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Pilot of crashed Lao plane Cambodian: official

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — The captain of a passenger plane that crashed into the Mekong River in southern Laos on Wednesday, which resulted in the death of 49 people, was…

Prayers, sacrifice of animals mark Eid-ul-Adha celebrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir by Peerzada Arshad Hamid

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (PNA/Xinhua) — The special congregational prayers and sacrifice of thousands of animals offered by Muslims across Indian- controlled Kashmir Wednesday marked the celebrations of Eid-ul- Adha. Since…

Dutch foreign minister sees no grounds for cancelling King’s visit to Russia

THE HAGUE, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said he did not see any grounds for cancelling a visit to Russia by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to take…

Defeat vs Chinese-Taipei, inspiration for Azkals’ back-to-back title in Peace Cup

ILOILO CITY, (PNA) — Their defeat from the hands of the Chinese-Taipei during the opening game last Friday, Oct 11, at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod…

Barack Obama signs bill to resume government’s work, raise debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill approved by both houses of Congress. The agreement provides for a temporary government funding until January 15, and an…

Obama signs bill to avert default, reopens government

WASHINGTON, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — US President Barack Obama signed early Thursday last-ditch legislation to fund the government and avert a debt default, easing an acute political crisis and narrowly avoiding…

Bishop Cenzon joins prayers for fast recovery of earthquake victims in Visayas

BAGUIO CITY, (PNA) — Bishop Carlito Cenzon of the Baguio-Benguet Vicariate has joined the nation and the world in praying for the early recovery of the earthquake victims of the…

SCJ Sereno guest of honor at 1st PACE Palarong Pambansa opening on Wednesday

By Lily O Ramos MANILA, (PNA)— Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ma. Lourdes P. A. Sereno will be the special guest of honor Wednesday at the opening ceremony of…

Obama signs bill ending gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama signed early Thursday an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and raise debt ceiling. White House has subsequently asked agencies to…

Barriga debuts with unanimous victory, faces Cuban next at AIBA world championship

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, (PNA) — London Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga stamped his class on 2011 SEA Games silver medalist Ngoc Tan Huynh, pulling off a unanimous decision (30-27 on all three…

U. S. Republicans, Democrats reach a compromise on budget and debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Itar-Tass) -–Leaders of Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress managed to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, said Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire…

Lakandula awardee Jasmine Lee considers award a challenge and a responsibilty to do even better

SEOUL, South Korea, (PNA) — Proportional Representative Jasmine Bacurnay-Lee of South Korea’s National Assembly, a recipient of the Order of Lakandula, considers the award as a challenge and a responsibility…

Guarde posts 3-title romp in Palawan netfest

MANILA, (PNA)– So young and promising, 11-year old Carlyn Bless Guarde swept three titles in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala presented by Babolat tennis tournament, including the 16-and-under crown…

Rosales up 1-shot lead with 67 at ICTSI Riviera Classic

MANILA, (PNA)– Young golfer Gerald Rosales started at the back to net a four- under 67 and a one stroke lead over Edward Reyes in Silang, Cavite at the start…

Azkals dedicate Peace Cup victory to quake, Zambo seige victims

By Virgilio L. Orquiola ILOILO CITY, (PNA)-The victory of the Philippine football team Azkals in the recently concluded 2013 Peace Cup is not only for the country’s honor but is…