China, ASEAN will join hands to promote common development

April 13, 2009 11:56 pm· Comments Off on China, ASEAN will join hands to promote common development 

BEIJING, April 13 — The Chinese government's proposals for strengthening cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) show that China remains fully confident about the prospects of China-ASEAN cooperation.

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Nepali tourism sector confronting recession

April 13, 2009 11:54 pm· 5 Comments 

KATHMANDU, April 13 — Nepali tourism sector is striving against possible ill effect caused by the global financial crisis, local newspaper The Himalayan Times reported on Monday.

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Red Shirts take over armored vehicles

April 13, 2009 11:42 pm· Comments Off on Red Shirts take over armored vehicles 

By D. Arul Rajoo

BANGKOK, April 12 — Hundreds of anti-government Red Shirt protesters have seized two armored vehicles while several major shopping complexes near the famous Rachaprasong intersection were closed due to fear of violence, an eyewitness said.

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NATO aviation kills over 20 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

April 13, 2009 11:41 pm· Comments Off on NATO aviation kills over 20 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan 

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KABUL, April 12 — NATO aircraft killed over 20 members of the radical Taliban movement in the Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, local police said on Sunday.

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Armor, troops on streets; gunfire in scuffle after PM declares emergency

April 13, 2009 11:39 pm· Comments Off on Armor, troops on streets; gunfire in scuffle after PM declares emergency 

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BANGKOK, April 12 — Armored military vehicles and soldiers have been deployed at 50 key locations in the capital as anti-government protests turn more violent and spread into several areas of Bangkok following the prime minister’s imposition of a State of Emergency.

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Somali pirates release M/V Bow Asir, 19 Filipino crew

April 13, 2009 11:37 pm· Comments Off on Somali pirates release M/V Bow Asir, 19 Filipino crew 

MANILA, April 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Somali pirates released the Norwegian-managed chemical tanker "M/V Bow Asir” and its crew that included 19 Filipinos on April 10.

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PGMA: Govt will not sit idly in protecting OFWs’ welfare

April 13, 2009 11:35 pm· Comments Off on PGMA: Govt will not sit idly in protecting OFWs’ welfare 

DUBAI, April 12 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today (Sunday, April 12) reiterated that the government will not sit idly by and do nothing to protect the welfare of the country’s expatriate workers in the midst of the global economic crisis.

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State of Emergency will hurt Thailand’s economic growth

April 13, 2009 11:34 pm· Comments Off on State of Emergency will hurt Thailand’s economic growth 

BANGKOK, April 12 — The State of Emergency imposed in Bangkok and five neighboring provinces by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Sunday will further deteriorate foreign investment and the country’s economic growth, experts said.

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PGMA thanks Middle East employers for 200,000 new Gulf jobs

April 13, 2009 11:34 pm· Comments Off on PGMA thanks Middle East employers for 200,000 new Gulf jobs 

DUBAI, April 12 — Here’s a good news for overseas Filipino workers.

More than 200,000 new jobs are available for Filipino expatriate workers in the Gulf region this year.

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Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrating Palm Sunday

April 13, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrating Palm Sunday 

MOSCOW, April 12 — Eastern Orthodox Christians are marking the feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, more commonly known as Palm Sunday across the Christian world and alternatively called Pussy Willow Sunday in Russia where palms have traditionally been a rarity.

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