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Coronavirus live news: Iran posts new record daily cases; Philippines gearing up for strictest lockdown

Iran reports more than 37,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours for the first time; Manila hospitals reach ‘critical levels’China tests millions as Nanjing airport outbreak sees Covid cases surgeWellbeing in decline in England as loneliness rises, report showsFauci backs new masks guidance as Florida reports highest one-day Covid case totalRishi Sunak pushing Boris Johnson to relax travel rules 12.23pm BST Health authorities in Iran have reported more than 37,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 ho...
Tags: Florida, England, Science, China, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Malaysia, Boris Johnson, Manila, Nanjing, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: China battles to contain surging cases; Philippines gearing up for strictest lockdown

China rolls out mass testing as country faces most widespread outbreak in months; Manila hospitals reach ‘critical levels’China tests millions as Nanjing airport outbreak sees Covid cases surgeWellbeing in decline in England as loneliness rises, report showsFauci backs new masks guidance as Florida reports highest one-day Covid case totalRishi Sunak pushing Boris Johnson to relax travel rules 11.29am BST Poland is stepping up security at vaccination points following two arson incidents overn...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, England, Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Poland, Boris Johnson, Manila, Nanjing, Agence France Presse, Mateusz Morawiecki, Coronavirus


Helping Ula: Georgians Send Aid to Girl in the Philippines

TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A message from the Philippines was sent to Tifton, beginning with “Kuya,” meaning older brother, “I do not understand.”
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Philippines renews key military agreement with the United States

The Philippines is restoring a military agreement with the United States that makes it easier for US forces to move in and out the country and signals to China a renewed commitment to the 70-year-old US-Philippine alliance.
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Wacky GOP Stunts Cement Its Status As The Pro-Pandemic And Pro-Insurrection Party

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Don't Try This At Home While you may have been tracking the latest developments in the infrastructure dance in the Senate or the evolving understanding of the Delta variant or the Tokyo Olympics or even the MLB trade deadline, House Republicans were busy Thursday undertaking not one but TWO different stunts to cement its status as the pro-pandemic/pro-insurrection party: Stunt One: House GOPers "visited" the Senate side of the Capit...
Tags: Florida, News, Cdc, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Austin, Gop, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Delta, Mlb, Tokyo, Michigan, Walter Reed


A missile race is heating up all across Asia

Chinese DF-26 ballistic missiles in a parade for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing, September 3, 2015. Andy Wong/Pool via REUTERS The apparent growth of China's ICBM force has received international attention in recent weeks. That growth is only one facet of China's rapid and ongoing military expansion. That expansion worries China's neighbors, which are now expanding their own missile arsenals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Recent r...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, China, India, US, International, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Philippines, Hawaii, Tokyo, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Keilar: Rubio took a swing, missed and hit himself in the face

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweeted that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was participating in "embarrassing Covid theater" by wearing a mask and face shield on his trip to the Philippines, where masks and face shields are government mandated.
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American imperialism: fat-shaming Uncle Sam

In the years before 1900, the United States was experiencing a spectacular spurt of growth.Not everyone approved: many feared continued expansionism would lead to American imperialism.To illustrate the threat, Uncle Sam was depicted as dangerously or comically fat. Detail from "Charge of the 24th and 25th Colored Infantry, July 2nd 1898", depicting the Battle of San Juan Hill – a turning point in the Spanish-American War. Credit: Kurz and Allison / P...
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Top Stories this AM: CDC says delta variant worse than we thought; My Pillow guy drops Fox; Biden bullish on immigration reform

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: More contagious than we thought. Internal CDC document warns that 'the war has changed' with the delta variant, which is more infectious and severe: Washington Post. Based on unpublished data recently collected, the document said there is evidence that the delta variant can spread among fully vaccinat...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Newsletter, Trends, Fox, Philippines, Marco Rubio, Fox News, Biden, Orange County, Rubio, Miami Dade County, Lloyd Austin, DeSantis


The Philippine president told unvaccinated people 'for all I care, you can die any time' as he continues his brutal threats against vaccine deniers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan The president of the Philippines is continuing threats against those who deny coronavirus vaccines. He said to people who don't want the vaccine: "For all I care, you can die anytime." He also said police may restrict their movements, having previously threatened to jail them. See more stories on Insider's business page. The president of the Philippines said he doesn't care if people who deny the coronavirus vaccine die ...
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Asian Nations Impose Stricter COVID-19 Restrictions Due to Delta Outbreaks

(Reuters) - Asian countries from Australia to Japan and the Philippines announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, as they battle worsening...
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Philippines renews key military agreement with the United States

The Philippines is restoring a military agreement with the United States that makes it easier for US forces to move in and out the country and signals to China a renewed commitment to the 70-year-old US-Philippine alliance.
Tags: China, US, Cnn, United States, Philippines


Coronavirus live news: Philippines locks down 13 million in Manila; Japan to expand state of emergency

Manila to be under tightest quarantine curbs from 6-20 August; Japan set to expand state of emergency; Israel will be first country to give third Pfizer shotJapan urges young people to get jabs and stay in amid Tokyo Covid surgeIsrael to offer Pfizer Covid booster shots to people over 60City of Nanjing isolated as China fights worst Covid outbreak in monthsPregnant women urged to get Covid jab amid rise in hospital admissionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.30am BST The Delta variant of th...
Tags: Japan, London, Australia, China, Israel, World news, Philippines, New York Times, Queensland, Delta, Tokyo, Victoria, Manila, Nanjing, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Rachel Hall


Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Sec. Austin for masking up in the Philippines, where masks are required and COVID-19 is surging

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Saul Loeb/Pool via AP Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for wearing a mask and face shield in the Philippines. The Philippines, which is undergoing a spike in COVID-19, requires masks and face shields in public. Rubio's home state of Florida is dealing with a surge of its own, with hospitalizations on the rise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday for w...
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Philippines to place Manila area in lockdown to curb Delta spread

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday approved the imposition of lockdown measures in the capital region, in a bid to contain...
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Philippine leader retains pact allowing US war exercises

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines will keep having large-scale combat exercises with the United States after President Rodrigo...
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Marco Rubio just dunked on himself. Bigly.

