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Rescuers search for 8 climbers missing in the Himalayas

World Rescuers search for 8 climbers missing in the Himalayas An Indian rescue team has been sent to search for eight missing climbers who had been trying to climb the summit of Nanda Devi, the second-highest peak in India, and were probably hit by a large avalanche, officials said. The …

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An angry Pacquiao awaits Thurman

Keith Thurman could be facing an angry Manny Pacquiao when the two World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champions clash to decide who between them is the rightful owner of the 147-pound belt. “I’ll teach him how a 40-year-old fighter fights,” Pacquiao, described as the regular WBA champion, kept on murmuring …

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PH-Japan ties stronger – Palace

The partnership between the Philippines and Japan is on “an even stronger footing,” Malacañang said on Saturday, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s four-day working visit to Tokyo. Duterte arrived in Manila on Saturday after his successful participation at Nikkei’s 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, where he …

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Comelec studying sale of VCMs

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said they would be figuring out how to recover the value of the 92,000 VCMs, first used in the 2016 elections on a lease contract with Smartmatic. MANILA, Philippines — After President Duterte’s criticism of Smartmatic, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is now looking at the …

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‘Speakership race now a free-for-all’

“In this free-for-all contest, we could be the swing vote,” Romero said, referring to the 54-member Party-List Coalition, of which he is president. MANILA, Philippines — The speakership race will be a bruising fight among several supporters of President Duterte, a senior party-list lawmaker said yesterday. “The race is now …

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Japan reiterates strengthening ties with Philippines

President Duterte disembarks from a plane at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City early yesterday after a successful working visit to Japan. TOKYO – After meeting with President Duterte here last Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to continue supporting the Duterte administration’s infrastructure, peace and development efforts and …

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Rains seen greeting students on school opening

PAGASA said an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will prevail over Mindanao and affect the rest of the country, including Metro Manila. MANILA, Philippines — Rains will greet students on the opening of classes tomorrow, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. PAGASA said an intertropical convergence zone …

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Hong Kong electronic waste to be shipped back

Electronic waste is considered one of the most dangerous types of garbage as it does not only affect the environment, but also people’s health. MANILA, Philippines — The country will again mark another victory in the “battle” against imported garbage as a container van loaded with electronic waste will be …

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