Iranian foreign minister reiterates peaceful purposes of nuclear program

April 24, 2009 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Iranian foreign minister reiterates peaceful purposes of nuclear program 

BRUSSELS, April 24 — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Thursday in Brussels reiterated the peaceful purposes of his country's nuclear program.

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Crude oil nears 50 U.S. dollars on earnings, stocks

April 24, 2009 11:51 pm· Comments Off on Crude oil nears 50 U.S. dollars on earnings, stocks 

NEW YORK, April 24 — Crude oil rose near 50 U.S. dollars on Thursday as a series of better-than-expected earnings reports offset lackluster data.

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Golf:Lascuna surges ahead by 2; other ‘Pacto’ scores ace

April 24, 2009 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Golf:Lascuna surges ahead by 2; other ‘Pacto’ scores ace 

GEN. TRIAS, Cavite, April 23 -– Tony Lascuna took charge in a topsy-turvy round despite a one-over par 73 as he overcame Jay Bayron’s fiery 69 to lead by two shots after in the second round of the Philippine Golf Tour’s ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational at the Eagle Ridge’s Dye course here yesterday.

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Shellfish ban remains in Sorsogon Bay

April 24, 2009 11:20 pm· Comments Off on Shellfish ban remains in Sorsogon Bay 

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SORSOGON CITY, April 23 — The shellfish ban remains hoisted in Sorsogon Bay with still high concentration of red tide organism, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

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Asia best suited to weather global economic storm, says PGMA

April 24, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Asia best suited to weather global economic storm, says PGMA 

MACTAN ISLAND, Cebu, April 23 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today batted for an Asian Economic Community (AEC) to bolster the region’s economy, security and prosperity amid the global financial crisis.

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Canadians warned about Mexico illness

April 24, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Canadians warned about Mexico illness 

OTTAWA, April 24 — Canadians who recently traveled to Mexico have been warned about a flu-like disease that have left some Mexicans dead and others seriously ill.

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EU postpones accession talks with Croatia

April 24, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on EU postpones accession talks with Croatia 

BRUSSELS, April 24 — The European Union (EU) has decided to postpone accession talks with Croatia originally scheduled for Friday, announced the Czech Republic, which holds the rotating EU presidency, on Thursday.

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Obama vows to push for credit card reform

April 24, 2009 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Obama vows to push for credit card reform 

WASHINGTON, April 24 — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that his administration will push for strong and reliable protections for credit card consumers.

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World’s largest cave discovered in world heritage site

April 24, 2009 11:02 pm· Comments Off on World’s largest cave discovered in world heritage site 

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HANOI, April 24 — The Quang Binh administration has revealed that an English potholing team has discovered a cave believed to be the biggest in the world, in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang World Natural Heritage site.

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PBL: (lst game) Licealiz beats Pharex for a 2-2 slate (Sports)

April 24, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PBL: (lst game) Licealiz beats Pharex for a 2-2 slate (Sports) 

PBL Standings

– – – – – /W/ /L/ /Pct./<br> Oracle Res. 4 0 1.000<br> Licealiz 2 2 .500<br> Magnolia 1 2 .333<br> Cobra Energy 1 2 .333<br> Pharex 1 3 .250<br>

Games Saturday<br> (San Juan gym)<br> 2 p.m. – Licealiz vs Oracle<br> 4 p.m. – Cobra vs Pharex

MANILA, April 23 (PNA)– Undermanned as they were, the Licealiz Hair Doctors turned to James Sena, the 6-foot-6 center from Jose Rizal University to the Hair Doctors beat the Pharex Bidang Generix, 87-78, in the 2009 PBL PG Flex Unity Cup Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

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