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Pagasa: LPA enters PAR, may intensify into tropical depression

Pagasa: LPA enters PAR, may intensify into tropical depression

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) off Eastern Samar entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Monday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

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Ineng moves faster toward Batanes; Signal No. 2 up over Batanes, Babuyan

Severe Tropical Storm Ineng (international name: Bailu) accelerated Saturday morning toward Batanes and Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 is still up over Batanes and Babuyan Islands, PAGASA said in its 8 a.m. weather advisory. TCWS No. 1, meanwhile, remains hoisted over Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Northern Abra, and Ilocos Norte.

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Flooded areas on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

Some areas in Metro Manila got flooded on Saturday morning due to heavy rains from the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat). The following is a list of areas flooded, based on reports from GMA News and Super Radyo dzBB reporters, and updates from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority:

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Ineng now severe tropical storm

Ineng now severe tropical storm

MANILA, Philippines – Ineng (Bailu) intensified from a tropical storm into a severe tropical storm and slightly accelerated before dawn on Friday, August 23.

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Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80 - officials

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80 - officials

KABUL - The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.

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#WalangPasok: List of class suspensions for August 22, 2019

#WalangPasok: List of class suspensions for August 22, 2019

Classes in the following areas were ordered suspended on Thursday, August 22, due to inclement weather caused by tropical storm “Ineng”.

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State of calamity declared in Iligan due to dengue

State of calamity declared in Iligan due to dengue

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte — The local government here has declared the city under a state of calamity as dengue cases continue to rise.

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Pagasa: ‘Ineng’ maintains strength, landfall unlikely

Pagasa: ‘Ineng’ maintains strength, landfall unlikely

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Ineng maintained its strength but it is not likely to make landfall, the state weather bureau reported Thursday morning.

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Blast rocks Maguindanao; bombing foiled in Kudarat

Blast rocks Maguindanao; bombing foiled in Kudarat

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines — An explosion believed to be the handiwork of Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) rocked a remote village in Maguindanao province on Monday night, hours after the military and police stopped the bombing of a government checkpoint along the national highway in nearby Sultan Kudarat province.

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Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns

Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency.

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Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland — This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what’s happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it “the end of the planet.” He is referring to geography more than the future. Yet in many ways this place is where the planet’s warmer and watery future is being written.

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New low pressure area enters PAR

New low pressure area enters PAR

MANILA—A new low-pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Monday night, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

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1 soldier killed, 1 wounded in Basilan ambush

1 soldier killed, 1 wounded in Basilan ambush

A soldier was killed while another was wounded after they were attacked by a lawless group in Lamitan, Basilan on Sunday night.

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Fire razing through Cainta shanties now at third alarm

Fire razing through Cainta shanties now at third alarm

MANILA, Philippines – A fire which razed through shanties on Monday morning in Barangay San Isidro, Cainta town of Rizal is now at the third alarm according to local fire authorities.

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Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?

Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?

Ankara, Turkey - In the early hours of a Tuesday morning 20 years ago, a powerful earthquake shook the densely populated Marmara region to the south of Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, for 45 seconds.

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Gina Lopez dies at 65

Gina Lopez dies at 65

MANILA—Filipino philanthropist and environmentalist Gina Lopez died on Monday due to multiple organ failure. She was 65.

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Afghan officials: Suicide attack in wedding hall kills 63

Afghan officials: Suicide attack in wedding hall kills 63

KABUL, Afghanistan — The death toll from a suicide bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan’s capital is at least 63, including women and children, officials said Sunday, as Kabul reeled from its deadliest attack this year.

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Bomb scare at Shaw-EDSA underpass

Bomb scare at Shaw-EDSA underpass

A member of the police bomb disposal unit approaches a suspicious package found at EDSA-Shaw underpass in Mandaluyong City on Friday.

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Pagasa: Rains to fill Angat Dam this month

Pagasa: Rains to fill Angat Dam this month

MANILA, Philippines — The water level in Angat Dam rose to 177.12 meters yesterday, only 4.69 meters below its normal operating level, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

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Spike in dengue cases places Isabela town under state of calamity.

Spike in dengue cases places Isabela town under state of calamity.

MANILA, Philippines – The town of Echague in Isabela province has been placed under a state of calamity as dengue cases increased dramatically, Mayor Francis Faustino Dy said on Friday.

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