Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: Philippines

Philippines govt bans compulsory high heels at work for women

MANILA: The Philippines has banned companies from compelling women to wear high heels to work under a government order hailed by a labour group as a victory against sexism and pain. The labour department order took effect on Sunday as the government took up the cudgels for long-suffering shopping mall ...

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Singapore man, woman arrested for ‘terrorism-related’ activity

SINGAPORE: Police in Singapore have arrested a man suspected of planning to join Daesh-linked fighters in the Philippines and a woman who was in contact with foreign militants, the government said. Singapore, regarded as the most stable country in Southeast Asia, has become increasingly concerned about the risks of radicalization ...

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Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

MANILA: The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines has harshly criticized a government campaign of alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects that has claimed thousands of lives, calling it a “humanitarian concern” that cannot be ignored. Police have killed an estimated 3,200 people in the past 14 months ...

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Mushahid Hussain elected ICAPP vice chairman

SEOUL: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, representing Pakistan, was unanimously elected as Vice Chairman of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), which represents over 300 political parties from 52 Asian countries. The election was held at the meeting of the ICAPP Standing Committee, comprising 27 members, meeting here in ...

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake kills at least two in Philippines

TACLOBAN: A strong earthquake damaged a power plant, caused landslides and cracked buildings and roads in the central Philippines, injuring scores of people and cutting off outlying villages. An east-central area of the archipelago was without power Friday, and the army sent soldiers and engineers to villages where roads were ...

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Waseem knocks out Valdes to retain WBC title

LONDON: Pakistan’s two time WBC silver flyweight champion, Muhammad Waseem knocked out Panama’s Eliecer Valdez to claim his sixth straight win. The WBC world number one boxer has been in Panama since June 29 for the International Challenge fight. The 29-year-old Pakistani who hails from Quetta knocked out his opponent ...

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Miss France crowned Miss Universe

LILLE: A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines. Iris Mittenaere from the small town of Lille in northern France said in reply to a final question from pageant host Steve Harvey that she would be ...

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Armed men storm prison, freeing more than 150 inmates in Philippines

KIDAPAWAN CITY: Armed men with links to Muslim rebels stormed a prison early on Wednesday in the southern Philippines, killing a guard and freeing more than a 150 inmates, police said. The Southeast Asian nation has for decades been plagued by insurgencies by Muslim rebels in its southern islands, with ...

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