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SF to rename Washington, Lincoln schools

SAN FRANCISCO: Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are no longer in favor in San Francisco, where the school board has voted to change...

Poles rally vs abortion ban

WARSAW: A controversial Polish court ruling that imposes a near-total ban on abortion came into force on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), sparking nationwide protests...

Colombia bans flights to Brazil

BOGOTA: Colombia will ban flights from Brazil effective Jan. 29, 2021 (January 30 in Manila), over concerns of a variant of the coronavirus that...

Madrid blast kills 2

MADRID: A loud explosion apparently caused by a gas leak has partially destroyed a residential building in the center of Spain’s capital, killing two...

Supermodel’s son dies from overdose

NEW YORK: Harry Brant, a rising model and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publisher Peter Brant, has died. He was 24. The younger...

Amazon folk fight Covid with potions

SAO PAOLO: Remote Amazon village communities, feeling abandoned by the state, are turning to religion and traditional remedies for protection in the coronavirus pandemic....

Napoleon’s battle manuscript goes on auction

PARIS: Napoleon Bonaparte’s account of his stunning victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, which he dictated in exile on the island of Saint Helena,...

21,000 guards seal capitol on Jan 20

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US officials said Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has approved bringing in 21,000 National Guard members to Washington, D.C., to assist with security...

Lady Gaga, JLO perform at Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West...

UN worries over Eritreans in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA: The United Nations refugees chief said on Thursday (Friday in Manila) he was “extremely troubled” by the humanitarian situation facing Eritrean refugees...

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MJAS Zenith sends Vismin Cup Finals to deciding Game 3

CEBU: The first Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas Vismin Super Cup Finals is down to a winner-take-all Game Three after the MJAS Zenith Talisay City Aquastars beat the KCS Computer Specialist Mandaue City, 63-56, at the...

Times Square shooting leaves three injured including a girl

NEW YORK: A shooting in New York's bustling Times Square has injured two women and a four-year-old girl, in an incident US authorities were...

3 hurt in Florida mall shooting

MIAMI: A shooting at a South Florida shopping mall that was sparked by a fight between two groups of people sent panicked shoppers fleeing...

PH logs high 10,179 recoveries from, 6,979 new cases of Covid-19

THE Philippines logged a high 10,179 recoveries from and 6,979 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, according to the Department...

Muslim extremists seize public market in Cotabato but leave after standoff with troops

COTABATO, Philippines: Dozens of Muslim militants occupied a public market overnight in the southern Philippines before fleeing after a tense standoff with government forces,...

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