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 2021-07-19 00:00 

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Sydney tightens lockdown amid 'stubborn' outbreak...

Australian authorities ordered more businesses to close Saturday along with a slew of new restrictions in the country's largest city as a weeks-long lockdown failed to quash an outbreak of Covid-19....

 2021-07-18 23:30 

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Israel removes cancer patients from third vaccine jab list...

Israel on Sunday walked back part of its policy for third coronavirus vaccination shots, saying that contrary to a recent announcement, oncology patients should actually stick with two jabs only....

 2021-07-18 22:30 

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Flood death toll in Belgium rises to 31...

The number of Belgian residents confirmed dead in massive floods that hit several European countries this week rose to 31 on Sunday, according to official figures, as authorities said they were calling an end to rescue operations....

 2021-07-18 22:00 

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Families seek justice on anniversary of Argentina Jewish center bombing...

Families of the victims of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires that left 85 dead and hundreds wounded, on Sunday renewed their demands for justice as they marked the anniversary of the horror attack....

 2021-07-18 18:00 

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Delta scare rouses LGUs...

Local government units (LGUs) will ramp up contract tracing and isolation in Metro Manila to deal with the threat of the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19....

 2021-07-18 17:50 

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Feuding PDP-Laban factions swap barbs over party by-laws...

Factions within the ruling PDP-Laban continued to bicker Sunday after a group led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi voted to oust Senator Manny Pacquiao as party president over the weekend, a move that Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said was aboveboard....

 2021-07-18 17:40 

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VP not immune from suit, say Chiz, others...

President Rodrigo Duterte was told Sunday that the vice president of the Philippines is not immune from suit, after he declared he would seek that position in next year's elections as a means of obtaining legal immunity....

 2021-07-18 17:30 

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Sara D justifies trips across PH...

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Sunday defended her trips to different parts of the country to consult on politics amid the COVID-19 crisis that continues to hit the Philippines, including her home city....

 2021-07-18 17:20 

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Oil price hike for 9th round in the offing...

Oil firms will raise pump prices anew this week by as much as P0.40 per liter, triggering the ninth consecutive weekly hike in oil prices....

 2021-07-18 17:00 

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Vax rollout on right track —BSP...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno expressed his belief over the weekend that the COVID-19 vaccination rollout of the government is on the right track, saying it is a key to strong economic recovery from the pandemic....

 2021-07-18 15:20 

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New Clark terminal seen boosting airport capacity...

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence that the new passenger terminal building at the Clark International Airport would allow passengers to enjoy a "safer and easier" air travel experience despite the prevailing threat of the Covid-19 pan...

 2021-07-18 15:10 

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Voter's listing deadline nears; avoid 11th hour rush—Angara...

With the September 30 deadline for voter registration drawing near, Senator Sonny Angara urged all Filipinos of voting age to register now and not wait for the last-minute rush....

 2021-07-18 14:50 

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Pork tariff cut fails to lower prices—Kiko...

Noting that pork prices remain high despite the lower tariff on imported meat, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan sought the restoration of the original 20- to 30-percent levels and help hog raisers recover from the African swine fever that wiped o...

 2021-07-18 14:40 

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'Build program' ushers in golden age of infra amid pandemic—senator...

The Duterte administration's " Build Build Build program" ushers in the Philippines' "Golden Age of Infrastructure," according to Senator Christopher "Bong" Go who joined the chief executive at the opening of the 18-kilomet...

 2021-07-18 14:30 

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Cagdianao Mining buys ERVs...

Acknowledging the importance of reliable transportation during emergency, especially at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cagdianao Mining Corp., a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp., acquires transportation units worth P19.8 m and an ambulance unit worth ...

 2021-07-18 14:20 

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Terror-overrun towns have no police stations...

CAMP Brig Gen Salipada Pendatun, Maguindanao --Most of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region's 118 towns do not have municipal police station (MPS) buildings compliant with Philippine National Police (PNP) standards....

