One Covid-19 death, 198 new cases

Health officials conduct Covid-19 testing among staff at the National Broadcasting Service of Thailand (NBT) TV channel on Friday after a news anchor was infected. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut) One death and 198 new Covid-19 cases — 180 local infections and 18 arrivals — were reported on Saturday, bringing the…

12 gunmen, cop killed in Maguindanao operation

John Unson (Philstar.com) - January 23, 2021 - 3:09pm MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Twelve members of a heavily-armed gang and policeman were killed in a five-hour gunfight in Sultan Kudarat town town on Saturday. Among the fatalities in the encounter that lasted from 3:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday were Pendatun Talusan,…