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An investigation into the deaths is ongoing.
Over the course of just five days, three Americans died while staying at two adjacent resort properties in the Dominican Republic.On May 25, Miranda Schaup-Werner, a 41-year-old woman from Pennsylvania who was on vacation with her husband, collapsed suddenly, not long after ...
 
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No one could write a restaurant review as well as this revered writer did.
There was a dinner last night at Toyo. I had to send my regrets. Sayang, I was just thinking to myself, what a shame, I bet I would have seen you there. I haven’t seen you in a while. We have shared ...
 
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The conglomerate’s president and COO Ramon Ang confirmed the news himself.
While Manila Water Company’s shortage crisis continues to affect lives around the metro, San Miguel Corporation has been actively stepping up for months. On May 21, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang announced during a Petron stakeholder’s meeting that he ...
 
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Vicvic Villavicencio was the founder of the Triple V Group of Restaurants.
Restaurateur Victor Vincent Villavicencio, more popularly known as Vic Vic, has died at the age of 67. Senator Richard Gordon, a friend of the businessman, confirmed the passing in his tweets on Tuesday, April 30.  Villavicencio started in the food business with Kamayan Restaurant ...
 
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The woodlands in England that inspired Pooh's home have been severely damaged.
On Sunday night, a fire broke out in East Sussex's Ashdown Forest—the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. According to the BBC, up to 50 acres of forest land were affected, and when the fire was at its worst, six crews of ...
 
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Some destructions were fatal.
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines on April 22, 2019 left many in Luzon shaken. In its wake, the natural occurrence left more than just a couple of items out of place. Operations were immediately halted in transportation systems, road and ...
 
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What to do if you’re in your car, an elevator, the train, or on the stairs during an earthquake.
By now, everyone knows to “duck, cover, and hold on” during an earthquake. But what do you do if the Big One—a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that could hit Metro Manila at any time—happens when you’re not at your desk?What if you’re sleeping in ...
 
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The tragic blaze could take decades of repairs and billions of dollars to recover from.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is easily one of the most iconic landmarks in a city that's already filled with famous sights. Both a religious hub and a historical and architectural attraction, the 12th-century cathedral is visited by some 13 ...
 
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Here's what was saved from the fire.
Notre-Dame Cathedral is an architectural and historical marvel—but it's also home to many priceless works of art and religious relics. In the wake of yesterday's fire, here's what we know about any surviving artifacts, as well as the state of the structure itself.Despite ...
 
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Many of the cathedral's treasures survived—but sadly, not all.
There was a moment yesterday when authorities worried that almost all of Notre-Dame Cathedral would be lost. Thankfully, some 500 firefighters—and even one priest—worked to prevent that worst-case scenario, and much of the structure remains standing. Many of the cathedral's irreplaceable artworks and relics were ...
 
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This isn't the first time the iconic structure has had a facelift.
In a television address on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron set a sooner-than-expected deadline for the completion of Notre-Dame Cathedral's restoration."We will rebuild the cathedral and make it even more beautiful," he said, per the Wall Street Journal. "I want this to be achieved ...
 
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The monument was saved from total destruction, but it still took a beating.
Yesterday, the whole world watched as Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames. For a moment, it seemed that the whole structure might be razed—but emergency workers were able to extinguish the fire before it took the whole building. Now, French authorities will have to ...
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