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6 die in Philippine military's helicopter crash

Manila [Philippines], June 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Thursday said that one of its newly acquired S-70i ...


Former Philippines President Benigno Aquino III dies at 61

Benigno Aquino III, who served as Philippines president from 2010 to 2016 and presided over significant economic improvements in the ...


Philippine Democracy Scion, Ex-Leader Benigno Aquino Dies

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos ...


Former Philippine president Benigno Aquino dies

Manila [Philippines], June 24 (ANI): Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III died at the age of 61 early on Thursday, ...


Asia Album: Stray dogs trained for rescue purpose in Philippines

© Provided by Xinhua MANILA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Saved stray dogs are receiving training at the University of the ...


Asian Americans Lobby to Name Navy Ship for Filipino Sailor

SAN FRANCISCO - Asian Americans, veterans and civilians in the U.S. and the Philippines are campaigning to name a Navy ...


Duterte Threatens to Arrest Filipinos Who Refuse COVID Vaccination

MANILA - The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them ...


GEHA, Chiefs Come Together to Support Folds of Honor

New partnership to support spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members through educational scholarships GEHA (pronounced G.E.H.A.) ...


Philippine central bank maintains interest rate at 2 pct

MANILA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine central bank maintained the interest rate on the overnight reverse repurchase facility at ...


Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, June 24

SEOUL -- Seven more U.S. soldiers and one civilian in South Korea tested positive for the COVID-19, Yonhap news agency ...


Philippines logs 6,043 new COVID-19 cases, death toll tops 24,000

MANILA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday 6,043 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the ...


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British government works to join trans-Pacific free trade pact

LONDON, England: Britain is set to initiate negotiations for joining the trans-Pacific free trade pact that would allow its businesses ...

Two men in Western Australia alleged to have imported $1.6m in cocaine

PERTH, Western Australia - A man appeared in a Perth court on Thursday charged with smuggling nearly four kilograms of ...

Due to Covid, no foreigners to be allowed at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan: The Tokyo Olympic Committee met on Monday to announce that due to the ongoing Covid pandemic in Japan, ...

AirAsia says industry could return to normal in 2 years

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The founder of AirAsia Group has said the aviation industry could return to normal within two years. ...

With infections rising, Taiwan thanks U.S. for Covid vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan received 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday, more than doubling the nation's ...

Why it's such a big deal that the NFL's Carl Nassib came out as gay

The video was short and simple, but for America's gay community it was a blockbuster event.In an Instagram post, Las ...

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British government works to join trans-Pacific free trade pact

LONDON, England: Britain is set to initiate negotiations for joining the trans-Pacific free trade pact that would allow its businesses ...

Lacklustre day for stock and currency traders in Asia

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia hardly moved on Thursday with little news to drive markets in any direction. ...

IKEA France fined $1.2 million for spying on employees

PARIS, France: The French branch of Ingka Group, which owns most IKEA stores worldwide, was ordered to pay a $1.2 ...

Spanish designer uses 3-D printing to mold artificial arms

MADRID, Spain: Juan Moyolema, aged 8, was ecstatic on receiving a prosthetic hand developed by a designer in Madrid who ...

U.S. stocks struggle to make gains, Nasdaq however adds 18 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were directionless on Wednesday with minor adjustments in all major indices.The Nasdaq did ...

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WHO to teach countries to manufacture Covid vaccine in South Africa

PARIS, France: The World Health Organization will establish a hub in South Africa where scientists from low- and middle-income countries ...


Lightning sparks fires in south west U.S. amidst drought, extreme heat

PHOENIX, Arizona: A number of fires are burning in Arizona, California, Colorado and Oregon, sparked by drought and excessive temperatures.Temperatures ...


Young Americans resisting Covid vaccination, says U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C.: U.S. health officials have said that younger people are not seeking out Covid vaccinations at the rate of ...


Republicans transfer millions to candidates prior to 2022 elections

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Republican Party spent millions of dollars in May, in its attempt to regain a majority of seats ...


Due to Covid, no foreigners to be allowed at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan: The Tokyo Olympic Committee met on Monday to announce that due to the ongoing Covid pandemic in Japan, ...


EU says will sanction Lebanon if no government formed

BEIRUT, Lebanon: EU Foreign Ministers warned they might apply sanctions to Lebanon if its political leaders continue to block the ...


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