PNP: Improvised bombs in ARMM compound have 'political color'

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on PNP: Improvised bombs in ARMM compound have 'political color' 

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, Oct. 4 – The bombing attempt inside the 10-hectare compound of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Sunday has political color and aimed at disrupting the regional bureaucracy, a ranking police official said.

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Pampanga gov proposes permanent evacuation centers for perennial flood-affected residents

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on Pampanga gov proposes permanent evacuation centers for perennial flood-affected residents 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct. 4 -– Governor Lilia Pineda has proposed the establishment of permanent evacuation centers in government-owned lands for residents perennially affected by flooding in the province.

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DPRK's KCNA rejects pre-conditions for resuming six-party talks

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on DPRK's KCNA rejects pre-conditions for resuming six-party talks 

PYONGYANG, Oct. 4 — KCNA, official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), issued a commentary on Tuesday rejecting any pre-conditions for resuming the stalled six-party talks.

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11 insurgents killed, 16 arrested in Afghanistan

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on 11 insurgents killed, 16 arrested in Afghanistan 

KABUL, Oct. 3 — Afghan security forces, backed by NATO-led Coalition forces, have eliminated 11 insurgents and detained 16 others in different provinces over the past 24 hours, Afghan Interior Ministry said on Monday.

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China "firmly opposes" US Senate's yuan bill, FM spokesman

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on China "firmly opposes" US Senate's yuan bill, FM spokesman 

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — China here Tuesday expressed firm opposition on the U.S. Senate's bill on Chinese yuan after it voted to allow a debate on the bill on so-called "currency manipulation" by China.

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30,000 cruise visitors to arrive in Hue

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on 30,000 cruise visitors to arrive in Hue 

THUA THIEN-HUE, Oct. 4 — Malaysian-based Star Cruises plans to carry around 30,000 passengers to the central province of Thua Thien-Hue's Chan May Port until April 2012.

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Animal traffickers target Ca Mau

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on Animal traffickers target Ca Mau 

CA MAU, Oct. 4 — The southernmost province of Ca Mau has become a hub for trafficking rare and endangered animals, according to Nguyen Van Dau, deputy director of U Minh Ha National Park.

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Thai PM to visit Myanmar on Wednesday

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on Thai PM to visit Myanmar on Wednesday 

BANGKOK, Oct. 4 — Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra is scheduled to visit Myanmar on Wednesday to meet President Thein Sein for discussing important issues, including promotion of trade and investment, the opening of a permanent border crossing, drug smuggling across the border and illegal labor.

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Jakarta, ASEAN secretariat agree to boost cooperation

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on Jakarta, ASEAN secretariat agree to boost cooperation 

JAKARTA, Oct. 4 — Jakarta Governor Dr Fauzi Bowo and Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs Bagas Hapsoro in a meeting recently agreed to boost activities that would benefit both the Secretariat and the Office of the Jakarta Governor.

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West Sumatra needs 600 tsunami early warning sirens

October 4, 2011 9:34 pm· Comments Off on West Sumatra needs 600 tsunami early warning sirens 

PADANG, West Sumatra, Oct. 4 – West Sumatra`s Disaster Operations Control Center (Pusdalops-PB) is in need of around 600 tsunami early warning sirens, its manager Ade Edward said here on Monday.

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