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New WHO director from Ethiopia begins work

New World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom AFP PHOTO GENEVA: The new director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, took over managing the UN health agency on Saturday, the WHO said. A specialist in malaria, Tedros served as health minister and later as foreign minister for …

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Stelco emerges from bankruptcy protection after nearly 3 years

After nearly three years, Stelco emerged from court-supervised bankruptcy protection on Friday as a sale to U.S.-based Bedrock Industries became final. In a press release, Bedrock chairman Alan Kestenbaum tied the “rebirth of Stelco” to the celebrations happening this weekend for Canada’s 150th. “We are well aware of Stelco’s storied …

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Loonie continues climb, tops 77 cents US

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Canada’s main stock index retreated while the oil-sensitive loonie climbed higher Friday, after rosy economic data increased the odds of an imminent rate hike from the central bank. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index …

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40th Gawad Urian nominees revealed

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino has announced the nominees for the country’s much-awaited film award recognition, the 40th Gawad Urian, happening on July 20 at ABS-CBN’s Studio 10 and will be airing live on Cinema One. Leading this year’s list is the film Women of the Weeping River produced by …

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‘Assassination Classroom’ returns on Animax

Get ready for another semester filled with studying, intense training, and new ways to kill the teacher in the latest season of the highly popular anime series Assassination Classroom, which premieres on July 10 on Animax. The second semester is about to begin at the Kunugigaoka Junior High School. While …

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Alden Richards in new TVC

Pambansang Bae Alden Richards is featured in a new TV commercial, and as expected, everybody in AlDub Nation is “loving it.” In the new black-and- white TVC for McDonald’s Alden portrays the amiable prince Prinsipe Cariñoso. The hero is seen riding a horse en route to an enchanted spring to …

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