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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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6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu –USGS

6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu –USGS

Published August 22, 2018 7:07am Updated August 22, 2018 7:57am

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Major 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Venezuela

Major 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Venezuela

No casualties or major damage were immediately reported, but shaking sent people fleeing homes and businesses across the region and the Caribbean.

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Landslide kills couple; more Luzon villages flooded

Landslide kills couple; more Luzon villages flooded

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:19 AM August 27, 2018 A couple died on Saturday when their house was buried in a landslide at Kibungan town in Benguet province due to monsoon rains that hammered Northern Luzon over the weekend, according to the Office of Civil Defense.

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Flights between Manila, Basco canceled

Flights between Manila, Basco canceled

By: Faye Orellana - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ INQUIRER.net / 09:58 AM August 27, 2018 The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced on Monday some canceled flights due to inclement weather.

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MMDA counts 200 demonstrators in Manila on heroes’ day

MMDA counts 200 demonstrators in Manila on heroes’ day

By: Faye Orellana - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ INQUIRER.net / 10:27 AM August 27, 2018 The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) monitored on Monday more than 200 protesters along the westbound section of España Boulevard.

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Protesters occupy Recto, Mendiola

Protesters occupy Recto, Mendiola

By: Faye Orellana - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ INQUIRER.net / 12:19 PM August 27, 2018 Hundreds of protesters occupied on Monday both lanes of Recto Avenue as they marched towards the Mendiola Peace Arch to call for higher minimum wage and an end to contractualization.

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6 killed, 2 kidnapped in Zamboanga village attack

6 killed, 2 kidnapped in Zamboanga village attack

Zamboanga del Norte (CNN Philippines, September 1) — Six people were killed and two people have been abducted by an unidentified group of armed men after opening fire upon a village in Brgy. Piacan, Sirawai town Friday evening.

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54 DEAD, 32 HURT 48 people still missing in CAR due to Ompong —RDRRMC Published September 18, 2018 10:04am  Updated September 18, 2018 10:28am

54 DEAD, 32 HURT 48 people still missing in CAR due to Ompong —RDRRMC Published September 18, 2018 10:04am Updated September 18, 2018 10:28am

Forty-eight people remained missing as of Monday midnight in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), a little over 48 hours after Typhoon Ompong exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility, leaving behind it a trail of devastation.

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Nigeria declares 'national disaster' after severe floods kill 100

Nigeria declares 'national disaster' after severe floods kill 100

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)- Nigeria has declared a 'national disaster' following severe floods that have left at least 100 people dead in several states across the country, officials say.

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Rescue of dog lifts hopes for missing miners

Rescue of dog lifts hopes for missing miners

ITOGON, Benguet — A pet dog was found alive in the rubble four days after Typhoon “Ompong” triggered a killer landslide at Barangay Ucab here, buoying hopes that missing miners were still waiting to be rescued under tons of mud.

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Landslide buries 10 houses in Cebu province; 3 confirmed dead

Landslide buries 10 houses in Cebu province; 3 confirmed dead

A landslide struck early Thursday morning in Barangay Naalad and Sitio Sindulan in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City in Cebu province, burying 10 of the 15 house in the area according to a spokesperson for the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Central Visayas.

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Identification of retrieved bodies from Itogon landslide turns tough —local exec

Identification of retrieved bodies from Itogon landslide turns tough —local exec

Visual identification by families of bodies of victims pulled out from the heap of mud and rocks in the Itogon, Benguet landslide would be difficult, days after the incident.

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At least 21 dead, 74 missing in Naga, Cebu landslide

At least 21 dead, 74 missing in Naga, Cebu landslide

Gillan Ropero, ABS-CBN News Posted at Sep 21 2018 01:38 AM NAGA CITY - A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 21 persons in Naga City, Cebu on Thursday morning, authorities said. A portion of the mountain collapsed and buried around 24 houses in Barangays Tina-an and Naalad, police said. "We were able to retrieve 21 mga fatalities, yung patay, sir. Bente uno na," said Baltazar Tribunado Jr., an official of the local disaster office told DZMM Teleradyo early Friday morning.

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IN PHOTOS: Landslides buries homes in Naga City, Cebu

IN PHOTOS: Landslides buries homes in Naga City, Cebu

ABS-CBN News Posted at Sep 22 2018 02:11 AM Residents were shocked after a hill, where a quarry site sits, collapsed on houses.

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Rescuers retrieve one body from Baguio landslide; search continues for 3 more

Rescuers retrieve one body from Baguio landslide; search continues for 3 more

Published September 22, 2018 8:19am Rescuers were able to retrieve one body from a landslide in Barangay Lucnab in Baguio City, a local official said.

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Death toll in Itogon landslide now at 32

Death toll in Itogon landslide now at 32

The number of people confirmed killed in the landslide in Itogon, Benguet on Saturday reached 32 on Friday.

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Death toll in Naga landslide now 35

Death toll in Naga landslide now 35

THE number of fatalities in the massive landslide that buried dozens of homes in the City of Naga, Cebu, has increased to 35 while several others remain missing as of 10 p.m. Saturday, September 22.

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Death toll from Naga landslide rises to 46

Death toll from Naga landslide rises to 46

THE number of fatalities in the massive landslide that buried dozens of homes in the City of Naga, Cebu, has increased to 46, while several others remain missing as of 12:45 p.m. Sunday, September 23.

