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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...

Argentina legalizes abortion

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina on Thursday (Friday in Manila) became one of just a handful of Latin American countries to allow elective abortion, as neighboring...

Ugandans brave tense-filled polls

KAMPALA: Ugandans were to cast their votes Thursday in a high-stakes election held under heavy security as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni pursues a sixth...

Spain’s brutal cold worsens

MADRID: “We’re not animals but dogs live better than us,” sighs Lidia Arribas, who lives without electricity in a vast slum near Madrid where...

Portugal imposes total lockdown

LISBON: Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa announced on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) a new period of general confinement as a measure to stem the...

Vogue defends casual Harris cover

NEW YORK: A Vogue cover photo of a casual Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has sparked controversy, with critics saying it diminishes the politician’s achievements,...

20 migrants drown

TUNIS: About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday (Friday in Manila)after their smuggling boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach...

Brazil Covid deaths near 190,000

SAO PAULO: Brazil registered 762 deaths from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 189,982, the...

Jackson’s ranch sold for $22M

BIG BEAR: Michael Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch in California has sold to United States billionaire Ron Burkle, his spokesman said Thursday (Friday in Manila),...

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Public warned vs new car theft scams

THE Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) on Wednesday warned the public against new scams perpetrated by car thieves. Apart from "gun- and knife-point intimidations",...

Ex-Philippine National Railways general manager convicted of graft

The Manila Times file photo THE Sandiganbayan's Fourth Division has convicted former Philippine National Railways (PNR) General Manager Manuel Andal of graft. The court, in a...

House urged to tackle ‘unfinished business’ of ABS-CBN franchise

THE House of Representatives has been urged to tackle its "unfinished business", which includes the bill granting a franchise to shuttered media network ABS-CBN,...

Dacera died of ‘natural causes’ — PNP 

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) ruled out homicide in the case of flight attendant Christine Dacera and said that she died of "natural causes", according...

House OKs bill granting president power to suspend SSS contribution hikes

THE House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill granting the country's president the power to suspend the scheduled increases in the contributions...

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