DSWD to distribute over P28 M 'Noche Buena' packs to 'Sendong' victims

December 22, 2011 12:06 pm· Comments Off on DSWD to distribute over P28 M 'Noche Buena' packs to 'Sendong' victims 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said over P28.47 million worth or 56,948 “Noche Buena” packs will be distributed before Christmas to families affected by tropical storm “Sendong” in Regions 7 and 10.

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Georgia to send one more battalion to Afghanistan to join ISAF

December 22, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Georgia to send one more battalion to Afghanistan to join ISAF 

TBILISI, Dec. 22 — The parliament speaker of the South Caucasus country of Georgia on Wednesday said it is important for the country to send more troops to Afghanistan where the soldiers are serving the security of their own country as well.

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Canadian stocks edge up

December 22, 2011 12:03 pm· Comments Off on Canadian stocks edge up 

TORONTO, Dec. 22 — Canadian stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday, with the S&P/TSX Composite Index rising 36.65 points, or 0.31 percent, to 11,753.53.

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Brain size may predict risk for early Alzheimer's disease: study

December 22, 2011 12:03 pm· Comments Off on Brain size may predict risk for early Alzheimer's disease: study 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 — New research suggests that, in people who don't currently have memory problems, those with smaller regions of the brain's cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer's disease.

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FDA expands use of HIV drug Isentress to children, adolescents

December 22, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on FDA expands use of HIV drug Isentress to children, adolescents 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday approved Isentress for the treatment of HIV-1 infection for children and adolescents.

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Nigeria deploys 10,000 troops to peacekeeping missions in 1 year

December 22, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Nigeria deploys 10,000 troops to peacekeeping missions in 1 year 

KADUNA, Nigeria, Dec. 22 — The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday it deployed some 10,000 soldiers to various UN peacekeeping missions in Africa in the last 12 months.

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Needs "huge" for Philippines in aftermath of tropical storm: UN humanitarian chief

December 22, 2011 10:58 am· Comments Off on Needs "huge" for Philippines in aftermath of tropical storm: UN humanitarian chief 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 22 — The head of UN humanitarian affairs on Wednesday said the needs are "huge" for the Philippines in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Washi which has already affected nearly half a million people.

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Danes' support for euro falls to record-low: poll

December 22, 2011 10:57 am· Comments Off on Danes' support for euro falls to record-low: poll 

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 22 — Opposition to adopting the euro common currency is at its highest level yet in Denmark, according to a latest survey published by Danske Bank on Wednesday.

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Iran invites IAEA inspectors to visit its nuclear establishments

December 22, 2011 10:57 am· Comments Off on Iran invites IAEA inspectors to visit its nuclear establishments 

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 — Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said that the Islamic Republic has invited IAEA inspectors to visit the country's nuclear establishments, the local satellite Press TV reported on Wednesday.

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Iran nuclear issue can only be solved via dialogue, negotiations: Chinese diplomat

December 22, 2011 10:57 am· Comments Off on Iran nuclear issue can only be solved via dialogue, negotiations: Chinese diplomat 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 22 — Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said here Wednesday that the Iran nuclear issue can only be resolved through dialogue and negotiations.

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