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Ompong damage to crops, livestock reaches P26.7 billion: DA

Ompong damage to crops, livestock reaches P26.7 billion: DA

MANILA - The total damage of typhoon Ompong to crops and livestock has reached P26.7 billion, smashing initial forecasts, according to the latest data of the Department of Agriculture (DA) released Monday.

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Who’s to blame for Cebu slide?

Who’s to blame for Cebu slide?

CEBU CITY — Two days before the Sept. 20 landslide in Naga City, southern Cebu, officers of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB 7) recommended the forced evacuation of all residents at Sitio Tagaytay in Barangay Tinaan due to cracks seen on the mountain.

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6 MRT personnel hurt as 2 maintenance vehicles collide

6 MRT personnel hurt as 2 maintenance vehicles collide

Six MRT3 personnel were hurt when two maintenance vehicles collided with each other between Buendia and Guadalupe stations, dzBB's Mark Makalalad reported on Dobol B sa News TV on Wednesday.

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TESDA offers skills training to Itogon evacuees from landslide area

TESDA offers skills training to Itogon evacuees from landslide area

Published September 29, 2018 9:08am The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has offered skills training to residents of Itogon, Benguet who were displaced as a result of the recent landslide in an abandoned mining site.

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US pull diplomats from Iraqi city, citing threats from Iran

US pull diplomats from Iraqi city, citing threats from Iran

Published September 29, 2018 6:53am By PHIL STEWART, LESLEY WROUGHTON, Reuters WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militia, including rocket fire.

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Death toll in Indonesia quake rises

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises

Muhammad Adimaja, Antara Foto via Reuters Posted at Oct 01 2018 01:39 PM

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Filipino inmate in tsunami-hit Indonesia town now missing — consul general

Filipino inmate in tsunami-hit Indonesia town now missing — consul general

By: Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ INQUIRER.net / 02:28 PM October 01, 2018 The lone Filipino in Central Sulawesi is one of over 800 people missing after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the area on Friday, the Philippine consul general in Indonesia said.

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5 dead in Cebu City ambush

5 dead in Cebu City ambush

Published October 4, 2018 8:53am Five men were killed in what authorities believe was an ambush in Cebu City on the wee hours of Thursday, according to Super Radyo Cebu's Allan Majait's report on Dobol B sa News TV.

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Six rescue divers in Malaysia drown while searching for missing teen

Six rescue divers in Malaysia drown while searching for missing teen

KUALA LUMPUR: Six fire and rescue department divers in Malaysia died during a rescue mission for a teen who is feared to have drowned after falling into a mining pond on Wednesday (Oct 3). The divers were caught in a strong "whirlpool" during the operation in Puchong, a town on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, said Sepang district police chief Assistant Commissioner (ACP) Abdul Aziz Ali. He said it was drizzling when the divers went into the pond at 9.15pm to rescue the 17-year-old boy. The team had followed standard operating procedures in donning complete diving equipment and were tied to a single rope, said ACP Abdul Aziz.

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20 people killed when flooding wipes out part of school in Indonesia

20 people killed when flooding wipes out part of school in Indonesia

(CNN)Twenty people were killed when torrential rains and flooding triggered mudslides that wiped out part of an elementary school in Indonesia's North Sumatra, officials said.

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Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

(CNN)A renowned South Korean climber was among nine people killed when a vicious snowstorm hit their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, according to officials.

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Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm, officials say

(CNN)A renowned South Korean climber was among nine people killed when a vicious snowstorm hit their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, according to officials. Police and locals are working to bring the bodies off the mountain and to Kathmandu, South Korea's Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement. A rescue helicopter was dispatched at about 7:15 a.m. Sunday, and by 9:40 a.m. all nine bodies were found, the ministry said. Some bodies had been located Saturday.

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Flash floods in southern France kill at least 12 people

Flash floods in southern France kill at least 12 people

VILLEGAILHENC, France - At least 12 people died in southwestern France on Monday when some of the worst flash floods in a century turned rivers into raging torrents that engulfed homes and swept away cars.

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18 killed in Taiwan train mishap

18 killed in Taiwan train mishap

Lee Kun Han, Reuters Posted at Oct 22 2018 08:47 AM

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Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties at Squirrel Hill synagogue

Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties at Squirrel Hill synagogue

Eleven people have been killed, officials say, in a gun attack on a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes en route from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes en route from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

By Euan McKirdy, CNN Updated 0317 GMT (1117 HKT) October 29, 2018 (CNN)A Lion Air flight capable of carrying up to 189 passengers has crashed during a short flight from the Indonesian capital Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, according to Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency.

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Lion Air plane crash: Debris found in sea off Jakarta, Indonesia

Lion Air plane crash: Debris found in sea off Jakarta, Indonesia

By Euan McKirdy and Devianti Faridz, CNN Updated 0818 GMT (1618 HKT) October 29, 2018Jakarta (CNN)An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 189 people, including one child and two infants, has crashed into the sea close to the capital Jakarta, minutes after takeoff.The Lion Air flight JT 610 was carrying 181 passengers, as well as six crew members and two pilots, when it disappeared from radar during a short flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on Monday morning, according to Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (SAR).

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Dozens feared buried by ‘Rosita’ landslide in Mt. Province

Dozens feared buried by ‘Rosita’ landslide in Mt. Province

Nearly three dozen people were feared buried under a massive landslide unleashed Tuesday in the Mountain Province by Typhoon “Rosita” (international name “Yutu”), which killed four children and a man as it ripped across the disaster-prone nation.

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