San Pablo City taxpayers get 10% discount for early payments

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on San Pablo City taxpayers get 10% discount for early payments 

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna March 7 — This city offers a ten percent promotional discount for taxpayers who pay their real property assessments early on or before March 31.

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Police order arrest of Magkal group leader

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on Police order arrest of Magkal group leader 

ILOILO CITY, March 8 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ordered the arrest of Magkal group leader Eliseo Mabayag of Badiangan, Iloilo who was lately suspected as the gunman in the foiled assassination of radio blocktimer host Fernando “Kapid” Gabio outside his residence in Barangay Democracia, Jaro, here morning of Friday last week.

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Estonian teachers start three-day nationwide strike

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on Estonian teachers start three-day nationwide strike 

TALLINN, March 8 — Over 15,000 Estonian educational workers started a nationwide three-day strike on Wednesday, demanding a salary increase of 20 percent this year and 15 percent each in the next two years.

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UNESCO launches 'Women Make the News' initiative

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on UNESCO launches 'Women Make the News' initiative 

PARIS, March 8 — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday calls on its media partners to ensure that gender equality and women's empowerment remain on the forefront of their agenda.

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WB highlights efforts to reduce youth unemployment

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on WB highlights efforts to reduce youth unemployment 

WASHINGTON, March 8 — WorldBank senior officials on Wednesday stressed the importance of taking effective steps to reduce unemployment rate among the youth, an important social issue for many nations around the world.

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U.S. in consultations with China over N. Korean refugees: State Dept.

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on U.S. in consultations with China over N. Korean refugees: State Dept. 

WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 8 — The United States government confirmed on Wednesday that it "talked about" the plight of North Korean defectors with China, which has emerged as a source of diplomatic tensions between Seoul and Beijing.

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Libya needs national, international efforts to recover from conflict: PM

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on Libya needs national, international efforts to recover from conflict: PM 

UNITED NATIONS, March 8 — Libya's Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib told the UN Security Council here on Wednesday that Libya must deal with many challenges in rebuilding after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, and requires the sustained assistance of the international community.

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Police to secure possible demonstrations against oil price hike

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on Police to secure possible demonstrations against oil price hike 

BANDUNG, West Java, March 8 — National Police Chief General Timur Pradopo said the police are ready to secure demonstrations that might take place in connection to the government's plan to raise the price of subsidized oil.

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50 N. Korean orphans defected to China in late Feb.: lawmaker

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on 50 N. Korean orphans defected to China in late Feb.: lawmaker 

By Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, March 8 — A South Korean opposition lawmaker revealed on Thursday that a group of 50 North Korean orphans defected from their impoverished homeland late last month, while it is not known whether they have been caught by Chinese authorities.

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S. Korean builders are top foreign players in Saudi Arabia

March 8, 2012 11:39 am· Comments Off on S. Korean builders are top foreign players in Saudi Arabia 

SEOUL, March 8 — South Korean companies clinched the largest amount of orders among foreign builders operating in Saudi Arabia last year on the back of strong competitiveness, a local contractors association said on Thursday.

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