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PNP orders more cops to Manila Bay as dolomite beach

The Philippine National Police is sending more cops to the Manila Bay to ensure minimum health protocols are observed as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources allowed visitors to go to the dolomite beach at the Manila Bay. The artificial white sand stretch will be open until Tuesday, July 20.

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First space tourist Dennis Tito 'I was euphoric'

Businessman Dennis Tito paid 20 million to fly with the Russians to the International Space Station in 2001. He was on board for eight days and 20 years later still says that it was the best experience of his life. Sir Richard Branson flew to the edge of space on 11 July and tech-billionaire Jeff Bezos is blasting off on 20 July, both with their own aerospace companies....


US defense chief Austin to visit Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby announced that U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will travel to Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines later this week, the first visit to Southeast Asia by a top member of the Biden administration. Leaving Friday, Austin will stop in Alaska before heading to the region. In Singapore, he will speak at an event hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies....

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Canada to reopen borders to all vaccinated foreign travelers

From September 7, fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents will be allowed to cross the border into Canada for non-essential travel from August 9 without any quarantine requirements, the government in Ottawa said Monday. The US-Canadian land border, the world's longest, and the air border have been closed to non-essential travel since mid-March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic....

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US embassy cancels business, tourist visa appointments until August 31

Non-immigrant US visa appointments scheduled until August 31 have been canceled, the US Embassy in the Philippines said, citing continued significant worldwide challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected applicants are those lined up for business and tourist visa interview appointments.

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