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Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances

Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city’s hospitals, medics warn. Special lanes for emergency vehicles are not enforced, the infrastructure is outdated, and local drivers are often unwilling or unable to make way — a situation experts say is […]

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Natalie Portman joins Hollywood space race with ‘Lucy in the Sky’

NASA may have grounded its space shuttles, but more Hollywood A-listers than ever are exploring the final frontier, with Natalie Portman launching one of two astronaut movie premieres at Toronto’s film festival. “Lucy in the Sky” opens with Portman drifting through space in her astronaut suit, begging her bosses for a few more moments to […]

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Google agrees 945-mn-euro tax settlement with France

US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French tax authorities. In a […]

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Fires in Brazilian wetlands quadruple in 2019: report

Fires recorded in the Brazilian Pantanal, a biodiversity sanctuary in the southern Amazon rainforest, have quadrupled in 2019 compared to the same period last year, the country’s space research agency said Thursday. The number of fires recorded by satellite since January in the Pantanal hit 4,515, an increase of 334 percent from the same period […]

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IMF to discuss loan status with Argentina finance minister: official

IMF officials will meet with the economic team from crisis-hit Argentina later this month to review the status of the country’s massive loan program, an IMF spokesman said Thursday. That meeting will allow officials to discuss recent steps taken to stabilize the country’s economy and shore up the currency, after the hit suffered following center-right […]

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Leipzig await Bayern Munich on bumper Bundesliga Saturday

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has called on his team to confirm they are Bundesliga title contenders when they face reigning champions Bayern Munich in one of two top-of-the-table clashes this weekend. Leipzig host Bayern on Saturday evening, just hours after fellow Champions League participants Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen do battle in Dortmund. The […]

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Sarri back, Ronaldo firing on all cylinders as Juventus head for Fiorentina

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina on Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri’s highly-anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia. The ex-Chelsea coach missed his first two league games with the Serie A champions against Parma and his former club […]

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Liverpool leave title rivals breathless

Liverpool’s sizzling start to the Premier League season has left their title rivals breathless and the red-hot leaders are expected to maintain their perfect record against Newcastle on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side have seized the early initiative in the Premier League with four successive wins to open up a two-point lead over second placed Manchester […]

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Unveiled at Rossio, the historic site of comrade Kim Jong Il

The historic board of the great leader Kim Jong Il was enshrined in the station Lenin Square in Rossiya Novosibirsk Metro. On the historical bulletin, “ Comrade Kim Jong-il , Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea , looked back at the Lenin Square station on the Novosibirsk subway line […]

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European concern for Netanyahu’s announcement to include the Jordan Valley

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom are deeply concerned about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of possible annexation of areas in the West Bank, particularly the Jordan Valley and the northern shore of the Dead Sea. In a joint statement issued tonight, states said the declaration, if implemented, would constitute a serious […]