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WELLINGTON, Jan. 28 — A rare white humpback whale spotted in the Cook Strait, between the North and South islands, had been confirmed as Migaloo, the Department of Conservation (DOC) said Thursday.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Who are you wearing?

You may have noticed that in the fashion industry, the usual question goes "Who are you wearing?" instead of "What are you wearing?"

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LONDON, Jan. 29 — By mastering the classic strategy game Go, the deep-learning computer program developed by Google's London-based subsidiary, DeepMind, has demonstrated a major step forward in artificial intelligence (AI).

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1,700 farmers to join DA forum

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 — About 1,700 farmers are expected to attend a stakeholders' meeting and farmers' forum on Friday at the Albay Astrodome here.

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 — The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold a day of remembrance on Thursday for the seven crewmembers who died in the crash of the Challenger space shuttle 30 years ago.

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MANILA, Jan. 28 – Three centenarians of Makati received Php 100,000 each as cash gift from the city government, Acting Makati Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña said on Thursday.

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BEIJING, Jan. 28 — The Shakespeare Lives program, sponsored by the British Council and the Great Britain campaign, was launched in Beijing on Thursday.

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MANILA, Jan. 28 — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT)-Philippines will organize the 2016 National Leadership Training and Seminar from Feb. 19 to 21 at the Baguio Teachers Camp (BTC) in Baguio City.

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Cold snap hits south China's Guangxi

NANNING, Jan. 28 — A rare cold snap swept across south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, affecting more than 220,000 people and damaging crops, local government said on Wednesday.

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MANILA, Jan. 28 — A few days before the culmination of the 2nd commemoration of January as Zero Waste Month, green groups prepare to close the month with a big call to every Filipino to go for zero waste.

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SYDNEY, Jan. 28 — Australia's Great Barrier Reef may have avoided a significant bleaching event this year, however it is not out of the woods just yet, a government minister said Thursday.

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 28 — A multi-sectoral clean-up day will be conducted in the province next week as part of the activities in support of the Zero Waste Month celebration.

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ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas (Region 6) is pushing for a holistic approach in addressing various environmental issues in the region.

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MANILA, Jan 21 — Leading outsourcing services provider TELUS International Philippines (TIP) has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 National Outstanding Volunteer Award for an Organization, the only Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company to win the Search for Outstanding Volunteers.

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ILOILO CITY, Jan 21 — The National Youth Commission will hold its first consultative meeting for the drafting of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 10742, or the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 in this city on Jan. 30, 2016.

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MANILA, Jan 21 — Guided by its vision to transform lives through affordable high quality education, Ayala-led APEC Schools announced that it is offering 3,500 seats for free to public school Grade 10 graduates entering Senior High School.

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MANILA, Jan. 21 – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday the route of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach's victory parade set on January 25.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Jan. 20 (PNA) — Experts are discussing in Metro Manila ways of meeting challenges to irrigation across Asia to help make this region water- and food-secure.

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HANGZHOU, Jan. 21 — A Chinese enamel manufacturer claimed it has invented a new construction material that turns the exterior of buildings into air purifiers.

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2015 warmest year on record

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 — Last year was the planet's warmest year since modern record keeping began in 1880, two major US government agencies responsible for monitoring global climate trends said Wednesday.

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