Army rescuers recover 3 bodies of security guards buried in Botolan landslide

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Army rescuers recover 3 bodies of security guards buried in Botolan landslide 

BOTOLAN, Zambales, Sept. 11 — Search and rescue teams recovered on Friday afternoon the bodies of three security guards who went missing after a landslide happened here last September 8.

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Australian gov't backs Arabic schools in ARMM

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Australian gov't backs Arabic schools in ARMM 

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 11 – The Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) has awarded a permit to operate (PTO) and certificates of recognition (CoR) to 28 government recognized Madaris or Arabic schools in five provinces in the ARMM.

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Ex-PDEA 12 chief's wife, baby-sitter killed over land row

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Ex-PDEA 12 chief's wife, baby-sitter killed over land row 

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DAVAO CITY, Sept. 11 – The wife of former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 12 and a baby-sitter were killed by a security guard over a conflict of ownership on a two-hectare property in Barangay Talandang, Tugbok District, this city.

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Town officials to oppose re-channeling of Siaton River by private quarry contractors

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Town officials to oppose re-channeling of Siaton River by private quarry contractors 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 11 – Local officials of Siaton in southern Negros Oriental are opposing the proposed re-channeling of the Siaton River by private quarry contractors amid fears of possible abuses and vested personal interests that would further compound the perennial flooding problems in that town.

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PCSO holds medical mission in remote Negros Oriental village

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on PCSO holds medical mission in remote Negros Oriental village 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 10 – Local government officials of Siaton in Negros Oriental and the Philippine Army have lauded the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for choosing the remote village of Casalaan as its beneficiary in the province for its nationwide medical, dental and feeding mission.

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Indian official tells US: No progress in Pakistan on 26/11

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Indian official tells US: No progress in Pakistan on 26/11 

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 — Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram has told US officials that there has been no progress in Pakistan with regard to bringing to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorists attack, but he did not seek any specific assistance from the US.

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Increase in infiltration from Pakistan side noted

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Increase in infiltration from Pakistan side noted 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 — Stating that the threat from Pakistan has "not diminished", Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said there has been an increase in infiltration from across the border since May this year.

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Nicaragua signs deal on relations with ex-Georgian republic

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Nicaragua signs deal on relations with ex-Georgian republic 

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MOSCOW, Sept. 11 — Nicaragua and the former Georgian republic of Abkhazia have signed an agreement on establishing diplomatic relations, Nicaraguan media reported.

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Former Moldovan president doubtful over new leadership

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Former Moldovan president doubtful over new leadership 

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CHISINAU, Sept. 11 — Vladimir Voronin, who resigned as Moldova's leader last week, strongly criticized the incoming leadership in a national address on Friday, accusing them of pursuing personal power agendas.

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Foreign envoys calls on Kenya to institute reforms to fight graft

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Foreign envoys calls on Kenya to institute reforms to fight graft 

NAIROBI, Sept. 11 — Seven Nairobi-based foreign envoys have called on the Kenyan government to urgently accelerate institutional reforms in a bid to curb corruption and impunity which are rampant in the east African nation.

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