(Metro News) NPDO tells public to shy away from illegal firecrackers

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) NPDO tells public to shy away from illegal firecrackers 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — With New Year’s Eve celebration just days away, the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s Northern Police District Office (NPDO) warned residents living in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela from patronizing illegal firecrackers as lighting up these unsafe pyrotechnics could cost them a finger or a limb.

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2,135 Pangasinan cops seal nozzle of firearms

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on 2,135 Pangasinan cops seal nozzle of firearms 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Dec. 27 — A total 2,135 policemen of Pangasinan simultaneously put masking tapes in the nozzle of their firearms Monday to ensure that they will not use these to welcome the New Year on December 31 or even before.

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Baguio police chief urges public cooperation on easing traffic

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Baguio police chief urges public cooperation on easing traffic 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 27 – The chief of police here asked motorists, including hundreds of vacationists, to cooperate with traffic personnel on easing vehicle flow especially in the central business district.

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Dagupan designates firecracker trading zone

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Dagupan designates firecracker trading zone 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 27 — The city government has designated a place in barangay Tapuac here where vendors can solely sell firecrackers until the New Year's Day.

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PNA slams Israel for provocation

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on PNA slams Israel for provocation 

RAMALLAH, Dec. 27 — A senior official of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Sunday accused Israel of continuing to provoke the PNA and President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Winter storm leads to flight cancellations at NYC-area airports

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Winter storm leads to flight cancellations at NYC-area airports 

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 — New York City airports canceled more than 1,000 flights on Sunday as a snow blizzard made its way through the east coast.

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Russian Proton-M rocket deliver European satellite

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Russian Proton-M rocket deliver European satellite 

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 — Russia's Proton-M delivery vehicle lifted off early on Monday from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, carrying a European telecommunications satellite Ka-Sat on board.

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Yemen sets parliamentary elections for April

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Yemen sets parliamentary elections for April 

SANAA, Dec. 27 — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced on Sunday that the inauguration of the parliamentary elections is scheduled for April 27, 2011, and urged the opposition to take part in the elections, official Saba news agency reported.

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Karymsky volcano in Russia’s Far East erupts again

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Karymsky volcano in Russia’s Far East erupts again 

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Dec. 27 — An active volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula is currently spewing plumes of ash at a height of up to 4.3 kilometers (2.67 miles), Russian scientists reported on Monday.

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Moderate quake hits New Zealand North Island's Bay of Plenty

December 27, 2010 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Moderate quake hits New Zealand North Island's Bay of Plenty 

WELLINGTON, Dec. 27 — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand North Island's Bay of Plenty early Monday morning, causing no damages or casualties.

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