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  • Antarctic glacier thinning more rapidly than thought: study

    Antarctic glacier thinning more rapidly than thought: study

    Oct 26, 2016 10:39
    A large glacier in West Antarctica lost up to half a kilometer in thickness in seven years, thinning more quickly than scientists thought possible, according to a study released Tuesday. The Smith Glacier, spilling into the Amundsen Sea, shed up to …

  • Autism study shows lasting benefits of early interaction

    Autism study shows lasting benefits of early interaction

    Oct 26, 2016 10:36
      A year-long training program to help parents communicate with their very young autistic children reduced symptoms of the disorder up to six years later, according to a follow-up analysis released Wednesday. Children were less impaired in their ability to communicate, and …

  • Kerry: US, Vietnam committed to rule of law in South China Sea

    Kerry: US, Vietnam committed to rule of law in South China Sea

    Oct 26, 2016 10:25
    WASHINGTON  — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and Vietnam share a commitment to rule of law in the disputed South China Sea. Kerry was speaking ahead of talks Tuesday with a top figure in Vietnam's ruling communist party, …

  • Former WWII comfort women ask Duterte to raise their plight with Japan’s Abe

    Former WWII comfort women ask Duterte to raise their plight with Japan’s Abe

    Oct 26, 2016 10:21
    By Xinhua MANILA -- Filipino "comfort women" urged President Rodrigo Duterte to raise their plight in his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "At least mention the comfort women," said Rechilda Extremadura, executive director of Lila Pilipina, an organization of World …

  • Ombudsman gets P7-M UK aid to continue anti-graft drive

    Ombudsman gets P7-M UK aid to continue anti-graft drive

    Oct 26, 2016 10:20
    The British government has extended anew its financial aid to the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) to support the latter's anti-corruption drive to help spur the economic and social development of the country. British Ambassador to Manila Asif Ahmad and Ombudsman …

  • Spinal muscles in astronauts shrink after months in space — study

    Spinal muscles in astronauts shrink after months in space — study

    Oct 26, 2016 10:16
    WASHINGTON -- Astronauts on long space missions experience a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, and they don't return to normal even after several weeks back on Earth, US researchers said Tuesday. The study, funded by the US space agency …

  • Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

    Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

    Oct 26, 2016 09:57
    The Vatican on Tuesday urged Catholics not to scatter the ashes of the dead after cremation and instead to store them in places approved by the Church. The new guidelines published by the Church also say that the ashes of the …

  • Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

    Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

    Oct 26, 2016 02:06
    The Vatican on Tuesday, October 25, published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place. The new instructions were released just …

  • Poll shows young Americans across racial lines going for Clinton

    Poll shows young Americans across racial lines going for Clinton

    Oct 26, 2016 00:05
    Washington, DC, United States – Young Americans across races and ethnicities are now more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump for president, and to say the former secretary of state will help people like them, a new GenForward …

  • Importance of enhanced diplomatic ties among neighboring nations cited

    Importance of enhanced diplomatic ties among neighboring nations cited

    Oct 26, 2016 00:05
    Tokyo, Japan – Improvement in diplomatic relations among “neighboring nations” is desirable in principle. Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper stressed this in the wake of President Duterte’s pivot to China. “But if they disrespect the rule of law for the sake of narrow …