Gabrielle Reyes

Articles by Gabrielle Reyes

Philippines Awards First-Ever Gold Medalist $600,000, House

Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal for weightlifting on Monday, earning her an additional cash prize of $600,000 from the Philippine government and private companies, along with a new home, the Manila Bulletin reported on Tuesday.

Gold medallist Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz stand on the podium for the victory ceremony of the women's 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images)

China Floods Displace 1.65 Million People

The Chinese government relocated 1.65 million people from areas at high risk of floods in eastern China’s Zhejiang province as of Sunday night, China’s state-run Global Times reported Monday.

People ride on the front of a loader to cross a flooded street following a heavy rain that flooded and claimed the lives of at least 33 people earlier in the week, in the city of Zhengzhou, in China's Henan province on July 23, 2021. (Photo by Noel Celis / …

Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Trip to Tibet, Ignores Flooding in Central China

Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited Tibet for the first time since 2011 on Wednesday to laud the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s progress in assimilating the Himalayan region to Han ethnic culture since China launched an occupation of the majority Buddhist territory in 1950, China’s official state-run Xinhua press agency reported Friday.

BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 28: Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he attends the art performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China on June 28, 2021 in Beijing, China. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the party founding on July 1. Final preparations …

India Documents Its First Bird Flu Death

India recorded its first bird flu death on Tuesday after an 11-year old boy in New Delhi succumbed to complications caused by an avian flu virus of the H5N1 strain, the Times of India reported on Thursday.

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Chinese CDC Director: I Have Taken Three Different Coronavirus Vaccines

Gao Fu, the director of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Chinese state media this week he has received three different Chinese state-made coronavirus vaccines since May 2020, China’s state-run Global Times reported Wednesday.

A nurse holds a vial of the CoronaVac vaccine -developed by China's Sinovac laboratory- against the COVID-19 disease, in Bogota on March 9, 2021. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP) (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images)

Saudi Aramco Confirms Data Leak amid Cyber Ransom Reports

Saudi Aramco confirmed on Wednesday that a “limited amount” of its company data held by third-party contractors was recently leaked amid reports that an unidentified extortionist is holding a terabyte of the Saudi Arabian oil giant’s data hostage and demanding a $50 million ransom for its deletion, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Amin Nasser, president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, speaks during the fourth edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference at the capital Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel on January 27, 2021. - Saudi Arabia opened a two-day Davos-style investment forum, with dozens of global policy makers and business tycoons …

Health Concerns Grow over Tokyo Olympic Venue Smelling like a ‘Toilet’

Tokyo Olympic organizers are scrambling to clean the local Odaiba Marine Park before its use as an official Olympic venue starting July 26 after local residents and Olympic athletes complained this week the park and its surrounding bay emit a “foul odor,” Australia’s Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 19: The Olympic Rings are displayed by the Odaiba Marine Park Olympic venue ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 19, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)

Biden Again Snubs Ukrainian President: No July Meeting

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “not in July, but, in August,” according to recent statements by George Kent, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Tuesday.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 12: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the German Chancellor (not pictured) give statements ahead of talks at the Chancellery on July 12, 2021 in Berlin , Germany. (Photo by Stefanie Loos-Pool/Getty Images)

Study: India Coronavirus Deaths Likely 10 Times Higher than Official Tally

India’s Chinese coronavirus death toll over the past year and a half could be up to ten times greater than the 414,000 deaths officially reported by New Delhi, researchers at Harvard University and the Center for Global Development estimated in a study published on Tuesday.

In this picture taken on June 1, 2021 a doctor (C) checks on a Covid-19 coronavirus patient at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Nightingale Hospital, on the outskirts of Siliguri. - Struggling with low pay, 24-hour shifts, and a severe shortage of staff and protective gear, doctors working …

Cyprus: Protesters Storm TV Station over Coronavirus ‘Slave Pass’

A protest in Cyprus against government measures forcing all citizens to present a Chinese coronavirus “vaccine pass” to enter nearly all public spaces on the island turned violent this weekend after some participants attacked a local TV station that supported the state-mandated badges.

Members of the Cyprus national police inspect the headquarters of local broadcaster Sigma TV in the capital Nicosia on July 18, 2021 after protesters against coronavirus measures attacked the premises late in the evening. - Police confirmed the incident at Sigma TV and said around 2,500 protesters went to the …