Cops foil heist: 4 gunmen slain in encounter in Nueva Ecija

January 18, 2011 11:58 am· Comments Off on Cops foil heist: 4 gunmen slain in encounter in Nueva Ecija 

SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija, Jan. 18 — An attempt by a heavily armed four-man robbery-holdup group to rob a prominent family here on Monday evening was foiled leading to an encounter with the city’s police that resulted in the death of all four gang members.

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Thousands of poor but deserving students in Tarlac receive scholarship grants

January 18, 2011 11:58 am· Comments Off on Thousands of poor but deserving students in Tarlac receive scholarship grants 

CONCEPCION, Tarlac, Jan. 18 — At least 1,000 poor but deserving college students from the third district of this province would now have big chance to finish their schooling.

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Police, Army nab suspect in ambush of 2 soldiers in Maguindanao

January 18, 2011 11:58 am· Comments Off on Police, Army nab suspect in ambush of 2 soldiers in Maguindanao 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Jan. 18 — Alert police and soldiers arrested on Monday night a man who ambushed and wounded two members of the military's 6th Infantry Battalion in South Upi, Maguindanao.

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Kyrgyzstan, U.S. agree on resuming bilateral consultations

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Kyrgyzstan, U.S. agree on resuming bilateral consultations 

BISHKEK, Jan. 18 — Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev met with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Susan Elliott here Monday, agreeing on maintaining security in the ex-Soviet nation and resuming bilateral consultations.

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Tunisian PM announces new government

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Tunisian PM announces new government 

TUNIS, Jan. 18 — Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi on Monday announced the formation of a national unity government after former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted last week.

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78 killed, 94 injured in Tunisia's violence: minister

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on 78 killed, 94 injured in Tunisia's violence: minister 

TUNIS, Jan. 18 — Weeks of violent protests in Tunisia have killed 78 people, including members of the security forces, and injured 94 others, Interior Minister Ahmed Friaa said Monday on Tunisian state TV.

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Clinton commends completion of south Sudan referendum

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Clinton commends completion of south Sudan referendum 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 — U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton on Monday commended the completion of the referendum in south Sudan, describing it as "a significant achievement and a historic step."

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Al-Qaida gunmen assassinate top security officer in south Yemen

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Al-Qaida gunmen assassinate top security officer in south Yemen 

SANAA, Jan. 18 — Militants of al-Qaida wing assassinated on Monday a top security officer in Yemen's southern province of Shabwa, a provincial official told Xinhua.

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Authorities raise evacuation alerts in flooded rural Australian city

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Authorities raise evacuation alerts in flooded rural Australian city 

CANBERRA, Jan. 18 – Evacuation alerts were issued Tuesday for several areas of Horsham, Victoria in Australia as floodwater began ravaging the rural city.

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Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Coquimbo, Chile: USGS

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Coquimbo, Chile: USGS 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 – An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Coquimbo, Chile on Monday, U.S. Geological Survey said.

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