NGCP working on feasibility study for Leyte-Mindanao interconnection project

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on NGCP working on feasibility study for Leyte-Mindanao interconnection project 

DAVAO CITY, May 4 — The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) expects to complete the feasibility study for the Leyte-Mindanao Interconnection Project within this year.

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Dengue cases reach ‘high alert’ level in Zambo

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Dengue cases reach ‘high alert’ level in Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 4 – The City Health Office has reiterated the call for intensified search and destroy mosquito breeding areas campaign, as dengue hemorrhagic fever cases in this city have reached the “high alert” level as of May 3.

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UN conference on Afghan refugees endorses strategy to speed return process

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on UN conference on Afghan refugees endorses strategy to speed return process 

GENEVA, May 4 — The international conference on the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees ended here Thursday as participants welcomed and supported a three-year plan to help enhance voluntary repatriation of the refugees.

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Jordanian demonstrators demand releasing prisoners in Israel

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Jordanian demonstrators demand releasing prisoners in Israel 

AMMAN, May 4 — Dozens of Jordanian demonstrators have called for the release of Jordanian prisoners in Israeli jails.

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French presidential hopeful vows to bring social justice, growth

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on French presidential hopeful vows to bring social justice, growth 

PARIS, May 4 — Presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande has vowed to bring social justice and growth to French people as all polls suggest that he will beat the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's runoff election.

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Lead: Centrist party leader says to vote for Hollande in French election

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Lead: Centrist party leader says to vote for Hollande in French election 

PARIS, May 4 — France's main centrist party leader Francois Bayrou has said he will vote for the presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande in Sunday's runoff election, seen as the latest setback to the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election bid.

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Lead: 2 NATO soldiers killed in insurgent attack in S. Afghanistan

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Lead: 2 NATO soldiers killed in insurgent attack in S. Afghanistan 

KABUL, May 4 — Two NATO soldiers were killed Friday in an insurgent attack in restive southern Afghanistan, the military alliance confirmed in a press release issued here.

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Israel gets nuke-capable submarine

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Israel gets nuke-capable submarine 

TEL-AVIV, May 4 — An official ceremony to hand over to Israel a Dolphin-class submarine, which can carry nuclear weapons, was held Thursday in the German city of Kiel.

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China, ROK envoys meet on Korean Peninsula issues

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on China, ROK envoys meet on Korean Peninsula issues 

BEIJING, May 4 — Envoys of China and South Korea met in Beijing Thursday to discuss issues related to the six-party talks, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed Friday.

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Death toll of central Nepal blast now 5

May 4, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Death toll of central Nepal blast now 5 

KATHMANDU, May 4 — The death toll of the bomb blast in Janakpur, central Nepal, Monday morning has reached five.

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