The US Senate unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
Mayor Francis Zamora of the Philippine capital's San Juan area said the gunman also shot one person at the V-Mall. The victim was in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
As the death toll from the Chinese epidemic jumped to 80 with those affected worldwide approaching 3,000, analysts say there are growing fears the crisis could become as bad as the SARS outbreak that hammered Asian markets in 2003.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 sent people scrambling as it shook buildings and disrupted power supply in the central area of the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao, killing at least two and injuring dozens, authorities said.
The report found an average of 40 percent children aged five and below in southeast Asia are malnourished, as busy working parents do not have the time, money or awareness to steer clear of food hurting their kids.
Two people on the ground were also injured and taken to a hospital.
The drug war is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's signature initiative and is heavily supported by many in the country. However, the nightly slaying of suspects by police and masked gunmen has provoked international condemnation.
The US Geological Survey puts the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4. At least 11 people were killed when a 6.1 magnitude hit the north of the country on Monday.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
The president Rodrigo Duterte offers Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh citizenship as a sign of humanitarian assistance.
The attacks takes place just days after a deadly bombing at a Catholic cathedral and a vote backing self-rule in the Muslim-majority region.
Philippine President Rodrigo says that if he is found to have third stage cancer he will not seek treatment.
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