MARINA monitors movement of passenger vessels in preparation for 'Undas'

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on MARINA monitors movement of passenger vessels in preparation for 'Undas' 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 26 – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) on Tuesday started monitoring passenger vessels in preparation for the 2011 Undas.

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Iloilo City forges stronger ties with Yulin City, China

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City forges stronger ties with Yulin City, China 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 26 – Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said Wednesday that this city has signed a sisterhood agreement with Yulin City during his official trip to China last week.

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China's vice premier arrives in S. Korea

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on China's vice premier arrives in S. Korea 

SEOUL, Oct. 26 — Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang arrived Wednesday in South Korea for a two-day visit that is expected to focus on efforts to revive the stalled six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear programs and expansion of the bilateral currency swap deal, officials said.

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Voting underway for Seoul mayoral, local by-elections

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Voting underway for Seoul mayoral, local by-elections 

By Shim Sun-ah and Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, Oct. 26 — Polls opened Wednesday for the Seoul mayoral vote and other local by-elections seen as a significant test for the rival parties and presidential hopefuls before South Korea elects a new parliament and a new president next year.

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5 injured in another grenade attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on 5 injured in another grenade attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir 

NEW DELHI, Oct. 26 — At least five civilians were injured Wednesday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's Bijbehara town, when suspected militants made another grenade attack on security forces, according to local media reports.

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Conflicts leave 3 Afghan soldiers injured, 23 militants captured

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Conflicts leave 3 Afghan soldiers injured, 23 militants captured 

KABUL, Oct. 26 — Three soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) have been injured while 23 suspected insurgents were captured in the country since Tuesday, Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said Wednesday.

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Taliban key commander killed in S. Afghanistan

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Taliban key commander killed in S. Afghanistan 

KABUL, Oct. 26 — A Taliban key commander namely Mullah Barat was killed in Uruzgan province, 370 km south of capital city Kabul, on Wednesday, Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement released here.

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Chinese lawmakers propose legislation against terror

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Chinese lawmakers propose legislation against terror 

BEIJING, Oct. 26 — Chinese lawmakers who are discussing a draft bill that would legally define terrorist acts have called for a specific law to fight against terror.

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NATO delays formal decision on Libya mission

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on NATO delays formal decision on Libya mission 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 26 — NATO ambassadors have postponed their meeting from Wednesday to Friday to make a formal decision on when to end the Libya mission, an official said.

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Police use tear gas to disperse Occupy protesters in California

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Police use tear gas to disperse Occupy protesters in California 

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 — Police fired tear gas Tuesday night into a crowd of protesters backing the Occupy Movement in the West Coast city of Oakland, California.

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