In honor of tonight's NBA Draft, Marco Rubio performed a remarkable dunk on himself on Thursday. The Florida Republican senator, who clearly has national ambitions, thought he had found an easy win when he came across a video of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arriving in the Philippines -- masked and wearing a face shield.
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Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction moratorium as Delta spreads in US – live

Supreme court ruled Congress must authorize extension beyond 31 JulyPresident expected to announce vaccine mandate for US federal workersSpeech comes after CDC recommends masks in some areasRepublicans’ new tone on vaccines having little effect on hardcore holdouts 4.34pm BST Meanwhile, US defense secretary Lloyd Austin has arrived in the Philippines, after visiting Singapore earlier this week.The defense secretary exited his airplane wearing a full face shield and mask, as the Philippines g...
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The Latest: Filipino Leader Says Unvaccinated May Be Shut In

The Philippines president is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes.
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Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, acquires rival Monokabu

Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced today it has returned to lead SODA’s Series C, which currently totals $56.4 million. Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM (another SoftBank Ventures Asia portfolio company), Altos Ventures and JAFCO. Launched in 2018, SODA runs SNKRDUNK, one of Japan’s largest sneaker ...
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Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, accquires rival Monokabu

Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced today it has returned to lead SODA’s Series C, which currently totals $56.4 million. Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM (another SoftBank Ventures Asia portfolio company), Altos Ventures and JAFCO. Launched in 2018, SODA runs SNKRDUNK, one of Japan’s largest sneaker ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Softbank, Tech, Philippines, Soda, Tokyo, EC, Sneakers, SoftBank Group, Uchiyama


Australia Covid live news: Victoria reports six new cases; Queensland risk escalates; 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

Tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered, PM says; Queensland’s risk of outbreak escalates; residents of eight NSW council areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential workers; tradespeople now allowed into clients’ homes. Follow all the day’s newsJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrict...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Young


Coronavirus live news: Pfizer jab efficacy drops to 84% over six months; France to bring in health pass on 9 August

Efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine falls from 96%; French health pass to be compulsory for cafe visits and some travelBelated Covid support welcomed by welfare recipients in Sydney Myanmar could become Covid ‘super-spreader’, says UN envoyBiden to announce vaccine requirement for US federal workers – reportUK poised to end amber list quarantine for vaccinated US and EU arrivalsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.55pm BST The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has ordered his gove...
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TIFF 2021 Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery Lineup Announced

The first wave of Toronto International Film Festival 2021 titles dropped last week, and now we have even more movies joining the festival. The titles announced today are part of the TIFF Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery lineup, and include new films from Jane Campion, Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, Joachim Trier, and more – including a heavy dose of debut features from filmmakers on the rise. The Toronto International Film Festival is back this year for its 46th edition, and whi...
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Venice Competition Philippines Title ‘On The Job’ Sets HBO GO Premiere in Asia, Reveals Trailer

Erik Matti’s new original six-part Philippines series “On The Job” will premiere on HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan in September and will also air later on the region’s HBO channel. Select episodes from the series will screen in competition at the Venice Film Festival in September, the only Asian title in […]
Tags: Asia, Hbo, News, Global, Taiwan, Philippines, Hbo Go, Venice Film Festival, Erik Matti, Southeast Asia Hong Kong, Venice Competition Philippines, HBO GO Premiere


Olympic fever as Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first ever gold medal

Filipino weightlifter becomes a national hero despite once facing accusations of plotting against president Rodrigo DuterteWeightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, one day after making history as the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medallist, took top billing in an ecstatic nation’s newspapers above reports on a major speech by her president.But for the 30-year-old being showered with accolades, the story was very different in 2019, when her name was included on a list of people accused of plotting again...
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Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines' first Olympic gold medal, 2 houses and $660,000

Hidilyn Diaz, Filipino weightlifter, earned the nation's its first-ever gold medal, ending the Philippines 97-year Gold-less streak.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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America is facing a teacher shortage, and some school districts are giving out signing bonuses to attract staff

kali9/Getty Images As kids enjoy the last few weeks of summer, school districts are figuring out how to fill positions. Some schools are offering signing or retention bonuses. The US is down nearly 582,000 jobs in local and state government education from February 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. With the school year just two months away for most of the US, some students may be eager to return to the classroom after a year of learning online and over Zoom. But some ...
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Top Stories this AM: China steps up its nuclear silo game; influencer plays dead for clout; pastor refuses to allow mask wearers in church

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: China steps up its silo game. US scientists discover a massive field of nuclear silos in China, signaling a significant nuclear expansion in the country. About 250 nuclear silos are under construction in China, and if these were all loaded, Chinese ICBMs could have more than 875 warheads from the current 185....
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Tokyo adds record number of new Covid cases amid Olympic Games

• Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka loses in third round • Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines' first Olympic gold medal with weightlifting | Latest from Tokyo
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