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Macalintal to Locsin: Robredo does not deserve such ‘unkind attitude’

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo does not deserve such «unkind,» «un-gentleman-like' attitude from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. even if her remark on diplomatic passports was wrong, election lawyer Romulo M
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Macalintal to Locsin: Robredo does not deserve such ‘unkind attitude’

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo does not deserve such «unkind,» «un-gentleman-like' attitude from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. even if her remark on diplomatic passports was wrong, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said Tuesday. »If Robredo's remark was an error then that statement does not deserve nor merit such unkind and so un-gentleman-like attitude from a foreign secretary,« Macalintal said Tuesday in a statement. This was after Locsin called Robredo »boba" via Twitter over her views on the cancellation of the diplomatic passport of former foreign affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario, who was barred from entering Hong Kong last June 19. R...Keep on reading: Macalintal to Locsin: Robredo does not deserve such ‘unkind attitude’

Newbie senators to ‘bless,’ apply Feng Shui on new Senate offices

    MANILA, Philippines --- Neophyte senators plan to apply Feng Shui and have their new offices at the Senate «blessed.»   The four newbie Senators Ronald «Bato» Dela Rosa, Christopher «Bong» Go
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Newbie senators to ‘bless,’ apply Feng Shui on new Senate offices

    MANILA, Philippines --- Neophyte senators plan to apply Feng Shui and have their new offices at the Senate «blessed.»   The four newbie Senators Ronald «Bato» Dela Rosa, Christopher «Bong» Go, Imee Marcos and Francis Tolentino inspected their prospective offices on Tuesday after they attended a seminar at the Senate. The process of getting their offices were through raffle.   4 neophyte senators attend Senate orientation   LOOK: Neophyte senators attend orientation   Marcos said she wants to conduct a ritual on her new office, which has been used by outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes's, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo ...Keep on reading: Newbie senators to ‘bless,’ apply Feng Shui on new Senate offices

Duterte still trusts Duque despite PhilHealth rental issue – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Tuesday said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte despite being charged with graft and plunder complaints about his alleged stock ownership of a building l
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Duterte still trusts Duque despite PhilHealth rental issue – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Tuesday said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte despite being charged with graft and plunder complaints about his alleged stock ownership of a building leased to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in Pangasinan. «Ang presumption is you're innocent unless proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. I think the Secretary of Health still enjoys the trust and confidence of the President,» Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. Duque was accused of violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019), Code of Conduct an...Keep on reading: Duterte still trusts Duque despite PhilHealth rental issue – Palace

Street vendor killed, five other missing after attack on Khartoum pro-democracy site: women's group

June 24, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum's female street vendors say six women vendors have disappeared from the pro-democracy sit-in area when security forces opened fire on the protesters killing over a hundred people on 3 June 2019. Following the bloody raid o
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Street vendor killed, five other missing after attack on Khartoum pro-democracy site: women's group

June 24, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum's female street vendors say six women vendors have disappeared from the pro-democracy sit-in area when security forces opened fire on the protesters killing over a hundred people on 3 June 2019. Following the bloody raid on the protest camp in Khartoum pro-opposition medical group said over 118 people were killed, nut the Sudanese authorities put the death toll at 62. Some days after the attack, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said 40 (...) - News / Sudan, FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

VPA commends approval of action plan for response to children

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has commended the move by the Government to approve the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV). The approval came from Cabinet and the recent tabling of the...
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VPA commends approval of action plan for response to children

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has commended the move by the Government to approve the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV). The approval came from Cabinet and the recent tabling of the...

Kingston experiencing tourism renaissance–Bartlett

Although Kingston is officially listed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) as one of the island’s six resort areas, the city has not always enjoyed first-call status as it relates to tourist arrivals. This, however, seems to be rapidly changing as...
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Kingston experiencing tourism renaissance–Bartlett

Although Kingston is officially listed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) as one of the island’s six resort areas, the city has not always enjoyed first-call status as it relates to tourist arrivals. This, however, seems to be rapidly changing as...

JAMPRO seeks to diversify BPO sector

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is participating in Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, United States, from June 24 to 28, as part of efforts to diversify Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Formerly known as Call...
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JAMPRO seeks to diversify BPO sector

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is participating in Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, United States, from June 24 to 28, as part of efforts to diversify Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Formerly known as Call...

Growth & Jobs | NCDs could impact productivity – Tufton

Jamaica could lose an estimated $47 billion in workforce productivity over the next 15 years, if more is not done to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the population. Dr Christopher Tufton, who was speaking during the plenary...
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Growth & Jobs | NCDs could impact productivity – Tufton

Jamaica could lose an estimated $47 billion in workforce productivity over the next 15 years, if more is not done to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the population. Dr Christopher Tufton, who was speaking during the plenary...

