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Super typhoon slams eastern Philippines as govt evacuates one million; Manila airport shut for 24 hrs
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Super typhoon slams eastern Philippines as govt evacuates one million; Manila airport shut for 24 hrs

Deemed as one of the most powerful typhoons in the world this year, Typhoon Goni has evoked memories of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013

Facebook takes down network of fake pages created in China aimed at influencing US election
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Facebook takes down network of fake pages created in China aimed at influencing US election

The network discovered by Facebook included 155 accounts, 11 pages, nine groups and six Instagram accounts. Posting in Chinese and English, the group largely pushed stories of interest to overseas Filipino workers

China-bound ship carrying 5,800 cows and 42 crew members sinks off Japan's coast
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China-bound ship carrying 5,800 cows and 42 crew members sinks off Japan's coast

The 11,947-ton Gulf Livestock 1 ship had sent a distress call early Wednesday. The cause of the distress was not immediately known, but the weather was rough in the area due to Typhoon Maysak

Philippines to conduct human trials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine; Prez claims he has 'huge trust' in the shot
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Philippines to conduct human trials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine; Prez claims he has 'huge trust' in the shot

Russia says the vaccine will be supplies to the Philippines by teaming up with a local company, or the country's participation in clinical trials.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Friday said Rodrigo Duterte also approved during a meeting with cabinet officials the extension of a lockdown in metropolitan Manila and several provinces and cities up to 15 May.

Philippines' anti-drug campaign: Fear and love co-exist at this slum at epicentre of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown
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Philippines' anti-drug campaign: Fear and love co-exist at this slum at epicentre of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown

Market Three, which has a reputation in the Philippines capital as a lair for drug dealers and hit men willing to kill someone for $100.

'Shoot them dead': Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says coronavirus lockdown violators will not be tolerated
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'Shoot them dead': Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says coronavirus lockdown violators will not be tolerated

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.

Asia's factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens; Japan, South Korea witness sharp fall in exports
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Asia's factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens; Japan, South Korea witness sharp fall in exports

Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe, with sharp falls in export power-houses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement in China

Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippines reports 10 new deaths, taking toll to 88; total number of positive cases 2,084 so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippines reports 10 new deaths, taking toll to 88; total number of positive cases 2,084 so far

Ten more deaths took the toll to 88, while the tally of infections rose to 2,084, with 538 additional cases, said health ministry official Maria Rosario Vergeire

Coronavirus outbreak: IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till 17 March after Qatar bans entry of Indian nationals
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Coronavirus outbreak: IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till 17 March after Qatar bans entry of Indian nationals

Qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from India and 13 other countries in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands of people

Badminton Asia Championships 2020: Tournament shifted to Philippines from China amid coronavirus concerns
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Badminton Asia Championships 2020: Tournament shifted to Philippines from China amid coronavirus concerns

The Badminton Asia Championships will go ahead next month after it was shifted to the Philippines from China, organisers said on Wednesday, bringing cheer to shuttlers worried about Olympics qualification amid the coronavirus outbreak.

US postpones southeast Asian leaders' March meeting due to coronavirus spread, say reports
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US postpones southeast Asian leaders' March meeting due to coronavirus spread, say reports

The United States has postponed a meeting of leaders of southeast Asian nations that was set for Las Vegas in mid-March due to the spread of the coronavirus, a senior Trump administration official said Friday

Coronavirus outbreak: Three infected Indians on cruise ship off Japan coast getting better, says Indian Embassy
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Coronavirus outbreak: Three infected Indians on cruise ship off Japan coast getting better, says Indian Embassy

The Indian Embassy said it was making efforts for early de-boarding of all the Indians from the ship after the end of the quarantine period

Coronavirus outbreak: 70 more people infected on Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan taking total number of cases to 355
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Coronavirus outbreak: 70 more people infected on Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan taking total number of cases to 355

The ship, with some 3,700 passengers and crew on board, has the most coronavirus infections outside China

Philippines military supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to scrap security agreement with US; Manila will develop own defence abilities
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Philippines military supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to scrap security agreement with US; Manila will develop own defence abilities

The Philippine military on Wednesday stood by the president’s decision to scrap a security agreement with the United States, saying the country could now develop its own defence capabilities and alliances, and would do fine without it.

Philippines notifies US of decision to scrap defence treaty giving legal status to presence of US troops in country
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Philippines notifies US of decision to scrap defence treaty giving legal status to presence of US troops in country

The VFA, signed in 1998, accords legal status to thousands of US troops rotated in Philippines for humanitarian assistance and military exercises, dozens of which take place annually

China coronavirus toll stands at 908 with rise in cases following sharp dip on Saturday; WHO experts likely to visit by Tuesday
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China coronavirus toll stands at 908 with rise in cases following sharp dip on Saturday; WHO experts likely to visit by Tuesday

Mainland China has reported another rise in cases of the new virus after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grow by 97 to 908, with at least two more outside the country

Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China; 44-yr-old from Wuhan infected before landing in Manila, say officials
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Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China; 44-yr-old from Wuhan infected before landing in Manila, say officials

The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures.

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ashfall spreads to Manila, forcing people to flee; city's airport, schools, offices shut
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Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ashfall spreads to Manila, forcing people to flee; city's airport, schools, offices shut

Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools