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Cuba praises strong ties with Vietnam

LA HABANA, (PNA/VNS) — Cuban President Raul Castro hailed the strong relationship between his country and Vietnam during a meeting on Saturday with the visiting Le Hong Anh, a member…

RoK’s Park starts far-reaching Vietnam visit

HANOI, (PNA/VNS) — The President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Geun Hye arrived in Hanoi late on Saturday to begin her five-day State visit to the country at…

Pentagon planning for 3-day bombing blitz on Syria: report

WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — The Pentagon is gearing for a three-day attack on Syria, longer than it originally had planned, with a heavy barrage of missile strikes followed by more attacks…

4 dead, 7 missing as bus, car plunge into SW China river

KUNMING, (PNA/Xinhua) — At least four people died and seven others went missing after a bus and a car fell into a river in southwest China late Sunday, local authorities…

Sultan of Brunei congratulates newly-elected Australia PM

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, (PNA/Xinhua) — Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah has sent a congratulatory message to Tony Abbott following his victory in Australia’s national elections recently. In the message released…

Flash floods devastate Vietnam’s northern provinces

HANOI, (PNA/VNS) — Torrential rains, floods and landslides in northern provinces have claimed 25 lives since the beginning of the month, according to the National Steering Committee for Flood and…

Roundup: Egyptian Jihadists claim responsibility for attacking minister, vow for more attacks

CAIRO, (PNA/Xinhua) — A Sinai-based Islamist Jihadist group claimed responsibility on Sunday for the recent bomb attack targeting Egypt’s interior minister, as the army pressed security operations in the peninsula…

Commentary: Let reason prevail on Syria intervention

By Lu Yu BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — As the U.S. Congress returns from recess Sunday to ponder President Barack Obama’s request for authorization to strike Syria, it is high time to…

Jewelry designers encouraged to join annual design competition

MANILA, (PNA) -– The Meycauayan Jewelry Industry Association (MJIA) is inviting jewelry designers to join the annual Philippine Fine Jewelry Design Competition (PFJDC) to further boost the local jewelry industry….

Israeli officials complain to U.S. over Palestinians’ leaks from peace talks

JERUSALEM, (PNA/Xinhua) — Israeli officials complained to their U.S. counterparts about the Palestinians’ leaks to the media from peace negotiations’ meetings, the Ha’aretz daily reported on Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister’s…

Exporters call for intensified actions vs. banana diseases

(PNA) Exporters are pushing for intensified actions against diseases affecting banana production in Mindanao to meet the growing demand for higher quality products of the overseas markets. In a resolution…

Voting system for 2020 Olympics host city

BUENOS AIRES, (PNA/Xinhua) — Following is the voting procedure for Saturday’s election in Buenos Aires of the host city for the 2020 summer Olympic Games by International Olympic Committee (IOC)…

DLSU prevails over NU to arrange three way tie in first place

By Kevin Patrick V. Mariano MANILA, (PNA)–The De La Salle University Green Archers launched a 14-3 avalanche late in the fourth quarter to shock the National University Bulldogs 57-55 in…

Djokovic fights from 1-2 to reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK, (PNA/Xinhua) — World number one Novak Djokovic survived a five-set battle to outclass ninth seed Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday, reaching his fourth…

Lascuna fends off Tabuena, Ababa, keeps ICTSI C’ship crown

CARMONA, Cavite, (PNA)-– Tony Lascuna warded off Miguel Tabuena and Jhonnel Ababa’s day-long charge with superb shots and clutch birdies – the last on No. 17 that finished off his…