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Barangay vote buying, violence mar campaign

Barangay vote buying, violence mar campaign

MANILA, Philippines — Widespread vote buying, deadly violence and disinformation marred the campaign as the country prepared for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, officials reported yesterday.

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4 killed as van plunges into Benguet ravine

4 killed as van plunges into Benguet ravine

By: Karlston Lapniten - @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Northern Luzon / 08:12 AM April 20, 2018 BAGUIO CITY – A van bound for Quirino province fell into a steep ravine on Thursday night, leaving four people dead at Bokod town in Benguet province, police said.

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5 dead in gun attacks

5 dead in gun attacks

Celso Amo (The Philippine Star) - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Unidentified men gunned down five persons in Albay and Rizal on Sunday. Gasoline station helper Claudio Lomerio and store assistant Darlo Lorena were at a barbeque stand in Barangay Inarado, Daraga at about 7:45 p.m. when motorcycle-riding men opened fire

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Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

11 April 2018 Africa- An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say.

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Coast Guard seeks 17 missing after marine accidents

Coast Guard seeks 17 missing after marine accidents

Reuters Posted at Apr 09 2018 02:41 PM MANILA - The Philippine Coast Guard was searching on Monday for 17 crew of a landing craft that went adrift south of the capital, Manila, one of 3 weekend accidents at sea, an agency spokesman said.

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Duterte signs proclamation placing Boracay under state of calamity

Duterte signs proclamation placing Boracay under state of calamity

By CNN Philippines Staff Updated 18:58 PM PHT Thu, April 26, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Thursday a proclamation placing three barangays on Boracay Island under a state of calamity for a year.

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Hailstorm hits Benguet village

Hailstorm hits Benguet village

LATE POST ABS-CBN News Posted at Apr 22 2018 02:38 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2018 05:01 PM MANILA – Pellets of ice rained down on a village in Atok, Benguet on Saturday afternoon as the rest of the country roasted in summer heat.

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Guiuan in Eastern Samar prepares for 500th anniversary of Magellan landing

Guiuan in Eastern Samar prepares for 500th anniversary of Magellan landing

By: Edgar Allan M. Sembrano Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:00 AM April 30, 2018 Located on the southernmost tip of Samar Island, the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province has moved to preserve, conserve, and protect its historical and cultural heritage assets through the creation of the Guiuan Council for Culture and Arts (GCCA).

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Labor groups expect more workers to be laid off due to TRAIN Act

Labor groups expect more workers to be laid off due to TRAIN Act

By: Tina G. Santos - Reporter / @santostinaINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:23 AM April 30, 2018 ADVERSE EFFECTS OF NEW TAX LAW More than 15.6 million workers in the informal sector suffer more from higher prices due to the TRAIN Act, as they do not benefit from the personal income tax exemption enjoyed by those earning P250,000 yearly, according to the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines. —MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

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More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

Associated Press / 09:37 PM April 10, 2018 JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities say at least two dozen people have died in the past day from drinking toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll to 82 this month and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol have tragically backfired.

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NTSB: Engine in deadly Southwest jet incident missing a fan blade

NTSB: Engine in deadly Southwest jet incident missing a fan blade

LATE POST By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Brian Todd and Julia Jones, CNN Updated 0251 GMT (1051 HKT) April 18, 2018 Philadelphia (CNN)Passengers aboard a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday struggled to pull a woman back into the plane after she was sucked into a hole left by a shattered window, witnesses said.

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One dead after engine failure forces Southwest emergency landing in Philadelphia

One dead after engine failure forces Southwest emergency landing in Philadelphia

Published April 18, 2018 4:48am By MARK MAKELA, Reuters PHILADELPHIA - A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines Co flight with 149 people on board suffered engine failure on Tuesday, forcing an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport and killing a passenger, the airline and federal officials said.

