1st LD: Nearly 100 Chinese fishermen rescued off Antarctica coast

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on 1st LD: Nearly 100 Chinese fishermen rescued off Antarctica coast 

OSLO, April 18 — Ninety-seven Chinese fishermen have been rescued from a burning fishing vessel to the Norwegian factory trawler Juvel off the coast of Antarctica, the Norwegian TV channel NRK reported on Thursday.

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UN hails "considerable progress" in Cote d'Ivoire security

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on UN hails "considerable progress" in Cote d'Ivoire security 

ABIDJAN, April 18 — The United Nations hails the "considerable progress" in the security situation in Cote d'Ivoire, two years after the post-election violence in the West African country.

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First U.S. littoral combat ship arrives in Singapore

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on First U.S. littoral combat ship arrives in Singapore 

SINGAPORE, April 18 — The US Navy's first littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Freedom arrived Thursday in Singapore on its eight-month maiden deployment.

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Libyan plane shot during landing in Tripoli

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Libyan plane shot during landing in Tripoli 

TRIPOLI, April 18 — Unidentified gunmen shot a Libyan passenger plane during landing at the capital Tripoli's airport, local media said Thursday, reporting no casualties.

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US deploys troops in Jordan to help deal with Syria

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on US deploys troops in Jordan to help deal with Syria 

WASHINGTON, April 18 — US will deploy its troops in Jordan to help the country defend their border with Syria and to counter the threat of chemical weapons from the Assad regime, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said.

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Israel dismantles fence of major West Bank settlement

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Israel dismantles fence of major West Bank settlement 

JERUSALEM, April 18 — The Israeli military tore down the fence of a settlement in the West Bank, following a Supreme Court ruling that it was built on privately-owned Palestinian land, local daily Ma'ariv reported Thursday.

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FBI raps media for "inaccurate" reporting on Boston bombings

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on FBI raps media for "inaccurate" reporting on Boston bombings 

BOSTON, April 18 — The FBI has reprimanded news media outlets for jumping the gun on Boston Marathon twin bombings investigation, saying that "inaccurate" reporting will have "unintended consequences."

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Feature: Supporters, protesters turn out for Thatcher funeral

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Supporters, protesters turn out for Thatcher funeral 

LONDON, April 18 — The funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was held Wednesday in London, with some of the bitter divisions in British society that are a part of her legacy played out as her hearse went past waiting crowds, as well as a respectful and occasionally passionate farewell from many who lined the route of the funeral procession.

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NFA-Iloilo's P17-M fund for rice procurement barely utilized

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on NFA-Iloilo's P17-M fund for rice procurement barely utilized 

ILOILO CITY, April 18 –- The rice procurement fund of National Food Authority (NFA)-Iloilo for the month of April amounting to P17 million is barely used with very few farmers having their third cropping harvest and selling their production to the government agency.

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DTI conducts business forum for local entrepreneurs in Catbalogan City

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on DTI conducts business forum for local entrepreneurs in Catbalogan City 

CATBALOGAN CITY, April 18 — Success stories of leaders in the business industry took center stage during the micro, small and medium enterprises forum and caravan facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in coordination with the Philippine Trade Trading Center at Villa Josefa, Ubanon village here Wednesday.

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