Thousands join Int’l Coastal Cleanup Day in Manila

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Thousands join Int’l Coastal Cleanup Day in Manila 

150919114043Thousands of volunteers from various government agencies, universities and colleges in Metro Manila join Saturday’s (Sept. 19, 2015) 30th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) event to remove trash from the shores of Manila Bay. The ICC is a global event initiated by the Ocean Conservancy, a non-government organization based in Washington D.C., United States. It aims to engage people to remove trash from beaches and waterways around the world. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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Air France-KLM passenger traffic up 2.1% in October

November 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on Air France-KLM passenger traffic up 2.1% in October 

PARIS, Nov. 13 — Passenger traffic of Air France-KLM, Europe's leading airline, grew by 2.1 percent in October compared with the same month last year, the group said on Wednesday.

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Ellen DeGeneres writing interior design book

November 13, 2014 by · Comments Off on Ellen DeGeneres writing interior design book 

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 — Popular TV host Ellen DeGeneres is preparing an interior design book to be released next year.

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Gene test may identify kidney transplant rejection — study

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Gene test may identify kidney transplant rejection — study 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 — U.S. researchers said Tuesday they have developed a potential gene test for identifying acute rejection in kidney transplant patients, a finding that could eventually replace the need for biopsies.

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Chinese yuan weakens to 6.1428 against USD

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Chinese yuan weakens to 6.1428 against USD 

BEIJING, Nov. 12 — The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 15 basis points to 6.1428 against the U.S. dollar in its central parity rate on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

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Lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years

October 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on Lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 — Lung cancers can lie dormant for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive form of the disease, according to a study published Thursday in the U.S. journal Science.

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House prices remain stable in eurozone

October 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on House prices remain stable in eurozone 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 10 — House prices remained stable in the euro area and rose by 1.7 percent in the wider European Union (EU) in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, Eurostat announced Thursday.

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Tibet hosts record number of holiday tourists

October 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on Tibet hosts record number of holiday tourists 

LHASA, Oct. 9 — Tibet saw a record influx of 740,000 tourists during the National Day holiday, said the regional tourism bureau on Wednesday.

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