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PNP: May 1 rallies cause of concern

PNP: May 1 rallies cause of concern

By: Jeannette I. Andrade - Reporter / @jiandradeINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:02 AM April 29, 2018 The Philippine National Police (PNP) considered the coming Labor Day rallies as a source of concern for security planners for the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to be held in the country next week.

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Pope praises Korea leaders' ‘brave commitment’ to peace

Pope praises Korea leaders' ‘brave commitment’ to peace

Published April 30, 2018 7:48am VATICAN CITY, Holy See - Pope Francis on Sunday praised North and South Korean leaders for their "brave commitment" to peace after they agreed to work towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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Runaway train carrying 1,000 passengers rolls for miles in India

Runaway train carrying 1,000 passengers rolls for miles in India

By Huizhong Wu, CNN Updated at 0721 GMT (1521 HKT) April 9, 2018 - New Delhi (CNN) — A disaster was narrowly averted in eastern India Saturday after a runaway train carrying up to 1,000 passengers rolled with speed for several miles before being brought to an emergency stop by railway staff.

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Six unaccounted for after landslide in Japan

Six unaccounted for after landslide in Japan

Published April 11, 2018 7:58am At least six people were unaccounted for Wednesday after a landslide hit their houses in southern Japan, local police said.

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Southwest pilots righted plane quickly after engine failed

Southwest pilots righted plane quickly after engine failed

By Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy, CNN Updated 0449 GMT (1249 HKT) April 19, 2018 (CNN)When the engine on the left wing broke in mid-flight, the pilots of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 had to deal with a 737 that suddenly banked left on its own, well past any angle they would use.

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Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

TORONTO (Reuters) - The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades, left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday.

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UN, US condemn attacks that left 10 Afghan journalists dead

UN, US condemn attacks that left 10 Afghan journalists dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Condemnation poured in from across the world on Tuesday after attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group left 10 Afghan journalists dead in what the United Nations described as the “deliberate targeting” of the media.

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Oplan Balik Eskwela

Oplan Balik Eskwela

Parents rush to submit on Monday school credentials of their children for enrolment at West Central I Elementary School in Dagupan City, Pangasinan for the opening of the school year on June 4. The Department of Education revived its Oplan Balik Eskwela to address concerns at the start of the school year.

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NEA urged to take over Bicol power coop due to frequent brownouts

NEA urged to take over Bicol power coop due to frequent brownouts

Business owners, civic groups, and church leaders in Catanduanes want the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to take over the island’s electric cooperative due to six-to-eight-hour daily rotating brownouts.

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16 soldiers awarded for successful liberation of Marawi

16 soldiers awarded for successful liberation of Marawi

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday recognized 16 soldiers for their significant contributions in the successful liberation of Marawi City last year.

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Senate honors ‘Heroes of Marawi’

Senate honors ‘Heroes of Marawi’

The Senate adopted Monday a resolution honoring as “Heroes of Marawi” the men and women, especially those killed or wounded, who fought against the Islamic State-inspired Maute group that occupied Marawi last year.

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Most prices of canned sardines to go up on higher cost of tin

Most prices of canned sardines to go up on higher cost of tin

Prices of most canned sardines are going up as global prices of tin, a major price component of canned products, have increased.

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36 hurt as 2 buses crash on EDSA-Timog Ave.

36 hurt as 2 buses crash on EDSA-Timog Ave.

Around 36 passengers were reported to have sustained minor injuries after two buses collided on the southbound lane of EDSA near Timog Avenue in Quezon City on Thursday morning.

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The Spider-Man of Paris Is Just One of Many

The Spider-Man of Paris Is Just One of Many

Many people who have run the undocumented immigrant’s obstacle course successfully are potential heroes. May 29, 2018, 9:44 PM GMT+8 by Leonid Bershidsky

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FLOOD ALERT: List of flooded areas on June 11, 2018

FLOOD ALERT: List of flooded areas on June 11, 2018

LATE POST By: Faye Orellana - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ INQUIRER.net / 01:17 PM June 11, 2018 The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned of flooding in parts of Quezon City on Monday. In a 2:00 p.m. advisory, the government of Valenzuela also reported 10 areas that are submerged in flood. Please keep refreshing this page for official updates from MMDA and local governments.

