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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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Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories

By The Manila Times August 12, 2019 Jeffrey Epstein (center). AP PHOTO Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide on Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein’s ties to princes, politicians and other famous and …

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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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Bong Go helps Davao fire victims

By The Manila Times August 12, 2019 DAVAO CITY: Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, despite monsoon rains, visited Davao City fire victims this weekend to provide aid and to consult them about key legislative measures he is pushing in the Senate. A total of 90 individuals affected by the fire …

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Give a piece of yourselves, Duterte urges Filipinos

By The Manila Times August 12, 2019 AS Muslims mark Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to support programs and projects for the common good and to respect authority. In a statement, President Rodrigo Duterte said the religious festival calls on …

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