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 2021-07-29 05:30 

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Taliban surge poses 'existential crisis': US watchdog...
 2021-07-29 02:30 

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Al Kim: paramedic among the rubble of the Twin Towers...
 2021-07-29 00:45 

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Google and Facebook say on-campus workers must be vaccinated...
 2021-07-29 00:00 

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Peru's new president promises constitution change...
 2021-07-28 17:05 

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HD gets hero's welcome...

Hidilyn Diaz, who delivered the country's first Olympic gold medal, returned home Wednesday with the hope that other athletes who follow in her footsteps will succeed as well....

 2021-07-28 17:00 

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HD's other feat: Most mentioned athlete on FB...

Four-time Olympian Hidilyn Diaz did not only win the country's first-ever Olympic gold medal on Monday, she also won it big on social media....

 2021-07-28 16:55 

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Petecio secures bronze, fights for gold...

TOKYO Nesthy Petecio eradicated another stumbling block on her road to gold in the Summer Olympic Games by pounding out a 5-0 victory over former tormentor, Colombia's Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda in the quarterfinals of the 54-57 kg boxing competitio...

 2021-07-28 16:50 

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DOH rejects 2-week hard lockdown...

Metro Manila could see more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day by late August if the government doesn't impose a hard, two-week lockdown swiftly, independent researchers tracking the pandemic said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 16:45 

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Businessmen ask for time to adjust as controls tighten...

With the threat of the more transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and a spike in the number of infections, business leaders said another lockdown would cause more economic pain—and hoped the measures would pay off....

 2021-07-28 16:40 

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82 cops in QC test positive for Covid...

Some 82 policemen or more than half of the 161 cops from the Quezon City Police District Station 3 swabbed Friday last week have tested positive for COVID-19....

 2021-07-28 16:35 

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Record-high jabs: 659,029 in a day...

The Philippines set a new daily record for the number of vaccinations provided in a single day when it recorded 659,029 jabs on Tuesday....

 2021-07-28 16:30 

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Duterte, Suga mark PH-Japan Friendship Day...

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday celebrated the 65th Anniversary of Japan-Philippines Friendship Day, with the Japanese leader expressing optimism the legacy of this alliance will provide momentum for furth...

 2021-07-28 15:40 

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RTC sets Garin arraignment for 52 dengvaxia civil cases...

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has set the arraignment of former Health secretary Janet Garin, now Iloilo representative, on Sept. 20 for the first batch of consolidated criminal cases in connection with the Dengvaxia-related deaths of several schoo...

 2021-07-28 15:35 

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Albay vaccination gets boost as DOH commits more vax jabs...

Legazpi City---Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has thanked Malacaang and the Department of Health for their prompt response to his earlier appeal for more vaccine doses allocation to the regions, particularly Bicol....

 2021-07-28 15:30 

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Last budget bid: Put money where rhetoric is — Angara...

President Duterte's last budget request should "capture the urgency and the dimensions" of the national recovery that he laid out during his final State of the Nation Address Monday, Senator Sonny Angara said on Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 15:20 

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Top cop calls for probe into activists' slay...

Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday ordered an investigation into a shooting incident involving Albay policemen and two activists who were accused of spray-painting protest slogans....

 2021-07-28 15:10 

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NPA's 'reign of terror' over by '22 — NTF...

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) is confident that the government can end the New People's Army's (NPA) reign of terror within President Rodrigo Duterte's term....

 2021-07-28 15:00 

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SC to commercial courts: Avoid delay...

The Supreme Court has warned judges of commercial courts against what Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III described as "questionable trend of unwarranted delay or circumvention of court proceedings" in the handling of commercial cases....

 2021-07-28 14:50 

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DOH revokes Valenzuela clinic's license for 'tampering'...

The Department of Health has decided to revoke the license of a medical clinic and diagnostic center which was earlier shutdown by the Valenzuela City government after it was found 'tampering of Covid-19 records or intentionally providing misinformati...

 2021-07-28 14:40 

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To build unity ahead of 2022 polls, Leni meets with Lacson, Sotto...

Vice President Leni Robredo has met with presidential contender Senator Panfilo Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, as they sought to unite groups and personalities against the administration slate for next year's national...

 2021-07-28 14:30 

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Cops nab 4 'suppliers' of illegal guns to terror groups...

Tacloban City---Joint operatives arrested four suspects on Wednesday and recovered 36 high-powered guns and ammunition purportedly for Mindanao-based terrorist groups, as they were passing through Port Balhuartico in Barangay Look, Allen, Northern Samar....

 2021-07-28 14:20 

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Sen. Gordon COVID-positive despite 2 jabs...

Senator Richard Gordon, who has been fully vaccinated with the AstraZeneca jab for the coronavirus, on Wednesday became the 6th member of the Upper Chamber to test positive for COVID-19....

 2021-07-28 14:10 

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Lawmakers see House passing priority bills...

A congressional leader on Wednesday expressed confidence the House of Representatives will fast-track the approval of six pending bills mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte as priority measures during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday....

 2021-07-28 14:00 

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DOJ: Suspension on 80 'pastillas scam' officers ends...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said the six-month preventive suspension imposed against more than 80 Bureau of Immigration officers linked in the so-called pastillas scam have already expired....

 2021-07-28 13:50 

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High Court grants DBP plea on salaries...

The Supreme Court (SC) has granted a petition by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), which sought to revive the lifting of a notice of disallowance (ND) on salary increases of eight senior officers amounting to P17.38 million in 2006....

