Oil discovered in central Colombia

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on Oil discovered in central Colombia 

BOGOTA, Nov. 2 — Canadian oil company Canacol Energy confirmed Thursday that it has found oil at a well in central Colombia.

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China's instability, N. Korea's fate most likely 'surprises' for next U.S. gov't

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on China's instability, N. Korea's fate most likely 'surprises' for next U.S. gov't 

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — Dealing with China will be the biggest challenge for the incoming U.S. administration on the diplomatic front and the two superpowers, dubbed G-2, need to work together for more sophisticated contingency plans for North Korea's possible collapse, former and current top U.S. diplomats on Asia said Thursday.

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U.S. retailers post strong sales ahead of holiday shopping season

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on U.S. retailers post strong sales ahead of holiday shopping season 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — U.S. retailers on Thursday reported strong same-store sales in October, supported by boosted consumer confidence, signaling they are well prepared to seize massive opportunities from the upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Global sales of Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 top 3M

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on Global sales of Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 top 3M 

SEOUL, Nov. 2 — Worldwide sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Note 2 devices have surpassed three million units since the hybrid phone was locally released in late September, the company said Friday.

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S. Korean handset makers shine in U.S. LTE market

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on S. Korean handset makers shine in U.S. LTE market 

SEOUL, Nov. 2 — South Korean handset makers Samsung Electronics Co., LG Electronics Inc. and Pantech Co. grabbed over half of the U.S. market for long-term evolution (LTE) phones in the third quarter, data showed Friday.

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Australia pledges US$ 104M to help fight malaria in Asia-Pacific

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on Australia pledges US$ 104M to help fight malaria in Asia-Pacific 

SYDNEY, Nov. 2 — Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced on Friday that Australia will provide 100 million AU dollars (US$ 104.13 million) over the next four years to help fight malaria in the Asia-Pacific region.

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South Korea's foreign tourists likely to top 10M

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on South Korea's foreign tourists likely to top 10M 

SEOUL, Nov. 2 — The annual number of foreign tourists to South Korea is likely to exceed 10 million this month thanks to increased Chinese and Japanese visitors, a state-run tourism company said Friday.

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Filipino among 22 killed in fuel tank blast in Riyadh

November 2, 2012 7:13 am· Comments Off on Filipino among 22 killed in fuel tank blast in Riyadh 

MANILA, Nov. 1 — A Filipino was among 22 people killed in a fuel truck blast and building collapse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Raul Hernandez said.

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Good weather to prevail until Sunday –- PAGASA

November 2, 2012 7:13 am· Comments Off on Good weather to prevail until Sunday –- PAGASA 

MANILA, Nov. 2 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday said that they do not expect any cyclone formation in the next three days.

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NY Subway rolls as storm recovery moves on

November 2, 2012 7:13 am· Comments Off on NY Subway rolls as storm recovery moves on 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — Commuters lined up at New York City subway stations Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy slammed ashore along the US East Coast, bringing the nation’s busiest corridor to a screeching halt and shutting down trains, planes and automobiles, as well as the iconic subway system.

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