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Australia, New Zealand Step Up Efforts to Aid Tsunami-Hit Tonga

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON - Australia and New Zealand dispatched surveillance flights on Monday to assess the damage in Tonga, isolated from the ...


China is ready to spring military surprises

Hong Kong, January 17 (ANI): Many are alarmed by China's growing military ambitions, with heated tensions in places like the ...


The surprising place where sex change tourism is booming

Thailand was always considered the ?go-to? overseas destination for gender-change surgery, but not anymore. India is going through an "exponential ...


Philippines awards USD 375 million contract for BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles

New Delhi (India), January 14 (ANI): In a major success for the government's plans to increase defence exports, the Philippines ...


Indonesia passes law to move capital from Jakarta to Borneo

JAKARTA - Indonesia's parliament has approved a bill to relocate the nation's capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan province on ...


Alert Level 3 displaces 11.5K workers: Bello

MANILA - Some 11,500 employees from the private sector have been displaced due to the Alert Level 3 Covid-19 classification ...


Construction of 380-km Laguna-Albay PNR route to start soon

MANILA - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) awarded the single largest rail contract worth PHP142 billion, or about USD2.8 billion, ...


DA to import 60MT of fish due to 'Odette'-induced shortage

MANILA - Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar said there is a need to import 60,000 metric tons (MT) ...


Stocks recover, peso weakens vs. US dollar

MANILA- Anticipation for the reopening of the United States markets following the Martin Luther King Jr. Day boosted the local ...


US citizen faces trafficking, child abuse raps in CDO

TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental - A United States (US) citizen is set to face criminal charges after police raided his ...


Zambo City notes continuous increase of Covid-19 cases

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The bed occupancy rate of local hospitals and isolation facilities here remains at a safe level despite ...


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West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...

Seeking money for programming, Netflix raises monthly price to $15.49

LOS ANGELES, California: Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price from $13.99 to $15.49 per month in the United States. ...

Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...

Great excitement in Tokyo over newborn twin pandas

TOKYO, Japan: Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. However, ...

Outpacing industry, TSMC set for huge chip manufacturing expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a supplier of Apple, Qualcomm and other major tech companies, has ...

Britain warns MPs of Chinese agent seeking contacts in Parliament

LONDON, England: A rare warning by the UK's MI5 intelligence agency has revealed that a Chinese agent, Christine Ching Kui ...

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U.S. stocks shatter, Nasdaq loses 387 points

NEW YORK, New York - A major rise in U.S. Treasury yields and a sell-off of financial stocks rocked Wall ...

Wild boar found with swine fever in Italy, could close pork industry

PIEDMONT, Italy: Earlier this month, a case of African swine fever, which can be deadly to pigs but harmless to ...

During lockdown, free flowers handed out to mark Tulip Day

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after a COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of free bunches ...

Mixed movements on Asian stock markets, greenback gains

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Tuesday in light trading. The U.S. dollar continued to correct ...

French ski season saved due to change in Covid rules for foreigners

PARIS, France: After Paris changed its travel restrictions, announcing that UK travellers would only need to present a negative Covid-19 ...

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US snow storm leaves thousands without power

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: The eastern United States was hit by a severe winter storm on January 16, packing heavy snow, ...


Norwegian Caribbean cruise remains in St. Martin as cruise canceled

PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin: Norwegian Cruise Line canceled, mid-voyage, a ten-day Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Gem due to COVID-19, leaving ...


One of world's oldest gorillas put to sleep at Atlanta Zoo

ATLANTA, Georgia: Zoo Atlanta's gorilla, one of the oldest in captivity at 59 years, was euthanized on January 13 due ...


Former Denmark defense minister charged with leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: An official at the highest level of the Denmark government has been charged with leaking state secrets. Claus ...


West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...


Suspicions on Russia as Ukraine websites suffer cyberattacks

KIEV, Ukraine: Many government websites in Ukraine have suffered cyberattacks, with the intruders posting the text, "Be afraid and wait ...


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Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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