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 2021-09-05 05:00 

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Taliban push deep into Afghanistan's holdout Panjshir Valley...

Taliban fighters have advanced deep into Afghanistan's holdout Panjshir Valley, with resistance fighters saying they are keeping the Islamists at bay, but analysts warned they are struggling....

 2021-09-05 04:30 

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Man dies in shark attack at Australian beach...

A man has died following a shark attack in Australia despite the efforts of "incredibly brave" surfers and bystanders who came to his aid, authorities said Sunday....

 2021-09-05 03:30 

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Afghan crisis cements Qatari global influence...

Political leaders have flocked to Doha and some countries have moved their Kabul embassies to Qatar, all praising their host for its key role in the airlift out of the Afghan capital....

 2021-09-05 02:00 

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'Silent crisis' looms as US to end COVID aid for millions of jobless...

Spending less on food. Drawing down on retirement savings. Dropping out of the workforce altogether....

 2021-09-05 01:30 

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Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles, drones fired from Yemen...

Saudi authorities said Saturday they intercepted three ballistic missiles fired from neighbouring Yemen that had targeted civilians in the Eastern Province as well as the southern cities of Najran and Jazan....

 2021-09-05 01:00 

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Haiti racing to rebuild schools destroyed in earthquake...

Haiti is struggling to send children back to class amid the devastation of the earthquake last month that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings, including many schools....

 2021-09-05 00:00 

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Fashion Week returning to New York with in-person energy...

After a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York is opening its Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Week with the return of in-person runway shows featuring big names like Tom Ford and Altuzarra....

 2021-09-04 23:30 

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After six months on Mars, NASA's tiny copter is still flying high...

It was only supposed to fly five times. And yet NASA's helicopter on Mars, Ingenuity, has completed 12 flights and it isn't ready to retire....

 2021-09-04 23:00 

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California winemakers take wildfire-fighting into their own hands...

Water tanks, fire trucks, and helicopters: California's Napa Valley winemakers are buying their own equipment to protect their property and their pricey vintages from wildfires....

 2021-09-04 22:30 

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Anonymous Myanmar photographer wins major photojournalism award...

A Myanmar photographer won the top award Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of the troubled nation's pro-democracy protests and bloody military crackdown....

 2021-09-04 22:00 

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Biden to visit three sites of 9/11 attack on 20th anniversary...

US President Joe Biden will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by traveling to all the three sites of the attacks, the White House said Saturday....

 2021-09-04 17:40 

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ICU, ward beds at high riskDOH...

The occupancy rate of intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 patients across the country are now at high risk level as it rose to 74 percent on Saturday as the country logged 20,741 new cases the second highest daily tally since the pandemic started and th...

 2021-09-04 17:30 

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'IATF approves NCR granular lockdowns'...

Granular lockdowns will be imposed in Metro Manila starting Wednesday, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said....

 2021-09-04 17:20 

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Experts still studying vax for kids...

The Department of Health has yet to issue a recommendation to start vaccinating children against COVID-19 even as an emergency use authorization has already been given for the use of Moderna and Pfizer shots for minors aged 12 to 17 years old....

 2021-09-04 17:10 

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Air Force fighter jets intercept aircraft...

The Philippine Air Force on Saturday announced that two of its FA-50PH fighter jets were "scrambled" to intercept an unidentified aircraft detected some 120 nautical miles northwest of Bolinao, Pangasinan on September 2....

 2021-09-04 17:00 

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DBM to sign SARO for P882M additional SRA funds Monday...

The additional P888.12 million released by the Department of Budget and Management for the special risk allowance of health care workers will cover more than 97,000 frontliners, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Tuesday....

 2021-09-04 16:50 

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PNP: Hunt down online sellers of tocilizumab...

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Anti-Cybercrime Group to look into reports of continued illegal online sale of tocilizumab, a drug recommended for COVID-19 patients...

 2021-09-04 16:40 

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Expanded trafficking law pushed...

A legislator from the Bicol region on Saturday urged the House of Representatives to immediatey pass a measure that includes online sexual abuse and exploitation among the crimes punishable under the Human Trafficking Act of 2003....

 2021-09-04 16:30 

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Drilon tells Pharmally: Face probe...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Saturday urged officials of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. to face the Blue Ribbon probe and testify on the P10 billion supply deals they got from the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management...

 2021-09-04 14:10 

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Biden wants to end US global cop role...

"America is back," goes President Joe Biden's catchphrase, but his unapologetic exit from Afghanistan shows America won't be back to business as usual....

 2021-09-04 14:00 

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CDC: Delta does not cause more severe COVID among kids...

US pediatric COVID hospitalizations have surged since Delta became predominant, but a new study that offers a first look at the relevant data suggests that fears the variant causes more severe disease are unfounded....

 2021-09-04 13:50 

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Teens shock defending champ Osaka, No. 3 Tsitsipas at US Open...

Defending champion Naomi Osaka of Japan and Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas were both ousted from the US Open by 18-year-olds in epic stunners on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium....

 2021-09-04 13:40 

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Outbreak claims NZ first death in six months...

New Zealand recorded its first COVID-related death in six months Saturday, but health authorities said there were signs the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant was coming under control....

 2021-09-04 13:30 

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3 migrants dead in boat capsize off French Guiana...

At least three people have died after a boat capsized off French Guiana carrying about 20 migrants travelling from Brazil to an illegal gold-mining site, local authorities said....

