FBI mulls raid in FIFA Congress

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on FBI mulls raid in FIFA Congress 

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 — The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) could conduct new arrests at the FIFA congress, where 209 FIFA associations will send their highest officials.

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Guimaras town steps up watermelon production amid El Niño threats

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Guimaras town steps up watermelon production amid El Niño threats 

ILOILO CITY, Nov 10 — Farmers in Sibunag town in Guimaras are slowly shifting to high-value crop production from rice production as El Niño continues to threaten the waterless municipality.

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Guimaras PDRRMC to deploy first aid teams in cemeteries on Oct 31-Nov 1

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Guimaras PDRRMC to deploy first aid teams in cemeteries on Oct 31-Nov 1 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 30 — The Guimaras Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) will deploy first aid teams to the 15 public and private cemeteries in the island province on October 31-November 1 in time for the observance of the All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

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PHO reports 88 HFMD cases in Guimaras

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHO reports 88 HFMD cases in Guimaras 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 20 -– The Guimaras Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded a total of 88 cases of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) from January to September this year.

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Passenger boat capsizes in Iloilo

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Passenger boat capsizes in Iloilo 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — A passenger boat bound for Guimaras province capsized while about to leave a terminal in Iloilo on Sunday.

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Political solution critical to end Syrian crisis — UN official

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Political solution critical to end Syrian crisis — UN official 

GENEVA, Sept. 22 — The Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria Paulo Pinheiro warned on Monday that "Syria has fallen before our eyes", adding that "this disintegration, this rending of a nation, is the price of doing nothing made manifest."

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Jordan gets 30 mln euros loan from Germany to finance water projects

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Jordan gets 30 mln euros loan from Germany to finance water projects 

AMMAN, Sept. 20 — Jordan signed a 30- million euros soft loan agreement with the German Development Bank to finance water projects, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

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Worsening conditions drive Syrian refugees towards EU: UNHCR

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Worsening conditions drive Syrian refugees towards EU: UNHCR 

GENEVA, Sept. 8 — The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday warned the deteriorating conditions inside Syria and neighboring countries are driving thousands of Syrians to risk everything on perilous journeys to Europe.

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Jordan reports 3 new MERS cases

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Jordan reports 3 new MERS cases 

AMMAN, Aug. 31 — Jordan on Sunday reported a new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection that has been spreading throughout the region, the state-run Petra news agency said.

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Guimaras mango export stalls until reduction of inspection fee

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Guimaras mango export stalls until reduction of inspection fee 

ILOILO CITY, May 12 -– Mango fruit producers in the island province of Guimaras will not take the risk of paying a high Php2-million inspection fee for exports but will instead concentrate on demands of the local markets which is now considered profitable.

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