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World 19 Nov 2020 | 1:18 PM

Japan lawmakers declare climate emergency after govt sets zero emissions goal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese lawmakers on Thursday declared a climate emergency in a symbolic vote aimed at increasing pressure for action to combat global warming after the government last month committed to a firm timetable for net-zero emissions.

Philippines 18 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Govt rejects academic break amid floods and typhoons

Malacanang thumbed down calls for an academic break amid the spate of typhoons that visited the country, saying these “did not have much effect” on education since the primary mode of instruction is modular learning or online.