 2021-09-04 12:40 

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South Africa's lions prosper with careful watch and fenceless parks...

At sunset, a buffalo calf's distressed grunts reverberate through the bush....

 2021-09-04 12:30 

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Swiss glaciologist bears witness to relentless Alpine glacier melt...

After hiking for hours across the mountain and a vast expanse of white, Swiss glaciologist Matthias Huss crouches down near the middle of the massive glacier and checks the measurements....

 2021-09-03 17:40 

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DBM: P888 million more for SRA...

The Department of Budget and Management has released an additional P888.12 million to fund the Special Risk Allowance (SRA) of over 100,000 eligible public and private healthcare workers who are directly catering to or are in contact with COVID-19 patient...

 2021-09-03 17:30 

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OCTA warns of sharp spike as high as 43k...

The Department of Health has warned that daily COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila could reach up to 43,000 by September 30 unless the national and local governments boosted virus containment measures....

 2021-09-03 17:20 

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Gordon turns Red Cross into milking cow—Duterte...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night accused Senator Richard Gordon of using the Philippine National Red Cross as a "milking cow" for his election campaigns and urged the Commission on Audit (COA) to investigate the agency, even though this...

 2021-09-03 17:10 

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Lawmakers gang up on PhilHealth...

Several lawmakers on Friday accused the Philippine Health Corp. of delaying or denying hospital claims due to "mechanical" reasons....

 2021-09-03 17:00 

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Duterte chides senators: Probes derail projects...

President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to lawmakers to stop investigating the government's ongoing projects, saying these probes will only delay the implementation of the programs....

 2021-09-03 16:50 

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House ends OP budget hearing 'in a jiffy'...

The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations on Friday ended the deliberations on the Office of the President's proposed P8.2 billion 2022 budget---apparently as a favor to the executive branch of government currently under fire in probes ...

 2021-09-03 16:40 

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Moderna vax for ages 12-17 okayed...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it amended Friday the emergency use authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, clearing it for 12 to 17-year-olds, as the highly infectious coronavirus Delta variant hit some children....

 2021-09-03 16:30 

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Booster shots up for expert ruling...

The Philippine vaccine expert panel (VEP) will decide next week if COVID-19 booster shots are needed to curb the ongoing transmission of the disease, its chair said Friday....

 2021-09-03 15:55 

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Belmonte leads NCR mayors in performance survey...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte attained the highest approval rating among Metro Manila Mayors with 86 percent in the latest "NCR Halalan 2022 survey" conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc....

 2021-09-03 15:50 

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Mindanao senators press for Metro Davao creation...

Two Mindanaoan senators have been pushing for the creation of the Metropolitan Davao Development Authority as a means to address the growing needs of Davao City and nearby areas through the services it will provide....

 2021-09-03 15:40 

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Housing agency seals pact with Baler LGU...

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development has finalized another key agreement with Baler, Aurora local government on mass housing projects mostly intended for informal settler families....

 2021-09-03 15:30 

Manila Standard

Suspect guilty of illegal sale of gun, drugs—High Court...

The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Pangasinan resident for illegal sale of firearms and ammunition and possession of illegal drugs in 2017....

 2021-09-03 15:20 

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Customs takes P20-billion worth of illegal goods...

The Bureau of Customs seized P19.95-billion worth of goods from January 1 to August 23 this year....

 2021-09-03 15:10 

Manila Standard

10 senators had perfect attendance from July 2020 to June 2021...

Senate President Vicente Sotto lll and nine other senators posted perfect attendance and were always on time during plenary sessions In the regular session of the 18th Congress, from July 27, 2020 to June 3, 2021....

 2021-09-03 15:00 

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Labor program on hold in QC...

The Department of Labor and Employment has ordered the suspension of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) in the second district of Quezon City amid complaints of irregularities in the implementation of the program....

 2021-09-03 14:50 

Manila Standard

16M students enroll for new school year...

More than 16 million of the students recorded in academic year 2020-2021 have enrolled so far for 2021-2022 as of Friday, the Department of Education said....

 2021-09-03 14:40 

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Halt price hike on basic goods, Marcos asks DTI...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Friday urged the government to implement a moratorium on price increases in basic goods amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-03 14:35 

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Zobel de Ayala matriarch gains PH citizenship...

A committee at the House of Representatives on Friday voted to award Filipino citizenship to a Spaniard who is married to the scion of a prominent local family....

 2021-09-03 14:25 

Manila Standard

Making workers' dreams a reality...

Paulo Gisala Martinez wanted to be an engineer, but because of circumstances, he opted to put aside his dreams and chose to provide for his family....

 2021-09-03 14:20 

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Villar lauds Magsaysay Award winner's mangrove planting work...

Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, has lauded Ramon Magsaysay awardee Roberto "Ka Dodoy" Ballon, a fisherman from Zamboanga Sibugay province....

 2021-09-03 13:20 

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Four Indonesian soldiers killed in Papua guerilla attack—military...

At least four Indonesian soldiers were killed and two others wounded in an ambush by guerillas in the breakaway region of Papua, authorities said Friday....

 2021-09-03 06:00 

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Trudeau's first Canada election debate a slugfest...
 2021-09-03 05:02 

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UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia...
 2021-09-03 04:00 

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Climate crisis triggers spike in lightning strike deaths in India...

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