Four killed, passenger bus set ablaze by armed men in Lanao del Norte

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Four killed, passenger bus set ablaze by armed men in Lanao del Norte 

MANILA, August 26 –- Still unidentified armed men killed two policemen and two civilians after flagging down a passenger bus which was subsequently set ablaze in Lanao del Norte province early morning on Thursday, a ranking police official said.

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Americans use less energy due to recession, tech advances

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Americans use less energy due to recession, tech advances 

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 — Americans are using less energy overall and making more use of renewable energy resources due to the economic recession and technological advances, a national security laboratory reported on Wednesday.

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UN Security Council "gravely concerned" by threat of piracy, armed robbery in Somalia

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on UN Security Council "gravely concerned" by threat of piracy, armed robbery in Somalia 

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 — The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed their grave concern over piracy off the coat of Somalia, and called upon the international community to address the problem of the "limited capacity" of Somali judicial and corrections systems.

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UN Security Council debates legal options for pursuing pirates off Somali coast

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on UN Security Council debates legal options for pursuing pirates off Somali coast 

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 — Commending the efforts undertaken so far to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed that more can be done, as the UN Security Council debated legal options to help bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice.

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UN chief calls on world to reinforce efforts to combat Somali piracy

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on UN chief calls on world to reinforce efforts to combat Somali piracy 

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday called on the international community to do more to combat piracy in Somalia.

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Tunisia sends emergency relief aid to drought-stricken Niger

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Tunisia sends emergency relief aid to drought-stricken Niger 

TUNIS, Aug. 26 — Tunisia dispatched on Wednesday a cargo plane carrying 15 metric tons of emergency relief aids to Niger, Tunisian Press Agency (TAP) reported.

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China to provide relief aids to flood-stricken North: KCNA

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on China to provide relief aids to flood-stricken North: KCNA 

SEOUL, Aug. 26 — China decided to grant emergency relief aid to flood-stricken North Korea, which will help the country expedite its recovery from flood damage, the communist country's official news media said Wednesday.

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U.S., S. Korea discuss how to sanction Iran for suspected nuke weapons programs: State Dept.

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on U.S., S. Korea discuss how to sanction Iran for suspected nuke weapons programs: State Dept. 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (PNA/Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States held talks here Wednesday to discuss how to sanction Iran for its suspected nuclear weapons programs under U.N. resolutions, the State Department said.

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S. Korean foreign minister begins trip to Philippines

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on S. Korean foreign minister begins trip to Philippines 

SEOUL, Aug. 26 — South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan left for the Philippines Thursday for cooperation talks expected to include ways to protect Koreans living in the Southeast Asian nation from crimes.

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Toba Lake region holding great tourism potentials

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Toba Lake region holding great tourism potentials 

SAMOSIR, Nort Sumarta, Aug. 26 – North Sumatra's Toba Lake region has great potential to be developed into a marine tourism area while Samosir Island`s plains and the surrounding mountains can become a nature , agro and cultural tourism destination.

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