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Reassert our peace and human rights and resist authoritarian rule

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA), along with partners in the broad civil society and peace movement in the Philippines today join the world and the international community in celebrating the International Day of Peace (IDP) today that was declared by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 36/67 in 1981.

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India High Commission made demarche to Australian govt. about ‘offensive’ lamb ad

The High Commission of India in Australia (Canberra) “have made a demarche to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and Department of Agriculture bringing to their notice an offensive advertisement by Meat and Livestock Australia that hurt the religious sentiments of the Indian community”, according to its release.

Health group renews call for ouster of tobacco industry rep from tobacco control body

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, once again urges Congress to amend RA 9211 to specifically exclude the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) from sitting in the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco, the government body tasked by the said law to lead the implementation of tobacco control laws.

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DHL and Huawei Accelerate Inbound-to-manufacturing Logistics with Internet of Things Solution

DHL Supply Chain together with Huawei Technologies has launched a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application at an automotive site in Liuzhou, China. Leveraging existing infrastructure and limited investments, the implemented IoT solution is designed to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics, leading to significant improvements in inbound processing time at the site. The proof of concept will run until the end of September with 100 DHL drivers at a section with 30 docks.

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Swiss offer insect burgers of mealworm larvae

Swallow deeply, pinch the nose and repeat the mantra: “Tastes like beef, tastes likes beef.” Then bite into the burger of rice, chopped vegetables, spices and mealworm larvae.

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Mexico quake death toll jumps to 32

One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 15 people, toppling houses and businesses and sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away.

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Radio host Craig Carton arrested

Sports radio host Craig Carton was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges alleging he operated a Ponzi scheme and engaged in a ticket-selling scam that raised over $5 million, partly to repay millions of dollars in gambling debts.

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House passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed $7.9 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief as warring Republicans and Democrats united behind help for victims of that storm as an ever more powerful new hurricane bore down on Florida.