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Duterte to run for vice President of Philippines in 2022 - Reports

Manila, Nov 13 (UNI/Sputnik) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will run for the country's vice president in the 2022 elections, the GMA News website reported on Saturday, citing presidential spokesman Martin Andanar.
In October, Duterte announced his retirement from politics by refusing to file his candidacy for the vice president's office, as he cannot be elected as president again under the country's constitution.
Speaking to journalists at the main office of the country's election commission, Andanar said that Duterte would file his candidacy on November 15.
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Using 'deepfake' technology in China may require identity verification

28 Jan 2022 | 10:10 PM

Beijing, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Users of AI-generated synthetic media, or 'deepfake' technologies, may be required to verify their identities to gain access to relevant services in the future, China's cyberspace regulator said on Friday.

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Japanese Foreign Ministry considers reduction of embassy staff in Ukraine

28 Jan 2022 | 10:09 PM

Tokyo, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) The Japanese Foreign Ministry has started assessing the expediency of cutting embassy personnel in Ukraine due to unceasing instability, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, citing diplomatic sources.

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Lebanon's crisis forces youth to drop out of school: UNICEF

28 Jan 2022 | 10:07 PM

Beirut, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Lebanon's crisis is increasingly forcing young people to drop out of school and engage in ill-paid, irregular and informal work to survive and help feed their families, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released on Friday.

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Vietnam reports 14,929 new Covid-19 cases

28 Jan 2022 | 10:06 PM

Hanoi, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Vietnam reported 14,929 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, including 14,892 locally transmitted and 37 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

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Japan to reduce quarantine days for Covid-19 close contacts

28 Jan 2022 | 10:03 PM

Tokyo, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Japan will further cut the quarantine period from the current 10 days to seven days for people who came in close contact with someone infected with Covid-19, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday.

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