(Metro Manila) Valenzuela provides mathematics and language proficiency seminars to elementary teachers

August 11, 2009 10:04 pm· Comments Off on (Metro Manila) Valenzuela provides mathematics and language proficiency seminars to elementary teachers 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Valenzuela government has recently conducted mathematics language and reading proficiency seminars for all of its public school teachers handling the elementary level.

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Obama calls for Aung San Suu Kyi's release

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 — U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday called for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi, who was sentenced to 18 months under house arrest by a Myanmar court.

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Netanyahu downplays tension between Israel and Lebanon

August 11, 2009 10:04 pm· 1 Comment 

JERUSALEM, Aug. 12 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that there are no special signs of imminent escalation of tensions along the border between Israel and Lebanon.

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UN chief saddened by Aung San Suu Kyi's guilty verdict

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UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 12 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is "deeply disappointed" by the guilty verdict against Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, said a statement issued here on Tuesday by his spokesperson.

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U.S. to spend additional 30 million dollars for border security

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HOUSTON, Aug. 12 — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on Tuesday that an additional 30 million U.S. dollars will be spent along the U.S.-Mexico border to support security measures.

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International search for Arctic Sea ship starts in Atlantic

August 11, 2009 10:04 pm· 1 Comment 

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LONDON, Aug. 12 — The British Coast Guard was the last to have radio contact with the Arctic Sea dry cargo vessel, as it passed through the English Channel on July 29, the London newspaper Independent said on Tuesday.

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World leaders, experts to seek paths to peace, co-prosperity in East Asia

August 11, 2009 10:04 pm· Comments Off on World leaders, experts to seek paths to peace, co-prosperity in East Asia 

JEJU ISLAND, Aug. 12 — The largest international security conference hosted by South Korea was to open here later Wednesday for discussions on the North Korean nuclear issue and paths to attain co-prosperity in East Asia.

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More than 4 mln hectare crops threatened by drought in northeast China

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BEIJING, Aug. 12 — About 65.62 million mu (4.37 million hectares) of crops have been threatened by a drought in China's northeastern regions since late July, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Tuesday.

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Russia’s producers forecast milk deficit in autumn

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MOSCOW, Aug. 12 – After small milk producers go out of business this autumn, Russia’s market may face the deficit of dairy products, the head of the Russian Union of Milk Producers, Andrei Danilenko, told a news conference on Tuesday.

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EU approves 39M euro financial crisis response package for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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BRUSSELS, Aug. 12 — The European Commission said here on Tuesday that it has adopted a program of 39 million euros (54.6 million U.S. dollars) to help Bosnia and Herzegovina mitigate the impact of the financial and economic crisis.

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