World News in Brief: December 29

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A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Davao Oriental province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday (December 29), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 6.9 magnitude. No damages have been reported by the Philippine government yet.