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 2021-07-12 11:00 

Manila Standard

Sydney virus cases spike as lockdown flounders...

Sydney---Australia reported another spike in new coronavirus cases Monday, as a lockdown in the country's largest city Sydney failed to halt a rapidly growing cluster of cases....

 2021-07-12 10:55 

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Tech giants find workaround for jabs to Taiwan...

Taipei---Taiwanese tech giants Foxconn and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced Monday they will each donate five million coronavirus vaccine doses to the government in a deal with a China-based distributor....

 2021-07-12 10:50 

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Thailand sees tougher curbs bite amid Bangkok curfew...

Bangkok---Over ten million people were placed under fresh COVID-19 restrictions and a curfew in the Thai capital Monday, as the kingdom battles a surge of cases worsened by the highly infectious Alpha and Delta variants....

 2021-07-12 10:45 

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49 killed in Niger armed attack near border with Mali...

Niamey, Niger Five civilians, four soldiers and 40 armed attackers were killed Sunday in a clash in Niger's restive southwest region near the border with Mali, the government said....

 2021-07-12 10:40 

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Rare anti-government protests erupt in Cuba over power, food shortages...

Havana---Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, chanting, "Down with the dictatorship," as President Miguel Diaz-Canel called on his supporters to confront the demonstrators....

 2021-07-12 06:00 

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Tech giants to donate Covid vaccines to Taiwan in China workaround...

Taiwanese tech giants Foxconn and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced Monday they will each donate five million coronavirus vaccine doses to the government in a deal with a China-based distributor....

 2021-07-12 05:30 

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Thailand sees tougher Covid-19 curbs bite, including Bangkok curfew...

Over ten million people were placed under fresh Covid-19 restrictions and a curfew in the Thai capital Monday, as the kingdom battles a surge of cases worsened by the highly infectious Alpha and Delta variants....

 2021-07-12 05:00 

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Sydney coronavirus cases spike as lockdown falters...

Australia reported another spike in new coronavirus cases Monday, as a lockdown in the country's largest city Sydney failed to halt a rapidly growing cluster of cases....

 2021-07-12 04:30 

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Flights cancelled and schools closed as Beijing hit by storm...

Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Beijing as schools and tourist sites were shut due to torrential downpours and gale-force winds on Monday....

 2021-07-12 03:30 

Manila Standard

Giannis scores 41 as Bucks trim Suns' lead in NBA Finals...

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds on Sunday to lead Milwaukee over Phoenix 120-100, reviving the Bucks' chances to win their first NBA title in 50 years....

 2021-07-12 03:00 

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49 killed in Niger armed attack...

Five civilians, four soldiers and 40 armed attackers were killed Sunday in a clash in Niger's restive southwest region near the border with Mali, the government said....

 2021-07-12 02:30 

Manila Standard

Haitian police arrest assassination suspect with 'political' aim...

Haitian police announced Sunday they had arrested a Haitian national "who had political objectives" in recruiting the gunmen who assassinated President Jovenel Moise last week....

 2021-07-12 02:00 

Manila Standard

The battle for Brazil's indigenous land hots up...

Brazil's indigenous peoples are bracing for a legal battle with far-right President Jair's Bolsonaro's government as it seeks to rush laws through parliament to carve away at their land....

 2021-07-12 01:30 

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Goats: unlikely allies in California's fight against wildfires...

Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is simple: graze....

 2021-07-12 00:30 

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Walking with Myanmar's anti-junta fighters...

In their camp hidden in the forested hills of Kayah state near the Thai border, Myanmar anti-junta volunteers practice firing their homemade weapons, do physical training, and play guitar in between skirmishes with the military....

 2021-07-12 00:00 

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Thousands join rare anti-government protests in Cuba...

Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a town chanting "Down with the dictatorship" and "We want liberty."...

 2021-07-11 23:30 

Manila Standard

Ivory Coast ex-rivals unite against Ouattara...

Two former Ivory Coast presidents and longterm political rivals, Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bedie, on Sunday said they were uniting in opposition to current head of state Allasane Ouattara....

