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More Pinoys ‘rate themselves poor’

More Pinoys ‘rate themselves poor’

The number of families that saw themselves poor rose to 11.1mn in the second quarter this year, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll, conducted from June 22 to 26, showed that 45% of the 1,200 respondents rated themselves poor

Power-hungry Zimbabwe removes barriers to solar energy expansion

Power-hungry Zimbabwe removes barriers to solar energy expansion

Power-short Zimbabwe has removed import duties on solar-energy-related products, from batteries to cables, and mandated that all new construction in the country include solar systems, government officials said.

Ramaphosa blasts ‘flawed’ graft report, turns to court

Ramaphosa blasts ‘flawed’ graft report, turns to court

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday slammed as “fundamentally and irretrievably flawed” findings by a watchdog concerning a donation to his 2017 campaign to head the ruling party.

HK police fire teargas to disperse protesters

HK police fire teargas to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police fired teargas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late yesterday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city’s political masters in Beijing.

‘El Chapo’ begins life term in ‘Supermax’ jail

‘El Chapo’ begins life term in ‘Supermax’ jail

Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as ‘El Chapo,’ entered a Colorado prison known as “the Alcatraz of the Rockies” to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.

Bolsonaro pick for Funai agency chief criticised

Bolsonaro pick for Funai agency chief criticised

Indigenous leaders and specialists working with Brazil’s nearly 1mn tribal people have been stunned and disconcerted by the appointment of a federal police officer with strong connections to agribusiness as the new head of the country’s indigenous agency.

Teenage climate campaigner Thunberg honoured in France

Teenage climate campaigner Thunberg honoured in France

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist whose Friday school strikes protesting government inaction over climate change helped sparked a worldwide movement, received the Freedom Prize in France on Sunday.

US sizzles as weekend heat wave tightens grip

US sizzles as weekend heat wave tightens grip

The United States sweltered in dangerously hot weather on Sunday, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington broiling in temperatures rising into triple digits.

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory Sunday for his ruling coalition in the upper house election, vowing to keep alive plans to amend the nation's pacifist constitution.

Four Turks kidnapped in Nigeria, police launch rescue operation

Four Turks kidnapped in Nigeria, police launch rescue operation

Four Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation, a state police spokesman said on Sunday.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city...

Trump says minority congresswomen should 'apologize to America'

Trump says minority congresswomen should 'apologize to America'

US President Donald Trump renewed his attacks Sunday on four Democratic congresswomen he launched xenophobic tweets against last week, demanding they apologize ‘for the horrible (hateful) things they have said.’

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