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 2021-09-20 11:05 

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Afghan women outraged at 'work ban'...

The Taliban's effective ban on women working sank in on Monday, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female teachers and girls were barred from secondary school education....

 2021-09-20 11:00 

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Amsterdam opens Holocaust memorial...

A Holocaust memorial inscribed with the names of more than 102,000 Dutch Jews killed during World War II was inaugurated in Amsterdam over the weekend....

 2021-09-20 10:55 

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8 dead in Russian campus shooting...

A student opened fire on a university campus in central Russia on Monday killing at least eight people, investigators said, in the second mass shooting at an education facility this year....

 2021-09-20 06:18 

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Telemedicine help on reproductive health expands...

Telemedicine support platforms continue to expand as pandemic restrictions tighten, with women turning to the internet and social media to access reproductive health services....

 2021-09-20 06:00 

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Faroe Islands mass dolphin slaughter casts shadow over tradition...

Every summer in the Faroe Islands hundreds of pilot whales and dolphins are slaughtered in drive hunts known as the "grind" that residents defend as a long-held tradition....

 2021-09-20 05:00 

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Biden asks for early Macron talks as allies try to smooth tensions...

The United States and Britain sought Sunday to smooth tensions with Paris over a new security pact with Australia, with US President Joe Biden requesting early talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron....

 2021-09-20 04:30 

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Deported Haitians angry after US sends them back to Port-au-Prince...

Migrant families sent back to Haiti by the United States after attempting to enter the country from Mexico are angry at their treatment and fearful of returning back home to a life punctuated by gang violence....

 2021-09-20 04:00 

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Mexico's suit against US gunmakers edges ahead...

The US federal court examining Mexico's lawsuit against top US arms manufacturers has set deadlines for the case's first proceedings, foreign ministry officials said Sunday....

 2021-09-20 03:30 

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Body found matching description of US missing woman Petito: FBI...

US law enforcement said Sunday a body found in a US national forest in Wyoming, where a search was underway for Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito, matches the description of the missing woman, whose disappearance has gripped the country....

 2021-09-20 03:00 

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Climate shocks forced over 100,000 to flee home in Burundi: charity...

Natural disasters sparked by climate change have forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in Burundi in recent years, British charity Save the Children said in a new report released on Monday....

 2021-09-20 02:30 

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N.Korea says US submarine deal, alliance could trigger 'nuclear arms race'...

North Korea's foreign ministry on Monday said a new US alliance in the Indo-Pacific and recent US submarine contract with Australia could trigger a "nuclear arms race" in the region....

 2021-09-20 02:00 

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IS claims attacks against Taliban in Jalalabad...

Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) on Sunday claimed weekend attacks against the Taliban in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, in two statements carried by IS's propaganda arm Amaq....

 2021-09-20 01:30 

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US Navy jet crashes in Texas neighborhood, pilots hospitalized...

Two US military pilots were rescued and taken to hospital Sunday after their training jet crashed into the backyard of a residence in a Texas neighborhood near Fort Worth, authorities said....

 2021-09-20 01:00 

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Pope opens C.Europe conference on sex abuse 'crisis'...

Pope Francis on Sunday opened a Vatican conference on child sex abuse by the clergy in Central and Eastern Europe by urging participants to brainstorm "concrete pathways of reform"....

 2021-09-20 00:30 

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Major fire at migrant camp on Greek island of Samos...

A major fire that broke out Sunday evening at the Vathy migrant camp on the Greek island of Samos, was brought under control, the Greek Ministry of Migration said....

 2021-09-20 00:00 

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Relatives of Afghan family killed in US strike want face-to-face apology...

Relatives of the victims of a US drone strike that wiped out 10 members of an Afghan family in a "tragic mistake" demanded a face-to-face apology and compensation on Saturday....

 2021-09-19 23:30 

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UN condemns executions by Yemen's Huthi rebels...

The UN on Sunday condemned Yemeni rebels' execution of nine people for their alleged involvement in the killing of a top Huthi leader....

 2021-09-19 23:00 

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Belarus says migrant woman found dead on Poland border...

Ex-Soviet Belarus said Sunday that it discovered the body of a dead Iraqi woman on its border with Poland, a week after Warsaw imposed a state of emergency following an influx of migrants....

 2021-09-19 22:30 

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Volcano erupts on Spain's Canary Islands...

The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday spewing out lava, ash and a huge column of smoke after days of increased seismic activity, sparking evacuations of people living nearby, authorities said....

 2021-09-19 22:00 

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Iraq launches project to reduce flaring at oilfields...

Iraq has launched a new project that aims to recover gas normally set alight during oil extraction at two oilfields in the country's south....

 2021-09-19 17:05 

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COVID zones up 3x to 171...

A total of 171 small areas are under granular lockdown in the National Capital Region (NCR) based on Philippine National Police data, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said Sunday —a threefold increase in three days since the system started....

 2021-09-19 17:00 

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Jabs for 12-17: DOH needs parents' consent...

The government could start vaccinating minors aged 12 to 17 against COVID-19 by October, a Health official said Sunday....

 2021-09-19 16:55 

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Airlines seek shorter period of quarantine...

Local airlines are asking the government to relax some rules for vaccinated Filipinos who are traveling by air to help the industry recover from billions of pesos in lost revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-19 16:50 

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Oil prices set for 4th straight hike...

Consumers can expect another oil price hike of as much as P0.90 per liter this week amid higher demand globally and the lingering impact of Hurricane Ida on production in the United States....

 2021-09-19 16:45 

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Bar exam listing extended until Sept. 24...

The Supreme Court has given aspiring lawyers who registered for the online 2020-2021 bar examinations this November, but failed to finish their registrations, until Friday, September 24, to complete it....

