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Typhoon to skirt PH but will bring rains

Typhoon to skirt PH but will bring rains

By: Jeannette I. Andrade - Reporter / @jiandradeINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:55 AM August 20, 2018 Typhoon “Soulik” is unlikely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), but the weather bureau warned on Sunday that it could still enhance the “habagat” (southwest monsoon) and bring moderate to heavy rains to extreme Northern Luzon on Tuesday.

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Fresh 6.9-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

Fresh 6.9-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

Agence France-Presse Posted at Aug 20 2018 06:51 AM MATARAM - Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- struck Indonesia's Lombok on Sunday, sending fresh panic coursing through the already battered island.

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4 strong quakes hit Indo island resort on Sunday

4 strong quakes hit Indo island resort on Sunday

Agence France-Presse / 06:51 AM August 20, 2018 MATARAM, Indonesia – Multiple earthquakes — including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor — struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Sunday, sending fresh panic coursing through the already battered island.

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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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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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DOH warns of flood-borne diseases

DOH warns of flood-borne diseases

The number of cases of leptospirosis and dengue is expected to increase in the coming weeks as a result of the rains and floods in the last few days brought by an enhanced monsoon.

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Powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean off Fiji

Powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean off Fiji

The earthquake struck at a depth of 559.6km on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey

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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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After wreaking havoc in Africa, 'impossible to kill' crop-destroying worm reaches Asia

After wreaking havoc in Africa, 'impossible to kill' crop-destroying worm reaches Asia

New Delhi (CNN)After leaving a trail of ruined crops in Africa and the Americas, an invasive worm has been found in India, prompting concern that it could have a devastating effect on the country's agriculture.

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Number of faulty children's vaccines in China surges to over 900,000

Number of faulty children's vaccines in China surges to over 900,000

By Ben Westcott and Serenitie Wang, CNN Updated 1142 GMT (1942 HKT) August 16, 2018 (CNN)Hundreds of thousands of additional vaccines intended for children have been found to be faulty, the Chinese government announced Wednesday, raising the number of known defective vaccines in the country to almost one million.

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Maynilad lifts water supply cut as murkiness at Ipo Dam decreases Published August 17, 2018 10:05am

Maynilad lifts water supply cut as murkiness at Ipo Dam decreases Published August 17, 2018 10:05am

West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Friday lifted the rotational services interruptions as turbidity in the raw water from Ipo Dam has decreased. "As of 11 p.m. yesterday, August 16, turbidity or concentration of sediments in the raw water from Ipo Dam has decreased to manageable levels," Maynilad said in an advisory.

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‘Rumbia’, LPA outside PAR to enhance monsoon; rain still likely

‘Rumbia’, LPA outside PAR to enhance monsoon; rain still likely

By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 08:55 AM August 16, 2018

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Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul; at least 48 dead

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul; at least 48 dead

Associated Press / 08:11 AM August 16, 2018 KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy.

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DOH warns evacuees on disease outbreak

DOH warns evacuees on disease outbreak

Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am

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PAGASA warns heavy rain to hit Luzon again on August 13

PAGASA warns heavy rain to hit Luzon again on August 13

Rapler.com Published 6:15 PM, August 12, 2018 Updated 6:55 PM, August 12, 2018 Metro Manila, Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro should stay on alert for floods and landslides

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Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 13

(philstar.com) - August 12, 2018 - 11:42am MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED 4:18 p.m.)— Classes on Monday have been suspended in some areas because of the persistent monsoon rains.

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5,200 evacuated in Pasig, San Juan, Manila due to floods

5,200 evacuated in Pasig, San Juan, Manila due to floods

By: Darryl John Esguerra - @inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.net / 11:06 AM August 12, 2018

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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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