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Russia’s unemployment rate goes up in September versus August – Stats

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russia’s unemployment rate went up to 5.3 percent in September as compared to 5.2 percent in the preceding month, the Russian State Statistics Service says. According to…

British Gas mull gas price hike

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — British Gas, the biggest energy supplier in the United Kingdom, said it plans to raise the energy price by an average of 9.2 percent from next month,…

Australia’s New South Wales bushfires prompt health warnings

SYDNEY, (PNA/Xinhua) –Children, older adults and people with heart and lung conditions need to be more careful as air quality deteriorates in many parts of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW)…

Indonesia not to import rice this year: official

JAKARTA, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Indonesian government would not import rice this year as the domestic production is sufficient to meet demand, said the country’s deputy agriculture minister Rusman Heriawan said…

2 bomb blasts kill 1

YANGON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Two series of bomb explosions in Namkham township, eastern Myanmar’s Shan State, killed one person and injured six others Thursday morning, official sources confirmed. The bombs blasted…

Cyclone death toll rises to 38 in eastern India

NEW DELHI, (PNA/Xinhua) — Indian authorities Thursday said the death toll in last week’s powerful tropical cyclone in the eastern state of Odisha rose to 38. “So far, 38 bodies…

VP Binay visits comatose OFW in PGH; promises to shoulder cost of confinement

By Josine F. Estuye MANILA, (PNA) — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday assured the family of a comatose overseas Filipino worker (OFW) that the government will shoulder the cost…

11 militants killed in Afghan raids within day

KABUL, (PNA/Xinhua) –Eleven militants killed in operations in different Afghan provinces since early Saturday, said the country’s Interior Ministry Sunday morning. “In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police (ANP) conducted…

POEA warns filipino workers of non-existent jobs in Italy

MANILA, (PNA) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has warned Filipino workers not to accept offers to work for a freight company in Italy. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac issued…

Iraq bombings condemned

TEHRAN, (PNA/IRNA) — Deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs on Sunday condemned the Saturday bombing in Kadhimiya, Iraq, killing at least 50 and injuring 70. Hossein Amir Abdollahian…

Bali, the isle of enchantment

By He Jing BALI, Indonesia, (PNA/Xinhua) — For most holiday-makers, Bali might be the sole destination on their minds when planning a trip to Indonesia, whether they look for a…

Infiltration bid foiled in Keran sector, 4 militants killed

SRINAGAR, (PNA/PTI) — Army today foiled a major infiltration bid along the LoC in Keran sector of Kashmir, killing four militants, as the operation against the infiltrating ultras in the…

13 soldiers killed in Libya

TRIPOLI, (PNA/Xinhua) — At least 13 Libyan soldiers were killed by gunmen who raided a national army checkpoint southeast of the capital Tripoli on Saturday dawn, local sources told Xinhua….

Multiple tornadoes hit central U.S. states

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Several tornadoes hit central U.S. states of Iowa and Nebraska Friday evening, causing considerable property damage, local media reported. One tornado occurred in the northeast Nebraska town…

Thailand to host int’l seminar on rule of law

BANGKOK, (PNA/Xinhua) — Thailand will host an international symposium on the rule of law in the Thai capital city next month. Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha, the Thai ambassador extraordinary…