Burning photos to eating soba noodles: The different ways the world celebrates New Year

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 12/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines—As most COVID-19 restrictions were already relaxed all over the world, some eight billion people are expected to celebrate the New Year in a brighter mood. But behind the fireworks that are set to lighten the…

Landslide kills at least seven on Italy’s Ischia island

Reuters 11/28/2022

CASAMICCIOLA TERME, Italy – At least seven people, including a newborn baby and two children, were killed on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town, an…

Go, Cebuano karter, 14, rules ROK Superfinal 2022 in Italy

Glendale G. Rosal 10/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano karting phenom William John Riley Go etched a historic feat in his young career after winning the title of the ROK Superfinal 2022 at the South Garda Karting in Lonato, Italy over…

Margielyn Didal’s Paris Olympics bid off to strong start

June Navarro - Reporter / @junavINQ 07/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines–Margielyn Didal began paving her road going to the 2024 Paris Olympics after finishing 18th overall in the World Street Skateboard Championships in Rome, Italy. The reigning Asian Games champion made the cut in the 32-skater…

Miller falters in Beijing Winter Olympics, vows to come back in 2026 in Italy

Glendale G. Rosal 02/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The two-time Olympian skier, Asa Miller vows to come back stronger and be more confident as he eyes the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina, Italy.  The 21-year-old Filipino-American skier faltered in his…

Italian tries to dodge Covid jab using fake arm

Agence France Presse 12/04/2021

ROME–An Italian man who wanted a coronavirus vaccine certificate without actually having the jab tried to play the system by presenting health workers with a fake arm, an official said Friday. Despite the realistic skin color, nobody…

Countries halting AstraZeneca vaccine

Agence France Presse 03/16/2021

PARIS — A dozen countries, including France, Italy and Germany, have suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shots because of fears over blood clots and other possible side effects. The company insisted on Monday there is no risk, and the…

Italy’s PM reassures kids that Santa Claus won’t be locked down

11/13/2020

ROME, Italy – Father Christmas wears a mask and can travel the world thanks to a special permit, Italy’s prime minister said Thursday, November 12, 2020, to ease children’s fears that Santa Claus may also be under…

US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

Associated Press 08/10/2020

ROME — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met…

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Associated Press 07/16/2020

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus…

Italy posts lowest one-day death toll from coronavirus since lockdown

05/18/2020

ROME — Italy on Sunday recorded the fewest deaths from coronavirus in one day since its two-month lockdown began, as the country stands poised to reopen most commercial activity. The civil protection unit said 145 people had died…

US tops world in virus cases, overtaking China and Italy

Agence France Presse 03/27/2020

  WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global…

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