P1.3-M shabu seized; 3 suspects nabbed in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY: Anti-narcotics agents arrested three suspects and seized PHP1.3-million worth of shabu in a buy-bust Tuesday morning in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Arrested around 11:30 a.m. in Barangay Tamontaka of the municipality were Junmark S. Donato, Jomelyn Donato, and Muhamad Palakasi, of Talayan town, Maguindanao. “We have been monitoring their illegal activities for the… Read More P1.3-M shabu seized; 3 suspects nabbed in Maguindanao

UN chief urges G20 to prepare ‘Global Vaccination Plan’

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to prepare a “Global Vaccination Plan” against Covid-19. “We have come together to create the COVAX facility, the one global tool to procure and deliver vaccines for low- and middle-income countries. COVAX requires to… Read More UN chief urges G20 to prepare ‘Global Vaccination Plan’

Trump acquitted in 2nd US Senate impeachment trial

WASHINGTON: US Senate voted on Saturday and acquitted former President Donald Trump, concluding his second impeachment trial which is the shortest one in the US history. Seven Republican senators joined all the Democrats to vote “guilty,” failing to reach two-thirds majority required for Trump conviction on the article of impeachment for inciting insurrection leading to… Read More Trump acquitted in 2nd US Senate impeachment trial

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolts northeastern Japan

ANKARA: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, local media reported.  The powerful tremor occurred at 11:08 p.m. local time (1408GMT) 60 kilometers (37 miles) below surface, Kyodo News Agency reported.  It was centered off Fukushima and was also felt in the capital Tokyo, the report said, adding the government has set up… Read More Magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolts northeastern Japan

Number of people injured in Japan earthquake rises to 124

TOKYO: The number of people who were injured as a result of the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Saturday has reached 124, the Japanese public television said on Sunday.  Earlier reports said 103 people were injured. The majority of casualties were reported in the prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima on the eastern coast of… Read More Number of people injured in Japan earthquake rises to 124

Pfizer vaccine effective against UK, SA strains

ANKARA: The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is effective against the South African and United Kingdom variants of the virus, the companies announced Monday. They cited a study published in Natural Medicine that said the vaccine elicits antibodies that neutralized mutated versions of the virus that first appeared in the UK and South Africa. A panel of… Read More Pfizer vaccine effective against UK, SA strains

UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Myanmar

GENEVA: The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) said it is to hold a special session on Myanmar on Friday, on the day the UN office there voiced strong concerns over Tuesday’s reported use of violence by security forces against demonstrators.  “I call on the security forces to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including… Read More UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Myanmar

Biden forms China task force to meet growing challenges

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the Department of Defense has established a China task force. “We need to meet the growing challenges posed by China to keep peace and defend our interests in the Indo-Pacific and globally,” Biden told reporters during his first visit as president to the Pentagon. Biden said he… Read More Biden forms China task force to meet growing challenges