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Heavy rainfall warning up in Metro Manila, Luzon provinces

Heavy rainfall warning up in Metro Manila, Luzon provinces

LAST POST ABS-CBN News Posted at Jun 11 2018 05:44 PM | Updated as of Jun 12 2018 07:01 AM MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - State weather bureau PAGASA early Tuesday raised heavy rainfall warning in Metro Manila and other Luzon provinces and cautioned residents of possible flooding.

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OCD: one death reported due to Domeng, other fatalities still being confirmed

OCD: one death reported due to Domeng, other fatalities still being confirmed

LATE POST June 11, 2018 11:00 PM by Kristan Carag The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) is still verifying other reported fatalities due to the onslaught of Typhoon Domeng in the Philippines. As of recent reports, the OCD and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) have only confirmed the death of Algemon Dalisam Nuñez, a 27-year old resort worker in Brgy. Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan.

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12 killed in Bangladesh landslides

12 killed in Bangladesh landslides

LATE POST Published: 13th June 2018 08:17 AM | Last Updated: 13th June 2018 08:17 AM By ANI There have been further alerts by the metrological department predicting heavier downpour in the region. Dhaka: At least 12 were killed in a series of massive landslides, triggered by heavy rains, on Tuesday in Rangamati and Cox's Bazar.

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Aid rushed in after landslides kill 12 in Bangladesh

Aid rushed in after landslides kill 12 in Bangladesh

LATE POST Stephan Uttom, Dhaka Bangladesh June 13, 2018 Communities living in dangerous areas had been reluctant to move, aid workers say The Bangladesh Government and aid groups are providing emergency assistance in the wake of landslides that killed 12 people. Eleven of the victims, poor indigenous people in the Rangamati district of the forested Chittagong Hill Tracts, died on June 12.

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Slovaks mourn Filipino expat beaten to death in street

Slovaks mourn Filipino expat beaten to death in street

Agence France-Presse Posted at Jun 09 2018 02:57 PM BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Thousands of Slovaks rallied in the capital Bratislava on Friday to pay tribute to a murdered Filipino expat, beaten to death by a man believed to be a neo-Nazi. Henry Acorda, a 36-year-old Filipino living in Slovakia, was assaulted in the heart of the capital on May 26 by 28-year-old Juraj H., whose surname has been withheld pending trial.

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5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

Associated Press / 07:37 AM June 18, 2018 BIG WELLS, Texas, United States — At least five people were killed and several others were hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.

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14 hurt in EDSA accident involving 2 buses, car

14 hurt in EDSA accident involving 2 buses, car

Published June 19, 2018 7:42am Updated June 19, 2018 7:53am At least 14 people were hurt in a road accident on EDSA on Tuesday morning involving two passenger buses and a private car, according to GMA News' Bam Alegre in his report on Unang Balita.

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5 injured in 'minor' explosion at London underground station

5 injured in 'minor' explosion at London underground station

Police attend the scene after several people were injured after a small explosion at Southgate Underground station in north London, Britain June 19, 2018.

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Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

TIGARAS PORT, Indonesia — Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed.

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Five hurt in ‘minor’ explosion at London underground station

Five hurt in ‘minor’ explosion at London underground station

LONDON, United Kingdom – A “minor” explosion at an underground train station in London late Tuesday left five people injured, none seriously, British police said, adding that the incident appeared to be caused by an electrical short circuit.

