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Typhoon Gaemi forces Philippines, Taiwan to halt work

Published on 24/07/2024

» MANILA/YILAN: Typhoon Gaemi and a southwest monsoon brought heavy rain on Wednesday to the Philippine capital region and northern provinces, prompting authorities to halt work and classes, while stock and foreign exchange trading were suspended.

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US Secret Service chief quits over Trump assassination attempt

Published on 23/07/2024

» WASHINGTON - US Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle resigned on Tuesday after the agency came under harsh scrutiny for its failure to stop a would-be assassin from wounding former president Donald Trump at a campaign rally, according to media reports.

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Kamala Harris hits the campaign trail

Published on 23/07/2024

» WASHINGTON - US Vice President Kamala Harris was preparing to campaign in the critical battleground state of Wisconsin for the first time as a presidential candidate on Tuesday after securing enough Democratic Party delegate support to clear a path to the nomination.

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World records its ‘hottest day ever’

Published on 23/07/2024

» The world on Sunday recorded its hottest-ever day, as many parts of the Mediterranean face a heat wave that has led to extreme wildfire risks, climate change monitors say.

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Fight against Aids ‘needs more resources’

Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 23/07/2024

» MUNICH - World leaders have pledged to help end the Aids pandemic as a public health threat by 2030, but doing so will require more resources and better protection of human rights, says Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of UNAIDS.

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Israeli PM sees more hope for hostage deal

Published on 23/07/2024

» WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said conditions for a ceasefire and hostage deal with Hamas are “becoming ripe”, suggesting the two sides are getting closer to agreeing to at least a temporary halt to their war in Gaza.

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Myanmar to send senior official to Asean meeting in Laos

Published on 23/07/2024

» VIENTIANE: Myanmar's military government will dispatch a senior official to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations foreign ministers meeting in Laos later this week, diplomatic sources told Kyodo News on Tuesday.

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Myanmar's embattled junta chief takes on role of nominal president

Published on 23/07/2024

» All duties of Myanmar's figurehead president have been transferred to the chief of the ruling junta, Min Aung Hlaing, after the nominal head of state was placed on medical leave following a period of prolonged illness, state television said on Monday.

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Rwanda confirms Kagame’s landslide win with 99.2% of vote

Bloomberg News, Published on 23/07/2024

» KIGALI - Rwanda's President Paul Kagame secured a fourth term after winning 99.2% of the vote, extending his two-and-a-half-decade rule of the East African nation.

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Philippines' Marcos orders closure of offshore gaming industry

Published on 22/07/2024

» MANILA - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Monday banned gambling operations set up in the Philippines that target gamblers overseas, including Chinese mainlanders, because of crimes linked to the industry.