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45 killed, 63 wounded in violent attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, (PNA/Xinhua) — At least 45 people were killed and 63 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, interior ministry and police sources said. A suicide bomber…

Nearly 100 people killed in Central African Republic clash

BANGUI, (PNA/Xinhua) — Nearly 100 people were killed in days of fighting in Central African Republic between supporters of former president Francois Bozize and the forces loyal to President of…

Ex-Solicitor General Chavez dies of stroke

MANILA, (PNA) — Former Solicitor General Francisco “Frank” I. Chavez died of stroke Wednesday night. He was 66. His remains were cremated Thursday at 2:00 a.m. His wife Jean Chavez…

Chile marks 40th anniversary of military coup

SANTIAGO, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chilean President Sebastian Pinera called for national reconciliation as protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary of a military coup that ousted…

232 million int’l migrants living abroad worldwide: UN report

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Xinhua) — With more people than ever living abroad, Asia sees the largest increase of international migrants in the past decade, and the United States remains the most…

Majority of Americans support Obama’s stance on Syria

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Itar-Tass) -– The majority of respondents in the U.S. supported Barack Obama’s stance on Syria, which was voiced during a video address to the country Tuesday night, according to…

Bank workers push for tax exemption of 13th month pay

MANILA, (PNA) — Bank workers yesterday demanded that they be given economic relief by way of granting tax exemption on their 13th month pay this year. The demand of the…

Greek students go back to school, teachers go on strike over job cuts

By Maria Spiliopoulou ATHENS, (PNA/Xinhua) — Greek students return to school this week after the summer holidays, as teachers from elementary to higher public education go on strikes in protest…

Region 12 retired teacher finalist to DA’s Outstanding Rural Women nationwide search

KIDAPAWAN CITY, (PNA) — A retired public school teacher in Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat was chosen as among the finalists for this year’s Outstanding Rural Women under the Department of Agriculture’s…

U.S. study urges more breast cancer screenings in younger women

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — More than two-thirds of breast cancer deaths occurred in younger women who do not have regular mammograms, a U.S. study said Monday, refuting a 2009 recommendation that…

‘Huey’ still relevant – DND official Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, (PNA) – Despite flying for 53 years, the Bell UH-1 “Huey” helicopter will still be effective for another 20 years, according to DND undersecretary for finance, munitions, installation and…

Zardari steps down as Pakistan President

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/Xinhua) — Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari, stepped down Sunday on completion of his five-year constitutional term. Zardari, who was elected in 2008, became the country’s first elected President…

Jihadist group claims responsibility for attacking Egypt’s interior minister

CAIRO, (PNA/Xinhua) — The hardline Islamic Jihadist group on Sunday claimed responsibility on its website for the recent bomb attack targeting Egypt’s interior minister. “God allowed us, your brothers in…

11 killed in Romanian car-train crash

BUCHAREST, (PNA/Xinhua) — The death toll of a deadly car-train crash near Iasi, northeastern Romania, on Sunday has risen to 11 after the two people seriously injured in the accident…

Serena Williams wins fifth U.S. Open title

NEW YORK, (PNA/Xinhua) — World number one Serena Williams of the United States won her fifth U.S. Open title after beating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7 (8-6), 6-1 on…