Friday, October 2, 2020

Jackie Chan a victim of Xi Jinping’s Great Purge?

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Two luxury Beijing apartments owned by martial arts movie star Jackie Chan were seized by Chinese authorities and will be put up for auction at around $10 million due to an ownership dispute. Chan, who...

Longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns due to health reasons

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Shinzo Abe, the longest-serving Japanese prime minister in history, has resigned, citing health reasons. "Even though there is one year to go in my tenure and there are challenges to be met, I have decided...

‘Depart immediately’ West Philippine Sea, Chinese military tells US Navy

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The Chinese military told the United States (US) Navy to depart immediately during its patrol in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), despite its conduct of lawful military operations in international airspace. CNN journalist Ivan...

Massive Beirut explosion kills 78, injures almost 4,000

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A massive explosion in Lebanon's capital Beirut left 78 people dead and almost 4,000 injured. The impact of blast flattened much of the port, overturned vehicles, and sent a shockwave that shattered windows and...

Heads of state, chiefs to discuss global pressing issues at UN Leaders Summit

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of the UN Global Compact Leaders' Summit, UNGC's 20th Anniversary Virtual Leader's Summit brought together leading voices from business, government, the United Nations, civil society, and academia, on June 15-16,...

Dozens of new coronavirus outbreak at Beijing food market fuels fears

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Beijing locked down neighborhoods and launched a massive test and trace program as a new coronavirus outbreak gathers pace. On Monday, authorities reported new 49 new coronavirus cases, including 36 more in Beijing where infections...

Harvard study says virus started in August 2019

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Harvard study suggests that the COVID-19 outbreak may have started around August 2019, opposite to the original record of December 2019. The Harvard Medical School said that COVID-19 was already circulating in the community...

UN official appeals to end hate speech due to pandemic

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “an all-out effort to end hate speech globally” as COVID-19 has led to “a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering.” Guterres said that as the pandemic...

Labor attaché who wants to deport Pinay caregiver has Ombudsman case

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Fidel Macauyag, the Philippines’ incumbent labor attaché in Taiwan’s Taichung City, is in the news again.  This came after Macauyag urged the Taiwan government to deport Filipina caregiver Elanel Egot Ordidor for her posts against...

Duterte caught between China, US as tension grows in South China Sea

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President Rodrigo Duterte could be in a tricky situation right now as superpowers China and the United States (US) escalate the tension in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Duterte has been...

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DepEd’s distance learning program hinders poor, disadvantaged learners from marginalized sectors

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In an online press conference on the upcoming opening of classes conducted by E-Net Philippines, students from poor, disadvantaged, and marginalized sectors shared their...

Duterte puts Velasco under the bus; says he could do nothing if Velasco...

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer intervene in favor of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco after the House...

House members’ vote according to Duterte’s wishes — solon

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When asked if the House speakership takeover of his PDP-Laban party mate Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco is now final, Oriental Mindoro 1st District...