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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 — George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are not planning to adopt a child despite reports claiming otherwise.

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WARSAW, Nov. 20 — Polish scientist, PhD Eng. Marek Krzaczek from Gdansk Polytechnic Institute has invented a pioneer heating system which allows to heat building in winter using the heat accumulated in the ground during summer, Polish Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

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DASOL, Pangasinan, –Dasol Mayor Noel Nacar, president of the Pangasinan Mayor's League, reaffirmed his previous stand opposing any form of mining, including the putting up of fish cages in his town, in a bid to protect the quality of salt being produced in Dasol.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 21 — A Nepal government official said on Thursday that 700 Nepali journalists and 276 others from other countries have registered to cover the 18th SAACC Summit which will be held in Nepal's capital city Kathmandu in the last week of November.

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LAOAG CITY, Nov. 20 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) will launch the biggest gathering for the youth in North and Central Luzon to create young leaders for climate change on Nov. 28-30, 2014 in Baguio City.

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VIENNA, Nov. 21 — The year 2014 could be the warmest year for Austria since temperature recordings first began, the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said in a press release Thursday.

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BUGALLON, Pangasinan, Nov. 20 –A dragon boat race along the Agno River is set on Nov. 27 to spice up the weeklong Bugallon town fiesta.

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CITY OF ILAGAN, Nov. 20 — The 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based at the town of Gamu is set to change leadership on Saturday.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the richter scale hit the Myanmar-India border region early Friday morning.

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 — Growing frost-resistant crops, particularly barley, enabled humans to establish permanent settlements at high altitudes on the Tibetan Plateau, also known as the "roof of the world," about 3,600 years ago, researchers from China, Britain and the U.S. said Thursday.

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JIUQUAN, Gansu, Nov. 20 — China sent the Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite into a scheduled orbit at 3:12 p.m. on Thursday from the Jiuquan satellite launch center.

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LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Nov. 20 –"Running Priest" Fr. Roberto P. Reyes has urged local officials and residents here to stop the cutting of more trees in favor of a solar power farm being built in Currimao town, about 25 kms from this city.

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Nov. 20 — Brown rice (BR) is healthier than white rice. With a simple germination process, the staple grain can even enhance the health-promoting properties of Brown rice, scientists said.

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MADRID, Nov. 21 — The Duchess of Alba, a Spanish noble who is known for having more titles than anyone else on earth, died of pneumonia on Thursday at the age of 88.

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LONDON, Nov. 20 — The Sun may be playing a part in the generation of lightning strikes on Earth by temporarily "bending" the Earth's magnetic field, allowing a shower of energetic particles to enter the upper atmosphere, scientists reported Wednesday in an British journal.

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By Digna D. Banzon

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 20 (PNA) — The Davao ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Council in collaboration with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines will launch the DigiBayanihan here on Friday.

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BEIJING, Nov. 21 — Beijing and its neighboring regions will get a break from the pollution as a cold front is expected to sweep across the region from Friday, dispersing the lingering smog.

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Science museum goes mobile

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Nov. 20 — The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) brings rice learning experience closer to the public through a mobile museum that will be launched on November 21 at the Rizal Park in Ermita, Manila.

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By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 20 (PNA) -– The regional office for Bicol of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered a region-wide crackdown on fishponds that illegally encroach on protected foreshore sites.

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said on Thursday that Africa needs a green, clean industrialization that leapfrogs outdated, polluting processes and platforms and benefits from new technologies.

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