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DoH prepares for 'inevitable' entry of Omicron into PH | Headline PH

DoH prepares for ‘inevitable’ entry of Omicron into PH

  Health officials admitted that despite heightened restrictions on border control, porous borders that provide easy accessibility to travelers could also cause a "high chance" for the the Omicron Covid-19 strain to get through.   METRO MANILA,...
Revival talks on Iran's nuclear deal discussed in Vienna | Headline PH

Revival talks on Iran’s nuclear deal discussed in Vienna

  Indirect talks between the United States and Iran focused on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that resumed on Thursday in Vienna. With Iran's refusal of having direct contact with Washington in these talks, negotiators...
Indian defense chief’s chopper ‘flew low through fog’ | Headline PH

Indian defense chief’s chopper ‘flew low through fog’

  According to two eyewitnesses, the helicopter carrying India's military chief appeared to be flying unusually low before crashing into a hillside in heavy fog and exploding, killing him and 12 others on board. On Wednesday,...
Media mogul Jimmy Lai convicted over Tiananmen vigil | Headline PH

Media mogul Jimmy Lai convicted over Tiananmen vigil

  Jailed Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was among three democracy campaigners convicted on Thursday for taking part in a banned Tiananmen vigil as the prosecution of multiple activists came to a conclusion. Lai, the...
Junta official visits Cambodia after Suu Kyi sentencing | Headline PH

Junta official visits Cambodia after Suu Kyi sentencing

  Wunna Maung Lwin, Myanmar's military-appointed foreign minister, met with Cambodian officials on Tuesday, 07 December, a day after the junta attracted international censure for jailing ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for inciting and...
Deaths from malaria rise due to Covid-19 disruptions—WHO | Headline PH

Deaths from malaria rise due to Covid-19 disruptions—WHO

  In a fresh report, the UN health agency found that COVID-19 had reversed the progress gained against the mosquito-borne disease, which was already plateauing before the pandemic struck. There were an estimated 241 million malaria...
World Bank to use frozen aid funds for Afghanistan | Headline PH

World Bank to use frozen aid funds for Afghanistan

  The World Bank has agreed to tap into the $280 million frozen trust fund. The budget will be transferred to two aid agencies focused on helping Afghanistan cope with the current humanitarian crisis it...
South Africa suffers 4th wave of Covid-19 due to Omicron | Headline PH

South Africa suffers 4th wave of Covid-19 due to Omicron

  South Africa is being hit by a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections driven by the new variant, Omicron, which has been detected in seven of the country’s nine provinces, said its Health Minister Joe...
Manila joins campaign vs violence against women | Headline PH

Manila joins campaign vs violence against women

  A hospital in Sampaloc, Manila, Ospital ng Sampaloc (OsSam) recently launched an online campaign targeting to raise awareness on violence against women (VAW). The campaign is in line with Ordinance 8788, which created the “Local...
World War II aircraft bomb explodes in Munich, injures 4 | Headline PH

World War II aircraft bomb explodes in Munich, injures 4

  Four people were injured as an old aircraft bomb exploded at a bridge near Munich’s busy main train station on Wednesday, police reported, raising the number of the wounded from three earlier. The Munich fire...

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Odette's rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas | Headline PH

Odette’s rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas

  After wreaking havoc in Mindanao, Typhoon Odette (Rai) rampaged through the central Philippine region. Thousands of families were evacuated across the regions with the Cebu...
EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia | Headline PH

EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia

  The European Union is being assaulted on multiple fronts by Russia and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders said...
Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine | Headline PH

Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine

  Media report on Monday provided the country's first case of the fast-spreading Omicron variant identified in the northern port city of Tianjin.   BEIJING, China —...