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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 26 — Lively dances and colorful floats thrilled thousands of spectators during the grand float parade and street dance competition over the weekend as part of this capital town's famed Bagoong Festival.

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Heavy snowstorm expected in NYC

MOSCOW, Jan. 26 — A fast-moving snowstorm is threatening to hit New York City on Monday and Thursday, raising safety concerns among the city authorities and prompting them to inform New York citizens about necessary precaution measures, according to the New York Times.

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MANILA, Jan. 26 — The grassroots campaign to avert a congressional move to lift the incineration ban under the Clean Air got a boost at a government-organized summit to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, another law that forbids the burning of trash.

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DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 26 — Silliman University and the Diocese of Dumaguete are jointly organizing a benefit interfaith concert dubbed "Amare et Servire" (Love and Service) on February 1 at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium.

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STA. ROSA CITY, Laguna, Jan. 26 — Sinalhan Elementary School dominated the street dancing competition besting eight other participants and bagged the championship prize at the 16th Sikhayan Festival held Sunday in this city.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) — The environment department and State-run Tarlac College of Agriculture (TCA) agreed collaborating on initiatives for promoting ecological solid waste management (SWM) nationwide.

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 — A blizzard of potentially historic magnitude will likely to bomb the Northeast Monday through Wednesday, U.S. National Weather Service warned on Sunday.

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China continues alert for smog

BEIJING, Jan. 26 — China's national observatory on Sunday continued a yellow alert for lingering smog in some northern and eastern regions.

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2 moderate quakes jolt Davao Oriental

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Two moderate earthquakes struck Davao Oriental province on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 26 — The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Department of Health–Cordillera Regional Office (DOH-CAR) recently conducted a national dissemination forum on the project “Cordillera-Wide Strengthening of the Local Health System for Effective and Efficient Delivery of Maternal and Child Health Services.”

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MOSCOW, Jan. 25 — The laboratory, which is located inland near Russia's Vostok Station in Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctic, will help scientists explore cosmic dust particles, the Russian online newspaper Gazeta.ru reported on Sunday.

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NEW YORK, Jan. 26 — New Yorkers are urged to prepare for a major snow storm as the National Weather Service on Sunday issued a blizzard watch for the greater New York City metropolitan area effective now through Tuesday night.

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By Haleem

KABUL, Jan. 26 (PNA/Xinhua) — For the impoverished people in this Afghan capital city, the cold winter has added to their suffering, forcing some of them to beg in the streets.

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MOSCOW, Jan. 25 –- Scientists say that the genetically-engineered bacteria that cannot survive without synthetic amino acids could offer clues as to how to prevent genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) from living outside intended area, RT reports.

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MANILA, Jan. 25 — A lawmaker is seeking the creation of a pollutant release and transfer registry to allow public access to data about the harmful chemicals produced by different industries.

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NEW DELHI, Jan. 25 — India and the US today achieved a breakthrough in operationalisation of the stalled nuclear deal in a major outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama here today.

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By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Jan 25 (PNA) — Satellite technology will help the Philippine government to deploy its free Wi-Fi spots project all over the country, said telecommunications technology research and consulting firm Northern Sky Research (NSR).

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ILOILO CITY, Jan. 26 — Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High School and Tatusan Festival from Caluya, Antique were adjudged over-all champions in the recently concluded Ati-Ati and Kasadyahan tribes competition in Dinagyang Festival 2015.

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MANILA, Jan. 25 — As the 14th anniversary of the signing of Republic Act No. 9003, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, is observed Monday, environmental leaders urged local and national government agencies to implement the law faithfully.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 25 — A lock of slain U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's hair and items connected to his assassination were sold at auction for 803,889 U.S. dollars on Saturday in Dallas, a city in the northern part of U.S. state of Texas.

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