Japan voices concerns over China naval ships' recent moves

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan voices concerns over China naval ships' recent moves 

TOKYO, June 17 — Japan's government expressed increasing concerns on Friday about "escalating" moves by Chinese warships, following recent repeated entries into Japanese territorial waters, or those nearby.

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DOT-Bicol says Catanduanes’ tourism industry showing more vigor

February 16, 2016 by · Comments Off on DOT-Bicol says Catanduanes’ tourism industry showing more vigor 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 15 (PNA) — With an increase of 19.77 percent in tourist arrivals in the third quarter of last year compared to the same period in 2014, the tourism industry in the Bicol island-province of Catanduanes is showing more vigor, according to the regional office of the Department of Tourism (DOT) here.

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Fed halts new offshore fracking permits off California coast

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Fed halts new offshore fracking permits off California coast 

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — On Friday, federal regulators agreed on a pair of settlements that will halt new permits for offshore fracking off the coast of California, pending an environmental impact assessment.

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Feature: Forester seeks greater use of wood to protect forests in postwar Japan

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Forester seeks greater use of wood to protect forests in postwar Japan 

KIHOKU, Japan, July 26 — Toru Hayami does not conceal his excitement when he talks about his "forest of 400 years" in Kihoku town in the central Japan prefecture of Mie.

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ITCZ to bring rains over Mindanao; new LPA may enter PAR this weekend

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on ITCZ to bring rains over Mindanao; new LPA may enter PAR this weekend 

MANILA, June 24 — Most parts of Mindanao will continue to experience cloudy skies with rains due to the presence of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Wednesday.

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Chill out in Eastern Samar’s hidden paradiseNiza April M. Porteza

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chill out in Eastern Samar’s hidden paradiseNiza April M. Porteza 

ORAS, Eastern Samar, April 28 –Summer vacation is one of the best time to chill out, relax and restrain stress, in which beaches are the most visited place because of its soothing view and cool wind caressing your skin.

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Russian warships holding live fire drills in Pacific Ocean

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russian warships holding live fire drills in Pacific Ocean 

MOSCOW, April 13 — Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet's press service said that Russian anti-ship vessels are conducting live torpedo and artillery drills in the Pacific Ocean.

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Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year 

QUITO, Feb. 24 — The Ecuadorian authorities reported Monday the South American country's police have seized a total of 13.29 tons of narcotics in nationwide operations so far this year, way more than the 2.53 tons seized in the same period in 2014.

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Second floodgate installed in Panama Canal expansion project

January 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Second floodgate installed in Panama Canal expansion project 

PANAMA CITY, Jan. 3 — Workers Friday installed the second floodgate as part of the ongoing expansion of the Panama Canal.

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Eastern Samar LGUs asked to designate alternative evacuation centers

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Eastern Samar LGUs asked to designate alternative evacuation centers 

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 4 -– The Eastern Samar provincial disaster and risk reduction management (PDRRM) council asked local government units (LGUs) to designate alternative evacuation centers as typhoon "Ruby" threatens to make landfall in the province.

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