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Lakes state health minister ready to pay striking health workers

August 29, 2011 (JUBA) - Authorities in the Lakes state ministry of health have declared that they have found a solution for the striking Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) staff in Yirol West, Yirol East and Cueibet counties. The Lakes state minister of health, Samuel Mayek Deng, told press on....

Health authorities in Unity state shut down drug vendors

By Bonifacio Taban Kuich August 25, 2011 (BENTIU) - Authorities from Unity state Ministry of Health have shut down 57 drug vendors and private pharmacies in Bentiu and Rubkotna this week as they were staffed with unqualified employees who did not have relevant authentication.

CTBT ratification: UN day against nuclear tests today

LAHORE: The International Day against Nuclear Tests will be observed on Tuesday (today). The day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on December 2, 2009. Out of 2,000 nuclear tests, 1,032 tests were conducted by the US. Renowned physicist and a member of the International Panel on....

Japanese parliament approves Noda as PM

TOKYO - The Japanese parliament's lower house voted in Yoshihiko Noda on Tuesday as the nation's sixth prime minister in five years. Noda, 54, a fiscal hawk who edged out a rival in a ruling party run-off vote on Monday, is finance minister in the outgoing administration of his predecessor Naoto Kan.

Former Anya Nya leader urges South Sudanese to preserve spirit of unity

By Amoko Robert August 29, 2011 (JUBA) – The special advisor to the president of South Sudan, Joseph Lagu Yanga has called upon its citizens to remain united to achieve peace. In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Monday, Lagu recalled that August 18, 1955 is a memorable day for all South Sudanese....

Dinka Bor community youth group criticise South Sudan's new cabinet formation

August 29, 2011 (JUBA) – A Dinka Bor community youth group has criticised the formation of South Sudan's first independent cabinet, saying it has not given their community its deserved representation and called upon those appointed to refuse their positions.

Singaporean naval ship visits Vietnam’s southern hub

A Singaporean naval ship arrived at a Ho Chi Minh City port Thursday for a five-day friendship visit to the city, newswire Dan Tri reported.

Fuel prices slightly lower in Vietnam

Vietnam’s finance ministry announced on Friday that it would cut retail fuel prices, after refusing to lower the prices earlier this month, despite a sharp fall in crude oil prices, VnExpress reported.

Vietnam banks reach agreement to cut interest rates

Twelve Vietnamese banks have agreed to lower their lending interest rates to 17-19 percent, supporting a call from the central bank to make loans more affordable for businesses.

Japan's parliament elects Noda new prime minister

Japan's parliament elected former Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the new prime minister on Tuesday - the country's sixth leader in five years. A fiscal conservative, Noda faces a host of daunting problems, including the post-tsunami recovery and nuclear crisis, and a sluggish economy and the yen's surge, which hurts Japan's exporters.

Destination-oriented tourism parks on the anvil

The tourism parks will be developed on theme park model with all facilities including hotels, convention centres, shopping complex, food street and entertainment facilities required for tourists."We have tourist sites but we do not have anything to hold tourists at a particular site for two/three days.

Formerly jailed artist Ai calls Beijing 'a constant nightmare'

( - Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has called Beijing a “nightmare” and said China's justice system cannot be trusted, in his first article for a foreign magazine since his release from detention in June.

Kenya: Nyachae Lobbies Kisii MPs to Support Unity Talks

Former cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae has managed to lobby all but two Kisii MPs to support his quest to unite the community.

Mississauga by-election candidates promise to end Malton’s alienation

Malton is often seen as Mississauga’s forgotten quarter. A diverse but disadvantaged exclave situated north of Pearson International Airport, the neighbourhood is physically cut off from the rest of the city by a sea of industrial parks. A lack of infrastructure and employment plague the community,....

Homeland Security: How Much is Too Much?

The recent killings of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda's deputy show the U.S. and its allies bringing the fight to the enemy

Libya troops held civilians as human shields

Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi forced civilians to act as human shields, perching children on tanks to deter NATO attacks, human rights investigators said. It was part of a pattern of rapes, slayings, "disappearances" and other war crimes that they said they found.

Asian stocks rise as US consumers spending grows

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets advanced Tuesday as investors took heart from strong consumer spending in the U.S. and a deal to combine two major banks in debt-stricken Greece. Oil prices hovered above $87 a barrel in Asia while the dollar weakened against the yen and the euro. The Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo added 1.

Historic floods strike US

The extent of Hurricane Irene's destruction became clearer as the north-eastern US states of New York and Vermont battled record flooding and the death toll neared 40.

Aussie stocks higher at noon

AUSTRALIAN stocks were firmer at noon as the big banks and miners led the broader market higher in quiet conditions.

Cops nab suspect in Batangas massacre

Police have arrested the lone suspect in the murder of three people in Lian, Batangas, a report aired over GMA's Unang Balita said.

Pinoys in Saudi Arabia celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

JEDDAH - Filipinos in Saudi Arabia are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.

Muslims end fasting, celebrate Eid ul-Fitr in Philippines Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:19:30 AM

Muslims in the southern Philippine province of Sulu pray outside a jampacked mosque in Maimbung town on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 that signals the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (Mindanao Examiner Photo) SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 30, 2011) � Muslims in the southern Philippine....

SINGAPORE: Singapore's public hospitals 'borrowing' ward space

The public hospitals here are so full that some are borrowing ward space from other institutions to house patients. The crunch has led Health Minister Gan Kim Yong to float the idea of bringing forward the opening of Sengkang Hospital, scheduled for 2020.

Hunt for Gaddafi as family flees

Muammar Gaddafi's close family is said to have fled Libya as the hunt for the ousted dictator continues.

Battered state vows to solve Mexican security woes

Despite suffering one of the worst attacks on civilians in Mexico for years, the state of Nuevo Leon is undaunted because it believes a radical police overhaul will soon start winning the drug war.

New Japan PM Noda faces party feud, split parliament (Reuters)

Reuters - Japan Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is to be voted in on Tuesday as the country's sixth prime minister in five years amid doubts he can unite his fractious ruling party while tackling myriad economic ills and a nuclear crisis.

Critics: Obama slow to fill disaster aid coffers (AP)

AP - The government's main disaster aid account is running woefully short of money as the Obama administration confronts damages from Hurricane Irene that could run into billions of dollars.

New Japan PM Noda faces party feud, split parliament

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is to be voted in on Tuesday as the country's sixth prime minister in five years amid doubts he can unite his fractious ruling party while tackling myriad economic ills and a nuclear crisis.

Kadhafi son Khamis dead: rebels

TRIPOLI: Moamer Kadhafi"s son Khamis, whose death has been prematurely announced several times during the Libyan conflict, was killed south of Tripoli and buried on Monday, a rebel spokesman said... "One of the rebel leaders confirmed to me that Khamis was killed somewhere near Tarhuna, about 80....

Easier visa rules for India, Pak businessmen

Soon, it would be a borderless world for Indian and Pakistan businessmen. The two countries have agreed to consider easing business visa rules - from issuing multi-centre documents to longer duration stay and no requirement to report to the police.

Analysis - Graft crisis may hand India "Eureka" moment on reform

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - If the optimists are to be believed, India's huge anti-corruption protests may give impetus to a beleaguered government to push its reform process and help ailing economic growth and plummeting business confidence.
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