 2021-07-18 14:10 

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Bello wins Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano...

Region 2 of the Department of Labor has commended Secretary Silvestre Bellow III for winning the 'Natatanging Cagayano Award' for the Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano 2021....

 2021-07-18 13:37 

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Duterte asked to order probe on La Union gun-for-hire group...

A congresswoman of La Union province has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte for a thorough investigation on the involvement of rogue armed personnel in a gun-for-hire group allegedly used to harass or liquidate political rivals ahead of the elections....

 2021-07-18 10:40 

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Olympic athletes infected; Europe in virus travel woe...

Tokyo—Two athletes became the first to test positive for the coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympic Village, officials said Sunday, as new border rules in Europe caused last-minute travel frustration....

 2021-07-18 05:30 

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Zuma graft trial to resume despite deadly South Africa protests...

The dragging corruption trial of South Africa's jailed ex-president Jacob Zuma resumes on Monday despite deadly violence that swept the nation after his imprisonment in an unrelated case....

 2021-07-18 04:30 

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Syria eyes Olympic success in Tokyo despite huge challenges...

Syria is aiming to secure the war-battered country's fourth-ever Olympic medal in Tokyo, but one of its few world-class athletes is less optimistic after struggling to access coaching and facilities for the past four years....

 2021-07-18 04:00 

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Three people shot outside baseball stadium in US capital...

Three people were shot outside a baseball stadium crowded with thousands of spectators in the US capital on Saturday, causing the game to be abruptly halted as fans were ushered out....

 2021-07-18 02:00 

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Merkel to visit flood zone as western Europe death toll tops 170...

Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit flood-ravaged areas in Germany on Sunday to survey the damage and meet survivors, after days of extreme rainfall in western Europe left at least 171 people dead and dozens missing....

 2021-07-18 00:30 

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Wounded widow of Haiti's slain president returns home: official...

The widow of Haiti's slain president Jovenel Moise returned home Saturday after being treated in Florida for wounds she suffered in the attack, an official said....

 2021-07-18 00:00 

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Europeans face travel woes as COVID reaches Olympic Village...

Europeans faced last-minute travel frustration on Saturday as the UK and France overhauled COVID-19 border restrictions to combat surging infections that threaten plans to get life back to normal....

 2021-07-17 23:30 

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EU says vaccine rate now higher than in US...

European Union leaders on Saturday celebrated their coronavirus vaccination programme reaching a higher proportion of its people than in the US, which had outpaced the bloc for months....

 2021-07-17 23:00 

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UK health minister gets COVID ahead of 'freedom day'...

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating—just as his government prepared to jettison most pandemic restrictions in England....

 2021-07-17 22:30 

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Cuban president denounces unrest as a 'lie'...

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday denounced what he said was a false narrative over unrest on the Caribbean island, speaking during a rally alongside ex-president Raul Castro and before thousands of supporters in Havana....

 2021-07-17 22:00 

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Pilgrims arrive in Mecca for second pandemic hajj...

Pilgrims began arriving in the holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic, circling Islam's holiest site in masks and on distanced paths....

 2021-07-17 17:10 

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Cusi KOs Pacquiao...

Months of infighting in the ruling party PDP-Laban culminated in the ouster of Senator Manny Pacquiao as party president and the election of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as his replacement....

 2021-07-17 17:00 

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PH records 2nd Delta strain death...

The country has logged its second death due to the more infectious Delta variant, but the Department of Health assured the public there is no community transmission yet despite recording 11 local cases....

 2021-07-17 16:50 

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Duterte: End unfair 'vaccine nationalism'...

President Rodrigo Duterte called for an end to "vaccine nationalism" during an emergency meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders late Friday evening, saying unequitable access to the life-saving jabs has turned the COVID-19 pan...

 2021-07-17 16:40 

Manila Standard

PNP to deploy 15k cops for Rody's final SONA...

