Guv implements tighter security at capitol’s premises in Davao Norte

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on Guv implements tighter security at capitol’s premises in Davao Norte 

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Jan. 14 — Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario recently implemented tighter security at the province’s capitol premises as a preventive measure for the deterrence of crime and possible terrorist attack.

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Mayor of town in south Mexico shot dead

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on Mayor of town in south Mexico shot dead 

MEXICO, Jan. 14 — The mayor of Santiago Amoltepec in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, Luis Jimenez Mata, was shot to death at home by a gunman Thursday, police said.

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Brazilian president promises to help rebuild towns devastated by storms

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on Brazilian president promises to help rebuild towns devastated by storms 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 14 — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday promised that the government will take "firm" measures to help rebuild towns devastated by the recent storms.

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Two quakes strike New Zealand's North Island East Coast

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on Two quakes strike New Zealand's North Island East Coast 

WELLINGTON, Jan. 14 – Two earthquakes shook New Zealand North Island's East Coast early Friday.

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UN relief wing allocates 84 mln dollars for 15 neglected emergencies worldwide

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on UN relief wing allocates 84 mln dollars for 15 neglected emergencies worldwide 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 14 — United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Thursday allocated some 84 million U.S. dollars to assist people affected by hunger, malnutrition, disease, displacement and conflict in 15 neglected emergencies around the world.

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UN chief calls for "restraint" amid escalation of violent clashes in Tunisia

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on UN chief calls for "restraint" amid escalation of violent clashes in Tunisia 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 14 — UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon is "concerned" about the escalation of violent clashes between security forces and protesters which have left at least 21 dead in Tunisia, and called for "restraint," said a UN spokesperson here on Thursday.

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UN ramps up to help thousands of flood-affected Sri Lankans

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on UN ramps up to help thousands of flood-affected Sri Lankans 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 14 — A UN country team is supporting the government of Sri Lanka in helping over one million people affected by the severe floods caused by torrential rains that have been lashing the country in the last few weeks, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here on Thursday.

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U.S. slaps sanctions on 24 Iran-related companies

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on U.S. slaps sanctions on 24 Iran-related companies 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 – The U.S. treasury department on Thursday slapped sanctions on 24 shipping companies affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and two entities that are subordinates of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).

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U.S. commits to support Nepal's peace process after UN mission ends

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on U.S. commits to support Nepal's peace process after UN mission ends 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 — A senior U.S. envoy on Thursday committed to support the peace process in Nepal after the United Nations mission leaves this weekend.

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Turkish foreign ministry expresses sadness on political crisis in Lebanon

January 14, 2011 11:09 am· Comments Off on Turkish foreign ministry expresses sadness on political crisis in Lebanon 

ANKARA, Jan. 14 — The political crisis in Lebanon was met with sadness by Turkey, and preserving stability is highly important for the tranquility and welfare of the people of Lebanon, Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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