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Trak bumangga sa concrete barrier sa Malabon, 2 sugatan

Trak bumangga sa concrete barrier sa Malabon, 2 sugatan

MAYNILA - Sugatan ang drayber ng isang trak na sumalpok sa concrete barrier sa northbound lane ng McArthur highway sa Malabon, Lunes ng umaga. Sugatan din ang isang buntis na nakaangkas sa motorsiklo na nabangga ng nasabing trak na may kargang alak. Agad isinugod ang buntis sa ospital.

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Thailand resumes search for soccer team trapped in flooded cave

Thailand resumes search for soccer team trapped in flooded cave

Published June 26, 2018 3:00pm BANGKOK — A search for a missing teenage soccer team believed trapped in a cave complex in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Rai entered its third day on Tuesday as concern grew for the welfare of the boys and their coach.

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3 children, uncle die in La Union fire  05:19 AM June 26, 2018

3 children, uncle die in La Union fire 05:19 AM June 26, 2018

Three children and their uncle were killed in a fire that razed a two-story house in Agoo town, La Union province, on Sunday.

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1 dead, 12 hurt from explosion at Texas hospital construction site

1 dead, 12 hurt from explosion at Texas hospital construction site

Associated Press / 07:30 AM June 27, 2018 GATESVILLE, Texas — One construction worker was killed and a dozen other workers were injured on Tuesday from an explosion at a construction site for the expansion of Coryell Memorial Healthcare System hospital, authorities said.

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Maryland shooting suspect battled newspaper in court and lost

Maryland shooting suspect battled newspaper in court and lost

Published June 29, 2018 10:25am By DIANA KRUZMAN, Reuters The 38-year-old man suspected of killing five people at the offices of a Maryland newspaper group on Thursday had a long-running feud with the Capital Gazette, attacking the Annapolis-based family of publications in the courts and on social media.

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7 hurt in 4-vehicle collision on NLEX

7 hurt in 4-vehicle collision on NLEX

By: Cathrine Gonzales 02:02 PM June 29, 2018 Seven people were injured as four vehicles crashed along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Friday morning.

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9 killed, 54 vehicles burned as oil-carrying truck crashes in Nigeria

9 killed, 54 vehicles burned as oil-carrying truck crashes in Nigeria

Associated Press / 10:45 AM June 29, 2018 Burned cars are piled up after a tanker crashed and caused a large fuel fire in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday. June 28, 2018. Nigerian officials say several people are dead after an oil-carrying tanker truck crashed and burst into flames on a bridge.

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Thailand cave search: Divers close in on missing soccer team

Thailand cave search: Divers close in on missing soccer team

Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN)Rescuers from China and Australia have joined the search for a youth soccer team missing in a Thai cave, as divers believe they're closing in on the spot where the group could be sheltering.

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Rescuers up against 'water and time' to save remaining teammates trapped in Thai cave

Rescuers up against 'water and time' to save remaining teammates trapped in Thai cave

Tham Luang caves, Thailand (CNN)The operation to rescue the remaining boys and their coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand was expected to resume Monday morning, but heavy rain threatened to further complicate the mission.

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Official death toll from record Japan rain rises to 75

Official death toll from record Japan rain rises to 75

Agence France-Presse / 07:31 AM July 09, 2018 TOKYO, Japan – The death toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose to 75 on Monday, according to an official tally, as rescue operations continued.

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Ilocos Norte town under state of calamity due to dengue cases

Ilocos Norte town under state of calamity due to dengue cases

LAOAG CITY—Officials of Dingras town in Ilocos Norte have placed their rice producing municipality under a state of calamity due to the rise in dengue cases there.

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Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

Associated Press / 10:23 AM July 16, 2018 MARIPOSA, California — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said.

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Two dead in Balanga flood; Bataan under state of calamity Published July 23, 2018 8:05am

Two dead in Balanga flood; Bataan under state of calamity Published July 23, 2018 8:05am

Two people died and many areas were flooded on Sunday as the whole province of Bataan was placed under a state of calamity due to torrential rains, according to a report on Unang Balita on Monday by Saleema Refran. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said the two people died in Balanga after a wall pinned them down amid raging floodwaters. Ten towns and one city were affected by floods.

