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EU official urges stepped-up global action to close “emissions gap”

BRUSSELS, (PNA/Xinhua) — The European Union on Tuesday called for concerted global action to cut excessive greenhouse gas emissions, after a UN report warned that the world could fail on…

Cambodian toddler dies of bird flu, bringing cases to 23 so far this year

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — A two-year-old girl from northwestern Pursat province died late last month from the H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 23 so far this…

1M Cambodian children get new measles, rubella vaccine

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — The total number of Cambodian children immunized in the nationwide campaign with measles and rubella vaccines has already reached one million, the Ministry of Health announced…

3-year-old boy infected with H7N9 bird flu

GUANGZHOU, (PNA/Xinhua) — A three-year-old boy was confirmed to have contracted H7N9 bird flu in south China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday. The child, a native of Sichuan Province living in…

Experts advise vaccination against Hepatitis B

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, (PNA) — If not properly treated, Hepatitis B may lead to liver cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma, the fourth most common cause of cancer among Filipinos…

Cali faces Smolka in toughest Pacific X-treme Combat fly title

MANILA, (PNA)– Davao City’s 22-year old pride, 22-year old Ale Cali gambles with his Pacific X-Treme Combat fly crown versus Louis Smolka come Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in…

Amit wins 2013 Yalin Women’s Championship Crown

By Kevin Patrick V. Mariano MANILA, (PNA) — Top Filipina cue artist Rubilen Amit emerged triumphant against Britain’s Kelly Fisher, 10-7, to win her second 10-Ball crown in the finals…

Urgent: Egypt’s Morsi to be moved to Borg Al Arab Prison in Alexandria

CAIRO, (PNA/Xinhua) – Egypt’s Islamist ousted president Mohamed Morsi will be moved to Borg Al Arab Prison in Alexandria, according to the state TV on Monday. Morsi stood trial on…

Medvedev approves list of precious rare animals, birds and fish put on Red Book

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the list of precious wild animals, birds and fish, which are put on the Red Book or are protected by…

More villagers evacuated after volcano eruption in Indonesia

JAKARTA, (PNA/Xinhua) — The number of evacuee has increased to 1,681 as the local authority declared a seven-day emergency period after Mount Sinabung in Karo district of North Sumatra erupted…

About 1,000 people leave homes due to eruption of Sinabung volcano in Indonesia

BANGKOK, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — About 1,000 people on the Indonesian island of Sumatra had to leave their homes due to a new eruption of Sinabung Volcano, Indonesian media reported on Monday….

Kapampangans set to feature food and music in 12th Duman Festival

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, (PNA) — With a month’s worth of preparation left, Kapampangans bring both local and foreign tourists a step closer to its upcoming culinary and cultural…

Australian governor-general arrives in Myanmar for state visit

YANGON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce arrived at Nay Pyi Taw Monday for a state visit to Myanmar at the invitation of President U Thein Sein. Quentin is expect…

6 killed, 35 wounded in blast in Syria’s Homs

DAMASCUS, (PNA/Xinhua) — Six people were killed and 35 others wounded Monday when a booby-trapped car ripped through a town in the central province of Homs, the state-run SANA news…

Filipinos now start to feel the cold Siberian winds (Feature)

By Honor Blanco Cabie (PNA) — As the frosty Siberian winds start to blow south to these archipelago republic of 7,107 islands, many Filipino Catholics start preparing for dawn Masses…