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 2020-05-07 18:03 

Manila Bulletin

Turkey's coronavirus death toll rises by 57 to 3,641: health ministry...

ISTANBUL - The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Turkey has risen by 57 in the last 24 hours to 3,641, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 18:01 

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Don't forget past, Jewish leader warns Germans on eve of WW2 anniversary...

BERLIN - Many young Germans have failed to learn the lessons of history, and anti-Semitism is becoming entrenched in the land responsible for the Holocaust, a Jewish leader warned, a day before the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe....

 2020-05-07 17:59 

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Venezuela opposition negotiated Maduro overthrow plan with security firm, report says...

CARACAS - Members of Venezuela's opposition in October negotiated a $213 million deal with a small Florida security company to invade the country and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, according to a document published by the Washington Post on Thurs...

 2020-05-07 17:57 

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Trump stresses desire for arms control with Russia, China in Putin call...

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump stressed his desire for arms control that includes both Russia and China in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, the White House said in a statement....

 2020-05-07 17:54 

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QC: No COVID-19 deaths for second consecutive day...

For the second straight day, there were no deaths from COVID-19 death toll in Quezon City as the tally remained at 132 as of May 7, the Quezon City Health Department (QCHD) said....

 2020-05-07 17:50 

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UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries...

NEW YORK - The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilizing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7 billion to help 63 states mainly in Africa and Latin America....

 2020-05-07 17:47 

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'Red zone' Paris under watch, as France prepares to lift lockdown...

PARIS - Parisians must show forms to use rush-hour public transport and still avoid parks, though they will be able to shop at Champs-Elysee boutiques again, under measures to start lifting France's coronavirus lockdown from Monday....

 2020-05-07 17:01 

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Easing British lockdown is 'point of maximum risk': Raab...

Any easing of Britain's lockdown represents a huge risk and could be stalled by an increase in infection rates, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday, warning that if social distancing lapsed, the virus would spread exponentially....

 2020-05-07 15:55 

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DILG warns that ECQ may be reimposed on GCQ areas that fail to observe health protocols...

Department of the Interior and Local government (DILG) Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Dio warned the public on Thursday that the government may be forced to revert areas back to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from the less severe general ...

 2020-05-07 15:54 

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France to reopen on Monday, Paris region to unwind lockdown more slowly...

France is ready to start unwinding its coronavirus lockdown from next Monday as planned, the prime minister said on Thursday, although some regions including the Paris area where the disease is still circulating would keep some restrictions....

 2020-05-07 15:52 

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Minister defends Germany's limited gay therapy ban...

Germany's ban on so-called gay conversion therapies needs to be robust enough to withstand court challenges, Health Minister Jens Spahn said in response to criticism that his proposed law would not protect young adults....

 2020-05-07 15:49 

Manila Bulletin

Trump reaffirms desire for arms control with Russia, China in Putin call...

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about the new coronavirus, arms control and other issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, reaffirming the U.S. desire for arms control that includes both Russia and China, the White House said....

 2020-05-07 15:47 

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Coronavirus outbreak in Colombia prison sparks fear among officials, families...

A coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 30% of inmates at the prison in Villavicencio, in central Colombia, has sparked fear among local officials, neighbors and prisoners' families that the sometimes deadly virus may spread further....

 2020-05-07 15:44 

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Canada, provinces agree to boost wages of essential workers, Trudeau says...

Canada and the 10 provinces have agreed to boost the pay of essential workers such as those working in seniors' residences, where many coronavirus cases have occurred, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 15:42 

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200 recurrent genetic mutations show new coronavirus adapts swiftly to human hosts study...

200 recurrent genetic mutations show new coronavirus adapts swiftly to human hosts study...

 2020-05-07 15:14 

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ABS-CBN airs newscast on digital platforms, ANC...

"Mula sa tahanan ng ABS-CBN dito sa Pilipinas, magandang gabi, bayan."ABS-CBN's lead male anchor and seasoned journalist Noli de Castro greeted the viewers of the network's primetime newscast TV Patrol with his signature opening line on Th...

 2020-05-07 14:46 

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Japan approves Remdesivir for coronavirus treatment...

