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Attempts to split China risk ‘smashed’ bodies: Xi

Attempts to split China risk ‘smashed’ bodies: Xi

  President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder”, amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong. Xi issued the dire message during a weekend visit to Nepal, according to a foreign ministry statement released on Sunday. “Anyone who attempts to […]

Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35

Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 35 people. Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night, but brought hours of heavy rains even before it arrived, causing landslides and filling rivers until they burst their […]

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Loyal stray dog ‘Buboy’ honored with statue in Tarlac

“Buboy,” the stray dog dubbed as the Philippine version of the loyal Japanese Akita pet “Hachiko,” was honored with a statue at the Animal Pet Cemetery in Capas, Tarlac, months after his death. In a Facebook post, Animal Kingdom Foundation shared the “immortalized” figure of the famous dog erected on top of his grave built […]

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‘Hagibis’ leaves 19 dead in Japan

TOKYO (AP) – Helicopters, boats, and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan  to rescue people stranded in flooded homes as the death toll from ferocious typhoon “Hagibis” climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing yesterday. One woman fell to her death from a rescue helicopter. Public broadcaster NHK said 14 […]

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1 dead as ‘unprecedented’ typhoon ‘Hagibis’ nears Japan

  TOKYO, Japan (AFP) – Powerful typhoon “Hagibis” roared towards Japan’s coast yesterday, killing one person and bringing “unprecedented” downpours that prompted authorities to issue their highest-level rain disaster warning. More than 3.2 million people have been placed under non-compulsory evacuation orders as authorities warn of imminent flood and landslide danger after hours of torrential […]

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Live tarantulas, pythons seized in Marikina City

An Information Technology specialist has been arrested for alleged illegal possession and sale of live tarantulas and pythons worth at least P106,000 in Marikina City. Thirty-eight-year-old Rommel dela Cruz was allegedly selling the species to fund his travel as he starts a new job in Canada next month. He was apprehended last Oct. 9 following […]

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