Cebu governor orders town quarry suspension

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Cebu governor orders town quarry suspension 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 7 – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered an indefinite suspension of six quarry permits in Consolacion town in northern Cebu.

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Cebu jail dancers featured in Michael Jackson book

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Cebu jail dancers featured in Michael Jackson book 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 7 – The Cebu Provincial Detention Center (CPDRC) dancing inmates once again got international attention after they were featured in the 404-page “The Official Michael Jackson Opus.”

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Holbrooke to visit Pakistan, Afghanistan next week

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Holbrooke to visit Pakistan, Afghanistan next week 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 — U.S. Special Representative Richard Holbrooke will visit Pakistan and Afghanistan next week to discuss cooperation in various fields with leaders in the two countries.

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UN commission probing Benazir’s murder returning to Pakistan next month

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on UN commission probing Benazir’s murder returning to Pakistan next month 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 — The United Nations commission investigating the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is expected to go back to Pakistan early next month as it moves to finalize its work, according to informed sources.

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Ban lays out twin Afghan needs: stronger Government role, greater economic drive

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Ban lays out twin Afghan needs: stronger Government role, greater economic drive 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed the twin needs to strengthen the Afghan Government’s role while coordinating “broader and more effective” international civilian efforts under the UN umbrella to spur economic and social development.“

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28 UN staff members killed in violent attacks worldwide in 2009

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on 28 UN staff members killed in violent attacks worldwide in 2009 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 — At least 28 UN civilian staff members and seven peacekeeping troops killed in deadly attacks in 2009, the world body’s staff union said Wednesday, urging nations to sign a global treaty protecting UN staff.

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Afghanistan needs international help, not outside involvement: Pakistan

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Afghanistan needs international help, not outside involvement: Pakistan 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 — While recognizing the need for international assistance for Afghanistan through “sustained, pragmatic and prudent engagement”, Pakistan on Wednesday cautioned against outside involvement in the war-torn country.

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Prosecutors to question Ozawa over land purchase

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Prosecutors to question Ozawa over land purchase 

TOKYO, Jan. 7 — Prosecutors have decided to question Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa on a voluntary basis over a controversial land purchase by his fund management body, sources familiar with the case said Wednesday.

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Centre to decide on setting up of new SEZs on Feb 8

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Centre to decide on setting up of new SEZs on Feb 8 

NEW DELHI, Jan. 7 — The Centre will take up fresh applications for special economic zones on February 8 even as more and more developers are seeking extra time to execute their projects due to slackening demand for commercial space.

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N. Korean defectors in China decreasing: U.S. expert

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on N. Korean defectors in China decreasing: U.S. expert 

By Sam Kim

SEOUL, Jan. 7 — The number of North Korean defectors hiding in China is estimated to have shrunken in recent years to almost one tenth the level seen in the late 1990's, a U.S. demographer said Thursday.

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