Japan on Thursday authorized the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the government said, with an eye to approving another medication Avigan this month....

 2020-05-07 14:42 

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Israeli parliament nominates Netanyahu to form new government...

The Israeli parliament formally nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to form a new coalition government despite his upcoming trial on corruption charges, bringing him closer to a fifth term after more than a year of political stalemate....

 2020-05-07 14:31 

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3 men, 2 minors held for beating Army reservist in Manila...

Five persons, including two minors, were arrested after beating an Army reservist who scolded one of them for violating curfew rules in Sampaloc, Manila on Wednesday night....

 2020-05-07 14:28 

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Coronavirus lockdown hits younger people harder, European survey finds...

People under 35 have been made sadder and lonelier than older adults as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, a European survey found, concluding that the strain of being separated from friends and family was taking a tougher toll on the young....

 2020-05-07 14:24 

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Saudi Arabia forms police unit to enforce coronavirus curbs on social gatherings: state news agency...

Saudi Arabia has formed a police unit to monitor violations of rules banning gatherings of more than five people imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the state news agency SPA said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 14:20 

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EU court adviser rejects challenge to UK aid for nuclear plant...

The European Union's top court should reject an attempt by Austria to block British state support for a nuclear power plant in southwest England, a court adviser said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 14:18 

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Poland to test 1,000 miners a day as coronavirus grips coal region...

Poland plans to test 1,000 miners a day at drive-through sites to check whether they have been infected with the coronavirus as data show a rapid growth in new cases in the coal region....

 2020-05-07 14:02 

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Bong Go thanks PRRD for signing 'Balik Probinsiya' order to decongest urban areas, develop countryside...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go lauded today the signing by President Duterte of an executive order institutionalizing the "Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa" (Back to the Province, New Hope) program....

 2020-05-07 14:00 

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Coronavirus lockdown measures in Moscow extended till May 31, mayor says...

MOSCOW - Restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus in Moscow have been extended until May 31, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday in a blog post on his personal website....

 2020-05-07 13:54 

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Africa disease centre rejects Tanzania's allegation that its coronavirus tests faulty...

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday rejected an assertion by Tanzania's president that coronavirus tests it supplied are faulty....

 2020-05-07 13:49 

Manila Bulletin

Public Masses in Italy to resume May 18, ending bitter Church-state rift...

Italy's government and Roman Catholic bishops signed an agreement on Thursday to allow the faithful to attend Masses again from later this month, ending a standoff between the Church and state over the coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-05-07 13:41 

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Japan approves Gilead Sciences' remdesivir as COVID-19 drug...

TOKYO - Japan has approved Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19, the health ministry said on Thursday, making it the country's first officially authorized drug for the coronavirus disease....

 2020-05-07 13:35 

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Greece to reopen ancient monuments this month as it eases coronavirus ban...

ATHENS - After standing empty for two months, Greece's ancient sites, including the Acropolis hill towering over Athens, will reopen to visitors on May 18, authorities said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 13:28 

Manila Bulletin

UK to announce very limited easing of lockdown next week...

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a very limited easing of Britain's coronavirus lockdown next week, adopting a cautious approach to ensure there is no second peak of infections that could further hurt the economy....

 2020-05-07 13:07 

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4 Sta. Ana Police Station detainees test positive for COVID-19...

Four persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the Sta. Ana Police Station in Manila tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), police officials confirmed Thursday (May 7)....

 2020-05-07 12:49 

Manila Bulletin

Senate reschedules inquiry into COVID-19 crisis...

The Senate committee of the whole has decided to reschedule its inquiry into the COVID-19 situation in the country to May 18....

 2020-05-07 12:41 

Manila Bulletin

Coast Guard: Quarantine ships, treatment facility in Port Area still COVID-19 free...

The quarantine facilities established in Port Area, Manila remain free from coronavirus disease, the Philippine Coast Guard said Thursday (May 7)....

 2020-05-07 11:53 

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Legends of Runeterra coins now available on Codashop...

As the COVID-19 pandemic shut down real-world activity and kept billions indoors, video games have been seeing exceptional growth....

