Binay leaves for Beijing to meet Chinese authorities on drug menace

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· Comments Off on Binay leaves for Beijing to meet Chinese authorities on drug menace 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay took off for China early Friday morning for two-day meetings with key authorities associated with the scheduled execution in China next week of three Filipino drug smugglers, his office confirmed.

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Earthquakes hit Baguio; the latest intensity 4 -Phivolcs

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· Comments Off on Earthquakes hit Baguio; the latest intensity 4 -Phivolcs 

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 18 — Four earthquakes of various intensities have hit this mountain resort 250 kilometers north of Manila since Thursday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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Clinton expresses 'deep concern' about situation in Bahrain

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· Comments Off on Clinton expresses 'deep concern' about situation in Bahrain 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday expressed "deep concern" about deadly clashes in Bahrain and called for restraint as the Gulf kingdom is grappling with anti-government protests.

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Strong snowstorms due to global warming: researchers

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· Comments Off on Strong snowstorms due to global warming: researchers 

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18 — A statement from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) said on Thursday that the snowstorms lately registered in the United States, Mexico and Europe were due to the global warming.

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Dollar falls on U.S. jobless claims, rising consumer price

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· 1 Comment 

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 — The U.S. dollar fell against major currencies in late New York trading on Thursday as data showed that the U.S. jobless claims last week climbed and the consumer price in January also rose.

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Oil surges amid Middle East unrest

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· Comments Off on Oil surges amid Middle East unrest 

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 — U.S. crude oil price surged on Thursday as continued unrest in the Middle East contributed to uncertainty in crude markets.

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DOH exhorts individuals to have skin examined

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· Comments Off on DOH exhorts individuals to have skin examined 

MANILA, Feb. 18 –Individuals with skin diseases are advised to go to their nearest health centers for free skin screening and skin ointments.

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Flu epidemic spreads in U.S.: report

February 18, 2011 11:16 am· Comments Off on Flu epidemic spreads in U.S.: report 

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 — The flu season has reached an epidemic level in the United States, circulating in all 50 states and widespread in 37, HealthDay News reported on Thursday.

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Government moves to cushion impact of rising food prices

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on Government moves to cushion impact of rising food prices 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Aquino administration is looking for ways to mitigate the impact of rising prices of grains in the world market amid a World Bank warning that global grains prices have risen to “dangerous levels” that could adversely affect third world economies like the Philippines.

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All are set for the 25th EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary celebration, organizers say

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on All are set for the 25th EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary celebration, organizers say 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, Feb. 17 – Everything is set for the country's celebration of the 25th anniversary of the peaceful and world-renowned 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution on February 25, this year.

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