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South Korea expanded its ban on Japanese fisheries products on Friday over fears of contamination from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, accusing Tokyo of not providing enough information on the crisis. Consumption of fish products in South Korea has dropped sharply in recent weeks as Japanese workers struggle to contain…

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NASA hopes to unravel more of the Moon’s mysteries on Friday by launching an unmanned mission to study its atmosphere, the US space agency’s third such probe in five years. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (Ladee) is to launch on Friday at 11:27 p.m. aboard a Minotaur V…

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal must quell a double-edged assault from masters of the dying art of the single-handed backhand if they are to set up a blockbuster US Open final. The world’s top two men have comfortably been the best players at the tournament with Djokovic dropping just one…

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NANNING, CHINA: Compared to other international “cities of charm” in China and in the the Southeast Asia (Asean), the province of Isabela boasts agricultural success as the top corn producer and rice supplier of the country, which provides for the province’s better pitch in investment opportunities. Inside the Philippine booth…

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World powers discussed the Syria crisis over dinner at the G20 summit but failed to bridge deeply entrenched divisions over a US push for military action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. As tensions over the Syrian conflict threatened to torpedo the working schedule of the G20 summit outside St. Petersburg,…

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US Senator John McCain lost the White House in 2008 and spent much of the next five years clashing with Barack Obama. Yet within the space of a few days the former fighter pilot has become the president’s wingman on Syria. As Washington contemplates war, McCain has emerged as the…

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Expect light rains over some parts of Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across these areas, the state weather forecaster said on Friday. In its advisory, Pagasa said that Palawan, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Caraga and Davao regions will experience cloudy skies with light to…

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A security guard was killed after two suspects attempted to rob the gasoline station he was guarding at Barangay Soro-Soro Karsada in Batangas City on Thursday night. Sr. Supt. Nicolas Torre, Batangas City Chief of Police, identified the victim as Rolando Caritos, a native of Barangay Palingon, Calamba City, Laguna…

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Egypt’s cabinet vowed on Thursday to strike terrorism with “an iron hand,” hours after Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt in a bomb explosion in eastern Cairo. “The cabinet will hit those who are playing with the nation’s security with an iron hand until security returns across the…