115,775 preschoolers benefit from supplementary feeding in Bicol

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on 115,775 preschoolers benefit from supplementary feeding in Bicol 

MANILA, Feb. 29 — At least 115,775 pre-schoolers from the five provinces of Bicol Region benefited from the Supplementary Feeding Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in partnership with the local government units (LGUs).

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Manhunt on vs gunmen who kill 3 high school students in Maguindanao

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on Manhunt on vs gunmen who kill 3 high school students in Maguindanao 

PARANG, Maguindanao, Feb. 29 – Police have launched a province-wide manhunt against three heavily armed men who shot dead three high school students here Tuesday afternoon.

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S. Korea's FM meets with U.S. deputy secretary of state

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SEOUL, Feb. 29 — South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan on Wednesday met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides for discussions on pending bilateral issues as the two nations are in the final stages of implementing their landmark free trade agreement (FTA).

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Death toll from Russian building collapse rises to 10

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on Death toll from Russian building collapse rises to 10 

MOSCOW, Feb. 29 — One more body has been found after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment building in southern Russia, bringing the total death toll to 10, according to local authorities.

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Syria's Red Crescent evacuate 30 people from Homs

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on Syria's Red Crescent evacuate 30 people from Homs 

DAMASCUS, Feb. 29 — The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said Tuesday that it has evacuated 30 people from the restive Baba Amr area in central Homs province, the epicenter of bloody clashes between armed rebels and government troops.

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NATO chief says violence not affecting Afghan transition

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on NATO chief says violence not affecting Afghan transition 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 — NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Tuesday that violence in Afghanistan would not affect the planned transition of security responsibility to Afghan forces, laying emphasis on the cooperation between coalition and Afghan forces.

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French journalist's whereabouts in Homs remain unclear

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on French journalist's whereabouts in Homs remain unclear 

BEIRUT, Feb. 29 — The specific whereabouts of the French journalist, wounded and trapped in restive Homs, remain unclear as of Tuesday, while her British colleague was smuggled out of the besieged Syrian city and arrived in Lebanon.

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Repatriation of Gaddafi's family not demanded by Libya's NTC: source

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on Repatriation of Gaddafi's family not demanded by Libya's NTC: source 

ALGIERS, Feb. 29 — Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has not officially demanded Algeria hand over relatives of fallen Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who fled the strife-torn country last July, a source in Algeria confirmed on Tuesday.

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Military air crash in Guatemala leaves 9 dead, 3 injured

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on Military air crash in Guatemala leaves 9 dead, 3 injured 

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb. 29 — Nine people were killed and another three injured in Guatemala on Tuesday after a helicopter of the Guatemalan army crashed in a remote jungle area of northern Peten, the local fire department said.

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Former UN chief visits New York for Syria talks: UN official

February 29, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on Former UN chief visits New York for Syria talks: UN official 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 29 — Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, who was recently appointed joint UN-Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis, will arrive in New York on Wednesday for talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon, a UN official said here on Tuesday.

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