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7 dead due to flooding in Quirino province

MANILA, Philippines — At least seven people have died in the province of Quirino due to massive flooding caused by Typhoon Ulysses. During Monday’s Laging Handa Public Briefing, Quirino Governor Dakila Carlo Cua said among those who perished in the landlocked province is a 10-year-old who died of drowning. The rest of the fatalities are… Keep Reading

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Vaccine hopes help push Asian equities higher

      HONG KONG – Optimism about a virus vaccine helped push Asian markets higher Monday while traders were also cheered by a pledge from President-elect Joe Biden’s team that they were not planning an economically damaging nationwide lockdown despite surging cases. However, while there is growing expectation a treatment will be available in… Keep Reading

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Imelda Marcos trends over mention in ‘The Crown’ season 4

Imelda Marcos has drawn attention online after the character Princess Margaret, played by Helena Bonham-Carter, mentioned the wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in “The Crown” season 4. The third episode of the latest season of the hit series sees the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II tell the story of her encounter with… Keep Reading

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DepEd urged to suspend classes in typhoon-ravaged areas

        MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) should suspend classes in areas ravaged by powerful typhoons Rolly and Ulysses, a lawmaker said Monday. Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo said that DepEd can give its regional, provincial, city, and municipal officials the discretion to determine areas in Bicol,… Keep Reading

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SMC Bulacan airport franchise bill hurdles 2nd reading in House

BULACAN INT’L AIRPORT. An artist’s perspective of the New Manila International Airport (Bulacan International Airport). The House of Representatives’ ways and means committee approved on second reading on Tuesday night (Sept. 1, 2020) the bill granting a franchise to San Miguel Holdings Corp. to build the PHP734-billion airport in Bulakan, Bulacan. (Photo courtesy of SMHC)… Keep Reading

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2 Filipinos killed in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast

RESTAURANT BLAST. A gas explosion hit two restaurants along the main road to the airport in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi on Monday (Aug. 31, 2020). Authorities said the blast killed two Filipinos and injured several others. (Photo courtesy of WAM) MANILA – Two Filipinos have died from the gas explosion at a… Keep Reading

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SMC Bulacan airport franchise bill hurdles 2nd reading in House

BULACAN INT’L AIRPORT. An artist’s perspective of the New Manila International Airport (Bulacan International Airport). The House of Representatives’ ways and means committee approved on second reading on Tuesday night (Sept. 1, 2020) the bill granting a franchise to San Miguel Holdings Corp. to build the PHP734-billion airport in Bulakan, Bulacan. (Photo courtesy of SMHC)… Keep Reading

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2 Filipinos killed in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast

RESTAURANT BLAST. A gas explosion hit two restaurants along the main road to the airport in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi on Monday (Aug. 31, 2020). Authorities said the blast killed two Filipinos and injured several others. (Photo courtesy of WAM) MANILA – Two Filipinos have died from the gas explosion at a… Keep Reading

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Most of PH to have fair weather this Wednesday — Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — Most parts of the country will have fair weather on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), but with chances of isolated rainshowers. According to Pagasa weather specialist Meno Mendoza, the entire Luzon will have a fair weather condition but isolated rain showers may be experienced especially… Keep Reading

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Most of PH to have fair weather this Wednesday — Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — Most parts of the country will have fair weather on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), but with chances of isolated rainshowers. According to Pagasa weather specialist Meno Mendoza, the entire Luzon will have a fair weather condition but isolated rain showers may be experienced especially… Keep Reading

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France’s Charlie Hebdo reprints Mohammed cartoons for trial

PARIS —French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015, said Tuesday it was republishing hugely controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark this week’s start of the trial of alleged accomplices to the attack. The cover of Wednesday’s new issue has a dozen cartoons mocking the prophet… Keep Reading

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France’s Charlie Hebdo reprints Mohammed cartoons for trial

PARIS —French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015, said Tuesday it was republishing hugely controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark this week’s start of the trial of alleged accomplices to the attack. The cover of Wednesday’s new issue has a dozen cartoons mocking the prophet… Keep Reading

