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Copied ideas bear fruit in Manila

By JOHN VERA CRUZ August 13, 2019 MANILA Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso, who received heaps of praises for his efforts to clean the city, declared on Monday that part of his success comes from copied ideas. Domagoso, who was the guest at the “Hotseat” program of The Manila Times TV, …

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Hong Kong airport shut down amid protests

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 13, 2019 HONG KONG: All flights in and out of Hong Kong were canceled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence. The abrupt shutdown at one of the world’s busiest hubs came as the Chinese government signaled its …

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India floods move 1M people in camps

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 13, 2019 NEW Delhi: Indian authorities have relocated around a million people into emergency camps in recent days as the death toll from monsoon floods jumped Monday to at least 184. The southern state of Kerala, a tourist haven known for its beaches, hill resorts and …

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‘Lekima’ affects 6M people in China

By GLOBAL TIMES August 13, 2019 More than 6 million people have been affected by Typhoon “Lekima” after it made landfall Saturday in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. As of 5 p.m Sunday, the super typhoon left 6.51 million people in distress due to massive floodings, food shortage and power outage …

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Myanmar landslide victims rise to 56

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 13, 2019 YANGON, Myanmar: The death toll in a landslide that buried more than a dozen village houses in southeastern Myanmar has climbed to 56, an official said Monday. The landslide hit a village in Paung township on Friday. Zaw Zaw Htoo, a member of parliament …

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Indonesian ship on goodwill visit in Manila

By DEMPSEY REYES August 13, 2019 THE Indonesian Navy training ship KRI Bima Suci (945) docked in Manila on Monday for its second goodwill visit. ENHANCING TIES Indonesia’s training ship KRI Bima Suci (945) docks at Manila’s South Harbor on Monday. The ship’s goodwill visit, aimed to strengthen ties between …

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Recto eyes solar panels in all govt buildings

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO August 13, 2019 SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto wants all government buildings to install solar energy system to reduce utility costs and develop renewable energy (RE) resources. solar panels The senator filed Senate Bill (SB) 48, which requires the establishment of solar energy system that …

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Stop meddling in HK, Beijing warns Britain

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 12, 2019 BEIJING: China warned Britain to stop “meddling” in Hong Kong after a top British official called the international financial hub’s leader to voice concern about protests that have rocked the city for two months. The pro-democracy protests, which are partly fuelled by widespread anger …

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