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Boat bound for Camotes sinks off Ormoc

CEBU CITY (3rd Update) -- At least eight people have been reported dead after a motorized passenger banca bound for Camotes Island in Cebu sank off Ormoc, Leyte on Thursday, officials confirmed.

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DepEd, Phivolcs conduct forum on quake preparedness

PASIG CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Central College of the Philippines conducted Thursday a joint forum on earthquake safety and preparation.

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LPA now a tropical depression

MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) east of Luzon has developed into a tropical depression and was named 'Egay', the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Thursday.

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7 injured after explosion, fire at petroleum center

WEST POINT, Neb. — An explosion and fire at a northeast Nebraska petroleum distribution center left seven people injured Wednesday, two of them critically, officials said.

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Robber killed in shootout with ex-anchor's husband at motel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A cross-country road trip got derailed for a former CNN anchor and her husband after a would-be robber forced his way into their motel room and a shootout ensued.

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Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

SALT LAKE CITY — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay b

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