Toilets a must in all Benguet events

April 25, 2015 8:58 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The setting up of restrooms and latrines is a must among organizers and operators of big events in this capital town where people flock and the call of nature could not be set aside. The local government … Read more »

Magnitude 7.9 quake hits Nepal, 449 dead

April 25, 2015 8:27 pm

KATHMANDU: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, with strong tremors felt across the Himalayan nation and large parts of India and Bangladesh. The death toll from a massive earthquake which … Read more »

US takes helm of Arctic Council

April 25, 2015 8:26 pm

Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the helm of the Arctic Council on Friday on behalf of the United States, vowing to protect the delicate northern environment newly exposed by melting polar ice to the developed world’s quest for … Read more »

Qaeda, allies overrun Syria govt holdout

April 25, 2015 8:26 pm

BEIRUT: Fighters of Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate and its allies overran the last major government-held city in the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, a monitoring group said. The rebels launched their attack on Jisr al-Shughur on Thursday, seeking to capitalize … Read more »

Italian judge keeps migrant disaster ship skipper behind bars

April 25, 2015 8:26 pm

CATANIA, Italy: The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat in which at least 700 people drowned is to remain behind bars as an Italian judge continues his inquiry into the deadly disaster. A judge in the Sicilian city of Catania … Read more »

Saudi executes Jordanian trafficker

April 25, 2015 8:25 pm

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed a Jordanian man on Friday for drug trafficking in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. Mohammed Abu Samak was arrested “as he was smuggling a large amount of banned amphetamine pills,” said a ministry statement … Read more »

S. Chile covered in ash after volcano erupts

April 25, 2015 8:25 pm

LA ENSENADA, Chile: Southern Chile dug itself out from under a thick layer of gray ash Friday while keeping a wary eye on the Calbuco volcano after it spectacularly erupted for the first time in half a century. The volcano, … Read more »

At least 27 killed in south Yemen fighting between rebels, Hadi men

April 25, 2015 8:24 pm

TAEZ, Yemen: At least 27 people were killed in Yemen on Saturday as fighting raged in two southern towns between rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, local officials said. At least four pro-Hadi fighters and six Huthi … Read more »

French president warns Indonesia

April 25, 2015 8:24 pm

BAKU: French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that Indonesia faced diplomatic “consequences” if it pushes ahead with the planned execution of Frenchman Serge Atlaoui over drug trafficking offenses. “If he is executed, there will be consequences with France and Europe … Read more »

Rise in Indonesia executions bucks global trend: Amnesty

April 25, 2015 8:24 pm

LONDON: Indonesia has sharply increased executions, bucking a global trend of fewer death sentences being carried out, Amnesty International experts said, as Jakarta prepares to execute nine foreign drug convicts. Amnesty said that the number of executions carried out globally … Read more »

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