2 dead as bomb explodes in Pikit, North Cotabato

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on 2 dead as bomb explodes in Pikit, North Cotabato 

By Noel Y. Punzalan

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 27 — An explosion rocked the town proper of Pikit, North Cotabato, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, killing two persons.

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Sensex off record highs, Nifty maintains 8,800-level

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sensex off record highs, Nifty maintains 8,800-level 

MUMBAI, Jan. 23 — The S&P BSE Sensex pared its initial surge but was trading still higher by 235.10 points in late morning trade, tracking higher global cues amid the European Central Bank (ECB) announcing a bigger-than-expected stimulus programme.

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Ukrainian crisis kills more than 5,000 people — UN human rights spokesman

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ukrainian crisis kills more than 5,000 people — UN human rights spokesman 

GENEVA, Jan. 23 — More than 5,000 people have died since the conflict in Ukraine began in April, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told journalists in Geneva on Friday.

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Bomb explosion injures 11 in Zamboanga City

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bomb explosion injures 11 in Zamboanga City 

By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 23 (PNA) -– Eleven people were injured in a bomb explosion shortly after 3 p.m. Friday in front of a pub house near a bus terminal in Barangay Guiwan, this city.

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City official warns against spread of ‘pink eye’

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on City official warns against spread of ‘pink eye’ 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 22 -– A local official on Thursday warned the public against the spread of “pink eye” in this port capital while urging all residents to take measures to be spared from the disease.

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Davao del Norte town sees concreting of road to counter effects of aerial spraying

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Davao del Norte town sees concreting of road to counter effects of aerial spraying 

STO. TOMAS, Davao del Norte, Jan. 22 -– The mayor of this town is prioritizing this year the cementing of roads fronting schools as a way to counter the bad effects of aerial spraying of banana plantations.

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Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu 

COTONOU, Jan. 21 — Benin's government has banned importation, distribution and transit of chicken, frozen poultry, day-old chicks, eggs, cattle food and chicken feed from Nigeria to prevent entry of bird flu, a source from Benin's agriculture ministry said Tuesday.

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Putin to meet government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable economic development

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Putin to meet government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable economic development 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday with members of the Russian government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable development of the economy and stability in the social sphere in 2015, the Kremlin press service said.

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France beefs up security measures in counter-terrorism operations

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on France beefs up security measures in counter-terrorism operations 

PARIS, Jan. 21 — The French government on Wednesday unveiled tough and "exceptional" anti-terror measures worth 425 million euros (492 million U.S. dollars) in a bid to ensure the country's security.

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Bird flu kills 2 in China; 15 under treatment

January 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bird flu kills 2 in China; 15 under treatment 

BEIJING, Jan. 17 — At least two people have died of the deadly H7N9-strain of avian flu in east China's Fujian Province, officials said.

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