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France’s Charlie Hebdo reprints Mohammed cartoons for trial

PARIS —French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015, said Tuesday it was republishing hugely controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark this week’s start of the trial of alleged accomplices to the attack. The cover of Wednesday’s new issue has a dozen cartoons mocking the prophet… Keep Reading

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France’s Charlie Hebdo reprints Mohammed cartoons for trial

PARIS —French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015, said Tuesday it was republishing hugely controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark this week’s start of the trial of alleged accomplices to the attack. The cover of Wednesday’s new issue has a dozen cartoons mocking the prophet… Keep Reading

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France’s Charlie Hebdo reprints Mohammed cartoons for trial

PARIS —French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015, said Tuesday it was republishing hugely controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark this week’s start of the trial of alleged accomplices to the attack. The cover of Wednesday’s new issue has a dozen cartoons mocking the prophet… Keep Reading

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US CDC issues temporary halt on residential evictions to combat virus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a sweeping nationwide order temporarily halting millions of U.S. renters from being evicted, in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order covers all 43 million U.S. residential renters as long as they meet income eligibility requirements, although an administration… Keep Reading

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US CDC issues temporary halt on residential evictions to combat virus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a sweeping nationwide order temporarily halting millions of U.S. renters from being evicted, in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order covers all 43 million U.S. residential renters as long as they meet income eligibility requirements, although an administration… Keep Reading

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US CDC issues temporary halt on residential evictions to combat virus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a sweeping nationwide order temporarily halting millions of U.S. renters from being evicted, in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order covers all 43 million U.S. residential renters as long as they meet income eligibility requirements, although an administration… Keep Reading

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US CDC issues temporary halt on residential evictions to combat virus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a sweeping nationwide order temporarily halting millions of U.S. renters from being evicted, in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order covers all 43 million U.S. residential renters as long as they meet income eligibility requirements, although an administration… Keep Reading

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US CDC issues temporary halt on residential evictions to combat virus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a sweeping nationwide order temporarily halting millions of U.S. renters from being evicted, in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order covers all 43 million U.S. residential renters as long as they meet income eligibility requirements, although an administration… Keep Reading

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, with popularity rising, extends COVID-19 welfare

BRASILIA — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday extended until the end of the year payments for low-income Brazilians hit by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a program that has boosted his popularity but created tension with his finance team. The stipend, for poor and informal sector workers who have seen their earnings… Keep Reading

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, with popularity rising, extends COVID-19 welfare

BRASILIA — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday extended until the end of the year payments for low-income Brazilians hit by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a program that has boosted his popularity but created tension with his finance team. The stipend, for poor and informal sector workers who have seen their earnings… Keep Reading

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, with popularity rising, extends COVID-19 welfare

BRASILIA — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday extended until the end of the year payments for low-income Brazilians hit by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a program that has boosted his popularity but created tension with his finance team. The stipend, for poor and informal sector workers who have seen their earnings… Keep Reading

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, with popularity rising, extends COVID-19 welfare

BRASILIA — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday extended until the end of the year payments for low-income Brazilians hit by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a program that has boosted his popularity but created tension with his finance team. The stipend, for poor and informal sector workers who have seen their earnings… Keep Reading

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro, with popularity rising, extends COVID-19 welfare

BRASILIA — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday extended until the end of the year payments for low-income Brazilians hit by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a program that has boosted his popularity but created tension with his finance team. The stipend, for poor and informal sector workers who have seen their earnings… Keep Reading

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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. Macron told a news conference in Beirut that political leaders had agreed to form a… Keep Reading

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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. Macron told a news conference in Beirut that political leaders had agreed to form a… Keep Reading

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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. Macron told a news conference in Beirut that political leaders had agreed to form a… Keep Reading

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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. Macron told a news conference in Beirut that political leaders had agreed to form a… Keep Reading

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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. Macron told a news conference in Beirut that political leaders had agreed to form a… Keep Reading

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