M/Y Milvana runs aground off Palawan; PCG rescues 17 crews

April 12, 2009 7:53 am· Comments Off on M/Y Milvana runs aground off Palawan; PCG rescues 17 crews 

MANILA, April 11 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have rescued 17 persons from a yacht which ran aground off Diwaran Island, Coron, Palawan on Maundy Thursday.

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Russian diamond group says market oversaturated

April 12, 2009 7:52 am· Comments Off on Russian diamond group says market oversaturated 

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MOSCOW, April 11 — Russian diamond producers have been hit by the oversaturated global market, the Association of Manufacturers Producers of Russia said on Friday.

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Russian tourists not hurt in protesters’ actions in Pattaya hotel

April 12, 2009 7:50 am· Comments Off on Russian tourists not hurt in protesters’ actions in Pattaya hotel 

PATTAYA, April 11 — Russian tourists were not hurt in actions of demonstrators in the Thai hotel Royal Cliff Resort, Russian Deputy Honorary Consul Viktor Kriventsov in Pattaya told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

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ASEAN education ministers agree to instill ‘ASEAN Identity of Peoples’

April 12, 2009 7:49 am· Comments Off on ASEAN education ministers agree to instill ‘ASEAN Identity of Peoples’ 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, April 11 — With a new Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Charter in place, the ASEAN Education Ministers have agreed to realize a truly ASEAN Community by using education as a means of increasing ASEAN awareness and forging an ASEAN identity among the 567 million people of Southeast Asia.

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India discovers huge oil, gas reserves

April 12, 2009 7:48 am· Comments Off on India discovers huge oil, gas reserves 

NEW DELHI, April 11 — Four new regions of north Indian state Haryana have been found to be abundant in gas and oil reserves, the Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted the local Hindi daily as reporting on Friday.

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Two more U.S. congressmen visit Gaza, decry humanitarian situation

April 12, 2009 7:46 am· Comments Off on Two more U.S. congressmen visit Gaza, decry humanitarian situation 

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GAZA CITY, April 11 — U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) and Bob Inglis (R-SC) were the latest American representatives to enter Gaza in a series of visits by U.S. officials since Israel invaded Gaza Strip December 2008-January 2009.

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Coast Guard to deploy more K-9 units in seaports nationwide

April 12, 2009 7:45 am· Comments Off on Coast Guard to deploy more K-9 units in seaports nationwide 

MANILA, April 11 –The Philippine Coast Guard will continue intensifying its security measures as thousands of maritime commuters started flocking the various seaports nationwide.

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Stimulus measures to have effect from April-May: Pronab Sen

April 12, 2009 7:44 am· Comments Off on Stimulus measures to have effect from April-May: Pronab Sen 

NEW DELHI, April 11 — With stimulus packages failing to spur industrial production, Chief Statistician to the Government Pronab Sen today said the fiscal measures will have start having an impact on industry from April-May onwards.

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British police search for Liverpool bomb factory

April 12, 2009 5:22 am· Comments Off on British police search for Liverpool bomb factory 

By H S Rao

LONDON, April 11 — British police were searching for a "bomb factory" in Liverpool as they quizzed 11 Pakistani suspects arrested over a terrorist plot linked to al-Qaeda.

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ASEAN moves a step closer to realization of its vision on integrated health care sector

April 12, 2009 5:21 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 11 — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has moved a step closer to the realization of its vision of an integrated regional health care sector through the reduction of technical barriers to trade in pharmaceutical products.

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