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World hunger worsening as coronavirus weighs and obesity rises – U.N.

ROME, Italy – Nearly 1 in 9 people in the world are going hungry , with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published Monday, July 13. Economic slowdowns and climate-related shocks are pushing more people into hunger, while nutritious ........»»

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Kosovo s Thaci quizzed by war crimes prosecutors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Kosovo President Hashim Thaci arrived on Monday, July 13, for questioning by war crimes prosecutors in The Hague, saying that "nobody can rewrite history" over his role in the 1990s war. Thaci, 52, was indicted by a special tribunal in late June for  war crimes  and crimes against humanity in the 1998-99 conflict with Serbia that won the ........»»

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Three things we learned from the Premier League weekend

LONDON, UK – Chelsea's defensive frailties reawakened the race for a place in the Champions League next season as a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United gave the chasing pack hope of a late season collapse. Fourth-placed Leicester also collapsed from leading 1-0 to lose 4-1 at Bournemouth to bring Wolves and ........»»

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China rejects Philippines call to comply with Hague ruling

MANILA, Philippines – China on Monday, July 13, refused to heed the Philippines' recent call to comply with the 2016 Hague ruling , once again rejecting the historic award as "illegal and invalid." The Chinese embassy in the Philippines said it has "taken note" of the statement Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro ........»»

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SBMA extends grace period for rents, business fees

ZAMBALES, Philippines – Business locators in the Subic Freeport received yet another relief from the effects of the coronavirus lockdown when the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) extended the suspension of rentals and other payments due since the start of Luzon's enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in March.  SBMA Chairman and ........»»

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Mandela s daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon  Nelson Mandela  has died aged 59, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday, July 13. Daughter to Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, she was South Africa's ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. "Ambassador Mandela passed away in the early hours of ........»»

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AFP renames key positions, military chief gets additional designation

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has renamed key positions and added a new designation for the military chief as part of efforts to make the institution "more responsive to current and future non-conventional threats," a military spokesperson said on Monday, July 13. The AFP chief ........»»

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Coronavirus immunity may disappear within months – study

PARIS, France – Patients who recover from coronavirus infections may lose their immunity to reinfection within months, according to research released on Monday, July 13, that experts said could have a "significant" influence on how governments manage the pandemic. In the first study of its kind, a team led by researchers from King's College London examined the ........»»

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IMF predicts worst Middle East downturn in half century

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday, July 13, again sharply lowered its Middle East and North Africa economic forecast , to its lowest level in 50 years, over the "twin shock" of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices . The region's economy ........»»

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Jazz 2020 playoff preview: Spida s tangled web

MANILA, Philippines – In a span of a few days, the Utah Jazz became one of the most talked-about teams in recent NBA history. No, it was not because of their good 41-24 record as a 4th seed in the tough Western Conference, nor was it due to Donovan "Spida" Mitchell's ........»»

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Israel court rejects Amnesty petition against spyware firm NSO

JERUSALEM – An Israeli court on Monday, July 13, rejected a bid by rights group Amnesty International to revoke the export license of spyware firm NSO group over hacking allegations. NSO has faced multiple accusations of cyber-espionage on human rights activists and others, including by the messaging service WhatsApp, which ........»»

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Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan quits

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast's Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has stepped down, the presidency said on Monday, July 13, an announcement that comes on the heels of the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly on July 8. Kablan Duncan, 77, "handed his resignation to the president on personal grounds on February 27," it said in a statement ........»»

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Analog Devices to acquire Maxim Integrated, form $68-billion firm – statement

NEW YORK, USA – American semiconductor firm Analog Devices has agreed to buy rival Maxim Integrated in an all-stock transaction valued at $20.91 billion, the companies announced Monday. The acquisition, one of the biggest deals of the year, would create an enterprise with a combined worth of $68 billion and estimated ........»»

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New Anti-COVID czar Magalong to radically’ change PH contact tracing system

MANILA, Philippines – On his first day as the Philippines’ new coronavirus tracing chief Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong said on Monday, July 13, that the country’s contact tracing system, a crucial initiative in efforts to curb the outbreak, will “radically” change in its structure.  “Gusto ko lang pong ........»»

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Easing of Metro Manila quarantine restrictions after July 15 unlikely – Roque

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday, July 13, that it was unlikely Metro Manila will be downgraded to a lower quarantine level after July 15, citing recent data that showed the capital region could not yet reopen further.  Roque made the remark in a press ........»»

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Barriers for motorcycle back riders ‘unsafe’ and ‘useless,’ say netizens

MANILA, Philippines – The national government’s task force against the coronavirus has finally approved the request of motorcylists to be able to travel with pillion riders , although for limited types of passengers. Commuters who are on social media have a problem with the task force’s requirement for a barrier to be installed between the driver and the ........»»

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International appeal for calm in Mali after protest deaths

BAMAKO, Mali – Mali's worried allies and neighbors have appealed for restraint and dialogue as the country's deepening political crisis spirals into bloodshed. After 3 days of unrest in the capital Bamako, representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and West African bloc ECOWAS late Sunday, ........»»

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Rematch King Eustaquio wants another shot at Wakamatsu

MANILA, Philippines – Former ONE flyweight world champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio takes pride in being the resident "rematch king" in ONE Championship. After all, no one can really question that claim, especially since he holds wins over Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes, Kairat "The Kazakh" Akhmetov, Anatpong "Mak Mak" Bunrad, and most recently Toni "Dynamite" Tauru – all of whom he lost ........»»

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Global super-rich call for wealthy to face coronavirus tax

LONDON, United Kingdom – More than 80 millionaires on Monday, July 13, urged governments around the world to tax the super-wealthy much more to help fund the global recovery from the coronavirus outbreak . In an open letter, the group, calling themselves "Millionaires for Humanity," said they should be taxed ........»»

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Revealed: New videos expose China’s forced migration of Uyghurs during the pandemic

Videos showing hundreds of Uyghur people being transported to forced labor schemes have shed new light on China’s continuing oppression of the Muslim ethnic group.  In the early months of the coronavirus outbreak, the government locked down more than 50 million people in Hubei province and imposed strict stay-at-home measures ........»»

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