UN chief hails referendum in Tanzania's Zanzibar for national unity government

August 5, 2010 10:15 am· Comments Off on UN chief hails referendum in Tanzania's Zanzibar for national unity government 

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 5 — UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday welcomed the recent referendum on government of national unity in Tanzania's Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar, according to a statement issued here by Ban's spokesperson.

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Cambodia reports cases of blue ear disease for pigs

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PHNOM PENH, Aug. 5 — Cambodian government said Wednesday that hundreds of pigs have been found dead of blue ear disease or porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

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FAO: China's recovered poplar forests boost agriculture

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ROME, Aug. 5 — The recovering of poplar forests in Siyang County in Eastern China's Jiangsu Province is benefiting rural life and agricultural activities, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.

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Quezon farmers receive pesticides to battle army worms

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MANILA, Aug. 5 — The Crop Protection Association of the Philippines (CPAP) distributed pesticides to 65 farmers in Barangay Talipan, Bagumbayan, Pagbilao, Quezon last Wednesday to help them exterminate invading army worms and cutworms.

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Italian, British PM talk on economic, global issues

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ROME, Aug. 5 — Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi met on Wednesday with his British counterpart David Cameron and the two leaders discussed commercial ties between the two countries and global issues.

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Canadian stocks rise for second day

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TORONTO, Aug. 5 — Canadian stocks rose for a second day on Wednesday amid data showing evidence of weak but better- than-expected growth in the U.S. private sector employment. The S& P/TSX Composite Index closed up 62.45 points, or 0.53 percent, at 11,845.05.

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Wall Street advances on upbeat economic reports

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NEW YORK, Aug. 5 — Wall Street advanced on Wednesday after ADP's private-sector employment data showed modest improvement in hiring and the service sector grew more than expected in July.

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Romanian gov't to keep deficit target unchanged despite unexpected hardships: PM

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BUCHAREST, Aug. 5 — Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc said Wednesday that his government will keep the deficit target unchanged for this year and the coming two years, despite the unexpected hardships.

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Mexico government reports over 45,000 new jobs in July

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MEXICO CITY, Aug. 5 — Mexico's Finance Minister Ernesto Cordero said on Wednesday that 45,697 new jobs had been created across the country in July.

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Gold extends gains on strong physical demand

August 5, 2010 10:15 am· Comments Off on Gold extends gains on strong physical demand 

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 — Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange extended gains for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday, on bargain buying and strong physical demand for the bullion. Silver and platinum both inched down.

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