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 2020-09-29 23:30 

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Ireland sees smaller economic shock from virus impact...

The Irish government revised upwards its 2020 economic forecast on Tuesday, predicting the impact of coronavirus on gross domestic product will be much less severe than anticipated....

 2020-09-29 23:00 

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Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91...

Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the architect of the nation's modern foreign policy and mediator in some of the worst crises to grip the Gulf, died on Tuesday at the age of 91....

 2020-09-29 22:30 

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Tunisia president backs hanging amid uproar over woman's murder...

Tunisia's President Kais Saied has said he backs capital punishment, after public outrage over a woman's murder sparked calls for executions to restart following a three-decade-long pause....

 2020-09-29 22:00 

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700,000 affected by South Sudan floods: UN...

Some 700,000 people have already been affected by what seem set to become the worst floods in 60 years in South Sudan, the United Nations said Tuesday....

 2020-09-29 18:10 

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Source: Velasco next Speaker...

The term-sharing deal in the House of Representatives will push through as Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco will succeed Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as Speaker by October 14, following their meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday....

 2020-09-29 18:00 

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New PH cases of 2k up total to 309,303—DOH...

The Philippines on Tuesday logged an additional 2,025 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 309,303, the Department of Health reported....

 2020-09-29 17:50 

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DPWH opens biggest isolation facility in NCR...

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced the opening of the biggest quarantine facility in Metro Manila at Bagong Nayong Pilipino, Paraaque City....

 2020-09-29 17:40 

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Rody won't quit; vows to rid graft in his last 2 yrs....

Despite his frustrations over corruption in the government, President Rodrigo Duterte will not actually resign, his spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday....

 2020-09-29 17:30 

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Palace raps Facebook censorship...

President Rodrigo Duterte's administration claimed Tuesday that Facebook was imposing censorship in the Philippines after the social media giant took down several propaganda networks in support of Duterte and his allies....

 2020-09-29 17:20 

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UP experts say lower 'repro' rate to flatten curve...

To flatten the curve of coronavirus infections in Metro Manila, authorities must cut down COVID-19's reproduction and positivity ratios to less than five percent or one in ten persons, researchers from the University of the Philippines who have been t...

 2020-09-29 17:10 

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Carpio-Morales slams Martires limiting access to SALN...

Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has criticized her successor Samuel Martires for ordering to limit public access to a government official's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN), saying his statement is against the Office of ...

 2020-09-29 17:00 

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Strict 'staycation' guidelines set...

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued strict guidelines for "staycations"; to ensure the safety and well-being of guests, as the government re-starts the economy through tourism....

 2020-09-29 16:50 

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7 men get 'life' for Davao night market bombing...

Seven men have been convicted of multiple murder and multiple attempted murder charges over the deadly explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City in 2016....

 2020-09-29 16:40 

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High Court sustains Comelec ruling on party-list winners...

The Supreme Court has sustained the proclamation by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of the winning party-list groups in the 2019 national elections....

 2020-09-29 15:50 

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PUJ drivers air plea before SC...

Drivers of the country's public utility jeepneys on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to nullify government's discriminatory issuances governing their operation despite the easing up of lockdowns in many areas arising from coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-09-29 15:40 

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Two solons join Lakas-CMD...

Two congressmen have joined the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) as the party continues to fortify its united voice to help President Rodrigo Duterte defeat the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-09-29 15:30 

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MPTC ready to complete P28-B road project by 2022...

The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation has set for completion in 2022 a package of road infrastructure projects with a combined project budget of P28 billion. Some of these projects have begun right-of-way acquisition efforts and are ready for constructio...

 2020-09-29 15:20 

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'Palay' bought at low prices—Recto...

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said the Department of Agriculture should look into reported low buying price of palay with farmers taking to social media to complain that a newly-harvested kilo is being bought at P12, "which is lower than th...

 2020-09-29 15:15 

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DFA nixes sale of PH properties...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on Tuesday rejected anew the proposal to auction off the Philippine properties in Japan "for any reason" and instead suggested that properties of the Department of Health should be the ones be sold for...

 2020-09-29 15:10 

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DENR slams violence against forest workers...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday denounced the violence committed against a forester and two police officers involved in anti-illegal logging operations in the provinces of Aurora and Northern Samar....

 2020-09-29 15:05 

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'Air travellers not allowed to transport more than P50k'...

The Bureau of Customs - Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday reminded air travelers that transporting money more than P50,000 are prohibited....

 2020-09-29 15:00 

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PAL resumes regular flights to Boracay via Caticlan...

Legacy carrier Philippine Airlines is set to resume flight operation in Boracay via Caticlan airport in Aklan....

 2020-09-29 13:40 

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Before debate, Trump reeling from tax woes...

Washington—President Donald Trump reeled Monday on the eve of his first televised debate against challenger Joe Biden after a bolt-from-the-blue report showed he has been avoiding paying almost any federal income tax for years....

 2020-09-29 13:30 

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Californians flee growing blaze in wine regions...

Santa Rosa, California—Tens of thousands of Californians were forced to flee their homes in the world-famous Napa and Sonoma wine regions Monday as another new wildfire fanned by fierce winds killed three people....

 2020-09-29 13:20 

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US to roll out quick tests for coronavirus...

Washington—Coronavirus tests that deliver results in 15-30 minutes are to be rolled out across the United States and in scores of poorer countries, as health authorities worldwide try to get a handle on a disease that has now killed more than a mill...

 2020-09-29 13:10 

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Huawei exec says US misled Canada on raps...

Vancouver—Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers returned to a Canadian court on Monday to press for her release, arguing that the United States, by omitting key facts, blatantly misled Canada about her alleged crimes to secure her ar...