Growth & Jobs | Mitigating the maladies of medical debt

While many Jamaicans can access free healthcare and prescription drugs at government hospitals and clinics, the long waiting time to get certain surgical procedures done is often a deterrent for some, leaving many to opt to have it done privately....
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Growth & Jobs | Mitigating the maladies of medical debt

While many Jamaicans can access free healthcare and prescription drugs at government hospitals and clinics, the long waiting time to get certain surgical procedures done is often a deterrent for some, leaving many to opt to have it done privately....

Man takes photo of commuter on MRT hogging seat with bag, gets flamed instead

A man who tried to «name and shame» a fellow commuter got a taste of his own medicine when he was attacked online instead. A photo posted by All Singapore Stuff on June 24 showed a man in the MRT with his bag placed on the seat beside him. The ph
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Man takes photo of commuter on MRT hogging seat with bag, gets flamed instead

A man who tried to «name and shame» a fellow commuter got a taste of his own medicine when he was attacked online instead. A photo posted by All Singapore Stuff on June 24 showed a man in the MRT with his bag placed on the seat beside him. The photo, which was submitted by a reader known only as Eddy, was captioned, «Another person whose bag needs its own seat.» While the faces of the other people in the frame had been censored, the subject of Eddy's photo had his face exposed for all to see. Unfortunately for Eddy, he did not get any validation from commenters online. Instead, most of the 993 comments on the photo were defending the «seat hogger» and questioning Eddy's motivations behind the picture. Commenters pointed out that the reflection on the windows showed that the train cabin still had a number of empty seats and said that it was not a big deal for the man to have his bag on the seat.

Former property agent charged with renting out homes for illegal short-term stays back in court

SINGAPORE - Another former property agent has been charged with renting out residential properties for illegal short-term stays. Joel Su Jiqing, 38, is facing six counts of renting out properties for less than three months, the minimum length of stay. He wa
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Former property agent charged with renting out homes for illegal short-term stays back in court

SINGAPORE - Another former property agent has been charged with renting out residential properties for illegal short-term stays. Joel Su Jiqing, 38, is facing six counts of renting out properties for less than three months, the minimum length of stay. He was charged on May 19. Two of the apartments are in #1 Loft, an 80-unit condominium in Geylang, according to court documents. Another three are units in condominiums, while the last is a terrace house, all in the east. Su was in the State Courts on Tuesday (June 25) for a court hearing. No plea was taken and the case has been adjourned to Aug 30. The Straits Times understands that this is the fourth case of prosecution for a breach of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) rules on short-term rentals. Rules making home sharing illegal kicked in on May 2017, and in May 2019, the URA said these laws would stay. In April 2018, two property agents were fined $60,000 each for providing short-term stays at multiple units at D'Leedon, a condominium along Farrer Road.

Pampanga cops arrest colleague for extortion

MANILA, Philippines --- Police arrested their colleague for alleged extortion in Barangay Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga on Tuesday. Cpl. Joeten Samson was arrested at around 9:46 a.m. by joint elements of the Philippine National Police-Integrity Mon
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Pampanga cops arrest colleague for extortion

MANILA, Philippines --- Police arrested their colleague for alleged extortion in Barangay Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga on Tuesday. Cpl. Joeten Samson was arrested at around 9:46 a.m. by joint elements of the Philippine National Police-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) and Intelligence Group (IG) after receiving P150,000 in boodle cash from a complainant, whose identity is being withheld. According to a police report, Samson demanded cash from the complainant in exchange for the release of her Toyota Vios, which was confiscated during an anti-drug operation by the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit. Instead of surrendering, the suspect, who is assigned at th...Keep on reading: Pampanga cops arrest colleague for extortion

LOOK: Jake Cuenca pokes fun on time when his ‘crush’ didn’t have a crush on him yet

Jake Cuenca recalled the time when Kylie Versoza did not reciprocate his feelings, with a throwback photo of them from their time in the 2017 film «Ang Panday», their first project together. «Yung panahon na hindi ka pa crush ng crush mo
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LOOK: Jake Cuenca pokes fun on time when his ‘crush’ didn’t have a crush on him yet

Jake Cuenca recalled the time when Kylie Versoza did not reciprocate his feelings, with a throwback photo of them from their time in the 2017 film «Ang Panday», their first project together. «Yung panahon na hindi ka pa crush ng crush mo. [laughs] Mabuti nalang nagpagupit na ako @kylieversoza,» the actor said via Instagram last Sunday, June 23. (The time when your crush did not have a crush on you. Good thing I got a haircut.) https://www.instagram.com/p/BzCpfFbH1XC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link «Buti nalang talaga», Versoza said, echoing Cuenca's statement about changing hairstyles. (It really is a good thing.) The photo shows Cuenca, sporting a long hairstyle, and ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Jake Cuenca pokes fun on time when his ‘crush’ didn’t have a crush on him yet

