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Two life sentences for North West rapist

The Molopo Regional Court in North West has handed two life sentences to a 30-year-old man for raping two women ...


US Defense Secretary Heads to Southeast Asia

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA - U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is heading to Southeast Asia to unify allies concerned by China's ...


Philippines evacuates over 15,000 people amid flood threat

© Provided by Xinhua The Philippines have evacuated more than 15,000 people as days of rains flooded Metro Manila and ...


Over 13,000 evacuated from Marikina river areas

Manila [Philippines], July 24 (ANI/Sputnik): The authorities have evacuated more than 13,000 people residing near the Marikina River east of ...


6.8-magnitude quake hits 14 km WSW of Calatagan, Philippine

Calatagan [Philippines], July 24 (ANI): A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck near the Philippines's Calatagan on Friday. The US Geological Survey said ...


Philippines to impose travel ban on Malaysia, Thailand

Manila [Philippines], July 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines will ban inbound travelers from Malaysia and Thailand from July 25 to 31 ...


Philippines logs 6,216 new COVID-19 cases, death toll tops 27,000

MANILA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday 6,216 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the ...


6.7-magnitude quake rattles Philippines

MANILA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck Batangas province in the Philippines, south ...


Philippines logs 6,845 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 1,537,097

MANILA, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday 6,845 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the ...


Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, July 23

SEOUL -- South Korea's health authorities decided Friday to extend the toughest social-distancing rules in the capital area for two ...


EDC seeks to link 3.6-MW geothermal plant to Mindanao power grid Mobile

EDC seeks to link 3.6-MW geothermal plant to Mindanao power grid manilastandard.net ...


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U.S. targets Chinese officials following end of Hong Kong democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States has imposed sanctions on seven Chinese officials, all deputy directors at the China-Hong Kong liaison ...

New terror axis emerges in in Afghan-Pak theatre

Tel Aviv [Israel], July 25 (ANI): With the US troops drawdown from Afghanistan on the verge of completion, a new ...

US, Spain Set Scoring Records in Water Polo

TOKYO - The world champion U.S. women's water polo squad began its quest for a third straight Olympic gold medal ...

Smoke From Nearby Wildfires Helps Crews Gain on Biggest US Blaze

Scores of wildfires raging across forest and scrubland in the Western United States have belched so much smoke that it ...

China orders Tencent to give up exclusive music licensing

Beijing [China], July 25 (ANI): China's market regulator has ordered Tencent Holdings Ltd. and its affiliated companies to relinquish exclusive ...

First Gold Medals, First Exits of Tokyo Games

TOKYO - Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the Tokyo Olympics.China's ...

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New Nord Stream agreement seeks to hold back Russian 'aggression'

WASHINGTON, D.C.: According to an agreement between the United States and Germany, aimed at reducing the "strategic dangers" of the ...

Gun that killed Billy the Kid to bring $2 to $3 million at auction

LOS ANGELES, California: The gun that killed outlaw Billy The Kid in 1881 is expected to be sold for $2 ...

UK seeks new trade agreement with N. Ireland, EU says no

LONDON, England: The EU has rejected a British demand to rewrite an earlier agreement involving post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland. ...

Record-breaking day for U.S. stocks; Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 soar

NEW YORK, New York - There is no holding back U.S. stocks. Despite the Covid-19 Delta variant sweeping the country, ...

GM to temporarily close Chevy Silverado HD and Sierra HD plants

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors Company announced this week that it would reduce the manufacturing of trucks at its North American ...

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CIA looks to Russia as probable cause of 'Havana Syndrome' attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C.: About 100 CIA officers and family members serving abroad have complained of ailments that include migraines and dizziness ...


All NYC public health workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Due to the upswing in the spread of the Covid Delta variant, New York City ...


Plea for jailed protesters and journalists in Myanmar to be freed

IFEX is calling for the restoration of media licenses to IFEX member Mizzima News and other media outlets who have ...


Former Honduras president, family banned from entry to U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration has barred former Honduran President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo Sosa and his wife, Rosa Elena Bonilla ...


Air pollution from western U.S. state fires seen in east coast cities

PORTLAND, Oregon: Wildfires across the United States and Canada, including Oregon's "monster" two-week-old Bootleg blaze, caused harmful air pollution as ...


U.S. targets Chinese officials following end of Hong Kong democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States has imposed sanctions on seven Chinese officials, all deputy directors at the China-Hong Kong liaison ...


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