Ilocos Norte dad escapes slay try

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Ilocos Norte dad escapes slay try 

LAOAG CITY, May 15 — An incumbent town councilor escaped death after he was shot and wounded by unidentified motor-riding suspects along the road in Barangay Fortuna, Marcos, Ilocos Norte last Friday.

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Congressman-elect Aumentado starts drafting 10 priority bills

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Congressman-elect Aumentado starts drafting 10 priority bills 

By Angeline Valencia

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, May 15 – Aiming to hit the ground running, Gov. Erico Aumentado, congressman-elect for the second district of Bohol, has started drafting his 10 priority bills this early and targets to finalize their drafts by Day 1 of his return to Congress.

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UN chief says digital revolution should serve lasting peace

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on UN chief says digital revolution should serve lasting peace 

Ban Ki-moon

TEHRAN, May 15 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that digital revolution should serve relief operations, sustainable development and lasting peace.

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Schwarzenegger proposes budget that hits the poor

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Schwarzenegger proposes budget that hits the poor 

LOS ANGELES, May 15 — California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday proposed a budget that would sharply limit aid to some of the state's poorest and neediest citizens.

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'Red-shirts' group ready for talks with gov't for troops withdrawal, ceasefire

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on 'Red-shirts' group ready for talks with gov't for troops withdrawal, ceasefire 

BANGKOK, May 15 — The Thai anti-government group "red-shirts" said Saturday afternoon they are ready to hold talks with the government for troops withdrawal and ceasefire, Thai News Agency reported.

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Russia's Kemerovo Region mourns for Siberian mine blast victims

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Russia's Kemerovo Region mourns for Siberian mine blast victims 

KEMEROVO, May 15 — A day of mourning is being observed in Russia's Kemerovo Region for the victims of last weekend's coalmine disaster in which at least 66 people died.

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France apologetic over robbing incident involving Chinese official

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on France apologetic over robbing incident involving Chinese official 

BEIJING, May 15 — France's Foreign Ministry has apologized to China over a robbing incident involving a senior Chinese official in Paris, a press release from China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee said here Saturday.

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China expresses deep concern over Thai situation

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on China expresses deep concern over Thai situation 

BEIJING, May 15 — China on Saturday expressed deep concern over the situation in Thailand after bloody clashes Friday night between Thai troops and the anti-government "red shirts."

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Kemerovo governor blames Siberian mine owner for fatal accident

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Kemerovo governor blames Siberian mine owner for fatal accident 

MEZHDURECHENSK, May 15 — Kemerovo Region Governor Aman Tuleyev on Saturday blamed the fatal accident at the Raspadskaya coalmine on the owners of the mine.

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Over 1,000 evacuated after mud-slides in Tibet

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Over 1,000 evacuated after mud-slides in Tibet 

LHASA, May 15 — About 1,536 residents in a remote county in southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region have been evacuated after mud-slides triggered by rainstorms and snow killed at least five people, a local official said Saturday

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