Pagasa: Parts of Luzon to have moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon 

      MANILA, Philippines --- Parts of Luzon may experience moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   In a thunderstor
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Pagasa: Parts of Luzon to have moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon 

      MANILA, Philippines --- Parts of Luzon may experience moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   In a thunderstorm advisory issued at 1:18 p.m., moderate to heavy rains with lightning and strong winds are expected over Tarlac, Bataan and Pampanga within the next two hours.   Meanwhile, moderate to heavy rains which may persist from one to wo hours will also be experienced in San Pablo, Laguna; parts of Quezon province (Tiaong, Pagbilao, Lucena); Talisay, Batangas and San Marcelino, Zambales.   "All are advised to take prec...Keep on reading: Pagasa: Parts of Luzon to have moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon 

MWSS to tackle ‘force majeure’ defense of concessionaires on water shortage

      MANILA, Philippines --- TheMetropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will look into the «force majeure» defense of Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. over the worsening water shor
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MWSS to tackle ‘force majeure’ defense of concessionaires on water shortage

      MANILA, Philippines --- TheMetropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will look into the «force majeure» defense of Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. over the worsening water shortage hounding Metro Manila, its Chief RegulatorPatrickTy said Tuesday. The two water concessionaires submitted a «notice of force majeure» as a defense to the recent water woes, MWSS Chief RegulatorPatrickLesterTy told the House committees on Metro Manila development public works and highways, and natural resourcesduring its oversight hearing. The notice, "which under the concession agreement, suspends some portions of their service obliga...Keep on reading: MWSS to tackle ‘force majeure’ defense of concessionaires on water shortage

Palace doubts Filipino fishers ‘besieged’ Chinese vessel at Recto Bank

  MANILA, Philippines--- Malacaang now said it doubts China's claim that its vessel was «besieged» by Filipino fishermen after an incident at Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea.   READ: Panelo: Rescue of mariners not o
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Palace doubts Filipino fishers ‘besieged’ Chinese vessel at Recto Bank

  MANILA, Philippines--- Malacaang now said it doubts China's claim that its vessel was «besieged» by Filipino fishermen after an incident at Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea.   READ: Panelo: Rescue of mariners not ordered by UNCLOS if they pose security threat   «First of all, how can that be? [That] they will be besieged, eh nabangga nga eh, nabangga at kumalat na nga, iyong mga Filipino fishermen nakakapit na nga doon sa almost submerged boat. So parang malabo iyong -- baka imagination [nila],» Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Tuesday in an interview with CNN Philippines.   Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said a ...Keep on reading: Palace doubts Filipino fishers ‘besieged’ Chinese vessel at Recto Bank

Over 40,000 evacuated from Kazakh town following ammunition explosions

On Monday, a fire broke out at an ammunition depot of Kazakhstan's Armed Forces near the town of Arys in the country's south, home to nearly 45,000 people
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Over 40,000 evacuated from Kazakh town following ammunition explosions

On Monday, a fire broke out at an ammunition depot of Kazakhstan's Armed Forces near the town of Arys in the country's south, home to nearly 45,000 people

«Cover of Future» Boosts Global Awareness on Climate Change with Art

Chairman of HTD Media Joint Stock Company's board, Artist Nguyen Thi Kim Duc creates «Cover of Future» to reignite the global fight against climate change by featuring its devastating effects.
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«Cover of Future» Boosts Global Awareness on Climate Change with Art

Chairman of HTD Media Joint Stock Company's board, Artist Nguyen Thi Kim Duc creates «Cover of Future» to reignite the global fight against climate change by featuring its devastating effects.

PACE’s aggressive minority fails to impose its viewpoint, says Russian senator

On Tuesday, PACE is expected to announce the terms for a possible return of the Russian delegation to the Assembly
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PACE’s aggressive minority fails to impose its viewpoint, says Russian senator

On Tuesday, PACE is expected to announce the terms for a possible return of the Russian delegation to the Assembly

Zongo chief takes on UEW Vice Chancellor over discord at university

Chief of Effutu Zongo in the Central Region, has written a strongly-worded letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof Anthony Afful-Broni.
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Zongo chief takes on UEW Vice Chancellor over discord at university

Chief of Effutu Zongo in the Central Region, has written a strongly-worded letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof Anthony Afful-Broni.

Aggressive seagulls keep couple hostage in their own home for six days

An elderly couple in the UK claimed that they were held hostage by a pair of seagulls nesting on the roof of their Lancashire home. Every time they tried to leave the birds would become aggressive and attack them.
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Aggressive seagulls keep couple hostage in their own home for six days

An elderly couple in the UK claimed that they were held hostage by a pair of seagulls nesting on the roof of their Lancashire home. Every time they tried to leave the birds would become aggressive and attack them.

