President Rodrigo Duterte says a lot of things — and Yahoo Philippines gathers some of his most notable quips.
President Rodrigo Duterte says a lot of things — and Yahoo Philippines gathers some of his most notable quips.
China's internet companies have blocked users from sharing a lengthy article written by former Premier Wen Jiabao in tribute to his late mother, in an unexplained act of censorship against a senior member of the ruling Communist Party. The obituary-style article written by Wen about his mother, who died recently, appeared in a small weekly newspaper called the Macau Herald on Friday and was posted on a public account on Chinese chat app WeChat on Saturday, but was swiftly restricted. The heartfelt tribute includes details of Wen's mother's struggle during periods of upheaval in China, including the second Sino-Japanese War and the political purges of the Cultural Revolution.
Thousands of Indians on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp have been in a frantic hunt for hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, and medicines.
US President Joe Biden's administration accuses China of genocide but reached a joint pledge to cooperate on climate. The White House is also working to arrange a summit with Russia, despite imposing harsh new sanctions.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is expected to deliver his verdict on the European Super League on Tuesday after the widely condemned breakaway competition triggered threats of legal action and punitive measures.
Two bear cubs were spotted relaxing near a large snow pile in Wyoming’s Grand Tetons National Park on April 13.This footage, shot by Cindy Shaffer and compiled by Storyful, shows one cub sprawled on the icy mound while the other sniffs about and enjoys a scratch. The cubs’ mother can be seen close by.“This is grizzly bear tag number 610 and her three-year-old twins,” Shaffer told Storyful.Storyful could not independently verify the bears’ identities, but grizzly bear #610 does frequent the park, according to the National Park Service, and is an offspring of the famous grizzly bear #399. Credit: Cindy Shaffer via Storyful
Brazilian Gabriel Medina soared and spun his way to victory at the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic in Sydney on Tuesday, unleashing an unmatched display of aerial surfing to send a message to his Olympic rivals three months out from the sport's Games debut. Young Floridian sensation Caroline Marks scored the third victory in her short World Championship Tour (WCT) career in the women's division, getting the best of fellow Olympic representative, Brazil's Tatiana Weston-Webb, in Tuesday's final. Two-time world champ Medina, looking supremely relaxed and confident with his new wife and new coach in his corner, overcame Californian Connor Coffin to streak to the top of WCT rankings.
Protesters marched in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 19, as the jury retired to deliberate in the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged over the death of George Floyd.Video shared on Instagram by lavishmack shows a large crowd walking behind a banner, chanting “say his name” and “George Floyd.”Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges. Credit: lavishmack via Storyful
Protesters marched in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 19, as the jury retired to deliberate in the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged over the death of George Floyd.These videos uploaded by Brendan Gutenschwager show the crowds chanting and marching through streets in Minneapolis. Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson also addresses the crowd.Chauvin has pled not guilty to all three of his charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau broke ice hockey legend Gordie Howe's record for the most appearances in NHL history on Monday, playing his 1,768th game in a 3-2 defeat to the Vegas Golden Knights.
SpaceX is preparing to carry four astronauts to a crowded International Space Station on Thursday, in the second routine mission since the United States resumed crewed space flight, and the first with a European.
When Haitian strongman Francois Duvalier died, his subjects had no choice on their next president -- his 19-year-old son took over. The vote to approve him as successor was officially 2,391,916 to zero.
