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US President Barack Obama has one, and so does New Zealand Governor-General Lieutenant General Sir Jeremiah "Jerry" Mateparae. It's President Benigno Aquino III's gift of choice to heads of state: the "Bambike", a bicycle made almost entirely from locally-sourced bamboo.
- Obama wants to end 'war on terror' but Congress balks Reuters Middle East
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- Truck crash caused Washington state bridge collapse: officials Reuters
By Elaine Porterfield MOUNT VERNON, Washington (Reuters) - A bridge collapse that sent cars and drivers plunging into the frigid Skagit River in Washington state, raising concerns about the safety of the nation's aging infrastructure, was caused when a truck crashed into at least one girder, officials said on Friday. The truck, after the accident, rumbled across the bridge safely before a portion of the structure collapsed, sending two vehicles and a mass of concrete and steel into the river on
- Pakistan school bus explosion and blaze kill 17 children - media Reuters
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Seventeen Pakistani children burnt to death on Saturday when a gas cylinder on the bus taking them to school exploded, media said. Ten children were injured in the blaze on the outskirts of Gujrat, 100 miles (170 km) southeast of Islamabad, DawnNews said. Many vehicles in energy-starved Pakistan are powered by relatively cheap compressed natural gas and cylinder blasts are common. (Reporting by Nick Macfie; Editing by Ron Popeski)
- IMF chief avoids charges in French payout scandal AFP News
By Lavinia Mo HONG KONG (Reuters) - The new H7N9 bird flu virus can be transmitted between mammals not only via direct contact but also in airborne droplets, and may be capable of spreading from person to person, Chinese and American researchers have found. A study published in the journal Science and presented at a briefing in Hong Kong on Friday found that three ferrets - an animal often used for research on flu - that were in the same cage as ferrets infected with H7N9 had contracted the
- IMF chief grilled for second day over French payout scandal AFP News
- Judge says leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case Reuters
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - In an unusual move before a trial, a federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) ...
- Syria opposition unity talks face spectre of collapse Reuters
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian opposition talks aimed at presenting a coherent front at an international peace conference to end the civil war faced the prospect of collapse after President Bashar al-Assad's foes failed to cut an internal deal, opposition sources said on Friday. ...
- Stockholm calmer but violence spreads outside Swedish capital Reuters
By Ilze Filks and Mia Shanley STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A nearly week-long spate of rioting spread outside Stockholm on Friday but authorities said police reinforcements sent to the Swedish capital had reduced the violence there, even though dozens of youths set cars and a recycling station ablaze. The rioting - set off earlier this month by the police shooting of a 69-year-old man - continued for a sixth night in mainly poor immigrant areas in Stockholm. ...
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By REYNARD MAGTOTO, VERA Files LEGAZPI City—After assuring Bicolanos that no one will be left behind in Albay’s surge to prosperity, reelected Gov. Joey SarteSalceda said he is ready to “paddle the boat” to fulfilling his vision for the province. … Continue reading → More »
Q and A with MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim: “Within this year we will start building our political …
By Carolyn O. Arguillas, Mindanews and VERA Files DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao – The May 13 synchronized national, regional and local elections marked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s first foray into electoral politics, albeit only partly, as a “testing ground,” … Continue reading → More »
By Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews and VERA Files DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao – “Anak ni King.” “Anak ni Idol.” Movie actor Fernando Poe, Jr. is nearly nine years dead but he is still “King” or “Idol” for members of the … Continue reading → More »
Some 18,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines covering about 23 percent of the total clustered precincts experienced transmission problems on Election Day because of weak signals, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said on Thursday. “It is not … Continue reading → More »
By Mikha Flores, VERA Files First it was the source code for the PCOS machines they were quarrelling about. Now former colleagues, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. and Augusto “Gus” Lagman are squabbling about intelligence funds. Lagman, who … Continue reading → More »
By Darlene Cay, VERA Files Efforts of persons with disabilities and advocates in promoting the right of PWDs to suffrage went to waste in last week’s midterm elections, no thanks to the Commission on Elections, the executive director of National … Continue reading → More »