A glorious red, orange and purple sunset covered the sky in the Philippines on Wednesday evening (May 26). Maria Pagunsan recorded the video at 6:30 pm after a rain shower in the town of Asingan in Pangasinan province. She said: ''This was so beautiful. Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, everyday can end beautifully.''
A spectacular rainbow cloud amazed residents when it hovered in the sky like a huge multicoloured spaceship in the Philippines. The rare and perfectly formed phenomenon was captured over Quezon City in the Metro Manila area on May 27 at around 5:30pm. Onlooker, Aldrin, is heard in the video saying 'wow, it's very good, this is the first time I've seen this.'' Aldrin said they were ''astonishingly vivid iridescent clouds''.
A kindhearted man is giving free vegetables to motorists who pass by his house in the Philippines in an effort to help those affected by the coronavirus economic downturn. Footage taken on May 16 shows Gary Bacos, 45, in a makeshift tent he set up in front of his house handing the vegetables to motorists and pedestrian passing by. Gary, who works as a village official at Imus, Cavite, bought the vegetables from the local farmers who were having a hard time transporting and selling their goods.
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President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the World Health Organization, which he says failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus. Trump first suspended funding to the UN agency a month ago, accusing it of mismanaging its handling of the global pandemic. "Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization," Trump told reporters.
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President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong's special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing's bid to exert control in the financial hub. In a day of concerted action, the United States and Britain also raised alarm at the UN Security Council over a controversial new law for Hong Kong, angering Beijing which said that the discussion had no place at the world body. In an announcement at the White House that Trump had teased for a day, the US president attacked China over its treatment of the former British colony, saying it was "diminishing the city's long-standing and proud status."
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US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a probe into the actions of Chinese companies listed on American financial markets as tensions flared anew between the world's two biggest economies. The announcement followed Beijing's move to implement a new security law on semi-autonomous Hong Kong that critics say would stifle freedom, as well as with Trump's claims that China obfuscated the origins of the coronavirus that has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States. "I'm instructing my presidential working group on financial markets to study the differing practices of Chinese companies listed on the US financial markets with the goal of protecting American investors," Trump said, without providing details on what steps his administration might take.