 2021-07-11 23:00 

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Egypt confirms life sentences for Muslim Brotherhood figures...

An Egyptian court on Sunday confirmed life sentences for 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including its leader, over prison breaks and police killings during the 2011 revolution....

 2021-07-11 22:30 

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Florida building collapse toll rises to 90, 31 unaccounted for...

The death toll in last month's collapse of a Florida apartment building has now risen to 90, officials said Sunday, with another 31 people still unaccounted for after the tragedy....

 2021-07-11 17:50 

Manila Standard

PNP warns erring parents...

Parents who let their young children out of their houses unsupervised in areas under stricter quarantine could be sanctioned under the latest government policy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said ...

 2021-07-11 17:40 

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Branson, crew, blast off in historic space travel...

New Mexico—Billionaire Richard Branson blasted off Sunday from a base in New Mexico aboard a Virgin Galactic vessel bound for the edge of space, a voyage he hopes will lift the nascent space tourism industry off the ground....

 2021-07-11 17:30 

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16M more doses arriving this month—Health exec...

The Philippines expects to receive 16 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this month, of which more than 3 million have already arrived in the last few days, an official said Sunday....

 2021-07-11 17:20 

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DOH: Used vials a means to stop illegal vax sale...

The Department of Health (DOH) said Sunday that vaccination teams in local government units were conducting "reverse logistics" to keep track of its inventory of COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of unlawful sale of COVID-19 vaccines....

 2021-07-11 17:10 

Manila Standard

'Secret bets set off party feud'...

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Sunday blamed his partymates in the PDP-Laban for concealing their choice of candidates for national posts in next year's elections, a move that he said triggered bickering within the ruling party....

 2021-07-11 17:05 

Manila Standard

Hague ruling enters 5th year...

A Filipino fisherman, recalling an incident three years ago, said members of the Chinese Coast Guard chose the best catch of his fellow fishers and left liquor and a pack of instant noodles in exchange....

 2021-07-11 17:00 

Manila Standard

SC ruling triggers massive info try on police BWCs...

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ordered Sunday deputy chief for operations Lt. Gen. Israel Ephraim Dickson to prepare for a massive information campaign on the use of body-worn cameras....

 2021-07-11 16:55 

Manila Standard

Budget release process questioned...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday said it is "lamentable" that politics is a consideration in the non-release of the P160-billion "FLR" (For Later Release) budget items, especially with the 2022 elections less than 10 months...

 2021-07-11 16:50 

Manila Standard

Robredo seeks ways to resolve Education woes...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday called on the Duterte administration to address the alarming state of Philippine education that has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-11 14:40 

Manila Standard

Defense clarifies use of 20 military bank accounts...

At least 20 bank accounts under the Armed Forces of the Philippines have been flagged by the Commission on Audit for being unauthorized but the Department of National Defense said it could not readily shutter these accounts since some of them involve curr...

 2021-07-11 14:30 

Manila Standard

Japan bullish on Plaridel Road Project Phase 3...

The Japanese government has lauded the opening of the Arterial Road Bypass Project or Plaridel Bypass Project Phase III in Bulacan, which is intended to ease traffic congestion and spur economic growth in Central Luzon....

 2021-07-11 14:20 

Manila Standard

'Payment for Gem-Ver : No deal so far'...

The Department of Justice on Sunday said there is no agreement yet on the compensation for the 2019 sinking of Filipino fishing vessel F/B Gem-Ver 1....

 2021-07-11 14:10 

Manila Standard

Brawner leads tribute to crash victims...

Victims of the C-130 crash in Patikul, Sulu received various tributes in Northern Mindanao in honor of the 49 lives cut short by the tragedy....

 2021-07-11 11:05 

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Belgian woman, 90, infected with '2 virus variants at once'...

Paris—A 90-year-old woman who died after falling ill with Covid-19 was infected with both the Alpha and Beta variants of the coronavirus at the same time, researchers in Belgium said Sunday, adding that the rare phenomenon may be underestimated....

 2021-07-11 11:00 

Manila Standard

Australia lists first death in Sydney virus outbreak...

