Farmers group pickets DAR-6 office, demands immediate installation to land

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Farmers group pickets DAR-6 office, demands immediate installation to land 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 25 – A group of almost 100 farmers from Barangay Palasyawan, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo has picketed at the regional office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR-6) here to demand their immediate installation in the piece of land they claimed under the agency’s land reform program.

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Task force formed to probe slay try on Radyo Bombo broadcaster

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Task force formed to probe slay try on Radyo Bombo broadcaster 

CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City, Nov. 25 – The Police Regional Office 10 (PRO 10) in Northern Mindanao on Friday created a task force that will investigate the slay attempt on a broadcaster by two unidentified assailant Thursday night .

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Detained Russian tycoon may appear before London court

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Detained Russian tycoon may appear before London court 

MOSCOW, Nov. 25 — Russian billionaire Vladimir Antonov, the owner of England’s Portsmouth football club, may appear before a London court on Friday after being detained at the request of Lithuania on financial crime charges.

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Roundup: AL gives Syria ultimatum on accepting monitors

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Roundup: AL gives Syria ultimatum on accepting monitors 

DAMASCUS, Nov. 25 — The Arab League (AL) gave an ultimatum to Syria on Thursday, asking it to sign a draft protocol within 48 hours allowing an observer mission into the country, or it would face sanctions.

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China insists Syria crisis be resolved under AL: FM spokesman

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on China insists Syria crisis be resolved under AL: FM spokesman 

BEIJING, Nov. 25 — China has again called for an immediate stop to violence in Syria and a resolution to the crisis under the Arab League (AL), a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.

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Roundup: Kenyan police arrest 5 Al-Shabaab suspects in Lamu

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Kenyan police arrest 5 Al-Shabaab suspects in Lamu 

By Joy Nabukewa

MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov. 25 — Kenyan police on Friday arrested five suspected Al-Shabaab fighters who had been earlier spotted in Lamu archipelago.

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Roundup: Yemen deal greeted with applause abroad, fighting at home

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Yemen deal greeted with applause abroad, fighting at home 

SANAA, Nov. 25 — The international community has hailed Wednesday's power-transfer deal for Yemen but the response at home has been far less enthusiastic.

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Roundup: Vietnam, Israel vow to enhance bilateral ties

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Vietnam, Israel vow to enhance bilateral ties 

HANOI, Nov. 25 — At the invitation of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, Israeli President Shimon Peres led a high-ranking delegation to visit Vietnam on Nov. 22-26, during which both sides pledged to boost bilateral relations and cooperation.

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China Exclusive: China's largest childhood welfare institution opens with innovative live-in 'family' scheme

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on China Exclusive: China's largest childhood welfare institution opens with innovative live-in 'family' scheme 

CHONGQING, Nov. 25 — China's largest childhood welfare institution opened here Thursday, offering a salary to couples living on-site and forming "caring families" with orphans.

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Experimental flight from Ngari to Kashgar successful

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Experimental flight from Ngari to Kashgar successful 

BEIJING, Nov. 25 — The People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the China Eastern Airlines on Friday succeeded in operating an experimental flight from the city of Ngari in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the city of Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

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