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Covid is killing children in Brazil at alarming rates. Hear why

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:39
Children in Brazil have been dying from Covid-19 at higher rates than nearly anywhere else in the world. Doctors and researchers say the country's higher child death rate stems from several issues but the main culprit is social inequality. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
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Duterte declares face shields still mandatory indoors and outdoors

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:35
MANILA, Philippines --- The wearing of face masks both indoors and outdoors is still mandatory.   In an official statement of Malacaang, President Rodrigo Duterte said that face shields must be worn, whether outdoors or indoors, by everyone.   In a Twitter post that was completely contradictory to a statement he issued hours ago, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said wearing face shields will remain mandatory as declared by the President.   "Acting on the advice of health experts and in view of the Delta variant, PRRD declared that the wearing of face shields, both indoor and outdoor, is still mandatory," he said.   During a Palace bri...

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MPD cops kill robbery suspect, arrest another in Tondo  

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:35
  MANILA, Philippines --- Elements of the Manila Police District (MPD) shot and killed a man and arrested his accomplice on Sunday after reportedly robbing a truck driver in Tondo, Manila, police reported Monday. Suspect Kenneth Cabrigas, 27, was killed while Moises Alfero, 23, was arrested after allegedly robbing a 28-year-old truck driver along Mel Lopez Boulevard, Barangay 110 in Tondo, Manila at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 20, according to MPD. The police said the suspects took P20,000 cash and a mobile phone from the truck driver. Authorities at the scene immediately conducted a pursuit operation after receiving the complaint. Cabrigas allegedly opened fire promp...

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COVID-19 death toll in PH now at 23,749 with 128 new fatalities

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:31
MANILA, Philippines --- COVID-19 has killed 23,749 Filipinos after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 128 more deaths on Monday. According to the DOH, 1.74 percent of the 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 have died. Meanwhile, the DOH recorded 5,249 new COVID-19 infections and 7,053 recoveries, bringing the active case count to 55,847. All in all, there are a total of 1,364,239 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. DOH said it removed 23 duplicates from the total case count, including 16 recoveries. Two cases found to have tested negative have also been removed from the total case count. DOH said the two cases are recoveries. "Moreover, 62 cases previously tagge...

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WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas leads latest Newsmakers

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:25
https://youtu.be/eEnxe0G2ems   MANILA, Philippines --- Gilas Pilipinas' perfect campaign in the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers highlight the latest edition of Newsmakers. The Philippine team went 6-0 in the qualifiers highlighted by impressive wins over South Korea. The NBA conference finals are also set after the fifth-seeded Atlanta Haws toppling the No.1 Philadelphia 76ers with and the Los Angeles Clippers coming back from 25 down to knock off the top-seeded Utah Jazz. WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire and shooter Jayson Valdez, the 12th Filipino to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics also made the list. RELATED STORIES Gilas Pilipinas beats Korea anew, sweeps Fiba...

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Most major metropolitan areas have become more racially segregated, study shows

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:13
Some of the nation's largest metropolitan regions have become increasingly segregated in the last 30 years, underscoring racial inequalities that have led to poorer life outcomes in Black and brown neighborhoods, according to a study released Monday by the University of California Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute.
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5,249 new COVID-19 infections drive PH active case count to 55,847

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:12
MANILA, Philippines --- The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is now 55,847 after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 5,249 new infections on Monday. Most or 95.5% of the active cases either have mild or no symptoms, according to the DOH's daily case bulletin. The health department also recorded 7,053 recoveries, bringing the total to 1,284,643. The death toll, meanwhile, reached 23,749 after 128 new deaths were reported. All in all, there are a total of 1,364,239 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. DOH said it removed 23 duplicates from the total case count, including 16 recoveries. Two cases found to have tested negative have also been removed ...

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There's a chicken wing shortage. So this chain wants you to start loving thighs

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:06
Chicken wing prices are going through the roof. So Wingstop, a chain known for, well, wings, is now selling chicken thighs. But getting Americans on board could be a challenge.
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Man wounded as raid on illegal cockfight in Isabela leads to shootout

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:53
SAN MARIANO, Isabela--Nine people were arrested when police raided a place where an alleged illegal cockfighting was held on Sunday (June 20) afternoon. But the police operation led to a shootout when one of the suspects fired shots, leaving one of them wounded. Lt. Julius Telan, San Mariano deputy police chief, said they discovered the illegal gambling based on a tip from the villagers. Telan said one of the men at the site sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder during the shootout while 20 others managed to escape. Seized during the operation were eight fighting cocks, P5,016 bet money, 17 gaffs and six motorcycles. JPV ...

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West PH to see rains due to habagat; storm brewing outside PAR — Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:45
    MANILA, Philippines --- Western parts of Luzon and Visayas would still see gloomy skies and rain showers as the southwest monsoon or habagat continues to bring cloud clusters from the West Philippine Sea. Aside from that, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday that weather specialists are monitoring a tropical depression outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). As of 3 p.m., the still unnamed tropical depression packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 70 kph. It was last seen 2,265 kilometers east of Visayas, and is moving on a northw...

