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TROPICAL Depression “QUEENIE” was spotted at 60 km east northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move west at 24 kph. Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

California drought ignites ‘gold fever’

BRUCE Meyer had spent much of the morning on that first Sunday in August hunting for gold in the middle of the stream, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near Colfax. He showed off several shiny flakes in his pan, each about half the size of a grain of…
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Boy born with 8 limbs causes religious panic in India

HUNDREDS are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here. Some are even panicking and believe this is a sign of the end of the world. I have never seen anything like this in my whole career. That’s the scene reported by a public…

Girl, 8, ‘pushed’ into septic tank, dies

AN eight-year-old girl died after falling into a septic tank while playing with her three young neighbors inside the compound of a bus terminal Tuesday evening in Quezon City. The victim identified as Jasmin Longabela, Grade 1 pupil and a resident of No. 77 Lantana St., Brgy. Immaculate Concepcion, was…

Retailers urged to shun imported frozen meat

SEN. Cynthia Villar yesterday exhorted meat retailers and vendors against selling imported frozen meat in public markets as she commended the vigilance of authorities which led to the confiscation of the items. She expressed hope the seizure of imported frozen meat in various public markets during operations last Tuesday, would…
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