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DAMASCUS: A missile strike near Syria’s biggest city Aleppo killed 26 people and government warplanes pounded Qusayr as a regime offensive to retake the town entered its third week. Regime opponents also suffered a blow when one of the main groups in the National Coalition withdrew from the bloc, denouncing…

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TOKYO: South African President Jacob Zuma called on Tuesday for dialogue in his country’s troubled mining sector the day after a union leader was shot dead following a series of strikes. The industry, which brings in around 60 percent of export earnings and accounts for a fifth of Africa’s largest…

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The value of construction from approved building permits for the first quarter of 2013 rose to P58.6 billion, data from the National Statistics Office (NSO) showed. The first-quarter figure was higher compared to the P49.2 billion recorded during the same quarter of 2012. The data also said that by type…

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Given the pressure from the tumbling of US and Asian markets and peso depreciation, stock investors continued to take profits on Tuesday that pushed the index below 6,600 points. Harry Liu, president of Summit Securities Inc., said that the market slide was caused by investors taking their profits and “sheer…

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Publicly listed PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC) has secured the approval of the Department of Energy (DOE) for the commerciality of its 50-megawatt (MW) Nabas wind power project in Aklan. Following other power firms that applied for the wind Feed-in-Tariff (FIR) contracts, PetroEnergy brings to four the number of service contractors…

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WHEN budgets are tight and homeowners feel squeezed by higher electric bills, there may be a simple solution: Put the house on an energy “diet.” Here are some helpful tips: • Install new bulbs and dimmers. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, approved LED bulbs offer similar light quality…

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HOW much do you know about the honey bear bottle in your pantry? With recent confusion over pollen and filtration, the National Honey Board (NHB) wants to clarify any misconceptions surrounding this natural ingredient with harvesting, filtration and nutrition facts about honey. With more than 300 varietals of honey in…

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NINA Smith is one of the approximately 25 to 30 million Americans with a rare disease. She lives with hereditary angioedema (HAE), which causes painful, unpredictable and potentially life-threatening swelling attacks throughout her body, including her arms, legs, face, abdomen and upper airway. People like Nina often struggle for years…

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WE all reflect on how the women in our lives are so important to us and our families. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and the National Breast Cancer Foundation are working together to raise awareness and encourage all women to understand the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The…

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US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. went to Zamboanga recently to meet with youth groups and launch three new projects to promote good governance; improve education and maternal healthcare services for Mindanao residents; and offer new opportunities for Mindanao youth. Thomas said that the launch of the projects reaffirms US commitment…