Foreign donors provide flood early warning system for Catanduanes

December 2, 2009 3:36 pm· Comments Off on Foreign donors provide flood early warning system for Catanduanes 

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Dec. 2 -– Four international donor agencies pooled their resources together to provide this province an early warning system against floods as part of the disaster risk reduction and management and management program initiative in flood-prone areas of Bicol.

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Three aspirants to challenge PGMA in Pampanga’s second district

December 2, 2009 3:36 pm· Comments Off on Three aspirants to challenge PGMA in Pampanga’s second district 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Dec. 2 — Three aspirants have dared to challenge President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the congressional race.

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China donates US$ 700,000 to UN peacekeeping missions

December 2, 2009 3:36 pm· Comments Off on China donates US$ 700,000 to UN peacekeeping missions 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 2 — China on Tuesday donated 700,000 U.S. dollars to several UN funds on peacekeeping to support the mediation efforts of the United Nations.

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Australia's former Labor prime minister attacks foreshadowing of Work Choices

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CANBERRA, Dec. 2 — Australia's former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke says unions might have to reignite their fight against Work Choices if new opposition leader Tony Abbott brings back elements of the former government's policy.

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Obama assures Pakistan of trusting partnership while unveiling Afghan strategy

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WEST POINT, N.Y. Dec. 2 — President Barack Obama has assured Pakistan of a U.S. partnership beyond the ongoing Afghan conflict as he sought Islamabad’s help in combating al-Qaeda threat in the region with additional 30,000 troops deployment in Afghanistan, a high-risk move, which, he said, would be followed by pullout beginning July 2011.

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Pakistan picked V.P. of UNDP’s executive board

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 2 — The Asia Group has unanimously endorsed Pakistan’s candidature for the post of vice president of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), paving way for Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon, to assume the important assignment next year.

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CPJ condemns attacks on Dawn columnist’s house

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NEW YORK, Dec. 2 — The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent watchdog, Tuesday condemned the reported attack on the Rawalpindi house of Dawn newspaper columnist Kamran Shafi, saying Pakistan’s independent media is under threat.

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Move for stronger partnership with Pakistanis this month: Hillary

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NEW YORK, Dec. 2 — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday said an initiative will be launched this month to step up efforts towards building a stronger partnership with Pakistani people.

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More than 20 workers exposed to radiation after nuclear plant leak

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TOKYO, Dec. 2 — Twenty three workers were exposed to low levels of radiation after a leak at Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear plant in central Japan, the company said on Wednesday.

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Catanduanes LGUs get community-based composting facilities from DA

December 2, 2009 3:36 pm· Comments Off on Catanduanes LGUs get community-based composting facilities from DA 

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Dec 2 – Several local government units in the island province of Catanduanes were beneficiaries of Community-Based Composting Facilities from the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the agency’s Agri-Kalikasan Program’s support system for the Tipid Abono Fertilization Project.

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