South Cotabato cops list 16 villages as potential ‘hotspots’ in 2010 polls

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on South Cotabato cops list 16 villages as potential ‘hotspots’ in 2010 polls 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov 12 –- Police authorities in South Cotabato are closely watching the political developments in at least four municipalities in the province that they initially identified as possible "hotspot" areas in next year’s synchronized national and local elections.

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Negros Oriental search for Outstanding Persons with Disabilities on

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Negros Oriental search for Outstanding Persons with Disabilities on 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 12 — At least 18 finalists for the search for Ten Outstanding Persons with Disabilities of Negros Oriental (TOPWD-Neg. Or.) 2009 were revealed after the recent screening held at Silliman University Alumni Hall.

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Army sets poll security plan for critical South Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat boundary

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Army sets poll security plan for critical South Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat boundary 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 12 – Government troops have stepped up their security operations in identified hotspot areas within the boundary of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces in preparation for the synchronized national and local elections next year.

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New Zealand's population reaches 4.33M

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on New Zealand's population reaches 4.33M 

WELLINGTON, Nov. 12 — New Zealand's population grew faster over the past year, reaching an estimated 4,331,600 on Sept. 30, according to Statistics New Zealand.

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Cordial Malaysia-Indonesia ties should consider new elements

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Cordial Malaysia-Indonesia ties should consider new elements 

PUTRAJAYA, Nov. 12 — The cordial relations between Malaysia and Indonesia that has existed for so long should be further strengthened by taking into consideration new elements in line with the new structure in Indonesia under the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Rais discusses broadband issues at APT conference

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Rais discusses broadband issues at APT conference 

SEPANG, Nov. 12 — The Asia Pacific Telecommunity Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia from Nov. 12 to 13 is expected to discuss issues concerning the contributions of the Asia Pacific nations in strengthening the broadband services in their respective countries and the region.

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Vietnam, South Korea join hands for broadcasting project

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Vietnam, South Korea join hands for broadcasting project 

HANOI, Nov. 12 — The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and its Republic of Korea counterpart, Yonhap, have signed a five-point Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), focusing on exclusive rights and conditions for a joint TV broadcasting project next year, the VNA reported.

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Chilean president hails ties with South Korea

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Chilean president hails ties with South Korea 

SANTIAGO, Nov. 12 — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has lauded the economic ties between Chile and South Korea, calling on both sides to further expand them.

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Bank of Korea freezes key rate for 9th monthBy Kim Soo-yeon

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Bank of Korea freezes key rate for 9th monthBy Kim Soo-yeon 

SEOUL, Nov. 12 — South Korea's central bank froze its key interest rate for the ninth straight month on Thursday, saying that although the local economy is recovering more evidently, uncertainty persists.

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N. Korea calls naval skirmish 'conspiracy' by South Korean military

November 11, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on N. Korea calls naval skirmish 'conspiracy' by South Korean military 

By Kim Hyun

SEOUL, Nov. 12 — North Korea said Thursday that a recent naval skirmish in the Yellow Sea was not accidental but the result of a "conspiracy" planned by the South's military in an attempt to thwart the current mood for dialogue.

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