DSWD committed to building transition homes for children in conflict with the law

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on DSWD committed to building transition homes for children in conflict with the law 

MANILA, Sept. 20 –- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced it will prioritize the construction of transition homes for children in conflict with the law this coming 2011.

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Palace assures independent presidential action on IIRC report

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Palace assures independent presidential action on IIRC report 

MANILA, Sept. 20 — President Benigno Aquino III's action on recommendations in the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) report covering the Aug. 23, 2010 Manila hostage crisis won't be influenced by China's possible comments about this document.

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UN kicks off special meeting on flood emergency in Pakistan

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on UN kicks off special meeting on flood emergency in Pakistan 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 — The United Nations on Sunday began a meeting on the flood emergency in Pakistan in order to secure more world support and relief aid to cover the needs of up to 14 million Pakistani people for the next 12 months.

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World Bank to devote 1 billion U.S. dollars for Pakistan flood recovery

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on World Bank to devote 1 billion U.S. dollars for Pakistan flood recovery 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 — The World Bank Group on Sunday said it will devote 1 billion U.S. dollars in additional external finance for flood recovery efforts in Pakistan for the present fiscal year.

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UN chief calls Pakistan floods "one of the biggest" natural disasters

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on UN chief calls Pakistan floods "one of the biggest" natural disasters 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called the devastating floods that struck Pakistan from late July to August "one of the biggest, most complex natural disasters we have faced in the history of the United Nations."

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UN chief joins Finn, S. African leaders to launches panel on global sustainability

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on UN chief joins Finn, S. African leaders to launches panel on global sustainability 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, joined Tarja Halonen, president of Finland and Lindiwe Zulu of South Africa here Sunday to launch a high-level panel on global sustainability.

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UN chief meets with Iranian president on Mideast situation

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on UN chief meets with Iranian president on Mideast situation 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and they discussed developments in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East.

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Palestinians condemn attacks on Gaza Crazy Water resort

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Palestinians condemn attacks on Gaza Crazy Water resort 

by Emad Drimly, Saud Abu Ramadan

GAZA, Sept. 20 (PNA/Xinhua) — Militants raided tourism facilities and set fire to a restaurant in the outskirts of Gaza city on Sunday, which is the third such attack this year.

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Kuwaiti interior minister urges national unity as Sunni-Shiite tensions flares

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Kuwaiti interior minister urges national unity as Sunni-Shiite tensions flares 

KUWAIT CITY, Sept. 20 — Kuwait's Interior Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Khaled Al-Sabah called for national unity on Sunday as tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims were flaring in the tiny Gulf state.

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Britain announces more funds for Pakistan flood relief efforts

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Britain announces more funds for Pakistan flood relief efforts 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 – Andrew Mitchell, secretary of state for international development of Britain, announced here Sunday that his government will donate an additional 110 million U.S. dollars to help Pakistan recover from devastating floods.

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