Text line for citizens helping in campaign against illegal drugs, arrest of pushers

October 8, 2014 6:48 am· Comments Off on Text line for citizens helping in campaign against illegal drugs, arrest of pushers 

DAGUPAN CITY, Oct. 7 — A text line put up by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) was responsible for some of the successful anti-drug operations conducted by the local police in Dagupan lately, bagging a number of drug pushers and peddlers.

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EU organizes airlift operation to west Africa in fight against Ebola

October 8, 2014 6:48 am· Comments Off on EU organizes airlift operation to west Africa in fight against Ebola 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 8 — The European Union (EU) will organize airlift operation to the Ebola-hit west Africa, with the first cargo plane to take off on Friday.

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Over 400 die in Kurdish-IS battles in Syria's Kobane

October 8, 2014 6:48 am· Comments Off on Over 400 die in Kurdish-IS battles in Syria's Kobane 

DAMASCUS, Oct. 8 — Over 400 people, including fighters, have been killed in weeks-long clashes between the Islamic State (IS) terror group and Kurdish militants at the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish borders, the oppositional Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday.

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ASEP meeting in Rome highlights inter-dependency of EU, Asian economies

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ROME, Oct. 8 — Parliamentarians from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) members encouraged more effective processes of European-Asian integration in a two-day meeting that ended in Italy's capital Rome on Tuesday.

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Iran arrests 130 linked to extremist Sunni groups

October 8, 2014 6:48 am· Comments Off on Iran arrests 130 linked to extremist Sunni groups 

TEHRAN, Oct. 8 — Iran has arrested over 130 members of Sunni Takfiri groups across the country, who intended to pose threats against the Islamic republic, Iran's intelligence minister said on Tuesday.

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FBI seeks public's help to identify English-speaking man in IS video

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Tuesday it is seeking the U.S. public's help to identify an English-speaking man who appeared in a propaganda video released by the militant organization Islamic State (IS).

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UN human rights office 'alarmed' by situation in north-eastern Syria

October 8, 2014 6:48 am· Comments Off on UN human rights office 'alarmed' by situation in north-eastern Syria 

GENEVA, Oct. 8 — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed its grave concerns over the safety of civilians in north-eastern Syria amid the recent attacks of Islamic State (IS) militants.

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UN budget committee OKs funding for Ebola response mission

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 8 — The UN committee on administrative and budgetary issues on Tuesday adopted a resolution allocating funding of USD 49.9 million for the newly established UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

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Iceland backs int'l fight against IS

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REYKJAVIK, Oct. 8 — Icelandic government said Tuesday it supports strong intervention against the "Islamic State" militant group.

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Turkey declares curfew to disperse protests over IS advance

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ANKARA, Oct. 8 — Turkey Tuesday declared a curfew in three eastern and southeastern provinces in an effort to disperse demonstrations against the advance of Islamic State (IS) militants into Kurdish populated Kobane town in northern Syria, the private Dogan news agency reported.

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