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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
* Republicans push back on closing Guantanamo * Americans' main concerns are economy, domestic issues * Congress controls government's purse strings (Recasts with Republican reaction) By Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wantsto roll back some of the most controversial aspects of the U.S."war on terror," but efforts to alter the global fight againstIslamist militants will face the usual hurdle at home: staunchopposition from Republicans
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- Truck crash may have caused Washington state bridge collapse Reuters
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A bridge collapse that sent cars and drivers tumbling into a frigid river in Washington state appears to have been caused when a semi-trailer truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge support beam, officials said on Friday. The truck crossed the bridge safely before a portion of the structure collapsed, sending two vehicles and a mass of concrete and steel into the Skagit River Thursday evening. Three people had to be rescued, officials
- Obama wants to end 'war on terror' but Congress balks Reuters
By Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wants to roll back some of the most controversial aspects of the U.S. "war on terror," but efforts to alter the global fight against Islamist militants will face the usual hurdle at home: staunch opposition from Republicans in Congress. In a major policy speech on Thursday, Obama narrowed the scope of the targeted-killing drone campaign against al Qaeda and its allies and announced steps toward closing the
- Truck crash may have caused Washington state bridge collapse Reuters
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A bridge collapse that sent cars and drivers tumbling off a four-lane interstate and into a frigid river in Washington state may have been caused when a semi-trailer truck crashed into the structure, officials said on Friday. Three people were rescued from the Skagit River after a span of the bridge collapsed Thursday evening. Two of those rescued were hospitalized with hypothermia but no one was killed, officials said. ...
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) ...
- Oklahoma singer Shelton to headline May 29 tornado relief benefit Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oklahoma country singer Blake Shelton said on Friday that he will headline a concert to benefit the victims of the Oklahoma tornado that swept through the city of Moore earlier this week, leaving 24 dead and thousands homeless. Shelton, a native of Ada, Oklahoma, which is 75 miles northwest of Moore, said the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" will be held on May 29 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and will be televised live at 9 p.m. EDT
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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 »