 2021-07-28 12:50 

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Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupts...

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on Wednesday, spewing a massive column of smoke and ash into the sky....

 2021-07-28 12:45 

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Taiwan probes reported hack of officials' messaging accounts...

Taiwan's police on Wednesday said they had launched an investigation after local media reported more than 100 LINE messaging app accounts used by officials had been hacked and the company admitted "abnormal activities" had been detected....

 2021-07-28 12:40 

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'Metaverse': Tech titans bet on the next internet revolution...

Imagine a world where you could sit on the same couch as a friend who lives thousands of miles away, or conjure up a virtual version of your workplace while at the beach....

 2021-07-28 12:35 

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In Spain, Iberian lynx claws back from near extinction...

At a nature reserve in southern Spain, four baby Iberian lynxes sleep peacefully beside their mother, part of a captive breeding program that has brought the species back from the brink of extinction....

 2021-07-28 12:30 

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18 migrant workers killed in India as truck rams into bus...

Eighteen migrant laborers sleeping on a highway in northern India after their bus broke down died when a truck rammed into the vehicle, police said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 12:25 

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HIV-positive man's arrest sparks debate...

The arrest of a man accused of failing to tell a partner that he had HIV has sparked fresh controversy about a Mexican law that campaigners say is outdated and discriminatory....

 2021-07-28 12:20 

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Taliban delegation visiting China for talks...

Taliban officials have told China they will not allow Afghanistan to be used as a base by groups plotting against another country, an insurgent spokesman said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 06:00 

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18 workers killed in India as truck rams into bus...

Eighteen migrant labourers sleeping on a highway in northern India after their bus broke down died when a truck rammed into the vehicle, police said Wednesday....

 2021-07-28 05:30 

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US moves to shield secrets in Saudi spy case in Canada...

US officials are intervening in a Canadian lawsuit involving a former Saudi spymaster, documents show, a rare move in a complex legal battle that threatens to blow the lid on sensitive undercover work....

 2021-07-28 05:00 

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Guatemala cancels order for Russian vaccines...

President Alejandro Giammattei announced Tuesday that Guatemala has canceled its order of a second batch of eight million Russian-made Covid-19 vaccines due to a delivery delay of a previous order....

 2021-07-28 04:30 

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Macron promises transparency over French Polynesia nuclear tests...

French President Emmanuel Macron promised transparency around decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia and changes to compensation procedures on Tuesday when he stopped to talk to a group of protesters on his first official trip to the territory....

 2021-07-28 04:00 

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Passports please: Afghans queue up for escape lifeline...

Like thousands of his compatriots, Abdel Khalid Nabyar waited outside Afghanistan's main passport office to apply for the precious travel document that would allow him to leave the war-torn nation....

 2021-07-28 03:30 

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Colombia expels German who took part in anti-govt protests...

Colombian immigration authorities said Tuesday they had expelled a German woman who took part in demonstrations against the government of President Ivan Duque....

 2021-07-28 03:00 

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'Nothing left' for people in famine-struck southern Madagascar...

"Look at my child -- please help us!" cries the woman....

 2021-07-28 02:30 

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Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as virus outbreak grows...

Millions of Sydney residents will spend another month in lockdown, authorities announced Wednesday, citing a still-fast-growing coronavirus outbreak and stubbornly low vaccination rates....

 2021-07-28 02:00 

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Dangerous attraction: Amorous pursuit imperils Cuban croc...

Being too coveted a mating partner can have its downside for a species faced with extinction, as the Cuban crocodile has learned....

 2021-07-28 01:00 

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Two kidnapped Mauritanians freed in Mali...

Two Mauritanians who were kidnapped in Mali along with three Chinese citizens were freed on Tuesday, a source close to the Mauritanian government said....

 2021-07-28 00:30 

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Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in West Bank: Palestinian authorities...

A Palestinian man was killed late Tuesday in Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, the scene of clashes between protesters and Israeli forces for weeks, Palestinian officials said....

 2021-07-28 00:00 

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Biden accuses Russia trying to disrupt 2022 elections...

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused his Russian counterpart of seeking to disrupt the 2022 congressional elections by spreading "misinformation."...

 2021-07-27 23:30 

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Google parent Alphabet profit soars as ads surge...

Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that had nearly tripled, as money poured in from ads on its search engine and YouTube video platform....

 2021-07-27 23:00 

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Man robs iconic Parisian jeweller using stand-up scooter as getaway...

An armed man using a stand-up scooter Tuesday robbed famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet of up to three million euros worth of jewellery in an audacious evening heist, a source close to the case said....

 2021-07-27 17:30 

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Thank you, Hidilyn...

With their eyes glued to a television in Zamboanga, the family of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz yelled "push, push, push!" as she hoisted the bar to win the country's first Olympic gold medal....

 2021-07-27 17:20 

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10 Pinoys still in the running for Tokyo gold...

Tokyo—Elreen Ando could not replicate teammate Hidilyn Diaz's golden performance the previous night, placing 7th in a field of 10 in the women's 64kg weightlifting competition of the Summer Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum here...

 2021-07-27 17:10 

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Rich harvest of rewards for golden girl...

Lawmakers hailed the victory of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz who won the country's first Olympic gold medal since it first joined the quadrennial event in 1921....

 2021-07-27 17:00 

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OCTA offers new scheme to stop 'Delta'...

Independent researchers tracking the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday urged the government to impose a "circuit-breaking" lockdown to stop a new surge of infections due to the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus....

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