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Philippines tentatively reopens schools as COVID-19 cases ease
World

Philippines tentatively reopens schools as COVID-19 cases ease

MANILA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Some children in the Philippines’ capital Manila returned to school on Monday after a near…
In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks
Environment

In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks

MANILA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A group of recyclers in the Philippines is trying to ease the country’s worsening plastic…
Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook ‘biased against facts’
World

Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook ‘biased against facts’

MANILA, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa used her new prominence to criticize Facebook as a…
Journalists from Philippines, Russia get Nobel Peace Prize
World

Journalists from Philippines, Russia get Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize…
In Dubai, Filipina pulls no punches in jokes on Mideast life
Middle East

In Dubai, Filipina pulls no punches in jokes on Mideast life

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Peering out into the darkened audience of a Dubai bar, comedian Imah Dumagay leaned…
Asia Today: India records 320K cases as foreign help arrives
World

Asia Today: India records 320K cases as foreign help arrives

NEW DELHI (AP) — India recorded more than 320,000 new cases of coronavirus infection Tuesday as a grim surge of…
Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60s
World

Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60s

The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age, health officials said on…
Asia Today: India overtakes Brazil as 2nd-worst hit country
World

Asia Today: India overtakes Brazil as 2nd-worst hit country

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst…
The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak
World

The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak

BEIJING — A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and…
Typhoon Vamco triggers worst floods in Philippine capital in years
World

Typhoon Vamco triggers worst floods in Philippine capital in years

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered government agencies to rush aid to people affected by Typhoon…
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