The Philippine National Police will deploy about 15,000 officers to secure President Rodrigo Duterte's final State of the Nation Address on July 26....

 2021-07-17 16:30 

Manila Standard

17 rescued, 2 dead in Sulu sea mishaps...

Zamboanga City---A one-year-old baby and sixteen others survived a sea mishap off Patikul and Luuk shores as the Naval Task Group-Sulu rescued passengers of two wooden-hulled boats that sailed through raging waters Thursday late afternoon and Friday morni...

 2021-07-17 16:20 

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12 Chinese arrested for credit card fraud...

Twelve Chinese nationals were arrested for illegal online gambling and credit card fraud at a posh village in Paraaque City, the Southern Police District said Saturday....

 2021-07-17 16:10 

Manila Standard

Customs seizes P3.5 million cigarettes...

The Bureau of Customs seized some P3.5 million worth of smuggled various brands of cigarettes at the Port of Zamboanga....

 2021-07-17 16:00 

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Gomez tests positive for COVID-19...

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez has tested positive for COVID-19 as infections continue to rise in Eastern Visayas....

 2021-07-17 14:30 

Manila Standard

Belmonte tops NCR mayors in approval rating—pollster...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has secured the highest approval rating among Metro Manila mayors at 87 percent, a survey conducted by the RP Mission and Development Foundation Inc. showed....

 2021-07-17 12:30 

Manila Standard

Crisis becoming 'pandemic of the unvaccinated' US...

US health authorities on Friday pleaded with COVID vaccine holdouts to roll up their sleeves and get their shots, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths surged....

 2021-07-17 12:20 

Manila Standard

WHO eyes China lab audits next in virus origin probe...

The World Health Organization said the second stage of an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 should include further studies in China and lab audits....

 2021-07-17 12:10 

Manila Standard

First coronavirus case hits Tokyo Olympics Village...

Tokyo Olympics organizers revealed the first COVID-19 case in the Games Village on Saturday as they sought to reassure competitors that the pandemic-delayed event would be safe....

 2021-07-17 12:00 

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Biden: Social media misinformation on COVID 'killing people'...

President Joe Biden said Friday that social media misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccinations is "killing people" and the White House said Facebook needs to clean up its act....

 2021-07-17 11:50 

Manila Standard

German floods death toll rises to 133...

The death toll from devastating floods in Germany reached 133 on Saturday, police said, bringing the total number of those killed in Europe to 153....

 2021-07-17 11:40 

Manila Standard

'Hollywood Ripper' sentenced to death in US...

A man known as the "Hollywood Ripper" was sentenced to death Friday for the gruesome killings of two women in their homes in the early 2000s....

 2021-07-17 11:30 

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Pilgrims head to Mecca for 2nd pandemic hajj...

Pilgrims will begin to arrive in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic with only fully vaccinated residents permitted to participate....

 2021-07-16 18:10 

Manila Standard

Delta spreads; surge feared...

Health authorities warned of a possible surge in virus infections after detecting 16 new cases of the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19, including the first eleven local cases....

 2021-07-16 18:00 

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'Sinos dumping human waste fake news'...

Beijing has refuted a report of a US-based think tank that Chinese vessels have been dumping human waste in Spratly Islands, calling it "fake news" meant to trigger Sinophobia....

 2021-07-16 17:50 

Manila Standard

Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog now under restrictive ECQ...

The quarantine status in the province of Iloilo and its highly-urbanized city has been elevated to the most restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from the more relaxed modified ECQ (MECQ), Malacaang announced Friday....

 2021-07-16 17:40 

Manila Standard

'Mask-free Yule likely if vaccine arrives on time'...

A mask-free Christmas will not be realized this year because of the scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Friday....

 2021-07-16 17:30 

Manila Standard

Ruling party forms council ahead of crucial vote...

The ruling political party PDP-Laban began Friday the process of electing its new national officers amid infighting within the group....

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