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SARS-like virus spreads in China, nearly 140 new cases

SARS-like virus spreads in China, nearly 140 new cases

A mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person and spread around China — including to Beijing — authorities said Monday, fueling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity’s biggest migration. The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm […]

Sky-high chicken prices on French island ruffle feathers

PARIS (AFP) – Long-simmering anger over the high cost of living in French overseas territories resurfaced this week with a tweet about an organic chicken from mainland France which sold for an eye-watering 51 euros (P2,879.15). A lawmaker from French Guiana posted a photo of the bird and lashed out at French supermarket chain U […]

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Billionaires richer than 60 percent of the world’s population: Oxfam

The world’s billionaires have doubled in the past decade and are richer than 60 percent of the global population, the charity Oxfam said Monday. It said poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in “12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day,” estimated to be worth at […]

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Prince Harry sad to end royal role

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry spoke on Sunday of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors that will see him and his wife Meghan exit official roles to seek an independent future. Buckingham Palace and the queen announced on Saturday that […]

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4 drug suspects killed in clash with Marine troops in Tawi-Tawi

By ALI G. MACABALANG   COTABATO CITY – Marine troops on Sunday clashed with 10 armed persons allegedly involved in illegal drug trade in Tawi-Tawi, killing four of the suspects, the Western Mindanao Command (WMC) said. Troops of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 6 and 64th Marine Company were on “focused military operation” when they “encountered […]

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Phivolcs: Taal activity subsides  but bigger blast still possible

By ELLALYN RUIZ Although the activity of Taal Volcano has seemed to die down in the past week after its eruption last January 12, the Philippine Institute of Volcanolgy and Seismology (Phivolcs) is still looking at all possible scenarios, including a bigger eruption for the restive volcano. “Noong mga unang araw nandoon ‘yung imminent danger […]

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