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 2021-09-23 11:15 

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UN wants 'inclusive' Afghan gov't...

United Nations—The five permanent UN Security Council members found common ground Wednesday on Afghanistan with officials saying all the powers would press the Taliban to be more inclusive after their military takeover....

 2021-09-23 11:10 

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UK PM: Glasgow climate talks 'turning point for humanity'...

United Nations—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday cast UN climate talks in Glasgow in November as a last chance for humanity as he made a passionate appeal for the world to slash carbon emissions....

 2021-09-23 11:05 

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Macron, Biden talk to defuse submarine row...

Paris—US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron had a "friendly" phone call Wednesday to defuse a deep row over submarine sales to Australia, promising to meet in person to repair the transatlantic relationship....

 2021-09-23 11:00 

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Germany readies for election that will end Merkel era...

Frankfurt—Germany goes to the polls on Sunday in an election that will see Angela Merkel step down after 16 years in power, sparking a knife-edge race to lead Europe's biggest economy....

 2021-09-23 10:55 

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Suu Kyi Aussie adviser appears in junta court...

Yangon—An Australian adviser to Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in a junta court to face immigration and official secrets charges, a lawyer involved in the case said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 10:50 

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Algeria closes airspace to all Morocco planes...

Algiers—Algeria said Wednesday it has closed its airspace to all Moroccan planes due to "provocations and hostile practices" by its neighbor, in the latest dispute between the countries at odds mainly over Western Sahara....

 2021-09-23 10:45 

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US, EU pledge $600M in Yemen aid, but UN warns millions face hunger...

US, EU pledge $600m in Yemen aid, but UN warns millions face hunger...

 2021-09-22 18:00 

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Duterte at UN: 'Rich nations hoard vaccines'...

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the last time during his term, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accused rich countries of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines while poor countries "wait for trickles."...

 2021-09-22 17:50 

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Du30 stresses PH arbitral win as 'just and fair'...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stressed the importance of the Philippines' historic arbitral victory against China's sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea (SCS), calling it a "win-win solution."...

 2021-09-22 17:40 

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'No face shield in open areas'...

The public can now stop using face shields in open areas, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 17:30 

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Pandemic cost in 40 yrs: P41T...

The National Economic and Development Authority has said the total cost of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of the community quarantines is estimated at P41.4 trillion in the next four decades....

 2021-09-22 17:20 

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Low cases noted as alert system hailed a 'success'...

The National Capital Region's COVID-19 reproduction number continues to improve, the latest report from the independent OCTA Research Group said, as Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos hailed the pilot implementation of th...

 2021-09-22 17:10 

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Rody: Review war on drugs, punish human rights violators...

President Rodrigo Duterte told world leaders at the United Nations that he ordered a review of his war on drugs and vowed he would hold accountable anti-drug operatives who act outside the bounds of the law....

 2021-09-22 17:00 

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Gordon admits Red Cross got part of his 'pork'...

Noting the funds were all liquidated and approved, Senator Richard Gordon confirmed Tuesday that part of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or the so-called "pork barrel" was given to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in 2010....

 2021-09-22 16:50 

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US, UK, China vax arriving on steady stream...

Manufacturers in the United States, United Kingdom, and China have started sending steadier supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, coinciding with an announcement that the country plans to start vaccine manufacturing operations by the second or...

 2021-09-22 16:40 

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DOJ waiting for Blue Ribbon report...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday the Department of Justice was just awaiting the Senate to conclude its inquiry into the alleged irregularities involving the purchase of P10-billion worth of medical supplies from Pharmally Pharmaceutical ...

 2021-09-22 15:50 

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Isko vows to be 'healing president'; Ong praised...

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso formally announced on Wednesday his bid for the presidency in the 2022 national elections with Dr. Willie Ong as his running mate under the Aksyon Demokratiko party....

 2021-09-22 15:40 

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Crop agency takeover not fair to farmers — Bongbong...

