Port of Melbourne sale could go ahead without parliament's approval

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Port of Melbourne sale could go ahead without parliament's approval 

MELBOURNE, Feb. 22 — The Victorian government Monday threatened to sell the Port of Melbourne without parliamentary approval if the state opposition does not pass the legislation by Thursday.

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Australian state to increase smoking age to 21 as part of radical health plan

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian state to increase smoking age to 21 as part of radical health plan 

MELBOURNE, Dec. 21 — An Australian state government has outlined its plan to increase the smoking age well above the national standard of 18.

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DOH, KOICA to help nine municipalities in Iloilo

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH, KOICA to help nine municipalities in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Aug 4 -– The Department of Health (DOH) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will put nine municipalities of the province of Iloilo under the integration activity in terms of maternal and child health service.

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CA junks suit vs. Willie Revillame

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on CA junks suit vs. Willie Revillame 

By Perfecto T. Raymundoi

MANILA, June 10 (PNA) — The Court of Appeals (CA) has finally resolved the legal tussle between ABS-CBN and TV host Willie Revillame in connection with the cancellation of the host’s former show “Wowowee” without giving him a replacement program of the same kind or of equivalent importance.

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Nauru's justice minister denies Australian bribery allegations

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nauru's justice minister denies Australian bribery allegations 

SYDNEY, June 9 — Nauru's Justice Minister David Adeang has denied allegations that he was bribed by an Australian phosphate-mining firm, local media reported Tuesday.

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Indonesia gives temporary reprieve to Filipina Mary Jane Veloso

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Indonesia gives temporary reprieve to Filipina Mary Jane Veloso 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) — The Indonesian government has given temporary reprieve to Filipino Mary Jane Veloso, who was among the nine prisoners scheduled for execution after midnight on Wednesday.

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Nuclear waste dump could earn South Australia billions of dollars: scholar

February 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nuclear waste dump could earn South Australia billions of dollars: scholar 

CANBERRA, Feb. 16 — Building a nuclear waste dump in the Australian outback could earn the South Australian government "billions of dollars" in potential revenue, a leading nuclear physicist said on Monday.

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Australian scientists develop potential cure for peanut allergies

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian scientists develop potential cure for peanut allergies 

CANBERRA, Jan. 28 — Australian scientists believe they have developed a possible cure for people with severe peanut allergies.

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Australian scientists call for caffeine regulations in soft drinks

January 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian scientists call for caffeine regulations in soft drinks 

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 — Scientists in Melbourne, Australia, have called on soft drink manufacturers to implement tougher regulations on the use of caffeine, disputing claims that it improves taste.

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WBC ABC boxing champs to face Thai foes in Tibay ng Pinoy 6

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on WBC ABC boxing champs to face Thai foes in Tibay ng Pinoy 6 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 8 -– World Boxing Council (WBC) Asian Boxing Council light welterweight champion Adones Cabalquinto and Aston Palicte will both fight separate rivals from Thailand in the double main-event of the Tibay ng Pinoy 6 slated on January 31 at the Almendras gym in Davao City.

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