Day: June 9, 2020

The Dalai Lama Is Releasing His First Album Next Month

The Dalai Lama has announced he’ll release his first album, titled Inner World, on Monday, 6th July, coinciding with his 85th birthday. The album is set to include mantras and teachings by the Dalai Lama paired with music by New Zealand composers Junelle and Abraham Kunin. You can listen to the first track (titled ‘Compassion’, one […]

China removes pangolin from traditional medicine list

Seized endangered pangolin scales are displayed during a press conference at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound in Hong Kong on February 1, 2019. Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP BEIJING — China has removed pangolin parts from its official list of traditional medicines, state media reported Tuesday, days after increasing legal protections on […]

UK passes 50,000 coronavirus-related deaths

LODON — The number of suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain has passed the grim milestone of 50,000, the government said on Tuesday. A medical worker prepares to test key workers for the novel coronavirus Covid-19 at a drive-in testing centre at Glasgow Airport on April 29, 2020, as the UK continues in lockdown […]

Jihadist attack leaves 59 dead in northeast Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria — Jihadist fighters killed 59 people during an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, a local official said. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the village of Gubio in Borno state, leaving 59 locals dead, said local anti-jihadist militia chief Babakura Kolo. The toll was confirmed […]

Local tourists welcome as Coron reopens

LAGOON DIP Locals will be prioritized when natural attractions in Coron, Palawan, like the Twin Lagoon, are opened to tourists this week. —PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN MICHAEL HUBAG PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—Coron has reopened its tourism industry, allowing local travelers on regulated tours as Palawan province eased further into a relaxed community quarantine amid the new […]

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