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SEOUL -- South Korea's headline inflation hovered above 2 percent for the sixth consecutive month due to higher price for farm goods and oil products, statistical office data showed Wednesday.

The consumer price index (CPI) stood at 108.83 in September, up 2.5 percent from a year earlier, according to data from Statistics Korea. (South Korea-CPI)

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MANILA -- Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the only son of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, and Senator Panfilo Lacson filed on Wednesday their certificates of candidacy for president in the 2022 national elections.

Marcos, 64, is the standard-bearer of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, a three-year-old political party that he chairs. (Philippines-Elections-President)

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STOCKHOLM -- The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to two scientists, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday.

The Swedish institute has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year to German scientist Benjamin List and Scotland-born scientist David W.C. MacMillan of Princeton University, "for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis." (Nobel Prize-Chemistry) Enditem

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