Military calls for thorough inquiry on the burning of 5 container vans of banana plantation in Comval

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on Military calls for thorough inquiry on the burning of 5 container vans of banana plantation in Comval 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 2 — The military has called for a thorough investigation in the burning of five container vans of a banana plantation firm in Barangay Camanlangan, New Bataan, Compostela Valley last Saturday.

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U.S. missile center may operate on Czech soil in 2011: minister

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on U.S. missile center may operate on Czech soil in 2011: minister 

PRAGUE, Aug. 2 — The early warning center of U.S. missile defense may start operating on Czech soil by the middle of next year, Czech Defense Minister Alexander Vondra said here on Sunday.

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FMs attending Sanaa Forum address security challenges in Somalia

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on FMs attending Sanaa Forum address security challenges in Somalia 

SANAA, Aug. 2 — The 12th-round foreign ministers meeting of Sanaa Forum topped off on Sunday in the Yemeni capital, with topics focusing on efforts to bring peace to Somalia, to combat piracy and to settle security and stability in the Horn of Africa nation.

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At least five injured in small plane crash near Buffalo, U.S.

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on At least five injured in small plane crash near Buffalo, U.S. 

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 — At least five people were injured after a small plane crashed at the Hollands International Field in the upstate New York Sunday afternoon, according to local police.

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China Danxia Landform proclaimed world heritage

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on China Danxia Landform proclaimed world heritage 

BRASILIA, Aug. 2 — The World Heritage Committee decided on Sunday to include China Danxia Landform in the World Heritage List at its 34th meeting being held in Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

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Venezuela seeks to solve crisis with Colombia through dialogues

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on Venezuela seeks to solve crisis with Colombia through dialogues 

CARACAS, Aug. 2 — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday at his weekly opinion column "Chavez Lines" that the only way to reach the peace with Colombia is through the dialogue.

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1 killed, 36 injured in explosion in central Gaza strip

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on 1 killed, 36 injured in explosion in central Gaza strip 

GAZA, Aug. 2 — One Palestinian was killed and 36 others injured Monday in an explosion in a house of a Hamas militant in Der el Balah refugee camp in central Gaza strip, a Palestinian medical officer said. Adham Abu Selmeya, a Hamas medical officer in Gaza said that the explosion was a result of an Israeli surface-to-surface rocket.

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86,000 people evacuated from Russia’s wildfire-hit regions – min

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on 86,000 people evacuated from Russia’s wildfire-hit regions – min 

MOSCOW, Aug. 2 – Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said on Sunday 86,000 people were evacuated from regions hit by wildfires.

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2 TV journalists covering chopper crash confirmed dead

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on 2 TV journalists covering chopper crash confirmed dead 

SAITAMA, Japan, Aug. 2 — Two journalists working for Nippon Television Network Corp. were confirmed dead Sunday after being taken to hospital from a mountain in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, which they had climbed to cover the fatal crash a week earlier of a rescue helicopter, police said.

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U.S. envoy holds talks in Seoul on fresh sanctions on N. Korea

August 2, 2010 11:43 am· Comments Off on U.S. envoy holds talks in Seoul on fresh sanctions on N. Korea 

By Chang Jae-soon

SEOUL, Aug. 2 — A senior U.S. envoy met with South Korea's foreign minister Monday as he launched a series of consultations in Seoul to discuss fresh sanctions to punish North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship and to push the country to abandon its nuclear programs.

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