Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo rules Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 09/03/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s very own Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo dominated four age groups in the Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup 2021 which ran from August 26 to 29. The major virtual rhythmic gymnastics tournament…

Pakistan hit by nationwide power blackout

Agence France Presse 01/10/2021

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was hit by a massive power blackout early Sunday, officials said, with much of the country, including all major cities, plunged into darkness. The electricity distribution system in the nation of more than 210…

At least four killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

10/27/2020

Pakistan—At least four students were killed and dozens more wounded Tuesday, October 27, 2020, when a bomb exploded during a class at their religious school in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. More than 60 people had been taking…

Study warns of poverty surge to over 1 billion due to virus

Associated Press 06/12/2020

LONDON  — Global poverty is set to rise above one billion people once again as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which is reducing the income of the world’s poorest by $500 million a day, according to…

80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

AFP 05/23/2020

KARACHI, Pakistan — A total of 80 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, provincial health officials said in a statement,…

Pakistan plane crashes near Karachi, all 107 killed

Agence France Presse 05/22/2020

  Update KARACHI, Pakistan  — A passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines crashed near the southern port city of Karachi on Friday, killing all 107 passengers and crew, the city’s mayor said. The aircraft crashed…

Women’s fight for toilets in rural Pakistan villages

AFP 11/25/2018

For as long as she can remember, Ayeesha Siddiqua has fought her male relatives for access to toilets — but a sanitation drive by new premier Imran Khan could make life easier for women in patriarchal Pakistan.…

Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan home

AP 04/01/2018

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley the first time since 2012. That was the year the Taliban attacked the then-14-year-old for advocating…

Death toll in Pakistan’s oil tanker explosion reaches 174

AFP 06/30/2017

  The death toll from an oil tanker explosion in central Pakistan has risen to 174, officials said Thursday, including the driver who warned people scooping up spilled fuel to stay away but was ignored. The tanker…

Egypt’s highest court quashes Morsi life sentence

11/23/2016

CAIRO — An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday quashed one of two life sentences handed down to Mohamed Morsi since his 2013 overthrow, the Islamist ex-president’s second appeals victory in a week. Morsi’s lawyer and a judicial…

LONE BET

Glendale G. Rosal 07/25/2016

Rafael Vidal is only PH karateka competing in Asia-Pacific Karate tilt Cebuano karateka Rafael Vidal will be the lone Filipino competitor in the upcoming Hayashi-ha 4th Asia-Pacific Karate and Kobudo Championships this weekend in Colombo, Sri Lanka.…

Pakistan heat wave death toll hits 782

AP 06/24/2015

While prolonged power cuts and the harsh heatwave persisted across Sindh province, another 337 people — 311 in Karachi alone — died in public and private sector hospitals on Tuesday, taking the combined death toll to 782…

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