Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

National / Science & Health May 23, 2020

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

The local government in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, has announced that a person who traveled from the Philippines had developed rabies — the first case in Japan in 14 years. The municipal government said Friday that the patient, whose sex, age and nationality ...

Typhoon forces 140,000 from homes in coronavirus-hit Philippines

Asia Pacific May 15, 2020

Typhoon forces 140,000 from homes in coronavirus-hit Philippines

Over 140,000 people were forced into cramped shelters as a powerful typhoon hammered the Philippines on Friday, compounding the nation's battle with the coronavirus pandemic. Typhoon Vongfong has dumped heavy rains since it roared ashore on Thursday, with hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in ...

U.S. 'concerned' over shutdown of top Philippine broadcaster

Asia Pacific May 8, 2020

U.S. 'concerned' over shutdown of top Philippine broadcaster

The United States on Thursday voiced concern over the Philippine government-ordered shutdown of the country's top broadcaster ABS-CBN, which has been targeted by President Rodrigo Duterte. "We are concerned by the situation regarding ABS-CBN," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said. "An independent media plays a critical ...

Media company attacked by Duterte ordered to stop broadcast

Asia Pacific May 5, 2020

Media company attacked by Duterte ordered to stop broadcast

ABS-CBN Corp., the Philippines’ largest broadcaster previously attacked by President Rodrigo Duterte, was ordered by regulators to stop operating its television and radio stations after its franchise expired on Monday. A hearing on ABS-CBN’s case will be scheduled once the lockdown in the Philippine capital ...