 2020-09-29 13:00 

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Fighting unabated in Karabakh...

Yerevan—Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Monday, sparking bellicose rhetoric from regional power Turkey despite international pleas for a halt in fighting between the long-time enemies....

 2020-09-29 12:50 

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Nicaragua: Prison rap for fake news...

Managua—Deputies from Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's party on Monday proposed a law that would make spreading fake news on social media punishable by up to four years in prison, government sources said....

 2020-09-29 05:30 

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Despite virus threat, UK universities limit the damage...

Poring over her books in the library at Coventry University, far from her home in Equatorial Guinea, Agnes Genoveva Cheba Ade is determined to keep up her studies despite coronavirus restrictions....

 2020-09-29 05:00 

Manila Standard

Testing drive unveiled as virus deaths pass one million...

Coronavirus tests that deliver results in 15-30 minutes are to be rolled out across the United States and in scores of poorer countries, as health authorities worldwide try to get a handle on a disease that has now killed more than a million people....

 2020-09-29 04:30 

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Life returning to normal in Africa, but virus fears linger...

"Things are getting back to normal, even though it will never be like it was before," says a relieved Petunia Maseko, relaxing in a bar in South Africa's Soweto township....

 2020-09-29 03:00 

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Policeman pleads not guilty in Breonna Taylor case...

The lone officer charged in the case of Breonna Taylor, the African-American woman whose death during a Louisville, Kentucky police raid became a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement, pleaded not guilty Monday....

 2020-09-29 02:00 

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Global coronavirus death toll passes one million...

More than one million people have died from coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, marking a grim milestone in the spread of the disease that has ravaged the world economy, inflamed diplomatic tensions and upended lives from Indian slums to New York City....

 2020-09-29 01:30 

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Spain government to do 'whatever it takes' to curb Madrid surge...

Spain's government on Monday warned the Madrid authorities it could take drastic measures if the region failed to move decisively to slow the uncontrolled spread of coronavirus infections....

 2020-09-29 01:00 

Manila Standard

Washington Post endorses Joe Biden...

The Washington Post endorsed Joe Biden for US president on Monday, calling the veteran Democrat a leader of "decency, honor and competence" who stands in stark contrast to incumbent Donald Trump....

 2020-09-28 23:30 

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Suspected bacteria infection kills 12 more Zimbabwe elephants...

Twelve more elephants have died in Zimbabwe, taking the total death toll from a suspected bacterial infection outbreak to 34, wildlife authorities said Monday....

 2020-09-28 23:00 

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African cattle bred for toughness tested by climate change...

Millennia of strategic breeding, including a hook-up with an Asian cousin centuries ago, have made African cattle resilient to drought, heat waves and disease, according to a genetic analysis released Monday....

 2020-09-28 22:30 

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Going it alone on COVID-19 brings 'greater disaster': China foreign minister...

The coronavirus is a wake-up call for the world, and trading blame "will only bring greater disaster", China's foreign minister said Monday....

 2020-09-28 22:00 

Manila Standard

Sanofi picks up Principia Biopharma for $3.7 billion...

French pharmaceutical group Sanofi said Monday it has finalised acquisition of US biotech firm Principia Biopharma for $3.7 billion....

 2020-09-28 18:30 

Manila Standard

Metro under GCQ until Oct. 31...

Metro Manila will remain under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the end of October, while the province of Lanao del Sur, including Marawi City, was downgraded to a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), Health Secretary Francisco Duque I...

 2020-09-28 18:20 

Manila Standard

Cayetano allies claim Velasco losing backers on speakership...

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has strengthened his grip on the top post of the House of Representatives as some supporters of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, with whom he has a term-sharing agreement, have jumped ship and signed a manifesto asking Cayet...

 2020-09-28 18:10 

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Rody frustrated over corruption; eyes PhilHealth reorg/abolition...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday admitted he had offered to resign as Chief Executive over his frustration with corruption in the government, as he urged Congress to enact more laws against it....

 2020-09-28 18:00 

Manila Standard

New infections on downtrend; DOH cautious...

There is a downward trend in the weekly average number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday....

 2020-09-28 17:50 

Manila Standard

Reopening seen to address hunger...

Reopening the economy is the only guarantee to address hunger, Malacaang said Monday after a recent survey found 7.6-million Filipino families went hungry in the past three months....

 2020-09-28 17:40 

Manila Standard

DepEd: 3 million students yet to enroll 1 week before classes...

About three million students from grades K to 12 have yet to enroll for the upcoming academic year, the Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday, a week before the start of classes in public schools....

 2020-09-28 17:30 

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Provincial bus travelers need trip pass...

People who prefer to take the bus to commute to and from Metro Manila will need travel passes and book their tickets two days in advance, an official said Monday....

 2020-09-28 17:20 

Manila Standard

Carpio: Chinese aid 'a pittance'...

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday described China's promise of economic aid to the Philippines as "a pittance" compared to the resources it will receive from claiming over 300,000 square kilometers of the Philipp...

 2020-09-28 17:10 

Manila Standard

Sawadjaan's aide caught; cousin dies in firefight...

A trusted aide of terrorist leader Mudzrimar Mundi Sawadjaan was arrested in Zamboanga City over the weekend, while a relative of his was killed while being pursued by government forces in Patikul, Sulu, authorities said Monday....

 2020-09-28 17:00 

Manila Standard

House opens plenary debates for 2021 budget...

The House of Representatives on Monday began its deliberations in a plenary session on the 4.5-trillion national budget for 2021....

 2020-09-28 15:40 

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Cops, village execs hit for arrest of boy in Malabon...

The Commission on Human Rights on Monday slammed police and village officials in Malabon City for alleged violation on the human rights of a 13-year-old boy who was arrested for not wearing a mask....

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