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HANGZHOU, July 23 — A total of 1,477 tourists on an island in east China's Zhejiang Province have been evacuated as Typhoon Matmo approaches, local authorities said.

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LEGAZPI CITY, July 23 — The United Nations (UN) has chosen the province of Albay, which is often visited by typhoons, as its global model in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate-change adaptation (CCA).

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TOKYO, July 23 — At least three people have died and over 3,000 were hospitalized over the past week in Japan due to an extremely hot weather. This was reported by the Main firefighting directorate of Japan, which also acts as a ministry of emergencies and first aid.

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BAGUIO CITY, July 23 -– The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously bringing in Science and Technology (S&T) innovations and technology transfer assistance to boost their competitiveness in preparation for the ASEAN Integration 2015.

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By Villamor Visaya Jr

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 24 (PNA)-Local officials are upbeat on the tourism prospects in the province as National Museum scientists, archaeologists and researchers have recently found almost-intact body of a rhinoceros, other fossils and artifacts in the upland Sitio Greenhills, San Pedro, Rizal in Kalinga province.

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By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, July 23 (PNA)— This year, Eid’l Fitr Festival formally ends on July 28 for the Ramadan for Muslims around the world .

This means the culmination of Ramadan fasting to give way to activities such as visiting family and friends, partaking on traditional sweet dishes,giving gifts, using perfume, wearing new clothes and musical performances or cultural and art activities.

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By Huang Leyi, Yu Fei

BEIJING, July 23 (PNA/Xinhua) — China's lunar probe, Chang'e-5, will be launched around 2017 and its mission to collect samples from the moon and return to earth is the most challenging yet, according to Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar exploration program.

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By Nanette L. Guadalquiver

BACOLOD CITY, July 22 (PNA) – At least 60 houses in two coastal towns in southern Negros Occidental were either destroyed or damaged by strong winds Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON, July 22 — Last month was the hottest June since record keeping began in 1880, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday.

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BEIJING, July 22 — The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has signed an agreement with Venezuela for in-orbit delivery of a second remote sensing satellite for the country, the company said on Tuesday.

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By Nanette L. Guadalquiver

BACOLOD CITY, July 22 (PNA) – The mountain municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto in Negros Occidental has been tapped by the SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), the socio-civic arm of the SM Group of Companies, as its partner in the “Grow a Million Trees” program.

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By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — Various Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be assisted by scientists of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the upcoming National Science Week to be held on July 24-28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

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By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo has reaffirmed the decision on fast-tracking the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) as it hit the second year, after the equipment’s inception on July 6, 2012.

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By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) –Telecommunications (Telco) leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has beefed up its network infrastructure to continue giving optimum services even during disturbances in the weather.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — Government enhanced its National Ecosavers Program (NEP) to better promote solid waste management and address the projected 40 percent increase in waste generation nationwide in the next decade.

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BEIJING, July 22 — Eighteen scholars from 15 countries including the United States and France on Tuesday completed a research visit in Beijing for overseas Sinologists.

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BEIJING, July 22 — Typhoon Matmo will make a landfall in the eastern Chinese mainland on Wednesday after sweeping across Taiwan on Tuesday night, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast.

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ILOILO CITY, July 22 — To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, the Department of Tourism Region VI will have a short program to pay tribute to one of the country’s revolutionists for Philippine Independence tomorrow, July 23, 2014, 2:00 P.M. at Shoemart (SM) City Iloilo Event Center, Mandurriao,Iloilo City.

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ATHENS, July 22 — With six out of 10 Greek citizens recycling waste on a daily basis in recent years, the percentage has increased dramatically after the start of the debt crisis which has affected the country since 2009, according to the results of a survey published on Monday.

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DUMAGUETE CITY, July 22 -– The city government of Dumaguete will launch Wednesday its latest tourism attraction dubbed “Dive Dumaguete” with the reopening of the Banilad Marine Sanctuary in Barangay Banilad.

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