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M-6.8 quake jolts south-southeast of Kermadecs in Pacific -USGS

M-6.8 quake jolts south-southeast of Kermadecs in Pacific -USGS

June —A magnitude 6.8 quake struck south southeast of Raoul Island in South Pacific chain of the Kermadec Islands, the US Geological Survey said.

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More than 70 million displaced worldwide, says UNHCR

More than 70 million displaced worldwide, says UNHCR

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year - the highest number in the UN refugee agency's almost 70 years of operations.

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Urbanization, commercial farms threaten Asia's forests, UN warns

Urbanization, commercial farms threaten Asia's forests, UN warns

BANGKOK - Sprawling urban areas and expanding plantations are placing greater pressure on forests and resources in Asia-Pacific, hurting rural communities and exacerbating the effects of climate change, the United Nations food agency said on Tuesday.

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China earthquake quake kills 11, injures 122

China earthquake quake kills 11, injures 122

BEIJING, China — The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 11 dead and 122 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled survivors from wrecked buildings.

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Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria

Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday – the biggest mass killing this year by Islamist militants.

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Manila Water warns of possible water interruptions as Angat Dam nears critical levels

Manila Water warns of possible water interruptions as Angat Dam nears critical levels

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) — East zone concessionaire Manila Water on Sunday warned of possible rotational service interruptions as the water level in Angat Dam dips near critical levels.

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Fire hits Lucena City residential area

Fire hits Lucena City residential area

LUCENA CITY – Fire broke out in a residential area here Sunday afternoon, destroying 25 houses.

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Warm, humid weather for next 3 days – Pagasa

Warm, humid weather for next 3 days – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — Warm, humid weather is forecast for the next two to three days as the southwest monsoon or habagat weakens, the state weather bureau said.

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World population growing ‘older,’ to reach 9.7 B in 2050 — UN Report

World population growing ‘older,’ to reach 9.7 B in 2050 — UN Report

NEW YORK – The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report.

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Pagasa officially declares rainy season

Pagasa officially declares rainy season

Rainy season is here. With the recent downpour brought by the southwest monsoon or “habagat,” the weather bureau has officially declared on Friday, June 14, the onset of the wet or rainy season in the country.

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36 Die in India Heat Wave, Delhi Records Its Highest All-Time Temperature

36 Die in India Heat Wave, Delhi Records Its Highest All-Time Temperature

The deaths come as the total number of fatalities in one of India's most intense and longest-lasting heat waves has reached at least 36, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

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Angat Dam's water level dips further despite rains

Angat Dam's water level dips further despite rains

The water level in Angat Dam slid further on Thursday, despite afternoon rains in Metro Manila in recent days, regulators and the state weather bureau said.

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Cyclone Vayu approaches India

Cyclone Vayu approaches India

Tropical Cyclone Vayu is barreling toward the northwest coast of India and is expected to pass close to the Gujarat coast on Thursday.

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Mali village attack death toll revised down to 35

Mali village attack death toll revised down to 35

The number of people killed in an attack on a village in central Mali has been revised to 35, down from nearly 100, officials have said.

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Pagasa: Heavy rains likely over NCR, parts of Luzon Thursday afternoon

Pagasa: Heavy rains likely over NCR, parts of Luzon Thursday afternoon

MANILA, Philippines — Expect heavy rain over Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon Thursday afternoon.

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June 12, 1898, and our  continuing fight for independence

June 12, 1898, and our continuing fight for independence

Today we remember and honor President Emilio Aguinaldo, who declared June 12, 1898, as Philippine Independence Day. The 21-page declaration was read at the Aguinaldo house in Kawit, Cavite, and the Filipino flag was unfurled for the first time as the Marcha Nacional Filipina, the Philippine National Anthem, was played, also for the first time.

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PH marks 121st Independence Day

PH marks 121st Independence Day

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) — The country's second highest official led the 121st Independence Day rites at the Rizal Park in Manila on Wednesday.

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A Signal in Giant Earthquakes That Could Save Lives

A Signal in Giant Earthquakes That Could Save Lives

The full power of the biggest temblors could be determined in as little as 10 to 15 seconds after they begin, a new study finds, and long before it ends.

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At least 95 killed in attack on Mali village

At least 95 killed in attack on Mali village

(CNN)At least 95 people were killed Sunday evening when armed men attacked an ethnic Dogon village in central Mali, a mayor told CNN on Monday.

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Five ways we can feed the world in 2050

Five ways we can feed the world in 2050

Agriculture is facing an unprecedented challenge – here are five things we need to change.

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