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Comelec tags 205 ‘nuisance’ bets, sets voting hours from 6 am to 7 pm

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 18:10
At least 205 aspirants for national positions may be declared as nuisance candidates—82 presidential, 15 vice presidential and 108 for senators—the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said.
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Doctors’ group cautions gov’t to put breaks on easing curbs

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 18:00
The Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) cautioned on Wednesday against further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Metro Manila to Alert Level 1, saying the government should take it slow or risk another surge.
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Rody names new PNP chief vice retiring Eleazar

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 17:50
President Rodrigo Duterte has named Lt. Gen. Dionardo Carlos as the next chief of the Philippine National Police, vice Gen. Guillermo Eleazar who is retiring on Friday, Malacanang said Wednesday.
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SC bans sensitive photos, recordings in online trials

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 16:50
The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered all trial courts in the country to disallow the presentation of “sensitive photographs and recordings” as evidence in sexual abuse cases involving women and children through video conferencing or online hearings, saying it should be presented only during in-court proceedings.
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Urban poor community in Cavite gets water

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 16:40
West zone Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Wednesday said it has already connected another urban poor community in Cavite to its network, thus providing water access to some 2,000 residents.
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US judge rules Trump Capitol attack records can be released to Congress

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 07:00
A US judge Tuesday ordered White House records that could implicate former President Donald Trump in the January 6 attack on the Capitol be released to a Congressional committee, despite the ex-leader's attempts to keep them secret.
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Covid cases spike in Greece, hospitals buckle

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 06:30
Greece is experiencing a fourth wave of Covid, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Tuesday as daily infections hit their highest since the pandemic began, with hospitals starting to buckle under the pressure of rising infections.
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Myanmar charges US journalist with terrorism, sedition: lawyer

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 06:00
A US journalist detained for months by Myanmar's junta has been charged with terrorism and sedition, his lawyer told AFP on Wednesday, and could face life in prison if convicted.
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Google awaits EU court verdict in anti-trust case

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 05:30
The European Union's second-highest court will rule Wednesday on whether antitrust authorities in Brussels went too far in handing Google a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) fine for search engine dominance.
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US says migrant caravan leaders enriching criminals

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 05:00
The US ambassador to Mexico on Tuesday accused the leaders of a migrant caravan marching north towards the Mexican-US border of enriching people smugglers and criminals.
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Facebook parent to take politics, race out of ad targeting

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 04:30
Facebook-parent Meta on Tuesday said it will stop letting ads be targeted at users based on "sensitive" topics such as race, religion, sexuality or political party, citing concerns about abuse. 
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WHO looking forward to oral, nasal Covid vaccines

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 03:30
The World Health Organization's chief scientist said Tuesday she was looking forward to the "second generation" of Covid-19 vaccines, which could include nasal sprays and oral versions.
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US Navy boosts monitoring of subs after falsified steel tests

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 03:00
The US Navy has stepped up monitoring of its submarines after a former metallurgist for a company that supplied steel for the vessels was found to have falsified test results.
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Stocks lower on inflation fears; bitcoin hits new record 

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 02:30
European and US stock markets ended Tuesday's trading in the red, dragged lower by continued inflation concerns and fatigue on Wall Street after a string of record-setting sessions.
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Pfizer requests US emergency authorization for Covid booster for adults

Manila Standard - Wed, 10/11/2021 - 02:00
Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday they have formally submitted a request asking US officials for emergency authorization of their Covid-19 booster vaccine for people aged 18 and older.
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Thousands protest COVID restrictions in New Zealand

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 06:30
Thousands of demonstrators marched on the New Zealand parliament to protest against COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday, prompting a major police deployment at the Wellington building known as the Beehive.
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Chinese city offers cash for clues in COVID 'people's war'

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 06:00
A COVID-hit Chinese city is offering thousands of dollars for anyone giving clues in tracing the source of its latest outbreak, as part of a "people's war" to stamp out one of the country's largest resurgences in months.
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ISS astronauts return to earth in SpaceX craft

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 05:30
A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts back to Earth after a busy six months on the International Space Station landed Monday off the coast of Florida, a NASA live broadcast showed.
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Amazon deforestation threatens jaguars, giant eagles

Manila Standard - Tue, 09/11/2021 - 05:00
Boating slowly upriver through the Pantanal, the world's biggest tropical wetlands, Brazilian biologist Fernando Tortato scans the bank for signs of Ousado, a jaguar badly burned in devastating wildfires last year.
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