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Macron and Le Pen dealt setback in French regional elections marred by record low turnout

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:41
French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen were both dealt big setbacks as their parties performed poorly in regional elections that saw a historically low turnout rate.
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P258M shabu seized, Chinese national arrested in Manila drug bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:37
  UPDATED MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized P258 million worth of suspected crystal meth or shabu during a Monday morning buy-bust operation in Malate, Manila. During the operation, PDEA also arrested Zhizun Chen, 38, a casino financier residing at 168 Tower 2 Soler Street, Binondo, Manila. Initially, PDEA said that Chen yielded 15 kilos worth of shabu with street value amounting to P102 million, as well as various drug paraphernalia. The agency however issued a clarification, saying there were 38 kilos worth of shabu worth P258 million from Chen. PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon toldINQUIRER.netthat the drug oper...

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P102M shabu seized, Chinese national arrested in Manila drug bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:37
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized P102 million worth of suspected crystal meth or shabu during a Monday morning buy-bust operation in Malate, Manila. During the operation, PDEA also arrested Zhizun Chen, 38, a casino financier residing at 168 Tower 2 Soler Street, Binondo, Manila. Seized from Chen are 15 kilos worth of shabu worth P102 million and various drug paraphernalia. PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon toldINQUIRER.netthat the drug operation is"more like a continuation of the previous operations involving the confiscation of large volumes of dangerous drugs (shabu)." RELATED STORIES: PDEA seizes P795-M worth of shabu...

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Fete de la Musique 2021 showcases beauty of PH islands, music

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:32
MANILA, Philippines---More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine restrictions are still in place. But these have not stopped Fete de la Musique from still celebrating the best of Philippine music, for everyone to enjoy and take comfort in amid these difficult times.   It's the second year that Fete de la Musique is being celebrated online and this year's edition with the theme "the best of the islands" seeks to showcase, through music, Filipino musicians representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and the diverse destinations across the Philippines from the comfort of one's home.   Fte de la Musique Philippines 2021 is presented by Alliance Franaise de ...

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Woman who killed rapist husband goes on trial in France

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:31
CHALON-SUR-SANE, France -- A French woman went on trial on Monday for killing the man who raped her for years as her stepfather before becoming her husband and pimp. The case has mobilized defenders of women against male violence, with hundreds of thousands of people signing a petition for her release. "I had to put an end to it," Valerie Bacot, 40, wrote in her book published last month called "Everybody Knew", adding: "I was afraid, all the time." The trial, which opened in Chalon-sur-Saone in France's central Burgundy region, is due to run through Friday. Bacot was 12 when her mother's partner, Daniel Polette, who was 25 years her senior, raped her for the first time. ...

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Thunderstorms batter Chicago area, leave thousands in the dark

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:25
  Severe thunderstorms tore through the Chicago area on Sunday night after the National Weather Service said a "confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado" had touched down near a western suburb, causing damage. Chicago-area utility Commonwealth Edison's (ComEd) website showed that more than 26,000 customers were without power as the thunderstorms swept through the region, near Lake Michigan in the north of the U.S. state of Illinois. The tornado touched down near Route 53/75th Street in Woodridge, DuPage County, around 11 p.m. ET on Sunday. About a dozen homes were damaged, and four people were rushed to area hospitals with minor injuries, CBS Chicago reported. ...

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Japan to donate AstraZeneca vaccines to Thailand

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:13
      BANGKOK -- Thailand's health minister said on Monday Japan's government would donate some AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to shore-up supplies after some early delays in its vaccinations. An agreement would be signed on Thursday with the vaccines to be delivered around July, Anutin Charnvirakul said in a statement, which did not specify the quantity. Thailand's mass vaccination drive, which started this month, relies heavily on AstraZeneca shots produced locally by a company owned by its king, which experienced some delays, also impacting Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines. Thailand has for nearly three mont...

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Lifting community quarantine restrictions unlikely to happen this year

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:13
MANILA, Philippines --- The lifting of community quarantine restrictions in the country is unlikely to happen this year, Malacaang said Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said such a decision has to be made by the government's pandemic task force, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF). "That's a decision to be made by the IATF 'no pero tingin ko po, malabo pa iyan [but as I see it, it would be unlikely]," he said in a Palace briefing. He made the remark after the Department of the Interior and Local Government said the national government is eyeing to do away with quarantine classifications so local chief executives ...

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International Day of Yoga 2021: Find the path to your well-being

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:12
Maybe you need a mental escape from stress. Perhaps you need time to rejuvenate your health. You might simply want to feel more limber.
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Thai divers remove fishing nets bleaching protected coral reefs

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 18:09
      KO LOSIN, Thailand -- Forty divers have removed abandoned fishing nets covering coral reefs in a protected area in the Gulf of Thailand in a two-day operation ending on Sunday. Removal of the nets by a group of volunteer divers and the Coastal Resources Research Center, helped by the Royal Thai Navy, revealed long lines of coral bleaching inside the protected area around Ko Losin, a small rocky islet in the southern waters of the gulf. "Ghost nets are a big problem in Thailand," said a diver belonging to the volunteer SOS Group, Wannapa Thammasangwan, referring to fishing nets lost or discarded in the sea. The divers tied plastic bags filled wit...

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