Cebu City village in state of emergency after fire kills boy, leaves hundreds homeless

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Cebu City village in state of emergency after fire kills boy, leaves hundreds homeless 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 12 –A Cebu City barangay has declared a state of emergency after a fire Saturday hit a crowded area resulted to the death of a 10-year-old boy, injured six people and left hundreds homeless.

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Gray areas cited in Cagayan de Oro City’s proposed 2014 budget

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Gray areas cited in Cagayan de Oro City’s proposed 2014 budget 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 12 — The furor over the proposed P2.6-billion budget for 2014 of Cagayan de Oro City continued to hog the limelight in the past weeks here.

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Cloudy with intermittent rains in Cagayan de Oro City

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Cloudy with intermittent rains in Cagayan de Oro City 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 12 — Cagayan de Oro City remains cloudy with intermittent rains since Wednesday, according to the local Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) office in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental.

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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake hits eastern Romania

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Magnitude 4.4 earthquake hits eastern Romania 

BUCHAREST, Jan. 13 — An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred on Sunday evening in Romania's Buzau county of Vrancea seismic zone, announced the National Institute for Earth Physics (INFP).

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U.S. to stay vigilant in monitoring Iran's actions

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on U.S. to stay vigilant in monitoring Iran's actions 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 — The U.S. will be " extraordinarily vigilant" in verifying and monitoring Iran's actions after the agreement on an interim nuclear deal takes effect, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

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Britain rejects "systematic" torture of Iraqis by British forces

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Britain rejects "systematic" torture of Iraqis by British forces 

LONDON, Jan. 13 — British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday rejected accusations of "systematic" torture of Iraqis by the British armed forces in Iraq after lawyers and public interest groups made a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC), local media reported.

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Turkish defense exports register 10 pct rise in 2013

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Turkish defense exports register 10 pct rise in 2013 

ANKARA, Jan. 13 — Turkey's exports in the defense and aviation industries reached 1.39 billion U.S. dollars in 2013, registering a 10 percent increase over the same period of 2012, data from the Defense Industry Exporters Union (SSI) on Sunday showed.

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Iranian FM stresses political solution to Syrian crisis

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Iranian FM stresses political solution to Syrian crisis 

BEIRUT, Jan. 13 — Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif reiterated Sunday that "the only available solution to the Syrian crisis is the political one."

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Syrian president participates in religious mass in Damascus

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Syrian president participates in religious mass in Damascus 

DAMASCUS, Jan. 13 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took part Sunday evening in a religious mass to commemorate the birth of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, according to the state-run SANA news agency.

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Pentagon chief calls for "transparent" constitutional referendum in Egypt

January 13, 2014 9:05 am· Comments Off on Pentagon chief calls for "transparent" constitutional referendum in Egypt 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday called for a "transparent" constitutional referendum in Egypt to ensure all voters cast their vote "freely" on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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