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China sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest sortie in new year | The Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan—China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, continuing a pattern that the island has answered by scrambling its own jets in response.

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EU set for show of unity as Russia invasion fears mount | The Associated Press

European Union foreign ministers are aiming to put on a fresh display of resolve and unity in support of Ukraine on Monday, amid deep uncertainty about whether President Vladimir Putin intends to attack Russia’s neighbor or send his troops across border.

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Journalist jailed before trial for Erdogan insult | The Associated Press

ISTANBUL—A well-known Turkish journalist has been jailed pending a trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her lawyer said.

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EXPLAINER: What does it mean for COVID-19 to be endemic? | The Associated Press

Some European countries such as Spain are making tentative plans for when they might start treating COVID-19 as an “endemic” disease.

1/24/2022 3:41:00 PM


Microsoft’s Activision buy could shake up gaming | The Associated Press

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced last week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo.

1/24/2022 2:08:00 PM


Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc on Brazil's 'New Egypt' | The Associated Press

CABO FRIO, Brazil — In April, Brazil’s federal police stormed the helipad of a boutique seaside hotel in Rio de Janeiro state, where they busted two men and a woman loading a chopper with 7 million reais ($1.3 million) in neatly packed bills.

1/24/2022 2:16:00 PM


Curry nails 20-ft game-clinching basket vs Rockets | The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO—Confetti fell and Stephen Curry flexed. He danced and celebrated a January victory against the lowly Rockets as if it were a playoff game in May.

1/24/2022 11:47:00 AM


Business groups press bicam committee to adopt ‘most liberal provisions’ of PSA bill - BusinessWorld Online

Various business groups and foreign chambers are pressing the Bicameral Conference Committee to adopt the “most liberal provisions” of a measure amending the Public Service Act (PSA). READ:

1/24/2022 6:30:00 AM


Security scanners across Europe tied to China government, military | The Associated Press

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party.

1/22/2022 7:30:00 AM


Awesome Mom: Azarenka into 4th round at Australian Open | The Associated Press

Before Victoria Azarenka had a chance to analyze both players she might meet next, a question was posed to her son about the two-time Australian Open champion’s third-round performance.

1/22/2022 7:45:00 AM


Biden to give away 400 million N95 masks | The Associated Press

The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to US residents starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.

1/21/2022 3:35:00 PM


Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now? | The Associated Press

Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s.

1/20/2022 4:00:00 PM


WHO official says Covid-19 health emergency could be over this year | The Associated Press

GENEVA—The worst of the coronavirus pandemic—deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns—could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines are addressed quickly. Read more:

1/20/2022 1:21:00 PM


Defend academic freedom–UP profs

A year after the unilateral accord termination between the Department of National Defense and the University of the Philippines, the

1/20/2022 2:40:00 AM


A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles | The Associated Press

When April Schneider’s children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning.

1/19/2022 3:21:00 PM


Early exit for Leylah | The Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia—The Australian Open started well for second-seeded Daniil Medvedev, one of the biggest potential beneficiaries of Novak Djokovic’s deportation. Read more:

1/19/2022 12:00:00 PM


Exiled artist Ai Weiwei on Beijing Games | The Associated Press

Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world’s greatest living ones. Working with the Swiss architectural firm, he helped design the Bird’s Nest Stadium, centerpiece of Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics. Read more:

1/19/2022 9:08:00 AM


Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate | The Associated Press

Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Novak Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to a tennis tournament in their country without being vaccinated.

1/19/2022 7:00:00 AM


Comelec spokesman Jimenez holds press briefing | ABS-CBN News

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1/17/2022 6:53:00 AM


Scientists explore Thwaites, Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier | The Associated Press

A team of scientists is sailing to “the place in the world that’s the hardest to get to” so they can better figure out how much and how fast seas will rise because of global warming eating away at Antarctica’s ice.

1/16/2022 2:45:00 PM


Spider-Man comic page sells for record $3.36M bidding | The Associated Press

A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million.

1/15/2022 5:30:00 PM


Health first, freedom second? How COVID is changing democracies

The Nation's Leading Newspaper

1/15/2022 7:30:00 AM


Biden to hold press conference to mark first year in office

The Nation's Leading Newspaper

1/15/2022 5:45:00 AM


Djokovic isn’t the populist freedom fighter many believe - BusinessWorld Online

OPINION | Djokovic isn’t the populist freedom fighter many believe By Tim Culpan and David Fickling READ:

1/13/2022 6:45:00 PM


New South Wales reports deadliest day of pandemic | The Associated Press

SYDNEY—Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, made the reporting of rapid antigen test results mandatory Wednesday as it experienced its deadliest day of the pandemic with 21 deaths.

1/13/2022 12:57:00 PM


Lithuania: Taiwan to set up $1-B credit fund amid China pressure | The Associated Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania—Taiwan will set up a $1 billion credit program aimed at funding projects by Lithuanian and Taiwanese companies amid economic pressure from China over an office that the island opened in the European Union country.

1/13/2022 1:08:00 PM


UN seeks $5 billion to aid millions of Afghans as the country struggles | The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations on Tuesday launched its biggest ever appeal—for over $5 billion to help 22 million Afghans whose country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and economic collapse.

1/13/2022 12:52:00 PM


China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million | The Associated Press

BEIJING—A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a Covid-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people.

