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14 troubled OFWs arrive home from Riyadh

MANILA, (PNA) –A total of 14 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived home from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Friday after availing of the government’s repatriation program. The Overseas Workers…

Nigeria to immunize 35 M children against measles

ABUJA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Nigeria is set to immunize an estimated 35 million children against measles this month, an official said in Abuja on Thursday. The immunization exercise will be conducted…

English-speaking Filipinos highly sought after in Indonesia

BALI, Indonesia, (PNA) — Filipinos, not only well known for our gracious hospitality and inviting smile but also for our firm grasp and command of the English language, are highly…

POEA warns aspiring OFWs over illegal recruiters offering nonexistent jobs in Italy

By Josine F. Estuye MANILA, (PNA) -– Aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) must watch out against bogus recruiters, offering jobs in Italy that are nonexistent, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration…

Cambodia sees steady growth in tourist arrivals despite disputed election resultby Nguon Sovan

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — Cambodia registered steady growth in international tourist arrivals in the first nine months of the year although the political dispute between the ruling and opposition parties…

2 Egyptian soldiers killed, 2 injured in attack on military vehicle

CAIRO, (PNA/Xinhua) — Two Egyptian soldiers were killed and two others injured in an attack by militants on their vehicle on Cairo-Ismailia road, state-run al-Ahram Online reported Friday. The attack…

Motorcade to accompany 2014 Olympic Torch Relay presented in Moscow

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — A motorcade which will accompany the 2014 Olympic Torch Relay ceremony was presented in Ivanovskaya Square, a territory inside the Kremlin Wall on Thursday. President of the…

(Lead) 2 killed in Nigeria as private jet crashes: NEMA

LAGOS, (PNA/Xinhua) — At least two people were killed on Thursday after a private jet crashed near the Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos State, the National…

Plane crashes in Nigeria, 9 people dead

PRETORIA, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — At least 9 people were killed on Thursday in a plane crash in Nigeria. According to Nigeria’s rescue service, the jet was carrying 20 people. It took…

China Focus: New tourism law spurs Chinese independent travel

HEFEI, (PNA/Xinhua) — China’s first tourism law, in aiming to upgrade the country’s tourism industry, has caused travel agencies to raise prices, spurring more Chinese to become independent travelers. Having…

Rupee up 31 paise vs dollar in early trade

MUMBAI, (PNA/PTI) — The rupee rose by 31 paise to 62.15 in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange as the dollar weakened against other major overseas currencies. Besides,…

Chosun ilbo: DPRK re-energizes reactor at Yongbyon

SEOUL, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has re-energized its outdated nuclear reactor, the dismantling of which was started in 2007, the newspaper Chosun ilbo reported on…

5.3-magnitude quake hits 16km NW of Singtam, India — USGS

HONG KONG, (PNA/Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted 16km NW of Singtam, India at 14:12:39 Hong Kong Time on Thursday (06:12:39 GMT), the U.S. Geological…

Suicide attack on militant leader’s center kills 12 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/IRNA) — A suicide attack on a center of a Pakistani militant commander killed at least 12 people in the country’s tribal region on Thursday, security sources said. Sources…

Russia bans 250,000 violators of migration rules to arrive in country

NEW YORK, (PNA/Itar-Tass) –Thanks to the information system of the migration service, Russia controls and regulates the migration flows successfully. “The violators of the migration rules are banned to arrive…