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A YEAR ago, in February, 2016, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew south by eastern South Korea, over Japan’s Okinawa, and landed in the Pacific Ocean near Batanes in the Philippines. It was supposed to be a test of a rocket to put a satellite in orbit. But the United Nations saw it as a test of ballistic missile technology, which is banned under UN Security Council resolutions.

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Innovation is a term that gets thrown a lot these days. We hear about a lot of young people with great, innovative ideas on how to improve aspects of our modern lives. Many of them have a vision of how to harness technology to improve our quality of life.

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THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the closure of 23 mining firms and the suspension of five others for violations of environmental laws and regulations. As in all such major government actions, there are pros and cons that the government must now consider in the national interest.

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The demand for a sign

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The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore.

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Photos of the Titanic were recently found as part of a private auction. These were taken by the ship’s chief electrical engineers before it left Belfast shipyard. The photos showed 30-foot-long black marks along the front
right-hand side of the hull, where the ship’s lining was pierced by the iceberg.

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Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Thursday confirmed that Duterte granted the request of bloggers to occasionally cover Palace events like press briefings and presidential activities.

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