Familiar names returning to the top of leaderboards, and a travelling American winning a return ticket home dominate AFP Sport's golf talking points this week:
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London has a new pharmacybut all the items are made out of feltThe art exhibition has over 15,000 piecesEach product took 20 minutes to makeVisitors can buy clones of popular chemist itemsNAME: LUCY SPARROW, ARTIST"So we've got the hand sanitiser, that we've all been very accustomed to using over the last couple of months and years, and we've got "Chanel No. 5", which is like your high end stuff, and that is £120. So something for everyone.""I think my absolute favourite item is the probably the family pack of toothbrushes, just because there's so many of them, and it's just such a lovely item. All the bristles are made from thread and it's nice and interactive."The exhibition was a year in the making It's open to the public by appointment
For moviegoers accustomed to stoner-dude protagonists, “The Marijuana Conspiracy” offers a nice change. The Canadian drama, set in 1972, is full of Mary Janes. Okay, really just one Mary and one Jane. But they’re joined by other young women who answer a call to participate in a research project. For 98 days, Mary, Janice, Jane, […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping said no nation should dictate global rules or interfere in other countries, as Beijing continued to signal its unhappiness over what it sees as growing international meddling in its affairs. Without naming any country, Xi made his remarks by video link to more than 2,000 officials and business executives attending the annual Boao Forum for Asia in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan. “The destiny and future of the world should be decided by all nations, and rules set up just by one or several countries should not be imposed on others,” Xi said. “The whole world should not be led by unilateralism of individual countries.Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. “Equality, mutual respect and trust should be at the forefront when countries are dealing with each other. It is unpopular to arrogantly instruct others and interfere in internal affairs.” China has announced record growth of 18.3 per cent for the first quarter as its economy recovers from the damage caused by the coronavirus, but its relationship with the United States has yet to show a similar rebound. Last Friday, US President Joe Biden issued a joint statement with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that indicated China was a geopolitical adversary – which Beijing described as a move to “sow division”. Washington has also begun to consolidate its alliances in Europe and Asia, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressing “the need to engage China from a position of strength”. The US, the European Union, Britain and Canada have imposed coordinated sanctions on China over alleged human rights violations in Xinjiang, which Beijing denies. “As we are going through the Covid-19 pandemic, people of all countries have more clearly realised that it is necessary to abandon the cold war mentality and zero-sum game, and oppose any form of new cold war and ideological confrontation,” Xi said. In the audience were prominent business US leaders including Apple’s Tim Cook, Tesla’s Elon Musk, Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman and Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio. The annual Boao conference is China’s top government-sponsored business forum, sometimes dubbed the Chinese version of the World Economic Forum in Davos. It was cancelled last year because of the coronavirus outbreak. In an apparent indication of decoupling between the US and China, Biden said on Friday the United States and Japan would jointly invest in areas such as 5G technology, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, genomics and semiconductor supply chains. Washington’s planned investment in domestic chip production, meanwhile, is widely seen as an attempt to attract South Korean and Taiwanese chip makers to the US. China has also been calling for South Korean companies to expand cooperation in technology including semiconductors, in which there is a global shortage. Xi told the forum that China would keep opening up its economy to world business and that there should be integration of supply chains, the digital economy and artificial intelligence. “Any attempts to build walls and decouple are violating economic laws and market rules, which is harming others and detrimental to oneself,” he said. What semiconductors are and why China needs to make them itself Xi promised China would work with other nations to deal with climate change, but did not say whether he would attend a Biden-hosted climate summit on Thursday. The president also defended the Belt and Road Initiative, which has come under scrutiny as it extends Beijing’s geopolitical influence. Xi said the infrastructure investment strategy was open to all nations and was not a “private road for a particular single nation”. Additional reporting by Liu ZhenMore from South China Morning Post:Xinjiang: will the West’s sanctions on China force the issue or unravel?US and China pledge to work together on climate change after John Kerry visitChina accuses US and Japan of sowing division after Biden and Suga vow to counter ‘intimidation’This article Xi Jinping rebukes nations who ‘arrogantly instruct others and interfere’ first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
"All of my cousins are fully vaccinated, and some of my staff has gotten the first dose. My family is politically well connected."
Global CO2 emissions from energy are seen rising nearly 5% this year, suggesting the economic rebound from COVID-19 could be "anything but sustainable" for the climate, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. The IEA's Global Energy Review 2021 predicted carbon dioxide emissions would rise to 33 billion tonnes this year, up 1.5 billion tonnes from 2020 levels in the largest single increase in more than a decade. "This is a dire warning that the economic recovery from the COVID crisis is currently anything but sustainable for our climate," IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said.
U.S. health authorities said Monday that those 16 years and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.Dr. Rochelle Walensky is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“I am so thrilled that today, all people aged 16 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. A tremendous step forward in our efforts to end this pandemic.”A majority of U.S. states have already expanded their vaccine eligibility requirements down to 16 year olds.Alaska was the first state to lower the age group, while other states like Georgia, Texas and California quickly followed.The CDC also said Monday that more than half of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, more than 132 million people.Walensky also says they still expect so-called breakthrough cases, where vaccinated people still get infected with COVID-19.Though so far, she says the vaccines seem to be working.“Of the nearly 6,000 cases, approximately 30 percent had no symptoms at all. This is really encouraging news… Additionally, our current data suggests that COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States offer protection against the variants circulating in the United States.”The U.S. has not yet authorized a vaccine for those under the age of 16, but testing is underway.
The United States is "falling behind" China in their competition to lead the world in the field of renewable energy, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says during a speech in Annapolis, Maryland.