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UAE's historic first Mars mission launches from Japan - 2020-07-19
The United Arab Emirates' launched the Arab world's historic first interplanetary mission to Mars from Japan on Sunday evening.

Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Coronavirus to Indigenous People
New York Times - 2020-07-19
Many people assigned to care for the Indigenous have been infected, exposing remote communities to the virus. Health workers say they have been plagued by insufficient testing and protective gear.

Watch live: UAE to launch historic mission to Mars - 2020-07-19
The United Arab Emirates' historic first science mission to Mars is scheduled for launch from Japan on Sunday evening.

Testing Backlogs May Cloud the True Spread of the Coronavirus
New York Times - 2020-07-19
Public health experts say delays in testing continue to hinder attempts to track and contain the spread of disease.

Crisis control
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-19
This year started like any other, with Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC), the oldest energy company in the Philippines, raring to execute its business plans and achieve new milestones. The

The Station: Summer of the SPAC, Adam Neumann returns and the Nissan Ariya debuts
TechCrunch - 2020-07-19
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to

How AI Can Help In A Recession
Forbes - 2020-07-19
In this recession, some companies will emerge as winners, and many companies will fail. AI can be the key factor between them.

Debt payments hit P513 billion in 5 months - 2020-07-19
The national government spent P512.96 billion from January to May to pay off its maturing domestic and external debt, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

P13.2 million marijuana plants torched - 2020-07-19
Another P13.2 million worth of marijuana plants were burned by authorities following a raid in Tinglayan, Kalinga over the weekend.

Pasig locks down 4 streets - 2020-07-19
Four streets in a barangay in Pasig City have been placed under a localized lockdown due to a continued rise in coronavirus disease 2019 cases, Mayor Vico Sotto said over the weekend.

Permanent CDO issued to CROWD1 Asia Pacific - 2020-07-19
The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a permanent cease and desist order on CROWD1 Asia Pacific Inc.

Government readies RTB swap - 2020-07-19
More than P300 billion worth of maturing bonds are eligible to be swapped by investors for the new Retail Treasury bonds being issued by the government, according to the Department of Finance.

Pampanga mayor tests positive for COVID-19 - 2020-07-19
The mayor of Candaba town in Pampanga announced yesterday that he tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Economic stimulus bills get top priority in Congress - 2020-07-19
Congress is expected to prioritize pending stimulus bills meant to revive the pandemic-beaten economy once it resumes session later this month, according to acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Chua.

Liquidity not bothering BSP - 2020-07-19
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is in no rush to siphon off the extra liquidity it injected into the financial system, even as it starts to unwind some of the measures it implemented to cushion the impact of the pandemic on the economy.

Jaybee Sebastian: COVID-19 case or murder? - 2020-07-19
The Department of Justice is investigating reports of a recent spate of deaths, particularly of high-profile inmates, at the New Bilibid Prison, an official said yesterday.

Vintage bomb found in Batangas - 2020-07-19
A vintage bomb got snagged on the anchor of a passenger ship that was docked at the Port of Batangas on Saturday night, the Philippine Coast Guard said yesterday.

Fake cigarettes seized - 2020-07-19
At least P2.6 million worth of fake cigarettes have been seized following a raid on a warehouse in Santiago, Isabela, the Bureau of Customs reported over the weekend.

3 dead in Manila drug busts - 2020-07-19
Three men were killed by police officers during two separate drug stings in Port Area, Manila on Saturday night.

45 Pinoy fishermen repatriated from Indonesia - 2020-07-19
The government of Indonesia has repatriated at least 45 Filipino fishermen who have been detained in Bitung City in Manado, North Sulawesi.

Market uncertainty likely to prevail - 2020-07-19
Uncertainties continue to prevail in the stock market, putting investors mostly on the sidelines due to lingering concerns over the pandemic, according to analysts.

Vice mayor, 2 cops nabbed for gambling - 2020-07-19
A municipal vice mayor and two police officers were arrested along with six others for gambling in Tuguegarao, Cagayan on Saturday.

Poll shows Filipinos trust US, Australia over China
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
A survey from the Social Weather Stations showed Filipinos trusted the US and Australia more than China. The SWS July 3-6, 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey asked 1,555 Filipinos which of the three countries they trusted more than the other,

Lake Nona, Beep And The Birth Of The Age Of Autonomy Service Operators
Forbes - 2020-07-19
There is a large knowledge gap between Autonomous Technology Providers and Public Agencies. The emergence of autonomy service providers is an interesting sign of the maturing of the AV Industry.

PCSO to conduct 'catch-up' draws for tickets sold before the lockdown
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has announced it would be holding special draws for some tickets sold before March 17, 2020.

The tech industry was supposed to help make the world more free, but instead it has turned into a tool of oppression
Business Insider - 2020-07-19
Tech companies have long gotten in the way of their own employees' fight for justice, and the evergreen search for profit could be to blame.

Twitter disabled a video that was retweeted by Trump following a copyright complaint from Linkin Park
Business Insider - 2020-07-19
The band confirmed that "a cease and desist has been issued" in the US president's latest clash with Twitter over copyright claims.

