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China factory indexes ebb in new sign of economic weakness

HONG KONG — Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth.

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Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1

BEIJING — A state-run local news website says that a chemical factory has exploded in eastern China, killing one person just three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of safety regulations.

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Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

BEIJING — The death toll rose Monday to 158 from massive explosions of chemical warehouses in the Chinese port of Tianjin, where cleanup crews were grappling with cyanide contamination caused by the blasts.

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LPA, ITCZ to bring rains on Tuesday

MANILA -- Expect rains in most parts of the country including Metro Manila on Tuesday due to two weather system affecting the country, the weather bureau said.

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