Senior PNP officials to visit Negros Oriental for evaluation of national search contenders

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Senior PNP officials to visit Negros Oriental for evaluation of national search contenders 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 6 – At least five ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in Camp Crame, Quezon City, will be visiting Negros Oriental Thursday and Friday to evaluate two police units vying for the country’s top PNP awards this year.

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Asst. municipal election officer in Pangasinan shot, wounded

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Asst. municipal election officer in Pangasinan shot, wounded 

By Demetrio G. Gapasin

STA. MARIA, Pangasinan, Jan. 6 –The assistant municipal election officer here was shot and wounded by unidentified armed men at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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IATA urges US agencies to look at next generation checkpoint

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on IATA urges US agencies to look at next generation checkpoint 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 6 — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to look at a next generation checkpoint.

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China pushes global channels for media

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on China pushes global channels for media 

BEIJING, Jan. 6 — China is rolling out an ambitious plan to support and expand the global presence of its media and publication companies, though an industry expert warned of challenges to the nation's "going out" program.

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S. Korea's IT exports reach US$ 121 bln in 2009

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on S. Korea's IT exports reach US$ 121 bln in 2009 

SEOUL, Jan. 6 — South Korea's information technology (IT) exports fell 7.8 percent annually in 2009 mainly due to weak demand for electronics goods caused by the global economic slump, a government report showed Wednesday.

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UN chief dismayed at lack of reconstruction materials in battered Gaza

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on UN chief dismayed at lack of reconstruction materials in battered Gaza 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 6 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed his dismay at the lack of reconstruction materials in Gaza, which was battered by last year’s deadly Israeli bombing.

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Islamist group condemns WFP suspension of operations in Somalia

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Islamist group condemns WFP suspension of operations in Somalia 

MOGADISHU, Jan. 6 — Somalia's hardline Islamist Al Shabaab movement dismissed the decision by the UN's food agency to suspend its operation in southern Somalia over insecurity as "lies and propaganda."

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Australian gov't to aid Solomon Islands after quake

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Australian gov't to aid Solomon Islands after quake 

CANBERRA, Jan. 6 — The Australian government announced on Wednesday it will send disaster relief to areas of the Solomon Islands hit by earthquakes.

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(Yonhap Interview) FM says N. Korea's uranium program likely began in mid-1990s

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on (Yonhap Interview) FM says N. Korea's uranium program likely began in mid-1990s 

By Byun Duk-kun

SEOUL, Jan. 6 — North Korea likely began its uranium-based nuclear weapons program soon after it agreed to give up its nuclear ambitions in a 1994 deal with the United States, South Korea's foreign minister said Wednesday, accusing Pyongyang of using negotiations to buy time for its clandestine nuclear programs.

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Six police killed in southern Russia suicide attack

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Six police killed in southern Russia suicide attack 

MOSCOW, Jan. 6 — Six police were killed and about 10 others were injured in an explosion in Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, Russian new agencies reported on Wednesday.

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