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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 17 (PNA) — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will hold, possibly this month, public consultations on its plan to advance nationwide implementation of Euro 4 motor vehicle emission standards.

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WASHINGTON, April 18 — Astronomers said Thursday they have for the first time found a planet roughly Earth's size that may have liquid water on its surface and thus, theoretically, be habitable.

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COTABATO CITY, April 17 — Military and police authorities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have vowed to support a common environmental project of two fraternities in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM), officials said Thursday.

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NEW YORK, April 18 — An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Balleny Islands region at 15:06:51 GMT Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 17 (PNA) — Bicolanos or the people of the Bicol region are informally dubbed as the most religious ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines with their deep influence from Spanish religious doctrines.

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CAMP MACABULOS, Tarlac City, April 16 –A notorious drug personality was arrested Tuesday by elements of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) in a buy-bust operation conducted in Barangay San Juan, this city.

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CANBERRA, April 16 — The Australian government will launch a new 13 million Australian dollars (USD 12.2 million) instrument which help astronomers to explore the origins of the Milky Way at the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) at Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced Wednesday.

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DAGUPAN CITY, April 16 — At least 20 street dancing groups that won in separate festivals will compete for the grand prize of P400,000 in the Festivals of the North set April 27 in the Dagupan Bangus Festival 2014.

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By Perla G. Lena

TACLOBAN CITY, April 16 (PNA) — Mayor Alfred Romualdez has accepted the invitation to be among the participants in the World Cities Summit (WCS) Mayors Forum hosted by Singapore on June 1-4 this year.

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HOUSTON, April 16 — British oil giant BP said Tuesday that the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations on a Louisiana shoreline affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf coast.

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LONDON, April 16 — Positron emission tomography (PET), a functional brain imaging technique, could be a promising tool for determining which severely brain-damaged individuals have the potential to recover consciousness, a new research published on Wednesday in a British medical journal suggests.

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By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, April 16 (PNA) — Some 150 participants consisting of local government officials and disaster risk reduction managers from the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor attended the Central Visayas leg of the ongoing information campaign on disaster preparedness conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at the Crown Regency Residency in Cebu City.

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MANILA, April 16 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is calling for more disaster response leaders as the country grapples with the increasing frequency of natural calamities.

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LOS BAŇOS, Laguna April 16 — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) reported on Wednesday at its headquarters here its milestone in marking the 150th harvest of its Long-Term Continuous Cropping Experiment (LTCCE), the world's longest-running rice research project.

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LJUBLJANA, April 16 — Slovenia is collecting weather measurements received directly from planes crossing the country's air space, which has made short-term accurate weather forecast possible, Slovenian Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON, April 14 (Xinhua) — Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier and more aggressive against their spouses, according to a new U.S. study released Monday.

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COTABATO CITY, April 15 — Two prominent fraternities here have joined the undertaking of saving the remaining forest covers of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), particularly in Maguindanao province, under the “Adopt-A-Mountain” project.

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By Jaimee Mauricio

BATANGAS CITY, April 15 (PNA) – – Batangas police continued their investigation on Tuesday following the discovery of five dead male bodies inside an owner type jeep in Ticub Village in Laurel, Batangas early morning Monday.

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HONGKONG, April 15 (Xinhua)– An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted 71km W of Iquique, Chile at 16:09:34 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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TACLOBAN CITY, April 15 — A top United Nations official in the Philippines vowed to support the expansion of mobile registration project in all areas pounded by super typhoon Yolanda.

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