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Boracay to form chain of lights, appeal vs planned shutdown

RESIDENTS, hotels, restaurants and other establishments on Boracay Island will turn off their lights Saturday evening, March 17, and form a chain of lights along the beach to show the government how the resort island would look if closed.

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Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits

BEIJING -- Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

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Snow science: Crystal clues to climate change, watersheds

HIGHMOUNT, N.Y. -- Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue.

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Asean leaders gather for first Australia summit

CANBERRA, Australia -- Southeast Asian leaders started gathering Friday for their first summit in Australia as the regional neighbors look for closer economic and security links and the host prime minister warned against trade protectionism.

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Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

LONDON -- Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday.

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49 dead as Bangladesh plane crashes in Nepal airport

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A plane crash at Nepal's main airport killed 49 people among the 71 on board, police said Tuesday, and an investigation was ordered into the cause of the crash, which occurred after seeming confusion over the landing direction

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US officials: No more conditions set on North Korea talks

TRUMP administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation's leaders beyond the North's promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly cri

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China lawmakers abolish presidential term limits

CHINA'S rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday, March 11, passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.

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