Sydney—Australia announced its first coronavirus-related death in the current Sydney virus outbreak on Sunday, as the country's biggest city struggles to bring the Delta variant under control....

 2021-07-11 10:55 

Manila Standard

Cops say bandits kill 35 villagers in northwest Nigeria...

Kano—Armed raiders killed at least 35 people and torched homes in five villages in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police said on Saturday, in the latest deadly attack to hit the violence-torn region....

 2021-07-11 10:50 

Manila Standard

5-year jail term for Morocco journalist spurs condemnation...

Casablanca—The sentencing of a Moroccan journalist to five years in prison for indecent assault sparked condemnation Saturday, with media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deploring a trial "tainted by irregularities"....

 2021-07-11 10:45 

Manila Standard

US city removes Confederate generals' statues...

Charlottesville—The southern US city of Charlottesville on Saturday took down controversial statues including two honoring Civil War pro-slavery generals which had become the focus of protests....

 2021-07-11 06:00 

Manila Standard

Six years a slave: Indian farm workers exploited in Italy...

When Balbir Singh refers to his ordeal, he uses the Italian word "macello", which roughly translates as "mess"---but it is hardly enough to convey what the migrant Indian farm worker has endured....

 2021-07-11 05:05 

Manila Standard

Logistics integrator Locad bags $4.9 million funding from Sequoia Surge...

Logistics and supply chain management integrator Locad has secured $4.9 million in seed round funding from venture capital firms led by Sequoia Capital....

 2021-07-11 05:00 

Manila Standard

Australia records first death in Sydney virus outbreak...

Australia announced its first coronavirus-related death in the current Sydney virus outbreak on Sunday, as the country's biggest city struggles to bring the Delta variant under control....

 2021-07-11 04:30 

Manila Standard

'Not worth it': LA restaurants boost pay to lure wary workers...

Businesses have reopened in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States, with "We're hiring" signs everywhere. But if life has a pre-Covid feel, a new challenge has arisen for restaurants: workers are not willing to return at any cost....

 2021-07-11 04:00 

Manila Standard

Why China is hobbling its tech sector...

Scuttled listings and share prices hammered by official threats: Beijing has launched a withering and very public assault on some of China's biggest tech names....

 2021-07-11 03:30 

Manila Standard

Bulgaria votes again in a bid to end political deadlock...

Bulgarians go to the polls for a second time in three months on Sunday hoping the political parties can this time agree on a stable government coalition....

 2021-07-11 02:30 

Manila Standard

Leaders of China and North Korea vow to strengthen ties: KCNA...

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have vowed to bring their relations to a "new stage" as the two countries mark the 60th anniversary of a friendship pact, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday....

 2021-07-11 02:00 

Manila Standard

US alarmed as Saudi lawsuits threaten to expose secrets...

Two lawsuits pitting Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler against a former intelligence czar threaten to expose highly sensitive US government secrets, prompting Washington to consider a rare judicial intervention, documents show....

 2021-07-11 01:00 

Manila Standard

With Afghan pullout, US ditches 'forever wars'...

Joe Biden's pullout from Afghanistan has stunned with its speed, but Washington already decided four years ago that it was fed up with "forever wars" and turned its attention to traditional great power competition with China and Russia....

 2021-07-11 00:30 

Manila Standard

17 years after founding Virgin Galactic, Branson bound for space...

He's always dreamed of it, and in 2004 founded his own company to make it happen....

 2021-07-10 23:30 

Manila Standard

Queen Elizabeth wishes England good luck ahead of Euro 2020 final...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has sent a good luck message to Gareth Southgate and his England team ahead of Sunday's Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley....

 2021-07-10 23:00 

Manila Standard

Wounded wife of assassinated Haitian leader speaks out...

The widow of slain Haitian leader Jovenel Moise, who was critically wounded in the attack that claimed his life, on Saturday issued her first public remarks since the assault, calling on the nation not to "lose its way."...

 2021-07-10 22:00 

Manila Standard

Zika virus cases detected in India's Kerala state...

Authorities in India's southern Kerala region have issued a statewide alert after 14 cases of the Zika virus were detected, officials said Friday....

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