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Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil was to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow Monday, seeking ways of ending the 28-month Syrian conflict after clashes with rebels left dozens dead. Deadly violence raged across Syria on Sunday as regime shelling killed at least 18 civilians in the northwest…

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AT LEAST 47 people were killed and almost 300 injured when two shallow earthquakes struck northwest China early Monday, an official told Agence France-Presse, as rescuers battled to reach survivors in the remote, mountainous area.”More than 21,000 buildings were severely damaged and more than 1,200 have collapsed,” said the official…

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The Department of Trade and Industry provided three small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Misamis Oriental with facilities and equipment to further increase production capabilities and aid SMEs in the area. A part of their shared services facilities (SSF) program, the agency said that the three are only a part…

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Three New People’s Army rebels have surrendered separately to the Philippine military in the southern region of Mindanao, officials said on Monday. Officials said two rebels—Elizar Tabon and Mario Peding—surrendered in the town of Glan in Sarangani province, while the other Gilbert Meniano, yielded in Tago town in Surigao province.…

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Japan’s ruling coalition pledged on Monday that it would push on with rebuilding the economy and turning the corner on two lost decades after securing a handsome majority in weekend upper house polls. Party leaders said the victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner…

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TWO shallow earthquakes shook northwest China on Monday, seismologists said, with unconfirmed reports of three people killed in the hard-to-reach area. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the initial 5.9 magnitude quake hit at 7:45 am, with its epicenter 151 kilometers west of Beidao in Gansu province at a depth…

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At least 19 dead in twin China quakes: government official At least 19 people were killed when two shallow earthquakes struck northwest China early Monday, a local government official told Agence France-Presse (AFP) as rescuers battled to reach survivors. The US Geological Survey said the initial 5.9 magnitude quake hit…

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The Philippine government, with the help of the government of Japan, has allotted P4.4 billion for agricultural development programs in Mindanao, boosting efforts in alleviating poverty and ensuring peace in the region. Dubbed as the “Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (Minsaad),” the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to…