Russia to increase support of UN peacekeeping activities – FM Lavrov

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Russia to increase support of UN peacekeeping activities – FM Lavrov 

UN, Sept. 24 — Russia plans to increase its support of UN peacekeeping activities in the world, the Russian foreign minister told the UN Security Council summit.

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Regional anti-terrorism drills enter active stage in Kazakhstan

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Regional anti-terrorism drills enter active stage in Kazakhstan 

MATYBULAK RANGE — Joint anti-terrorism exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), entitled Peace Mission 2010, entering their active phase on Friday at the Matybulak range in the southeast of Kazakhstan.

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DATE 2010 showcases Davao Region's major crops

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on DATE 2010 showcases Davao Region's major crops 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 23 — The major crops of Davao like fruits, high-value crops and organic rice will be featured this year's Davao Trade Expo (DATE 2010) as this event will serve as venue for farmers and businessmen share and learn inputs and techniques from each other and the experts.

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Island’s poor town boasts of most literate people in RP

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Island’s poor town boasts of most literate people in RP 

By Danny O. Calleja

BATO, Catanduanes, Sept. 23 -– “Alisto Bato” is the battle cry that worked well for this small, fifth class municipality to get into the lime light and be recognized as this year’s champion in the National Literacy Awards.

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Feature: Indians' reaction to speaking newspaper advertisement

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Indians' reaction to speaking newspaper advertisement 

by Sharmistha Dey

MUMBAI, Sept. 23 — You lift your cup of tea and the newspaper in the morning and it starts to speak to you, you are bound to go into a tizzy.

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News Analysis: Rally shows that "red-shirts", Thaksin share different goals

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on News Analysis: Rally shows that "red-shirts", Thaksin share different goals 

by Xinhua writer Shi Xianzhen

BANGKOK Sept. 23 — The latest "red-shirts" rally last Sunday has proved that the group is eyeing a different agenda from former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinnawatra, a political analyst said Thursday.

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NFA Iloilo starts rice procurement with P43-M budget

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on NFA Iloilo starts rice procurement with P43-M budget 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 23 – The National Food Authority (NFA) Iloilo Field Office, which has now an amount of P43 million, starts to undertake rice procurement among farmers.

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3 provinces in Panay Island report on rice infestation

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on 3 provinces in Panay Island report on rice infestation 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 23 -– Three provinces in Panay island have now reported to the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Office 6 their problem on rice infestation.

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ADB to Help Cambodia Improve Water Management, Irrigation Systems

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on ADB to Help Cambodia Improve Water Management, Irrigation Systems 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing loans, grants and technical assistance of nearly US$ 34 million to help Cambodia improve the management of its water resources and to upgrade irrigation services to strengthen food security and cut poverty.

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Economic concerns beat Wall Street in late-day slide

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Economic concerns beat Wall Street in late-day slide 

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 — U.S. stocks closed lower after a final-hour slide on Thursday as a series of economic reports from European and U.S. markets weighed down market sentiment.

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