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LONDON, Feb. 24 — Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hold a celebration for the Chinese lunar new year in London on Monday night, with about 500 people from political and business circle attending.

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DENVER, United States, Feb. 24 — Skies in Denver, the capital city of the U.S. state of Colorado, began clearing Monday after two days of relentless snowfall and freezing temperatures that caused multiple car wrecks, airport cancellations and school closures throughout the region.

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BEIJING, Feb. 24 — China's mobile-based online games grew rapidly last year, powering growth in the country's game industry, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has said.

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PYONGYANG, Feb. 23 — The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was hit by a sandstorm on Sunday, with weather forecasters saying the storm, the first of its kind so far this year, will weaken Monday afternoon.

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NEW YORK, Feb. 23 — A 6.3-magnitude quake jolted 218km southwest of Tomatlan, Mexico at 14:23:13 GMT on Sunday, no casualties or damages have yet been reported.

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NAIROBI, Feb. 24 — Countries in the Horn of Africa region will share knowledge and best practices on metrology in order to respond effectively to climatic vagaries like droughts and floods, officials said on Monday.

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Feb. 23 — Madkahuna, a water sports gear manufacturer based in Quezon City, donated for the third time custom-made rash guards for the use of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) marine park rangers.

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By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan & Antonette B. Tagnipez

MANILA, Feb. 22 (PNA) – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) said that the country is expected to experience the dry or summer season starting end of March of this year.

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MANILA, Feb. 22 – A total of 50 truckloads or 365 cubic meters of garbage were collected from the "esteros" or waterways of the cities of Manila and Pasay by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in the first week of the agency’s “3-in-1 Estero Blitz” program.

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NASA astronauts complete spacewalk

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 — American astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts have completed their spacewalk, NASA reported Saturday.

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China on blue alert for blizzard

BEIJING, Feb. 22 — China's weather observatory on Sunday issued a heavy snowstorm blue alert for the country's northeast regions.

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Geological disasters kill 349 in 2014

BEIJING, Feb. 22 — Geological disasters in China caused 349 deaths and 51 are unaccounted for in 2014, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources.

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MOSCOW, Feb. 22 — The Philadelphia-based Barnes Foundation has discovered two unfinished sketches by Paul Cezanne on the back of his watercolors that the museum took down from its gallery for conservation work, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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MANILA, Feb. 22 — International balladeer David Pomeranz, the voice behind the hit songs “Got to Believe in Magic” and “King and Queen of Hearts,” will be at Quezon City Hall on Tuesday for a post-Valentine concert.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 — A pair of U.S. astronauts successfully completed the first of three spacewalks on Saturday, installing over 100 meters of cable outside the International Space Station as part of a preparation for future arrivals of American commercial crew spacecraft.

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BEIJING, Feb. 22 — A 5-magnitude earthquake hit Shawan County, Tacheng Prefecture of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 2:42 p.m. on Sunday, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 20 — The United States Agency for International Development-Encourage Global Anticorruption and Good Governance (USAID-ENGAGE) is organizing a two-day Women’s Conference and a summit for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in this city.

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ATHENS, Feb. 20 — Greeks woke up on Thursday to a heavy blanket of snow and below freezing temperatures due to overnight snowfall.

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MANILA, Feb. 20 — Cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers will be experienced Friday in some parts Luzon and Eastern Visayas due to two weather systems affecting the country.

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