CDC upgrades fire-fighting capability

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on CDC upgrades fire-fighting capability 

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, July 29 — Officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has announced the upgrading of the firefighting capability of the state-owned firm with the acquisition of a modern firetruck worth P29 million capable of handling emergency situations, even on high-rise-buildings at this Freeport zone.

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City to sell defunct vehicles, equipments

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on City to sell defunct vehicles, equipments 

ILOILO CITY, July 29 – City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog here mulls the selling of non-operational and condemned vehicles owned by the city government to raise income and funds.

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Albania sends first combat contingent to Afghanistan

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on Albania sends first combat contingent to Afghanistan 

TIRANA, July 29 — Albania has sent its first combat contingent of 44 troops to Afghanistan, a top Albanian army general said on Wednesday, saying the country will send more in the future.

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U.S. hopes for high-level meeting with Iran, world powers in weeks

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on U.S. hopes for high-level meeting with Iran, world powers in weeks 

WASHINGTON, July 29 — The United States said on Wednesday that it hoped to hold high-level meetings in the coming weeks with Iran and other five world powers in an effort to ease international concerns over Iran's nuclear program.

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UN chief saddened by deadly plane crash in Pakistan

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on UN chief saddened by deadly plane crash in Pakistan 

UNITED NATIONS, July 29 — UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon was "deeply saddened" by the deadly plane crash in Pakistan, which reportedly killed all 152 people on board, his spokesman said here in a statement on Wednesday.

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Obama pays condolences over Pakistan air crash

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on Obama pays condolences over Pakistan air crash 

WASHINGTON, July 29 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid condolences to the families and friends of the 152 people killed in a plane crash in Pakistan.

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EU Naval Force provides protection of WFP shipments to Somalia

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on EU Naval Force provides protection of WFP shipments to Somalia 

NAIROBI, July 28 — The European Union Naval Force said Wednesday its warship provided naval escorts to ships loaded with WFP food against piracy off the coast of Somalia.

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British leading think-tank: cutting back Britain's nuclear weapons system

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on British leading think-tank: cutting back Britain's nuclear weapons system 

LONDON, July 29 — The British government, which is in the middle of drawing up the most drastic set of budget cuts since the Second World War, has been urged by a leading think-tank to scale back the country's nuclear weapons system to save money.

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Fire breaks out in downtown Moscow

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on Fire breaks out in downtown Moscow 

MOSCOW, July 29 — A fire broke out at an administrative building in downtown Moscow in the early hours of Thursday, a local police source said.

The fire that engulfed the two-storey building at Pushkinskaya Square, within walking distance of the Kremlin, reportedly covered between 50 and 100 square meters.

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Russia's envoy to UNESCO throws cold water on Gazprom skyscraper opponents

July 29, 2010 11:34 am· Comments Off on Russia's envoy to UNESCO throws cold water on Gazprom skyscraper opponents 

BRASILIA, July 29 – UNESCO discussions in Brasilia will see no "sensations" concerning the construction of a 403-meter skyscraper in historic St. Petersburg's city center, Russia's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Eleonora Mitrofanova, has said.

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