Taking the cudgels for farmers, former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. questioned the takeover of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) from the Department of Agriculture (DA) by the Department of Finance (DOF)....

 2021-09-22 15:30 

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Explain COA findings, group urges Agri chief...

The private sector has asked Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar to explain the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) showing the misuse of an estimated P46.681 billion of public funds supposedly expected by farmers amid their sufferings due to the C...

 2021-09-22 15:25 

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Isko gets highest approval rating among NCR mayors—survey...

Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso posted the highest approval rating among Metro Manila Mayors with 88 percent, a recent non-commissioned survey conducted by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. showed....

 2021-09-22 15:20 

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Ongpin placed on BI lookout after GF death...

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has included Julian Ongpin, son of billionaire and former Trade minister Roberto Ongpin, in the bureau's look out bulletin....

 2021-09-22 15:10 

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Statutory rape measure okayed on 2nd reading...

Following impassioned and intellectual discussions on the bill, the Senate has approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 2332, which amends the Revised Penal Code to raise the age for determining statutory rape from 12 to 16 years old....

 2021-09-22 15:00 

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Customs-Clark seizes P7.4m shabu shipped from China...

CLARK FREEPORT Government anti-narcotics authorities seized P7.4 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu weighing about 1.1 kilos on Tuesday, after they intercepted two parcels of a Clark-bound cargo from China via an air courier firm....

 2021-09-22 14:55 

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'Clarify tax code to help schools'...

Clarifying an otherwise ambiguous provision in the country's tax code on private educational institutions will serve as a lifeline for thousands of schools forced to shutter or reduce operations at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Senator Joe...

 2021-09-22 14:50 

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House seeks mandatory COVID-19 vaccination...

A bill which makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory to all those eligible to receive it has been filed at the House of Representatives....

 2021-09-22 14:40 

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8 RVM nuns die from virus, 19 more test positive in QC...

Eight of the 62 nuns from the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary Sisters in Quezon City who tested positive for COVID-19 have died....

 2021-09-22 11:10 

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Biden, Xi make major new pledges on climate change, coal pollution...

United States---President Joe Biden told the world Tuesday the United States is not seeking a new Cold War with China, as he vowed to pivot from post-9/11 conflicts and take a global leadership role on crises from climate to COVID-19....

 2021-09-22 11:05 

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Taliban asks to address UN Gen. Assembly, names envoy...

United Nations---The Taliban's new foreign minister has asked to address world leaders at this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, a UN spokesman said Tuesday....

 2021-09-22 11:00 

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Amnesty demands 2 billion vax jabs for poorer world...

London---COVID vaccine manufacturers are putting profit before lives, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, as it demanded two billion doses for poorer nations by the end of the year....

 2021-09-22 10:55 

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Trudeau begins 3rd term at helm of weak minority...

Ottawa---Justin Trudeau's snap election gamble has landed the Canadian leader back at square one: reelected without a majority, the liberal prime minister will once more need backing from opposition rivals to govern....

 2021-09-22 10:50 

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France builds EU support in submarine deal row...

Brussels---European allies rallied cautiously around France on Tuesday after the US and Australian decision to strip Paris of a submarine supply contract, but some warned the dispute should not torpedo trade talks....

 2021-09-22 10:45 

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Rare Aussie quake triggers Melbourne panic...

Melbourne---A rare quake rattled southeastern Australia early Wednesday, shaking buildings, knocking down walls and sending panicked Melbourne residents running into the streets....

 2021-09-22 10:40 

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Missing Petito confirmed dead in homicide...

Washington---The FBI on Tuesday confirmed a body found in Wyoming is missing woman Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito, whose recent disappearance gripped the United States, with the local coroner saying her death was a homicide....

 2021-09-22 06:00 

Manila Standard

Shots in the dark: China sends Covid aid to Myanmar rebels...

Delivering vaccines to Myanmar's junta, but also to rebel groups that are the generals' sworn enemies, China is playing both sides to fight the coronavirus and strengthen its hand in the messy politics of its southern neighbour....

