5.5-magnitude quake hits Flores region, Indonesia — USGS

January 21, 2012 11:51 am· Comments Off on 5.5-magnitude quake hits Flores region, Indonesia — USGS 

HONG KONG, Jan. 21 — An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Flores region, Indonesia at 20:32:53 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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6.3 magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia of East Nusa Tenggara

January 21, 2012 11:51 am· Comments Off on 6.3 magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia of East Nusa Tenggara 

JAKARTA, Jan. 21 — A strong earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale hit eastern Indonesia of East Nusa Tenggara province at 05:32 local time on Saturday (2032 GMT on Friday), the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said here.

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Explosions hits northern Nigerian Kano city, killing at least five

January 21, 2012 11:51 am· Comments Off on Explosions hits northern Nigerian Kano city, killing at least five 

KANO, Nigeria, Jan. 21 — At least five people were killed and several others injured in a series of explosions in different part of Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Friday, police and witnesses said.

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Italy declares state of emergency on cruise liner wreck

January 21, 2012 11:51 am· Comments Off on Italy declares state of emergency on cruise liner wreck 

ROME, Jan. 21 — The Italian government on Friday declared a state of emergency on the disastrous wreck of cruise liner Costa Concordia.

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Massive car pile-up in northern Germany injures 13

January 21, 2012 11:51 am· Comments Off on Massive car pile-up in northern Germany injures 13 

BERLIN, Jan. 21 — A massive pile-up accident on a motorway in the northwestern German state of Lower Saxony on Friday left 13 people injured, according to the latest police statement.

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Aquino receives US$ 1.13-B gov't shares from Malampaya Gas-to-Power Project

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Aquino receives US$ 1.13-B gov't shares from Malampaya Gas-to-Power Project 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — President Benigno Aquino III received more than a billion US dollar on behalf of the Philippine government from its shares in the Malampaya Gas-to-Power project, which is considered as one of the largest and most significant industrial endeavors in the country’s history.

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Japan to host African aid conference in Yokohama next year

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Japan to host African aid conference in Yokohama next year 

TOKYO, Jan. 20 — The Japanese government will host the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, for three days from June 1 next year, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Friday.

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Myanmar gov't-KIO peace talks remain to be continued

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Myanmar gov't-KIO peace talks remain to be continued 

By Feng Yingqiu

YANGON, Jan. 20 — The two-day peace talks between Myanmar's central government and the Kachin ethnic armed group — Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), which ended on Thursday at Jingcheng Hotel in Ruili, southwest China's border town in Yunnan Province linking Myanmar, produced no results so far, according to state media.

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Over 370 flights canceled as airports in Chicago brace for snowstorm

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Over 370 flights canceled as airports in Chicago brace for snowstorm 

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 — More than 370 flights were canceled at O'Hare International and Midway airports in Chicago, the United States, Friday morning as a snowstorm moving into the area may bring more than 6 inches of snow, Chicago Tribune reported.

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Supply of durians flood Davao City

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Supply of durians flood Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 20 – Fruiting of durian is ongoing and the consuming public can expect much cheaper prices for the coming weeks as supply will flood the city.

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