1/12/2022 2:22:00 PM


Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast | The Associated Press

In a year beset by controversy, the self-proclaimed biggest party in Hollywood was reduced to little more than a Twitter feed.

1/12/2022 2:33:00 PM


EXPLAINER: Main issues at Russia-US security talks | The Associated Press

Officials from Russia, and the United States and its NATO allies, are meeting this week for negotiations on Moscow’s demand for Western security guarantees and the West’s concerns about a recent buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine.

1/11/2022 6:08:00 PM


Cha-cha? COVID battle is more pressing, says Nograles

The Nation's Leading Newspaper

1/11/2022 9:30:00 PM


Chinese immigrant attacked in NYC dies months later | The Associated Press

A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, and his case is now deemed a homicide, New York City police said Saturday.

1/11/2022 4:57:00 PM


Aussie judge reinstates Novak’s visa | The Associated Press

MELBOURNE—An Australian judge has reinstated tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa, which was canceled after his arrival last week because he is unvaccinated.

1/11/2022 4:35:00 PM


Djokovic issue gets political | The Associated Press

SYDNEY—Novak Djokovic spent a fourth day on Sunday among the unwilling occupants of Melbourne’s Park Hotel.

1/11/2022 3:57:00 PM


Zoomicron? Comelec presses Marcos on medical certificate

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who skipped a Comelec hearing 'due to a painfully congested throat' on January 6, is found to have granted two radio interviews on the same day

Paranghindi tugma sabi ng attorney sa oras na sinabi nacheck ng doctor at 10am
Bongbong is a big liar dahil addict!

1/10/2022 10:07:00 AM


19 dead, including 9 children, in NYC apartment fire | The Associated Press

A faulty space heater on a chilly Sunday morning sparked a fire that filled a high-rise Bronx apartment building with thick smoke, killing 19 people including nine children. It was New York City’s deadliest fire in three decades.

1/10/2022 7:15:00 AM


Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote | The Associated Press

It's a watershed moment for the US' most populous city, where legally documented, voting-age noncitizens comprise nearly one in nine of the city’s 7 million voting-age inhabitants.

1/10/2022 7:21:00 AM


Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast | The Associated Press

That’s just one of the uneasy questions facing the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is proceeding with its film awards Sunday night without a telecast, nominees, celebrity guests, a red carpet, a host, press or even a livestream.

1/10/2022 7:27:00 AM


Prospects dim as US, Russia prepare to meet over Ukraine | The Associated Press

The United States and Russia are holding critical strategic talks that could shape the future of not only their relationship but the relationship between the US and its NATO allies.

1/10/2022 7:00:00 AM


PNP presses charges vs. another 'quarantine skipper'

The Nation's Leading Newspaper

The best thing to do is cancel passenger flight from abroad ..change from passenger flight to cargo flight only ..then you might be able to curb the rise of covid ...since cargo donot go out and tour around stay only inside a warehouse
Puros kaso. Mas maganda muna kung makita nting nakakulong si gwynethchua I believe in the leadership of pnppio . Ikulong si Gwyneth

1/7/2022 2:06:00 PM


Djokovic medical exemption sparks debate in Aussie Open | The Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia—With his medical exemption approved, Novak Djokovic may have some explaining to do when he gets to Melbourne to defend his Australian Open title.

1/6/2022 12:35:00 PM


Ontario shuts schools, indoor dining, gyms amid infections | The Associated Press

TORONTO—All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fueled by the ultra-contagious Omicron variant, Ontario’s premier announced Monday.

1/5/2022 1:08:00 PM


Why are so many vaccinated people getting Covid lately? | The Associated Press

A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn’t make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places.

1/5/2022 1:16:00 PM


Hong Kong leader says she cannot accept claims press freedom faces ‘extinction’

HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she could not accept suggestions that press freedom in the city faces "extinction", just days after police raided an online

Reuters Of course not. The correct wording is 'press freedom is dead.'
Reuters Carrie Lam is a CCP member.

1/4/2022 8:45:00 AM


2021 vivo VISION+ Special Press Conference holds success | BMPlus

vivo joins hands with partners to recap their accomplishments in 2021, look ahead to plan for 2022, and continue conveying the “Joy of Humanity” with professional photography

12/30/2021 4:21:00 PM


Curry converts 3,000th 3-pointer, but Warriors lose to Nuggets by 3 | The Associated Press

Stephen Curry became the first player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history to make 3,000 career three-pointers on Tuesday night in a game where the Denver Nuggets barely held off the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors, 89-86.

12/30/2021 2:16:00 PM


NFL cuts isolation time for players who test positive | The Associated Press

The National Football League (NFL) is reducing isolation time for players who test positive for Covid-19 and are asymptomatic, including unvaccinated players, to five days from 10.

12/30/2021 2:21:00 PM


Sports back, but teeters on tightrope | The Associated Press

The fans came back, and even if their money was no good at arenas and stadiums, their credit cards and payment apps certainly were.

12/30/2021 2:27:00 PM


Issues with distance learning, academic freedom persist in 2021

Issues with distance learning in 2020 – like connectivity problems and the quality of education – spilled over into 2021

12/30/2021 12:19:00 AM


‘Spider-Man’ surpasses $1B globally in second weekend | The Associated Press

Spider-Man: No Way Home stayed in the No. 1 spot and netted a few more milestones too including crossing the $1 billion mark globally.

12/29/2021 12:42:00 PM