 2021-09-22 05:30 

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Evergrande agrees deal to avoid default on key bond: company...

Embattled Chinese housing giant Evergrande said Wednesday it had agreed a deal with domestic bondholders that should allow the conglomerate to avoid default on one of its interest payments....

 2021-09-22 05:00 

Manila Standard

Amnesty demands two billion Covid jabs for poorer world...

Covid vaccine manufacturers are putting profit before lives, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, as it demanded two billion doses for poorer nations by the end of the year....

 2021-09-22 04:30 

Manila Standard

Anger as US progressives object to Israeli Iron Dome funding...

A group of leftist US Democrats came under heavy fire Tuesday after reportedly vowing to nix a short-term spending bill over a $1 billion allocation for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system....

 2021-09-22 04:00 

Manila Standard

Rare Australian earthquake triggers panic in Melbourne...

A shallow quake rattled southeastern Australia early Wednesday, sending panicked residents running into the streets of the second-largest city of Melbourne....

 2021-09-22 03:30 

Manila Standard

Xi tells UN China will stop funding coal projects overseas...

China will stop funding coal projects overseas, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday, ending a major source of support for a dirty energy contributing to climate change....

 2021-09-22 03:00 

Manila Standard

Facebook seeks to defend itself after scathing reports...

Facebook on Tuesday fired back after a series of withering Wall Street Journal reports that the company failed to keep users safe, with the social media giant noting an increase in staff and spending on battling abuses....

 2021-09-22 02:30 

Manila Standard

Delta overwhelming other Covid variants of concern: WHO...

Delta has all but elbowed out the three other Covid-19 variants of concern, which now represent a tiny fraction of the samples being sequenced, the WHO said Tuesday....

 2021-09-22 02:00 

Manila Standard

Merkel bids farewell to Stralsund, her longtime constituency...

In 1990, local politician Wolfhard Molkentin was desperately looking for someone from his CDU party to stand in the first election of a newly reunified Germany in a Baltic coast constituency, when someone whispered "Merkel" in his ear....

 2021-09-22 01:30 

Manila Standard

Biden praised after pledging to double US climate finance contribution...

President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday to "double" US contributions towards a goal of mobilizing $100 billion for countries hardest-hit by global warming, a move hailed as a rare piece of good news in the climate crisis....

 2021-09-22 01:00 

Manila Standard

Burn in hell: French monks set fire to 5G masts...

Two Catholic monks in southeastern France have been charged with setting fire to 5G mobile network masts to draw attention to the new technology's alleged health risks, prosecutors said....

 2021-09-22 00:30 

Manila Standard

'Art is dying': Afghan artists hope to resist Taliban rule...

Two days after the Taliban seized Kabul last month, 26-year-old artist Sara took the terracotta plates she'd painted with images praising inspirational Afghan women -- and hurled them to the ground....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

Manila Standard

Kosovo tensions persist over Serbian-registered cars...

Ethnic Serbs in Kosovo's tense north on Tuesday blocked for the second consecutive day the two border crossings with Serbia over Pristina's ban on Serbian registration plates....

 2021-09-21 23:00 

Manila Standard

Iran says nuclear talks to resume in 'weeks'...

Nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers should resume in the coming weeks, the country's foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday on a visit to New York for the UN General Assembly....

 2021-09-21 22:30 

Manila Standard

Bodies of 7 migrants and child found off Spain coast...

The bodies of eight migrants, including three women and a child, have washed up on the shores of southern Spain over the past two days, local authorities said Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 18:00 

Manila Standard

'Fight vs. Delta near endgame'...

The Philippines could possibly be in the last stages of its fight against the contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, especially in Metro Manila where the reproduction number has started to decrease, the OCTA Research Group said Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 17:50 

Manila Standard

Virus outbreak hits Batanes, another QC seminary...

As Batanes was placed under enhanced community quarantine from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province, another coronavirus outbreak was reported Tuesday in Quezon City at the Christ the King Mission Seminary, where n...

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