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Cardinals to begin conclave on Tuesday, March 12

Cardinals to begin conclave on Tuesday, March 12

VATICAN (10-Mar-2013) – In a communique released Friday afternoon, the Holy See Press Office has announced that the eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the…

Hagel sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Defense

Hagel sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON (28-Feb-2013/PNA/Xinhua) – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was sworn in on Wednesday as the new Pentagon chief. In remarks to Defense Department employees, he deplored the uncertainty brought about…

Twin blasts jolt Hyderabad, cities on high alert

Twin blasts jolt Hyderabad, cities on high alert

By M Saraswathi NEW DELHI (22-Feb-2013/PNA/Bernama) – Twin blasts killed at least 12 people and injured 80 others in Hyderabad, capital of southern Indian state Andra Pradesh, putting New Delhi…

Queen Elizabeth II’s finances to be investigated

Queen Elizabeth II’s finances to be investigated

LONDON (10-Feb-2013) – For the first time ever, Queen Elizabeth II is likely to face a robust inquiry into her finances and expenses by British MPs due to a recent…

Singapore Red Cross extends S$150,000 aid to typhoon Bopha survivors in PHL

Singapore Red Cross extends S$150,000 aid to typhoon Bopha survivors in PHL

SINGAPORE (7-Dec-2012/PNA/Bernama) – The Singapore Red Cross will contribute S$150,000 worth of relief supplies to assist survivors of Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines. The relief supplies, which comprise collapsible water…

Gaza death toll at 114 as Israeli air strikes

Gaza death toll at 114 as Israeli air strikes

GAZA (20-Nov-2012/PNA/Xinhua) – Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip continued Tuesday morning, killing three more Palestinians in separate strikes. On the seventh day of Israel’s aerial offensive here, the death…

Israel bombards Gaza, child killed

Israel bombards Gaza, child killed

GAZA (18-Nov-2012/PNA/Xinhua) – A Palestinian child was killed and more than 20 others wounded, including six journalists, in intensive Israeli naval and air forces strikes on Sunday, witnesses said. Witnesses…

Lebanese president condemns Israel’s assault on Gaza

Lebanese president condemns Israel’s assault on Gaza

BEIRUT (18-Nov-2012/PNA/Xinhua) – Lebanese President Michel Suleiman on Friday reiterated the need for international pressure on Israel to engage in peace talks with the Palestinians, stressing that the violent conflict…

Obama hugs Michelle, and makes Facebook history

Obama hugs Michelle, and makes Facebook history

By Marianne Barriaux, Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON DC – It was a moving photo like countless others on Facebook, but the caption “four more years” said it all – US President…

Obama wins re-election, no big change in U.S. policy in sight

Obama wins re-election, no big change in U.S. policy in sight

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON (7-Nov-2012/PNA/Yonhap) – U.S. President Barack Obama secured re-election Tuesday by carrying almost all of the major battleground states, including Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado. Obama has secured…