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Global coronavirus cases surpass 30M

Manila, Sept. 18 -- illion mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The number of deaths from the virus has reached 943,203, with recoveries topping 20.39 mil... Read More


US House report blasts Boeing, gov't in 737 MAX crashes

Manila, Sept. 17 -- The US House of Representatives on Wednesday blasted aerospace company Boeing and government regulators over the fatal crashes of 737 MAX aircraft that rocked world air travel in e... Read More


Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan's new prime minister

Manila, Sept. 16 -- Japan's parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as the country's new prime minister on Wednesday. Suga, a close confidante of outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on Monday was ... Read More


Ireland's entire gov't in self-isolation due to virus

Manila, Sept. 16 -- The Republic of Ireland's entire government is in self-isolation after Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly felt unwell and asked for a Covid-19 test, the public broadcaster RTE ... Read More


Virus will not be last pandemic or health crisis: WHO

Manila, Sept. 15 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) chief warned Monday that Covid-19 is a harbinger of future global health emergencies, and called for political and financial investments to prev... Read More


US university finds antibody effective vs. virus

Manila, Sept. 15 -- Scientists in the US state of Pennsylvania have managed to isolate the smallest biological molecule to date that neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the cause of the coronav... Read More


China extends tariff exemptions on US goods for 1 year

Manila, Sept. 15 -- China on Tuesday said it has decided to exempt tariffs on some US products for one more year, a move seen as another concession in an ongoing trade dispute between the two economic... Read More


NBA: Resilient Nuggets beat Clippers, force Game 7

Manila, Sept. 14 -- A resilient Denver Nuggets showed no signs of quitting Sunday as they beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-98, forcing a Game 7 in the Western Conference semifinals. The Clippers, un... Read More


Oxford University vaccine trials to resume

Manila, Sept. 13 -- Trials of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca will resume after being paused, they said in a statement on Saturday.... Read More


India's Covid-19 tally surpasses 4.7 million

NEW DELHI, Sept. 13 -- India's coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic figures crossed the 4.7 million mark Sunday after it recorded more than 94,000 new cases, according to health ministry figur... Read More