00 

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French bus driver dies after attack over mask rule...

A French bus driver who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died, his family said, sparking tributes from political leaders who condemned his "cowardly" attackers....

 2020-07-11 12:50 

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Rights lawyer files torture charges against Chinese officials...

Freed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has filed a rare complaint seeking charges against two officials, accusing them of torturing him during his secret detention, according to documents seen by AFP....

 2020-07-11 09:30 

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Teen surfer killed in Australian shark attack...

A 17-year-old boy died after being bitten by a shark while surfing off Australia's east coast Saturday, authorities said....

 2020-07-11 09:00 

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Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine...

Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday....

 2020-07-11 08:30 

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Russia battles wildfires amid record warm weather...

Wildfires raging in Siberia in record summer temperatures have decreased considerably over the past week, Russia's forest service said Saturday, as it battles blazes by cloud seeding and explosives....

 2020-07-11 08:00 

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Identity theft scandal in China university exam ignites fury...

As millions of Chinese students sat a gruelling university entrance exam this month, stories of how an identity theft scandal robbed hundreds of previous candidates of their dreams set social media alight....

 2020-07-11 07:30 

Manila Standard

Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs: report...

Emirates airline has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, according to a report on Saturday....

 2020-07-11 07:00 

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Bangladeshi coronavirus sufferers shun hospitals...

Thousands of beds for coronavirus patients in Bangladesh are lying empty despite the country struggling with a rising caseload as people are too scared to enter hospitals, officials and sufferers say....

 2020-07-11 05:30 

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Indonesia 'dog doctor' rescues canines from pandemic peril...

Jakarta, Indonesia | Indonesian doctor Susana Somali and her staff cut tightly-bound plastic ropes off dozens of whimpering dogs rescued from the butcher's block after being sold or abandoned during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-11 05:10 

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WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures...

The World Health Organization has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp fresh restrictions on citizens....

 2020-07-11 04:45 

Manila Standard

In India-China crisis, an India-US bonanza in view...

A border clash has plunged ties between India and China to their lowest point in decades. But one beneficiary looks clear -- the US-India relationship....

 2020-07-11 03:00 

Manila Standard

US records 63,643 new virus cases in 24 hours...

Washington, United States | The United States recorded 63,643 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University....

 2020-07-11 02:30 

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Slew of white nationalist Twitter accounts suspended...

San Francisco, United States |Twitter on Friday said it suspended more than 50 white nationalist accounts for violating policies against violent extremism....

 2020-07-11 02:00 

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Brazil surpasses 70,000 coronavirus deaths...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Brazil surpassed 70,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the health ministry said, though the number of daily fatalities appears to be stabilizing....

 2020-07-11 00:50 

Manila Standard

Trump commutes prison sentence of ally Roger Stone: W. House...

Washington, United States | President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of his longtime ally Roger Stone, shielding the veteran Republican operative from 40 months behind bars....

 2020-07-10 18:00 

Manila Standard

ABS-CBN loses franchise bid...

Broadcast giant ABS-CBN was shuttered after lawmakers voted 70-11 to reject bills that would have given the radio and TV network a new 25-year franchise. There was one abstention and two recusals....

 2020-07-10 17:50 

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Palace denies hand in lawmakers' ruling...

Malacaang on Friday said it respects the decision of Congress to reject ABS-CBN's franchise renewal application and cannot do anything about it....

 2020-07-10 17:40 

Manila Standard

The rise and fall of a giant network: A roller coaster ride...

ABS-CBN started its tumultuous though productive life when American engineer James Lindenberg, the 'father of Philippine television' formed the Bolinao Electronics Corp., a business entity that engaged in radio equipment manufacture and broadcasti...

 2020-07-10 17:30 

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2020 year of Pinoy health workers—Du30...

President Rodrigo Duterte, through Proclamation No. 976, has declared 2020 as the "Year of Filipino Health Workers" to recognize the "heroism and selfless compassion" of medical workers in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-10 17:20 

Manila Standard

Backlog of samples for testing tops 12,000...

The Department of Health said Friday more than 12,000 submitted samples for COVID-19 testing were considered backlogs in various laboratories nationwide....

 2020-07-10 17:10 

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PH scouts for vaccine partners; wearing of masks a must—DOH...

The Philippines has started looking for possible foreign partners to secure the availability of a potential vaccine for the coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday....

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