News Analysis: More international co-operation needed to meet UN anti-poverty goals

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: More international co-operation needed to meet UN anti-poverty goals 

By Yang Lei

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (PNA/Xinhua) — As world leaders prepare for a summit to boost the UN Millennium progress, it is becoming prominent the need for extra efforts to fill the serious gap in achieving the goals.

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China's crackdown on human trafficking frees 16,517 abducted women, children

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on China's crackdown on human trafficking frees 16,517 abducted women, children 

BEIJING, Sept. 20 – Chinese police freed 10,621 women and 5,896 children who had been abducted for human trafficking as of September 6,since the Ministry of Public Security launched a crackdown on trafficking the crime in April last year.

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Six killed, 14 wounded in suicide car bombing in west Iraq

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Six killed, 14 wounded in suicide car bombing in west Iraq 

RAMADI, Iraq, Sept. 20 — The death toll of a suicide car bomb attack targeting an Iraqi army patrol in Iraq's western province of Anbar has risen to six, while 14 others were wounded, a provincial police source said.

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Financial shares fuel advances at Gulf Arab stock markets

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Financial shares fuel advances at Gulf Arab stock markets 

DUBAI, Sept. 20 — Stock markets in the sheikhdoms of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, both of which belong to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), surged Sunday as the Gulf state has been added to the FTSE Global Equity Index as a secondary emerging market.

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Jordan's trade deficit jumps by 9.3 pct in first seven months of 2010

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Jordan's trade deficit jumps by 9.3 pct in first seven months of 2010 

AMMAN, Sept. 20 — Jordan's trade deficit rose by 9.3 percent during the first seven months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, official figures showed on Sunday.

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BP's spill costs reach 9.5 billion U.S. dollars

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on BP's spill costs reach 9.5 billion U.S. dollars 

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 — British oil giant BP said Sunday its costs to clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico amounted to about 9.5 billion U.S. dollars.

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BP's leaking Macondo oil well permanently killed

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on BP's leaking Macondo oil well permanently killed 

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 — British oil giant BP had permanently "killed" the leaking Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. spill commander said on Sunday.

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Obama welcomes successful "kill" of BP oil well in Gulf

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Obama welcomes successful "kill" of BP oil well in Gulf 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday welcomed the successful "kill" of BP's leaking Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it an "important milestone."

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Four possible risk factors for ovarian cancer found

September 20, 2010 10:36 am· Comments Off on Four possible risk factors for ovarian cancer found 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 — A consortium of cancer researchers has identified four chromosome locations with genetic changes that are likely to alter a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer. The findings appear Sunday in an article in Nature Genetics.

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DOLE, Maritime Training Council join hands in coastal clean-up

September 20, 2010 7:26 am· Comments Off on DOLE, Maritime Training Council join hands in coastal clean-up 

MANILA, Sept. 19 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz will deliver a welcome message when 350 volunteers from the Philippine Coast Guard and many other officials and employees of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Maritime Training Council (MTC), manning agencies and maritime training centers assemble at 6:00 a.m. on September 25 at the SM Mall of Asia Complex to kick-off a one-day clean up of the coast along the area.

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