Joshua Melvin
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Facebook fights global outage and whistleblower revelations
by Joshua Melvin - October 5, 2021 - 7:22am
Tracker Downdetector said it had received 10.6 million reports of problems ranging from the United States and Europe to Colombia and Singapore, with trouble first popping up around 1545 GMT.  Roughly seven...
'Belly of the beast': From 13, kids treated as adults online
by Joshua Melvin - September 30, 2021 - 10:58am
Facebook drew outrage for its now paused plans for an Instagram app for kids aged 12 and under. But 13-year-olds are already welcome on social media with few protections and sometimes tragic effects, experts...
Trailblazer Kamala Harris: America's first woman vice president
by Joshua Melvin - January 21, 2021 - 9:42am
Kamala Harris smashed through one of America's highest glass ceilings Wednesday, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first person of Asian heritage to be appointed vice president, blazing a trail...
Kamala Harris: On the cusp of US election history
by Joshua Melvin - October 31, 2020 - 1:58pm
Kamala Harris is on the verge of what would be a double-dream for US Democrats: becoming the nation's first woman vice president and ending Donald Trump's turbulent rule.
ABS-CBN shutdown crosses dangerous line for Philippines
by Joshua Melvin - May 6, 2020 - 7:24pm
The shutting down of the Philippines' top broadcaster crosses a dangerous line in eroding the nation's democracy and sends a warning to those who risk angering President Rodrigo Duterte, watchdogs said.
Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances
by Joshua Melvin - September 9, 2019 - 11:32am
Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city's hospitals, medics warn.
Orphan goes from sniffing 'Rugby' glue to playing for Philippines
by Joshua Melvin - July 10, 2019 - 12:48pm
Long before Lito Ramirez was one of the Philippines' first homegrown rugby stars he was a six-year-old orphan addicted to sniffing glue, who survived on trash and begging.
Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'
by Joshua Melvin - May 20, 2019 - 1:30pm
When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim.
Philippine polls could open door to death penalty return
by Joshua Melvin - May 10, 2019 - 4:22pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to strengthen his grip on power in midterm polls next week, experts say, clearing a possible path to restoring the death penalty and advancing his pledge to rewrite...
Farmers risk death to save crops from killer 'Ompong'
by Joshua Melvin - September 17, 2018 - 3:33pm
As Typhoon Ompong hurtled toward the Philippines, those in its firing line had a stark choice: stay or flee.
Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock
by Joshua Melvin - October 3, 2017 - 12:41pm
Messing with your body's clock is dangerous business, in fact it could make you sick—or worse.
Fruit fuelled evolution of a bigger brain, study says
by Joshua Melvin - March 31, 2017 - 12:38pm
Humans likely developed large and powerful brains with the help of what is today the simplest of snacks: fruit.
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