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British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.

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Monsoon rains cause knee-deep floods in parts of Metro

Floods in some parts of Metro Manila were knee-deep Saturday, as heavy rains battered the capital region due to the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon.

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Ramco Systems wins multi-million-dollar software deal

AP Cargo Logistic Network Corp., Philippines’ leading domestic provider of express logistics for air cargo and other goods, today announced that it will implement Ramco Systems’ Logistics Software to streamline its freight operations nationwide.

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Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said.

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Light plane with 9 people aboard reported missing in Papua

A light commercial aircraft with nine people on board was reported missing Saturday in a mountainous region of Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, with officials sending a search party toward a possible crash site

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Last-minute technical problem delays NASA’s flight to sun

A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs Sending Clarkson, Korver and Thompson to Heat

The deal reportedly involves Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Korver and Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Hassan Whiteside of the Miami

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Canadian start-up to test hyperloop train

A Canadian company hoping to build what it bills as the future of public transportation will seek permits this week to set up a testing centre in central France for developing super-fast “hyperloop” trains.

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Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy.

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Malaysia shuts down Saudi-backed anti-terrorism center

Malaysia’s new government has shut down a Saudi-backed anti-terrorism center, just over a year after it was launched by the kingdom’s ruling monarch during a visit here last year.