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Japan: Deadly heat wave continues as temp hits record 41.4C near Tokyo

Japan: Deadly heat wave continues as temp hits record 41.4C near Tokyo

Updated 07:43 AM PHT Tue, July 24, 2018 (CNN) — Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures.

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Mangyan tot drowns; ‘Josie’ death toll in Mindoro now at 6

Mangyan tot drowns; ‘Josie’ death toll in Mindoro now at 6

CITY OF CALAPAN – A Mangyan boy drowned in a creek as Tropical Storm “Josie” battered Mindoro, raising the death toll due to the weather disturbance to six in this island.

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Laos dam collapse: Hundreds missing after flash floods hit villages

Laos dam collapse: Hundreds missing after flash floods hit villages

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number dead after a dam under construction collapsed in south-east Laos, state media reported.

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Heat wave killed record 65 people across Japan last week as over 22,000 were hospitalized

Heat wave killed record 65 people across Japan last week as over 22,000 were hospitalized

More than 22,000 people were taken to hospitals due to the heat wave across Japan last week and 65 of them died, both record-high figures since comparable information became available in 2008, preliminary government data showed Tuesday.

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Greece in mourning as horrifying wildfires kill 74

Greece in mourning as horrifying wildfires kill 74

ATHENS, Greece – Greece was in mourning Tuesday following some of the worst wildfires this century, with fears the toll — at least 74 dead and 187 injured so far — could rise, as rescuers search for people trapped in their homes or burned-out cars.

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Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos

Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos

BANGKOK — A hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving an unknown number of people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid.

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China, PH worst affected countries due to natural disasters

China, PH worst affected countries due to natural disasters

NEW DELHI — China and the Philippines are among the worst affected countries in the world due to the natural disasters. As in previous years, Asian countries were worst-affected by displacement associated with disasters.

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Carr fire: California blaze kills children and great-grandmother

Carr fire: California blaze kills children and great-grandmother

Two children and their great-grandmother are among five people to have died in a raging wildfire in northern California, reports say.

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Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

A plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico's Durango state, television images show, with the state governor confirming nobody was killed.

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Heaps of trash from Manila Bay washed ashore along Roxas Blvd.

Heaps of trash from Manila Bay washed ashore along Roxas Blvd.

The garbage you throw away will eventually return to you.

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Genoa collapse: 'Thousands' of other bridges in Italy may be at risk, experts warn

Genoa collapse: 'Thousands' of other bridges in Italy may be at risk, experts warn

By Ian Lee, Dominique van Heerden, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Judith Vonberg, CNN Updated 0036 GMT (0836 HKT) August 17, 2018 Genoa, Italy (CNN)Unknown numbers of people were still missing two days after a highway bridge in northern Italy gave way, authorities said, as experts warned Thursday that thousands of other bridges in Italy could be at risk of collapse.

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Naia chaos brings misery to thousands of passengers

Naia chaos brings misery to thousands of passengers

By: Matthew Reysio-Cruz - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:26 AM August 20, 2018 At least 69 flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) were canceled on Sunday, bringing misery to at least 13,000 passengers more than a day after a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 was lifted from a muddy field off the runway.

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Several flights cancelled at NAIA

Several flights cancelled at NAIA

By: Faye Orellana - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ INQUIRER.net / 07:54 AM August 20, 2018 Several flights were canceled on Monday still due to excessive flight delays after a Xiamen Airlines plane veered off while landing and blocked the runway late last week, causing major flight schedule disruptions.

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Cebu Pacific announces normal operations after delays

Cebu Pacific announces normal operations after delays

Operations of Cebu Pacific airline have normalized after four days of flight cancelations following a mishap where a Xiamen Air flight skidded off the runway at the Manila International Airport.

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