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Pregnant women don't seem especially vulnerable to COVID-19, but may be more at risk for serious illness if they do acquire it.
A team of palaeontologists have discovered what they believe is the world's oldest animal sperm, frozen in tree resin 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in Myanmar.
Australia's ambassador to Cambodia has apologised for eating a dish containing softshell turtle, which are highly protected in parts of the world.
From across the Philippines, they gathered to pray by Zoom. With infections also surging in the Philippines, the government in April banned healthcare workers from leaving the country. Nurses have been leaving the Philippines for decades, encouraged by the government to join other workers who send back billions of dollars each year.
Families of 39 Filipino crewmen who were aboard a cattle ship that sank during a typhoon are pleading for a search to continue and to expand into uninhabited islands and nearby waters, two weeks after their vessel capsized off Japan. In tears during an online news conference, family members urged authorities to resume a massive search effort, after Japan's coastguard suspended its rescue last week. "We are getting frustrated not knowing where they are," said Liberty Seneres, wife of chief engineer, Aristotle Sabillena.
A Philippine air force helicopter on its way to airlift troops wounded in a recent suicide bombing crashed on a southern island Wednesday, killing all four crew members on board, officials said. The Sikorsky S-76A took off from southern Zamboanga city for a flight to nearby Sulu province and crashed midway in rainy weather in the hilly village of Upper Manggas on Basilan island, the air force and police said. The two pilots and two other crew members were killed.
Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election misinformation. The movement asks people to put up a message highlighting what they called the damage Facebook does but otherwise refrain from posting on Instagram for a day. “I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed,” Kardashian West posted on her Instagram account on Tuesday.
Smoke from the fires devastating swathes of the US West Coast has reached as far as Europe, the European Union's climate monitoring service said Wednesday in its assessment of the "unprecedented" blazes.
Philippine National Bank is seeking to dispose of three prime properties that it values at about $1 billion as early as this year, a person familiar with the plan said.
The Philippine Supreme Court has dismissed a group of frontliners' petition urging the Duterte government to conduct free COVID-19 mass testing for Filipinos. In a Sept. 1 resolution released to the media today, the high court en banc rejected the plea filed by the Citizens Urgent Response to End COVID-19 (CURE COVID-19) on July 3 for ...This article, Not Their Problem? Supreme Court junks plea to mass test Pinoys for coronavirus, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
The Philippines continues to negotiate supply deals with a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine makers, its health ministry said on Wednesday, despite its president scolding Western firms and saying he wanted Chinese and Russian vaccines. The Philippines, which has the most infections and second highest number of deaths in Southeast Asia, is potentially a large market for vaccine makers with its population of 107 million. "We are still continuously negotiating," Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told Reuters in a text message.
The Boston Celtics won’t run away and hide from the Heat, and vice-versa — which means every game in this Eastern Conference finals will likely come down to the simplest of strategies: who can get a bucket late and who can make plays in scramble situations that derive from instinct and intellect.
Some people are just born unlucky. A man who allegedly attempted to steal a cellphone from a General Santos City home was caught after he forgot one of his slippers inside the crime scene, new program 24 Oras reported last night. Suspect Bryan Tagpuno, the Cinderella in this story, tried to steal from his neighbor ...This article, Man caught for alleged burglary after forgetting slipper inside house, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
The NBA world had plenty of jokes after the Clippers blew their 3-1 series lead to the Nuggets on Tuesday night.
China is inoculating tens of thousands of its citizens with experimental coronavirus vaccines and attracting international interest in their development, despite expert concerns over the safety of drugs that have not completed standard testing. China launched a vaccine emergency use programme in July, offering three experimental shots developed by a unit of state pharmaceutical giant China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and U.S.-listed Sinovac Biotech. A fourth COVID-19 vaccine being developed by CanSino Biologics was approved for use by the Chinese military in June.
The Office of the Ombudsman yesterday issued new guidelines restricting public access to government officials' statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN), allowing release only for court-ordered probes and on authority from the officials themselves. A SALN details an official's net worth, including businesses and financial interests. Filipinos, including the media, were previously allowed ...This article, Ombudsman restricts Pinoys from viewing public officials' assets statement, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
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Bam Adebayo sent back Jayson Tatum's go-ahead dunk attempt with seconds left, sealing a huge Game 1 win for the Heat.
Jimboy Torion, the son of former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stalwart Jimwell “Tora Tora” Torion has committed to join National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) powerhouse San Beda