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Japan PM, Deputy PM to avoid same meetings as precaution vs virus infection

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister and deputy prime minister will avoid attending the same meeting as a precaution against

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China March factory activity unexpectedly expands, but outlook still grim

BEIJING (Reuters) - Factory activity in China unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting sharply to a record low, but the

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Illinois governor says feds sent wrong type of protective medical masks

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the federal government sent the wrong type of medical masks in a shipment that his state recently received.

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Cardinal Tagle calls for redirection of military spending for social needs

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called on countries “to redirect their military spending for social needs” as many countries including the Philippines, struggle to cope with the corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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US judge grants early release to Brazilian in FIFA corruption scandal

A federal judge in New York on Monday granted the release from prison on humanitarian grounds of an 87-year-old former

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MILF fighters’ life stories remembered on BARMM’s 1st anniversary

COTABATO CITY – Despite the cancellation of festivities related to the first anniversary of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the life story of a former mujahid (freedom fighter) was still remembered in a bid to rekindle the spirit of patience and determination of the Bangsamoro struggle.

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Japanese group buys 10% of MPIC’s Indonesian tollroad unit

The Metro Pacific group led by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan has sold a 10.32 percent stake in Indonesian tollroad PT Margautama Nusantara (MUN) to a group of Japanese investors for $35 million (P1.8 billion).CIIF Infrastructure Holdings San. Bhd., a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), sold the stake to West Nippon Expressway (NEXCO-West), Japan Expressway International Co. Ltd., (JEXWAY), and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corp. for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN).“MPTC management believes that having JEXWAY, NEXCO-West and JOIN as strategic partners will significantly contribute to the growth of MUN,” MPTC’s parent conglomerate Metro Pacific

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Virgin Australia seeking government loan to weather coronavirus crisis

By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) - Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it is seeking a government loan of

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U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

By Stephanie Kelly and Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past

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California COVID-19 hospitalizations double in four days: governor

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

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'Megxit': Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as

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Japan's factory output slows, plunge seen as virus grips economy

By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose in February at a slower pace than the previous month

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Trauma physician treating coronavirus patients worries 'we are slowly descending into chaos'

The latest projections on coronavirus in the US are so alarming, there was virtually no choice but to extend social distancing guidelines, two top infectious disease experts said.

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Govt taking steps to stop migration: CJI

The lockdown sparked an exodus of tens of thousands of migrant workers, mainly daily wagers who lost their livelihoods, from the cities to their homes in the hinterland of India.

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House receives Duterte’s 1st weekly report on use of additional powers

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has submitted to the House of Representatives his first weekly report on his use of additional powers to boost the government's fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic.This was confirmed to INQUIRER.net by Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. and Deputy Speaker Luis Raymond “LRay” Villafuerte on Tuesday.“Meron [nang nai-submit na report] but I have not seen it [yet] (A report has been submitted but I have not seen it yet),” Villafuerte, who sponsored the passage of Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act in the lower chamber, said in a text message.R.A. 11469 declares a national emergency due to th

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'The Voice' Season 18: Cam Spinks and Kailey Abel are neck to neck in a powerful country-rock battle

While there were debates between coaches and viewers about the song choice, many agreed that it did force the two to get out of their comfort zones

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Coronavirus death rate is lower than previously reported, study says, but it's still deadlier than seasonal flu

How many people die after being infected with the novel coronavirus? Fewer than previously calculated, according to a study released Monday, but still more than die from the flu.

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COVID-19: 27 Cases Reported in 24 Hours’; Total Cases Cross 1,250

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A man allegedly teaching his dog to drive was arrested after leading troopers on a high speed chase

A Washington state trooper who tried to corner the man's car looked inside and realized a pit bull was sitting in the driver's seat while the suspect steered, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol said.

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Can you spot the mistakes of bank fraud victims?

Cybercriminals who are constantly on the run to steal not just personal information but also money aren’t picky of their prospects, and even those who are expected to be wary of their online security are among the vulnerable. Although many of the tactics used by cybercriminals are revealed and often warned about by cybersecurity experts, […]

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U.S. judges stop Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions during coronavirus crisis

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - Federal judges on Monday blocked officials in Texas, Ohio and Alabama from banning most abortions

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U.S. Futures Rise With Asia Stocks; Yen Retreats: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures saw modest gains and most Asian shares were higher on Tuesday, adding to signs that

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Demand explodes for New York food banks

New York food banks have become inundated with newcomers deprived of income since the near-total halt of business in the

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Pandemic to hit growth in Asia, China - World Bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic is expected to sharply slow growth in developing economies in East Asia and the

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G20 finance ministers to hold virtual talks on coronavirus crisis

Finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of 20 major economies will hold a second round of virtual talks

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