2. Duterte's loyalists are collectively known as “Diehard Duterte Supporters” or DDS. But it is also associated to the notorious “Davao Death Squad”, which has been linked to his alleged extrajudicial killings when he was still mayor of Davao City.
Australia's Minister for Trade has urged AstraZeneca to dispatch 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Papua New Guinea amid concerns about the spread of the virus there, saying the EU had pledged no hindrance to the exports. "We have very clear assurances (from Brussels) that AstraZeneca does not have to apply through the EU export transparency regime to send those one million doses to Papua New Guinea," Minister Dan Tehan told reporters in London on Thursday, speaking during a trade mission to Europe. "There is nothing that is preventing them from sending those one million doses, from Europe to PNG and the ball is clearly in AstraZeneca's court."
A commission on sexual assault set up by the Pentagon has recommended that the United States military take the decision to prosecute cases of sexual assault out of the military's chain of command, a U.S. official said on Thursday. If the initial recommendations made by the independent commission are accepted by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, it would be a major change in the military. Advocates and lawmakers have for years been calling for the military commanders to be taken out of the decision making process when it comes to prosecuting sexual assault cases, arguing that they are inclined to overlook the issue.
Asian shares rose on Friday after the European Central Bank left policy unchanged, extending a rebound following a sharp selloff earlier in the week, but gains were capped as investors considered the impact of a possible U.S. capital gains tax hike. The ECB's decision to keep copious stimulus flowing came despite its prediction of a strong rebound in the euro zone economy from mid-year as COVID-19 infections are brought under control. "There were a couple of subtle acknowledgements today that an upgrade to forecasts is likely coming at the June 10 meeting ... Lagarde did highlight the pick-up in vaccinations and noted high frequency data are confirming to ECB staff that their previous view of an improvement in the medium-term (is) on course," said Ray Attrill, head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank.
The heartfelt Korean immigrant tale in "Minari" resonated with many Asian Americans, but for some in South Korea the film presented a far too dated view of immigration to the United States. "Minari", directed by a Korean-American and produced in the United States, was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best supporting actress for Youn Yuh-jung, a historic first for a Korean actor. Released in the midst of the pandemic, the film's Korean elements and its Oscar nominations helped make it a commercial success in South Korea, where the film brought in $7 million of its total $11 million global box office receipts, compared with $2 million from showings in the United States, according to IMDb.
Pakistan's parliament will resume debating the fate of the French ambassador Friday after the government appeared, for now, to put a lid on bloody anti-France protests that rocked the country for a week.
AN administrative aide from the Department of General Services in Cebu City Hall was arrested in a buy-bust operation at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in La Aldea Buena, Barangay Babag in Lapu-Lapu
Eight arrests were made during a confrontation between police and protesters outside a police station in Albany, New York, on April 22, police said.Police Chief Eric Hawkins said police had ended an “unlawful occupation” outside South Station in Albany that had lasted for several days.According to local media outlets demonstrators set up camp outside Albany police’s South Station following the actions of local officers during an anti-police brutality protest.Footage uploaded by Twitter user David B. Easton shows a group of officers carrying shields as protesters shout at them from behind a metal barrier. Credit: David B. Easton via Storyful
Shock G, frontman of the 1990s hip-hop group Digital Underground and widely known as his alter-ego “Humpty Hump,” has died, according to the group’s co-founder Chopmaster G. Shock’s real name was Gregory Jacobs; his death was confirmed to TMZ by by his father, Edward Racker, although no cause has been cited. He was 57. Via […]
The 36th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which recognizes the best work in the independent space, is kicking off on Thursday night. Hosted by “Saturday Night Live” cast member Melissa Villaseñor, the fully immersive virtual ceremony is streaming live on IFC and AMC Plus. Celebrities such as Adam Sandler, Renee Zellweger, Daveed Diggs, Julia Garner, […]
Bayern Munich can be crowned Bundesliga champions for the ninth successive season on Saturday with top-scorer Robert Lewandowski returning from injury and eyeing the league's all-time record of 40 goals in a single campaign.
Antonio Conte compared his jittery Inter Milan team to an orchestra as they approach a first Serie A title in over a decade having endured back-to-back draws before travelling to Hellas Verona this weekend.
A Filipina was stabbed to death allegedly by her own husband in their San Diego, California home late last week. The couple has been identified as 30-year-old Rhona Barcelon and her husband 31-year-old Jay Barcelon. The authorities reportedly heard the two arguing when they arrived at their home at 2200 Dain Court, Lemon Grove at ... This article, Filipina allegedly stabbed to death by own husband in California, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.