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Relief begins in Japan as 3,000 people displaced in quake

TOKYO -- Emergency relief supplies have been sent to Tottori Prefecture and surrounding areas in western Japan following a magnitude 6.6 earthquake striking the region Friday, local government officials said on Saturday.

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Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the w

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Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon's path in southern China

BEIJING -- Typhoon Haima (Lawin in the Philippines) forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and ki

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US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Navy warship on Friday passed through waters claimed by China near disputed islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Department said, drawing Chinese condemnation.

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Pregnant Cebuana teen's body found in Argao

THE body of the 16-year-old girl who allegedly committed suicide was found on the seashore of a beach resort in Argao at 7:00 a.m. today, Saturday.

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Half a million children need aid in Haiti

UNITED NATIONS -- More than half a million Haitian children were in need of humanitarian assistance after the small island country was devastated by Hurricane Matthew on October 4, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.

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Cagayan governor appeals for assistance in wake of 'Lawin' devastation

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- Cagayan Governor Manuel Màmba has called on the national government for assistance in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Lawin.

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