Deeper probe on death of detainee sought

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Deeper probe on death of detainee sought 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Sept. 28 -– Relatives of an inmate at the Amas Provincial Jail here, who was reportedly died of heart attack, want a deeper probe on what really caused his death last Monday night.

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Fire sparked by cellphone use razes vehicle, motorcycle in Davao Sur gas station

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Fire sparked by cellphone use razes vehicle, motorcycle in Davao Sur gas station 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 28 — A sports utility vehicle owned by a provincial social welfare officer and a motorcycle were razed by fire when the vehicle owner answered a call on his cellular phone while refueling at a petrol station in Digos City, Monday evening.

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Western Visayas is universally covered by Philhealth

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Western Visayas is universally covered by Philhealth 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 29 – Western Visayas is already universally covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as early as end of August this year, according to its Regional Vice President Marilyn Geduspan.

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Mexican president orders rescuing landslide victims with full swing in Oaxaca

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Mexican president orders rescuing landslide victims with full swing in Oaxaca 

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 29 — Mexican President Felipe Calderon ordered Tuesday his Cabinet to immediately aid the victims of the landslide occurred in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca state.

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More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29 — The United Nations announced here Tuesday that 11 new countries have added their names to a growing UN-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them into civilian life.

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Security Council to send more UN troops to Cote d'Ivoire ahead of upcoming polls

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Security Council to send more UN troops to Cote d'Ivoire ahead of upcoming polls 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29 — The UN Security Council on Tuesday urged parties in Cote d'Ivoire to ensure the holding of the country's long-delayed presidential polls next month, and agreed to deploy up to 500 additional United Nations troops to assist with security during the election period.

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Multi attacks on major European cities intercepted, Sky reports

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Multi attacks on major European cities intercepted, Sky reports 

LONDON, Sept. 29 — Intelligence agencies in European and American countries have jointly intercepted a terror plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on Britain and other European countries, according to a report by Sky News on Tuesday.

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EU extends Fiji sanctions for six months

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on EU extends Fiji sanctions for six months 

WELLINGTON, Sept. 29 — The European Union (EU) has extended its sanctions against Fiji for a further six months, Radio New Zealand International reported on Wednesday.

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KPK to collaborate with G20 to eradicate corruption

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on KPK to collaborate with G20 to eradicate corruption 

JAKARTA, Sept. 29 — Indonesia's anti-graft agency KPK in collaboration with representatives from G-20 is designing a working plan on corruption eradication to be presented at the G20 Summit next month in Seoul.

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Australia helps w Sumatra with 25 million dollars

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Australia helps w Sumatra with 25 million dollars 

PADANG, West Sumatra, Sept. 29 – The Australian government has disbursed an aid of 25 million Australian dollars to the West Sumatra provincial administration for emergency response and regional restoration following the 7.9-magnitude quake in the province on September 30, 2009.

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