Total Number of Defamation Cases Under Telecommunications Law Hits 200

Cases filed on behalf of commander-in-chief remain common despite amendments to law; free-speech advocates renew call for Article 66(d) to be scrapped.
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Total Number of Defamation Cases Under Telecommunications Law Hits 200

Cases filed on behalf of commander-in-chief remain common despite amendments to law; free-speech advocates renew call for Article 66(d) to be scrapped.

The Day the KNDO Hijacked a Burma Airways Jet

On this day in 1954, a team of Karen National Defense Organization rebels hijacked a Union of Burma Airways Dakota DC-3—the nation’s first airplane hijacking.
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The Day the KNDO Hijacked a Burma Airways Jet

On this day in 1954, a team of Karen National Defense Organization rebels hijacked a Union of Burma Airways Dakota DC-3—the nation’s first airplane hijacking.

Myanmar Blackout May Be Cover for Gross Human Rights Violations: UN Investigator

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said she has been told the Tatmadaw “is now conducting a clearance operation” in Rakhine State.
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Myanmar Blackout May Be Cover for Gross Human Rights Violations: UN Investigator

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said she has been told the Tatmadaw “is now conducting a clearance operation” in Rakhine State.

A Year Later, Thailand’s Rescued ‘Cave Boys’ Honor Diver who Died

Saman Kunan, a former member of an elite Thai Navy SEAL unit, died after entering the cave to place oxygen tanks along a potential exit route.
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A Year Later, Thailand’s Rescued ‘Cave Boys’ Honor Diver who Died

Saman Kunan, a former member of an elite Thai Navy SEAL unit, died after entering the cave to place oxygen tanks along a potential exit route.

Huawei’s US Research Arm Builds Separate Identity

The fear is that Huawei is using university partnerships to scoop up research in areas such as AI, telecommunications and robotics, to be used in hacking or spying operations.
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Huawei’s US Research Arm Builds Separate Identity

The fear is that Huawei is using university partnerships to scoop up research in areas such as AI, telecommunications and robotics, to be used in hacking or spying operations.

Kailash Mansarovar: 44 people from Telangana stranded in Hilsa after being abandoned by travel agency

One of the passengers told ANI that the group, belonging to two different regions in Telangana state, registered themselves with the Southern Travel agency for the Kailash Mansarovar and had started their journey on June 13. «We reached and visited Kail
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Kailash Mansarovar: 44 people from Telangana stranded in Hilsa after being abandoned by travel agency

One of the passengers told ANI that the group, belonging to two different regions in Telangana state, registered themselves with the Southern Travel agency for the Kailash Mansarovar and had started their journey on June 13. «We reached and visited Kailash Mansarovar. But after that we have been brought to Hilsa, a border area close to Manasarovar, and have been left abandoned,» he said.

PM Modi, Amit Shah salute people who resisted Emergency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to all «those greats» who resisted the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on this day in 1975 and said democracy had prevailed over authoritarianism. Union home minister A
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PM Modi, Amit Shah salute people who resisted Emergency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to all «those greats» who resisted the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on this day in 1975 and said democracy had prevailed over authoritarianism. Union home minister Amit Shah recalled how newspapers were shut and citizens of the country were deprived of their fundamental rights.

Country went through 'Super Emergency' in last 5 years: Mamata attacks Modi govt

«Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a 'Super Emergency'. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country,» Banerje
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Country went through 'Super Emergency' in last 5 years: Mamata attacks Modi govt

«Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a 'Super Emergency'. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country,» Banerjee tweeted on the occasion of the Emergency.

No stone will be left unturned to fulfil dream of housing for all: PM Modi

Taking to Twitter, Modi said, «Four years ago, today we started important initiatives PM Awas Yojana (U), AMRUT, Smart Cities with the aim of #TransformingUrbanLandscape in India. These initiatives have not only helped usher in a new paradigm of urban d
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No stone will be left unturned to fulfil dream of housing for all: PM Modi

Taking to Twitter, Modi said, «Four years ago, today we started important initiatives PM Awas Yojana (U), AMRUT, Smart Cities with the aim of #TransformingUrbanLandscape in India. These initiatives have not only helped usher in a new paradigm of urban development but have also transformed crores of lives.»

Soyuz brings Space Station Expedition 59 back to Earth (VIDEOS)

Three Expedition 59 crew members have safely returned to Earth aboard the Soyuz spacecraft after spending more than six months at the International Space Station. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Soyuz brings Space Station Expedition 59 back to Earth (VIDEOS)

Three Expedition 59 crew members have safely returned to Earth aboard the Soyuz spacecraft after spending more than six months at the International Space Station. Read Full Article at RT.com