Batangas PDCC declares state of calamity in 12 towns near Taal Volcano

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Batangas PDCC declares state of calamity in 12 towns near Taal Volcano 

MANILA, June 23 – The Batangas Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) on Wednesday said it has declared a state of calamity in 12 towns and cities in Batangas following Taal Volcano’s continued heightened activity.

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Four killed, 2 wounded in Basilan ambush

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Four killed, 2 wounded in Basilan ambush 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 23 –The police are conducting a thorough investigation to unmask the suspects in an ambush of a passenger jeepney in Basilan province, a police official disclosed Wednesday.

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Australian PM to visit Canada for meeting with G20 on bank tax

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Australian PM to visit Canada for meeting with G20 on bank tax 

CANBERRA, June 23 — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will head to Canada for a meeting of G20 leaders, where he will resist a push by Europe and the United States to impose a levy on banks, Australia's media reported on Wednesday.

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Kanishka bombing was most barbarous act of terror — PM

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Kanishka bombing was most barbarous act of terror — PM 

NEW DELHI, June 23 — Terming the 1985 Kanishka bombing as the "most barbarous act," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said terrorism must be fought and eliminated with determination and joint action.

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Indian army colonel killed in gunfight in India-controlled Kashmir

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Indian army colonel killed in gunfight in India-controlled Kashmir 

SRINAGAR, India-controlled Kashmir, June 23 — An Indian army officer of the rank of colonel was killed in a gunfight with militants in India-controlled Kashmir, Indian defense officials said Wednesday.

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PACE resolution on North Caucasus turns sour — paper

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on PACE resolution on North Caucasus turns sour — paper 

STRASBOURG, June 23 — The plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) turned sour as delegates accused Russia of persecuting outspoken journalists and human rights activists, Russian business daily Kommersant said on Wednesday.

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Iran's Bushehr NPP to go into operation in September

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Iran's Bushehr NPP to go into operation in September 

MOSCOW, June 23 — The Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran will go into operation in mid-September, ISNA news agency quoted on Wednesday the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization as saying.

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Ireland follows UK in opposing Israel sanctions

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Ireland follows UK in opposing Israel sanctions 

LONDON, June 23 -– The Irish government has fallen in line with Britain in opposing sanctions against Israel despite initially taking a much more critical stance to the killing of humanitarian aid activists aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

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Offensive kills 17 militants in Pakistan's tribal area

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Offensive kills 17 militants in Pakistan's tribal area 

ISLAMABAD, June 23 — At least 17 militants were killed and another 10 injured Wednesday as Pakistani security forces stepped up continuing operation against the extremists in Orakzai agency in the restive northwestern tribal areas of Pakistan, official sources said.

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World recession, opportunity for TSE — minister

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on World recession, opportunity for TSE — minister 

TEHRAN, June 23 -– The minister of finance and economic affairs said here on Wednesday the world economic crisis created an opportunity for the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) to achieve significant growth.

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