Royal family says Harry, Meghan racism charges ‘concerning’

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 03:19:30 +0000

LONDON: Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that allegations of racism made earlier this week by Prince Harry and Meghan were “concerning” and would be addressed privately by the royal family. The comments, made in a statement issued on behalf Queen Elizabeth II, are the first from the palace since the two-hour television interview with Meghan and […]

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From the White House to the dog house: Biden’s pooches sent home after ‘biting incident’

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 05:36:08 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Joe Biden has sent his two dogs back to his family home in Wilmington, Delaware, after the younger of the two German Shepherds was involved in a “biting incident” with a White House security agent, US media said on Monday. Three-year-old Major, whom Biden and his wife Jill adopted in November 2018 […]

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PH logs 3,356 new Covid cases

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 10:39:27 +0000

For the fifth straight day on Monday, the country logged more than 3,000 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases closer to the 600,000 mark. The Department of Health reported 3,356 new cases, pushing the total caseload to 597,763. There were 39,330 active cases, mostly either mild or moderate. The 61 new new […]

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Covid’s impact could mean millions more child marriages – Unicef

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 03:20:52 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The outsized impact Covid-19 has had on women in some countries could result in an additional 10 million child marriages in this decade, according to a new analysis released Monday by Unicef. “School closures, economic stress, service disruptions, pregnancy and parental deaths due to the pandemic are putting the most vulnerable girls at […]

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Govt reviews eased restrictions amid Covid-19 surge

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 05:02:44 +0000

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is reviewing its  decision to ease pandemic restrictions after the country recorded over 3,000 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in a single day. National Task Force against Covid-19 Deputy Chief Implementer and testing czar Vivencio “Vince” Dizon made the admission during the roll […]

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SKorea, US scale back drills over virus, NKorea diplomacy

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 04:47:44 +0000

SEOUL: The South Korean and US militaries are scaling back their annual exercises this month due to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support diplomacy on North Korea’s nuclear program, officials said Sunday. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the allies decided to start the nine-day drills on Monday after reviewing factors […]

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Cuatro dethrones Taduran, wins IBF minimum weight title

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:03:31 +0000

Rene Mark Cuatro is the new International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimum weight champion. In an all-Filipino clash, Cuatro beat Pedro Taduran via unanimous decision, dethroning the latter Saturday at the Bula Gym in General Santos City. All three judges came up with an identical 115-113 scorecards in favor of Cuatro. With the victory, Cuatro improved […]

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Abanse Negrense vs Sta. Lucia in PSL beach volley semis

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 12:21:00 +0000

THE Abanse Negrense and Sta. Lucia teams are set to clash in the semifinal round of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority on Sunday, February 28. Facing Abanse Negrense A is Sta. Lucia B at 10:00 a.m while Abanse Negrense B takes on Sta. Lucia A in the other bracket of the […]

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Jeremy Lin cries foul over ‘coronavirus’ slur

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:42:10 +0000

SAN FRANCISCO: Warriors G League guard Jeremy Lin shared on social media that he experienced an act of racism on the court. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he will support Lin and denounced any discriminatory act that caused Lin to speak out about racism targeting Asian Americans. In a heartfelt social media post, Lin […]

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House panel suspends PDEA-PNP shootout probe

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:28:55 +0000

THE House Committee on Dangerous Drugs will “temporarily suspend” its investigation into the shootout incident between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), its Chairman Robert Ace Barbers said on Saturday. Barbers’ announcement came after President Rodrigo Duterte designated the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) as the sole agency to […]

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