 2020-05-07 11:31 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus bump: Argentina's Fernandez rises in polls over handling of COVID-19...

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez is rising in the polls on public approval of the way he has handled the country's response to the spread of COVID-19, buttressing his political clout as he faces off against creditors with a major debt revamp....

 2020-05-07 11:26 

Manila Bulletin

Indonesia summons China's ambassador over burials at sea on fishing fleet...

Indonesia has summoned China's ambassador to clarify the deaths of four Indonesian crew from two Chinese-flagged vessels, Indonesia's foreign ministry said on Thursday, after rights groups alleged the crew were mistreated and exploited....

 2020-05-07 11:15 

Manila Bulletin

Millions at risk from known diseases as focus shifts to COVID-19...

As COVID-19 deaths climb ever higher in Europe and the United States, millions of lives are at risk in developing nations where lockdowns and overwhelmed medical systems are disrupting vital testing, vaccination and treatment for other killer diseases....

 2020-05-07 11:04 

Manila Bulletin

Thirsty beer lovers find supplies have run dry in Mexico...

Mexicans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in many ways, including beer lovers finding it particularly difficult to quench their thirst as supplies run dry due to reduced production....

 2020-05-07 10:46 

Manila Bulletin

Black and Pakistani people more likely to die from COVID-19: UK data...

Black people and those of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity have a significantly higher chance of dying from COVID-19 than white people, even when adjusting for deprivation, the British statistics office said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 10:41 

Manila Bulletin

Spain's daily coronavirus death toll falls again on Thursday: health ministry...

Spain's coronavirus daily death toll fell on Thursday to 213 down from 244 the day before, the health ministry reported....

 2020-05-07 10:37 

Manila Bulletin

Indonesia team says it has created $1,000 ventilator for COVID-19 fight...

A team of Indonesian engineers working around the clock says it has produced in two months a compact ventilator to sell at a fraction of the usual cost, hoping to accelerate the fight against east Asia's second-deadliest COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-05-07 10:35 

Manila Bulletin

Two senators seek probe of Pagcor over offshore gaming...

Senators Risa Hontiveros and Francis N. Pangilinan on Thursday asked for a formal Senate inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) lobby to exclude Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the cor...

 2020-05-07 10:27 

Manila Bulletin

Africa disease control body rejects Tanzania assertion that coronavirus tests are faulty...

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Thursday rejected an assertion by Tanzania's president that his nation's coronavirus tests are faulty....

 2020-05-07 10:20 

Manila Bulletin

Cameroon doctor faces influx of COVID-19 patients...

With the help of a nurse, Dominique Djomo puts on his personal protective equipment - a cap, coveralls, protective glasses, visor and gloves - and starts another day dealing with an influx of COVID-19 cases....

 2020-05-07 10:16 

Manila Bulletin

Indonesia's Ramadan school moves online amid coronavirus epidemic...

Each year during the fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian tutor Ahmad Winardi has taught a special course for students in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country to deepen their knowledge of Islam....

 2020-05-07 10:03 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't urged to continue social services despite economic contraction...

Senator Joel Villanueva urged on Thursday the government to continue to provide assistance to Filipinos as the local economy suffers a decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-07 09:55 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Gordon says Red Cross COVID-19 tests increasing...

Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) today expressed elation that the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centers of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) are picking up speed as more samples are brought in this week....

 2020-05-07 09:51 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't to hire 1,500 for COVID-19 swabbing, says Roque...

Around 1,500 people will be needed to serve at the mega swabbing facilities built to boost the country's COVID-19 testing capacity, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2020-05-07 09:50 

Manila Bulletin

Behave in social media, AFP tells its personnel, civilian employees, and their dependents...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) wants its uniformed personnel and civilian employees to "behave properly" when using their social media accounts, especially in expressing their opinion and in sharing posts that could put the military or ...

 2020-05-07 09:50 

Manila Bulletin

AFP reminds personnel, employees to observe decorum on social media...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) wants its uniformed personnel and civilian employees to "behave properly" when using their social media accounts, especially when expressing their opinions and sharing posts that could put the military or ...

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