 2021-09-19 16:40 

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1 dead, 7 hurt as blast rips Maguindanao...

A bomb went off Saturday afternoon during a volleyball game at a covered court in Datu Piang, Maguindanao, killing one person and injuring seven others....

 2021-09-19 16:35 

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World leaders at UNGA: Rody seeks global access to vaccines...

President Rodrigo Duterte will participate in the high-level general debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Sept. 21 to 27....

 2021-09-19 16:30 

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SSS prolongs payment period for contributions...

The Social Security System is extending its payment deadline for the July 2021 contributions of regular employers from Aug. 31 to Sept. 30....

 2021-09-19 16:25 

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Anti-vaxxers told to heed protocol or face penalty...

Freedom of expression and public health should be tightly balanced in this time of the pandemic, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Sunday, as he warned some anti-vaccine individuals for defying the quarantine protocols ...

 2021-09-19 15:50 

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Enrile, Pimentel lock horns over ICC...

Two old hands in Philippine politics gave opposing views to the proposed investigation by the International Criminal Court into the drug war killings as well as deaths in Davao City under the leadership of President Duterte....

 2021-09-19 15:20 

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Central Luzon's trash formula a huge success...

The first 120 days of the government's drive to close all illegal and open dumpsites in the country proved to be a success in Central Luzon as most if not all of the affected cities and municipalities in the region have managed avoid any garbage crisi...

 2021-09-19 15:10 

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P1.8B set aside for expansion of 22 public drug rehab centers...

The country's 22 public residential drug treatment and rehabilitation centers (TRCs) that are run by the Department of Health (DOH) will be getting a total of P1.8 billion next year to sustain their operations and increase their bed capacities, Rep. M...

 2021-09-19 14:30 

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Pacquiao accepts nomination for presidential bid...

Senator Manny Pacquiao on Sunday accepted the nomination of his faction of the ruling PDP-Laban party to run for President in the upcoming elections next year....

 2021-09-19 14:20 

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VP, senators, allies mourn passing of ex-DSWD chief 'Dinky' Soliman...

Former Social Welfare Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman passed away Sunday morning after complications from renal and heart failure, her family announced. She was 68...

 2021-09-19 14:10 

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PNP chief sets gun safety training after cop kills delivery rider-friend...

National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Sunday he had ordered the regular gun safety training after a policeman accidentally shot dead his friend in Manila's Tondo district in the latest in shootings by police....

 2021-09-19 14:00 

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PITC chief isn't off the hook yet, Gadon insists...

Despite his resignation as the Philippine International Trading Corp. president and chief executive officer, Dave Almarinez is not yet off the hook for alleged role in swindling, malversation of public funds and other acts of corruption....

 2021-09-19 14:00 

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Marcos pushes gov't crackdown on drug hoarders and profiteers...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has pressed the government for a crackdown against hoarders and profiteers of the COVID-19 drug Tocilizumab to end the fleecing of patients in dire need of the life-saving drug....

 2021-09-19 11:50 

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Spanish cops wrong-footed as 25k party at Madrid school...

Madrid—Around 25,000 people joined a massive outdoor drinking party marking the start of term at a Madrid university without observing safety precautions, police said Saturday, admitting they were caught off-guard....

 2021-09-19 11:40 

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Cyber-attack hits Hungary primary polls aimed to challenge PM Orban...

Budapest—Hungary's first-ever primary elections to find a candidate to challenge right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban got off to a rocky start on Saturday with voting suspended due to what organisers said was a suspected cyber-attack....

 2021-09-19 11:35 

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Guinea junta rules out exile for ex-president...

Conakry—Guinea's ruling junta on Saturday ruled out exile for detained former president Alpha Conde and said transition towards civilian rule would be done in accordance with "the will of the people."...

 2021-09-19 05:30 

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Rising rents spark Berlin housing seizure referendum...

In her apartment in suburban Berlin, Regina Lehmann despairs at the letter from her landlord, a big real estate group: the rent is going up....

 2021-09-19 05:00 

Manila Standard

Living with Alzheimer's: China's health time bomb...

The first time Chen Shaohua went missing and was picked up by police, the 68-year-old's family put it down to confusion....

 2021-09-19 04:30 

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Hong Kong elite selects powerful new 'patriots only' committee...

Hong Kong's political elite began selecting a powerful committee on Sunday which will choose the city's next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new "patriots only" system imposed by Beijing....

 2021-09-19 04:00 

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Johannesburg mayor killed in car accident...

The mayor of Johannesburg was killed in a car accident as he returned from campaigning with South Africa's president on Saturday, just over a month after being elected, his office said in a statement....

 2021-09-19 03:30 

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Putin's party set to retain parliament majority after polls...

Russian President Vladimir Putin's party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from the ballot....

 2021-09-19 03:00 

Manila Standard

Israel recaptures last two prison-break fugitives...

All six Palestinian fugitives who escaped a high-security Israeli jail through a tunnel dug under a sink are back in custody, after the Israeli army said Sunday it had recaptured the last two....

 2021-09-19 02:30 

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SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission...

Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board....

 2021-09-19 01:00 

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IS claims Syria gas pipeline attac...

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed an attack on a major natural gas pipeline southeast of the Syrian capital that led to power outages in the city and surrounding areas....

 2021-09-19 00:30 

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France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in 'serious crisis'...

France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying in a crisis over a security pact that saw Canberra scrap a contract to buy French submarines in favour of American vessels....

 2021-09-18 23:30 

Manila Standard

Mixed reactions as Algeria's ex-president Bouteflika dies aged 84...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria for two decades before resigning in 2019 under pressure from huge street protests, has died aged 84, leaving behind mixed reactions....

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