Plane carrying 133 crashes in China, casualties unknown

03/21/2022

BEIJING — A China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China and caused a mountain fire with casualties unknown, state broadcaster CCTV reported Monday. The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside…

More Ukraine-Russia talks scheduled as attack on base kills dozens

03/14/2022

LVIV, Ukraine — Diplomatic efforts to end the war in Ukraine were gearing up on Monday, with Ukrainian and Russian negotiators set to talk again after both sides cited progress, even though Russia attacked a base near…

Ukraine nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, on fire after Russian attack, says mayor

Reuters 03/04/2022

    BORODYANKA/LVIV, Ukraine – The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest of its kind in Europe, was on fire early on Friday after an attack by Russian troops, the mayor of the nearby town…

Putin’s war on Ukraine and impact on PH prices

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 03/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines—After years of tension, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in former Soviet state Ukraine during a surprise television announcement on Feb. 24. Shortly after the announcement, Russian military forces began to push into…

Russia captures biggest Ukraine city yet

03/02/2022

WASHINGTON/KYIV — Russia said it had seized its biggest city yet in Ukraine on Wednesday while stepping up its lethal bombardment of the main cities that its invasion force has so far failed to tame in the…

Airspace closures after Ukraine invasion stretch global supply chains

03/01/2022

Global supply chains, already hit hard by the pandemic, are facing further disruption and cost inflation as airspace closures after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affect the air freight industry. Transport between Europe and north Asian destinations like Japan, South…

Ukraine’s president vows to stay put as Russian invaders approach

02/25/2022

KYIV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed on Friday to stay in Kyiv as his troops battled Russian invaders who are advancing toward the capital in the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two.…

37 Filipinos en route to Poland for repatriation to PH – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos 02/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-seven Filipinos are now being transported out of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for eventual repatriation to the Philippines following Russia’s invasion of the eastern European country, a foreign affairs official said Friday. The Filipinos are…

New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

08/17/2021

WELLINGTON — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early” strategy has helped…

Deaths surge in US and Canada from worst heatwave on record

Reuters 07/01/2021

VANCOUVER/PORTLAND — A heatwave that smashed all-time high-temperature records in western Canada and the U.S. Northwest has left a rising death toll in its wake as officials brace for more sizzling weather and the threat of wildfires.…

Pulitzers honor Darnella Frazier for cellphone video of George Floyd murder

Reuters 06/12/2021

NEW YORK — A teenager who recorded the murder of George Floyd in a clear and unrelenting single shot with her cellphone was recognized on Friday by the arbiters of the highest honors in U.S. journalism. The…

71kg of waste found in stray Indian cow’s stomach

03/04/2021

Indian vets have extracted 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) of plastic, nails and other garbage from a pregnant cow, but both the animal and her baby died. The case has highlighted the country’s twin problems of pollution and…

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