Chief Justice Renato Corona guilty verdict renders just and fair

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Chief Justice Renato Corona guilty verdict renders just and fair 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY,May 29 — The conviction of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on Tuesday by 20 Senator-Judges has rendered a just verdict and indeed explained and fairly presented the issues in the 44 days of the Senate Impeachment Trial, according to legal luminaries here, including public elected officials.

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Police assure security of delegates for 3-day river summit

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Police assure security of delegates for 3-day river summit 

ILOILO CITY, May 29 — The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) has assured the safety of all the delegates starting tomorrow until Friday for the three-day first Philippine International River Summit to be held at Eon Centennial International Hotel, Alta Tierra Village, Jaro district here.

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2 al-Qaida operatives including a senior leader killed in Afghanistan: NATO

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on 2 al-Qaida operatives including a senior leader killed in Afghanistan: NATO 

KABUL, May 29 — Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have killed two al-Qaida operatives including a senior al-Qaida leader during a joint operation in Afghanistan, the alliance said in a statement on Tuesday.

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5.5 M people affected by natural disasters in SW China

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on 5.5 M people affected by natural disasters in SW China 

GUIYANG, May 29 — More than 5.5 million people in southwest China's Guizhou province have been affected by droughts, rainstorms and hailstorms so far this year, local authorities announced Tuesday.

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Fighting between Congo's army and mutinous soldiers continue in eastern part

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Fighting between Congo's army and mutinous soldiers continue in eastern part 

KINSHASA, May 29 — Fighting between the DR Congo Armed Forces and mutinous soldiers of the M23 movement is still going on in the Djomba area.

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3 killed in Italy earthquake

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on 3 killed in Italy earthquake 

MILAN, May 29 — Three people were killed in the earthquake of 5.8 magnitude that rocked central and northern Italy Tuesday, according to Italian media reports.

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3,000 police for Red, Yellow shirts rallies in Bangkok

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on 3,000 police for Red, Yellow shirts rallies in Bangkok 

BANGKOK, May 29 — About 3,000 police will be deployed to secure law and order Wednesday when the Yellow Shirts will rally against the government-backed reconciliation bill.

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(Lead) Death toll in Italy earthquake rises to 6

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MILAN, May 29 — At least six people were killed in the earthquake of 5.8 magnitude that rocked central and northern Italy Tuesday, while more were injured, according to Italian media reports.

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40 killed in Nigeria community clash

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on 40 killed in Nigeria community clash 

CALABAR, Nigeria, May 29 — At least 40 people have been killed in a boundary clash between two local communities of Nigeria's southeastern states, a local government official has said.

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Singaporean foreign minister to tour Sri Lanka's former war zones

May 29, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Singaporean foreign minister to tour Sri Lanka's former war zones 

COLOMBO, May 29 — The Singaporean foreign minister kicked off a five-day visit to Sri Lanka Tuesday that will see him promote trade ties and monitor events in the former war zones, a statement from the External Affairs Ministry said Tuesday.

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