Typhoon ‘Igme’ moves slower to Taiwan; typhoon 'Bolaven' near PHL -PAGASA

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Typhoon ‘Igme’ moves slower to Taiwan; typhoon 'Bolaven' near PHL -PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug.23 –Typhoon “Igme” (Tembin) maintains its strength and continues to move slowly towards Taiwan while another typhoon with international name “Bolaven” is moving closer to the Philippine Area of Responisiblity (PAR), the state weather bureau said on Thursday.

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4 dams in Luzon keep gates open

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on 4 dams in Luzon keep gates open 

MANILA, Aug. 23 –- As two typhoons may still be inside the country's territory, four dams in Luzon have kept their spill gates open on Thursday as their respective reservoirs breach the normal levels.

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Western Visayas DRRM Communications Planning Workshop set Aug. 23-24

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Western Visayas DRRM Communications Planning Workshop set Aug. 23-24 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 23 – Public Information Officers (PIOs) and media in Western Visayas will be having their two-day Communications Planning Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) starting Thursday, Aug. 23-24.

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UN calls for donor support for Syrians in need

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on UN calls for donor support for Syrians in need 

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 23 — The United Nations on Wednesday called for "more donor support for the rapidly increasing populations requiring assistance in Syria," a country which has been plunged into what the world body said "the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation" in the wake of 17- month crisis in the Middle East country.

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U.S. seeks to show calm amid N. Korean saber-rattling

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on U.S. seeks to show calm amid N. Korean saber-rattling 

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 — The United States government struggled Wednesday to keep its seemingly calm stance toward North Korea's saber-rattling.

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Iran to defend its sovereignty against threats: DM

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Iran to defend its sovereignty against threats: DM 

TEHRAN, Aug. 23 — Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Wednesday that the Islamic republic will rigorously defend the country's sovereignty, national interests, and territorial integrity in case of a possible foreign invasion, Press TV reported.

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Israel releases longest-serving Syrian prisoner

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Israel releases longest-serving Syrian prisoner 

JERUSALEM, Aug. 23 — The Israel Prison Service (IPS) announced Wednesday the release of the longest-serving Syrian prisoner that it has ever jailed.

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Enough signatures for referendum on Latvian citizenship

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Enough signatures for referendum on Latvian citizenship 

RIGA, Aug. 23 —— The movement “For Human Rights” has collected the required 10,000 notarially-verified signatures in support of granting Latvian citizenship to all local non-citizens, predominantly Russian speakers, the movement’s coordinator Andrei Tolmachev told reporters here on Wednesday.

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S.Africa president vows to investigate mine tragedy

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on S.Africa president vows to investigate mine tragedy 

JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 23 — President Jacob Zuma vowed on Wednesday to uncover the truth about the mine tragedy in which 44 miners were killed.

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Democratic Party to gather all elements for Fauzi victory: Anas

August 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Democratic Party to gather all elements for Fauzi victory: Anas 

BLITAR, E Java, Aug. 23 — General chairman of the ruling Democratic Party (DP) Anas Urbaningrum has instructed the party`s cadres to gather all elements ranging from political parties, community and vote abstainers in the face of the second round of Jakarta gubernatorial election.

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