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Dermatologist shares ingredients that are ‘disaster for your skin’
Red flag these ingredients in your skincare, according to the dermatologist. Pure essential oils The expert shared that some essential oils — like rose and lavender — contain compounds like geraniol, which is a common cause of contact dermatitis. “Only...
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Stock market rises slightly; PLDT, DMCI lead gainers
The stock market rose slightly Wednesday as traders await members of the incoming Cabinet of assumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index added 20.31 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,597.76 on a value turnover of nearly P6 billion. Losers, however, beat gainers, 107 to...
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Europe, Asia gas buyers switching to long-term supplies to beat volatile prices
DAEGU, South Korea, May 25 (Reuters) - Natural gas buyers in Asia and Europe are seeking to lock in supplies via long-term contracts as a buffer against volatile global prices, industry executives said, in moves that will reverse the last decade's trend of increasing spot purchases. Fears of...
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Japan govt to urge BOJ to meet inflation goal sustainably – draft
By Takaya Yamaguchi TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s government will urge the central bank to aim at achieving its 2% inflation target in a “sustainable and stable fashion,” a draft of its long-term policy outline seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday. That was a change from the wording of...
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China stocks gain on economic support vows; growth concerns linger
China stocks rallied in late trading on Wednesday to rebound from their worst session in nearly three weeks thanks to Beijing's economic support measures, although gains were capped by worries over slowing growth in the COVID-hit economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.6% to 3,983.18, after...
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New 27 rice varieties developed to suit different climatic conditions of India
In a big push for economic gains through higher productivity for rice growers in India, scientists have developed new rice varieties that suit the different environments of different growing regions in the country and give higher yields. After a series of on-farm trials (OFT) across four...
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Tightening Covid net, Beijing deals out punishments, stark warnings
BEIJING: China's Covid-hit capital Beijing further tightened its dragnet on the virus with zero community transmission the target, punishing workplaces that flout rules or circumvent curbs and imploring residents to police their own movements. Since late April, the city of 22 million has...
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Lawmen hunting abductors of Chinese trader in Lapu-Lapu City
CEBU CITY ---- Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) Visayas Field Unit are going after members of a...
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Restoring abandoned farms could help mitigate climate change: study
Researchers are calling upon policymakers to invest in the ecological restoration of abandoned farmlands — arguing that doing so could help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Hundreds of millions of acres of land around the world are being abandoned due to a phenomenon called “rural...
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Why laser weapons are the future of missile defense
While the legacy of the Reagan administration’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) may have initially put the US ahead in directed energy-based missile defense capabilities, Israel, Russia and China have started to deploy and accelerate the development of similar systems in response to new missile...
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