Twitter disables video in Trump retweet after Linkin Park files copyright complaint
The Verge - 2020-07-19
Twitter confirmed that it removed a campaign video President Trump had retweeted Saturday over a copyright complaint. The Linkin Park song "In the End" was featured in the background of the video, which included images of President Trump and excerpts from his inauguration speech.

UP-developed COVID-19 test kits ready for commercial use
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
The test kits for COVID-19 detection developed by the University of the Philippines are now ready for commercial use, the Department of Health says.

Vice President's office suspends work after some staffers test positive for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
The Office of the Vice President will temporarily suspend its operations after several of its staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Philippines repatriates remains of 88 OFWs from Saudi Arabia
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- Families of 88 overseas Filipino workers who died in Saudi Arabia watched quietly as the remains of their loved ones finally arrived Sunday. Overseas ...

Quezon City's most wanted nabbed, no bail recommended
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Quezon City's most wanted criminal was arrested by authorities on Saturday morning. Quezon City Police District Director, PBGen Ronnie Montejo announced the arrest of Joselito Conlu in a statement Sunday,

Philippines records 58 coronavirus deaths, 2,241 new cases
Reuters - 2020-07-19
The Philippines' health department on Sunday reported 58 deaths related to COVID-19 and 2,241 additional infections of the new coronavirus.

The Lopezes are fine without ABS-CBN, says lawmaker
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
A lawmaker who voted to kill the network's franchise bid claims the Lopezes will still be in good shape due to their huge stake in other publicly traded corporations.

10th petition vs. anti-terrorism law filed after new measure takes effect
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
A day after the anti-terrorism law formally took effect, forty-four petitioners from various sectors and groups ran to the Supreme Court to question the constitutionality of the controversial measure.

PH reports 2,357 new COVID-19 cases as total tops 65,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
The country has recorded another surge of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total to over 65,000, the Department of Health said Saturday.

Robredo to gov't: Focus on pandemic, not on Charter change
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Kung anu-anong iniisip, hindi naman nakakatulong sa COVID,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, following fresh calls for constitutional reforms from local government officials amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian dies of COVID-19 complications
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19)-- High-profile drug convict Jaybee Sebastian died on Saturday due to complications from COVID-19. A death certificate obtained by CNN Philippines on Sunday showed that the New Bilibid Prison inmate suffered acute myocardial infarction or heart attack,

4 Pasig streets under localized ECQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Four streets in a barangay in Pasig City will be placed under a localized enhanced community quarantine starting this evening due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Digital payment grows in Philippines amid COVID-19 fears
NIKKEI - 2020-07-19
MANILA -- Digital payments are fast gaining currency in the Philippines as consumers ditch cash to avoid physical contact on worries over catching coronavirus. Major wireless carrier Globe Telecom ...

4 new products that show Corporate America is getting serious about climate change
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
From burping cows to an all-electric SUV, big companies introduced new products this week that will help cut the climate change risk.

A Top Pentagon Investigative Unit Wants To Spy On Worldwide Bitcoin And Crypto Transactions
Forbes - 2020-07-19
A top Pentagon investigative unit, the Army Contracting Command, has said it wants to hire a crypto analytics service to "quickly detect criminal and suspicious cryptocurrency

I've been using Apple's big new iPhone update for a full week -- here are 8 of the most useful features I've found so far
Business Insider - 2020-07-19
Apple's iOS 14 brings sweeping changes like App Clips and a new home screen, and it's also filled with tiny but useful new features.

Rise in 5G sales buoys Ericsson's quarterly profit
Reuters - 2020-07-19
A rise in 5G network sales and software revenue helped Ericsson report higher-than-expected quarterly core earnings on Friday, when it said it was sticking to its financial targets for 2020 and 2022.

Microsoft Edge Ramps Up The Browser Wars With Stellar New Features To Beat Chrome
Forbes - 2020-07-18
Microsoft has just ramped things up a notch as it looks to take on Chrome in the browser wars, with a bunch of new features arriving as part of the latest Edge update.

Spend or save? The choice has huge consequences
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
As global lockdowns start to lift, consumers are faced with a difficult choice: do they go out and spend the money they accrued during months cooped up inside, or stash it away as uncertainty looms? The answer to that question has huge ramifications for the nascent economic recovery now underway.

How the massive Twitter hack may have happened
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
A group of former Twitter (TWTR) employees who watched in shock as a hack compromised the accounts of some of the most prominent people on the social network, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Elon Musk,

Metro Manila still has more than 75% of virus cases in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila still accounts for nearly half of all the active COVID-19 cases in the country with health officials reporting a national caseload of 65,304 from the 2,357 new ...

Hackers attacked 130 Twitter accounts, stole private messages from 8 - 2020-07-18
Twitter announced late Friday that a total of 130 accounts were targeted in this week's hack, and that hackers stole personal data -- including private messages -- from up to eight of the targeted accounts.

COVID-19: Texas sees case spike in babies, federal prisons - 2020-07-18
Texas has experienced a spike in coronavirus cases among babies in one coastal county and at a federal prison farther north, local officials said.

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