Another LPA may enter PHL on Sunday –PAGASA

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Another LPA may enter PHL on Sunday –PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Saturday that a cloud cluster in the Pacific Ocean has developed into another potential cyclone that might enter the country early Sunday morning.

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Magnitude 3.5 quake rocks Ilocos Sur

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Magnitude 3.5 quake rocks Ilocos Sur 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — A magnitude 3.5 earthquake rocked parts of Ilocos Sur on Saturday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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2 grenades explode near military base in Maguindanao

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on 2 grenades explode near military base in Maguindanao 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan. 5 — Two 40-mm fragmentation grenades launched from an unknown direction exploded just a few meters away from a military detachment in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao, Friday night.

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Lawless group torches 3 houses in Maguindanao

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Lawless group torches 3 houses in Maguindanao 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan. 5 — Fear has gripped a village in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao as armed lawless groups torched three shanties, all made of light materials, located just 20 meters away from a police outpost

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Former U.S. governor stresses "private humanitarian" nature for DPRK visit

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Former U.S. governor stresses "private humanitarian" nature for DPRK visit 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 — Former governor of the U.S. state of New Mexico Bill Richardson said Friday that his planned trip to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will be a mission of "private humanitarian" nature.

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Libya confirms Gaddafi son’s trial in February

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Libya confirms Gaddafi son’s trial in February 

CAIRO, Jan. 5 — Saif al-Islam, the second son of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial within the next month, Justice Minister Salah Maraghni said on Libyan national television.

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Thai Foreign Minister: Border dispute with Cambodia may not end in Thailand’s favour

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Thai Foreign Minister: Border dispute with Cambodia may not end in Thailand’s favour 

BANGKOK, Jan. 5 — Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said today he was not confident Thailand will win the Phra Viharn (Preah Vihear) temple dispute filed by Cambodia in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Netherlands.

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Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan in Ethiopia for summit meeting on outstanding issues

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan in Ethiopia for summit meeting on outstanding issues 

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 5 — Presidents Omar Hassan Al Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan arrived on Friday in Addis Ababa for the summit meeting on outstanding issues.

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Obama to name Hagel as Defense Secretary: reports

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Obama to name Hagel as Defense Secretary: reports 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 — U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to name former senator Chuck Hagel to serve as his next Defense Secretary, and the announcement could come early next week, U.S. reports said Friday.

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Richardson dismisses U.S. gov't worries over his N. Korea trip plan

January 5, 2013 9:32 am· Comments Off on Richardson dismisses U.S. gov't worries over his N. Korea trip plan 

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday that he and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt plan to make a "private humanitarian visit" to North Korea.

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