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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) is searching for knowledge partners that can help this organization increasingly mainstream disaster risk management (DRM) in its projects.

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CEBU CITY, May 20 — The Cebu City government will hold a water summit on Thursday, May 21, to come up with a comprehensive action plan on the effects of El Niño.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, May 19 (PNA) — The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is looking into local production of autonomous reef monitoring structure (ARMS) devices used in assessing reef biodiversity so this agency can deploy these nationwide.

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By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 19 (PNA) – Alarmed by the strong earthquakes that killed thousands of people in Nepal, Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV proposes Senate inquiry to determine if Metro Manila is ready for massive quake.

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CEBU CITY, May 20 — Cebu is currently experiencing a below normal rainfall since the start of the year, a weather specialist said.

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By Keith Anthony S. Fabro

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 20 (PNA) — Over 50 members of a live-reef-food-fish trade association in the province sought to have an audience with Governor Jose Alvarez Monday to relate their opposition against the new seasonal control policy being imposed on them now by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) that he chairs.

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ILOILO CITY, May 19 — Councilor Nielex C. Tupas here was accepted as Fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education program and will leave for Harvard by the end of May.

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BRASILIA, May 19 — As a result of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing visit to Brazil, China and Brazil Tuesday signed a joint statement on addressing the climate change issue together for a common vision of sustainable development.

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WASHINGTON, May 19 — Modern humans have lighter bones than our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and researchers said Monday that may be due to the rise of agriculture and a corresponding fall in our mobility, rather than urbanization, nutrition or other factors.

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BERLIN, May 20 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany would increase its financial support to developing countries for addressing climate change.

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BEIJING, May 20 — The Chinese military's mouthpiece newspaper has warned of the possibility of "Western hostile forces" using the Internet to foment revolution in China.

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SYDNEY, May 20 — Sydney is trialing the use of recycled printing toner to build new roads, the Guardian Australia reported Wednesday.

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SYDNEY, May 20 — Archaeologists looking for crocodile fossils have instead found what they described as a "massive bed" of turtle fossils dating back 50 million years ago in the Queensland outback.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) — Who among you doesn’t have a mobile phone? And who among our readers doesn’t have a social networking account?

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NEW DELHI, May 20 — Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that at least two states in India were experiencing heat waves since yesterday, with temperatures in the capital soaring to 43 degree Celsius over the last few days.

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MOSCOW, May 20 — The range of the Buk-M3 anti-aircraft missile systems is 70 km – by 25 km more than of its predecessor, and by a number of parameters the new system has surpassed the long-range S-300 air defense missile system, a Russian Defense Ministry source told TASS on Wednesday.

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WELLINGTON, May 19 — Scientists have found evidence of the possibility of massive earthquakes capable of generating tsunamis in central New Zealand.

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By Leslie D. Venzon

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, May 19 (PNA) — Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will develop an action plan that will empower the small-scale producers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to expand internationally through the use of internet.

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MOSCOW, May 14 — The news that British singer Sarah Brightman postponed her plans to travel to the ISS as a space tourist will not affect the flight of Souyz TMA-18M spacecraft to the International Space Station in September, a source from the Russian space industry told Tass on Wednesday.

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MANDURRIAO, Iloilo City, May 14 — A young lady from the landlocked town of Lambunao, Iloilo working as a food court attendant at SM City Mall won many hearts on Wednesday when she saw fit to return a bagful of money to its rightful owner.

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