MOSCOW, March 6 — Former Russian defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov accused of negligence has been amnestied, criminal case has been closed, a source told Itar-Tass.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 6 — A year before the start of its power plant operations, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South and its Matigsalog tribe partners have started the rehabilitation and reforestation of a 1,000-hectare ancestral land as part of the firm’s efforts to offset its carbon footprint.
FREETOWN, March 6 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon left Freetown on Thursday morning at the end of a three day-visit to Sierra Leone, where he presided over the closure of the United Nations Integrated Peace Building office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) after 15 years of successive peace operations.
SIMFEROPOL, March 6 — Crimea’s Autonomous Republic authorities will hold consultations with the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) to settle the situation in the republic, chairman of Crimea’s Supreme Council Volodymyr Konstantinov said.
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, March 6 -– At least 250 women from grassroots communities and women’s groups across the proposed Bangsamoro Region and other special guests will attend Friday, March 7, a Women’s Summit in Cotabato City.
ALCALA, Pangasinan, Mar. 5 –A prestigious international company, Superbrands Marketing International (SMI), widely known for giving insights on, and awards for, significant brands and services that touch people’s lives, has chosen two Pangasinan mayors as among the country’s top performing mayors for 2014.
WASHINGTON, March 7 — An asteroid about 8 meters across passed Earth on Thursday at a relatively close but safe distance, the third such flyby in just two days, U.S. space agency NASA said.
VIENNA, March 7 — The Danube River carries an estimated 4.2 tons of plastic waste to the Black Sea each day, researchers from Austria's University of Vienna discovered.
CEBU CITY, March 6 — Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III has named rehabilitation consultant Baltazar Tribunalo Jr. as head of the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM).
BRAZZAVILLE, March 6 — More than 10 people died with a lot of property destroyed after torrential rains hit the Republic of Congo's major cities of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, eyewitnesses have told Xinhua.
BURGOS, Ilocos Norte, March 6 -— Around 700 participants are attending this year’s provincial jamboree at the Dungon-Dungon Estate in this town starting today until March 9.
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, March 6 -– The police have denied that the abducted vice-mayor of Hadji Muhtammad, Basilan was freed in this city.
KIEV, March 6 — Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office incriminated Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Vitko in committing crimes on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea. The official website of the state office reported this on Thursday.
By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo
LEGAZPI CITY, Mar. 6 (PNA) — At this early, the provincial government of Albay is already preparing for the possible negative impacts of El Niño on the province.
WELLINGTON, March 6 — A study of 3,000-year-old skeletons belonging to a people thought to be the ancestors of modern Polynesians is offering an insight into the earliest human colonization of the Pacific, New Zealand researchers said Thursday.
MANILA, March 6 — SmartNet, a revolutionary platform that allows subscribers of Philippine mobile leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) to use mobile Internet safely and affordably, was recently recognized during the inaugural Telecoms.com Awards in Barcelona, Spain.
ILOILO CITY, March 6 -– Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) chief Dr. Ildefonso Toledo said with the many donors for the “Adopt a Fisherman” project of the provincial government now, he would like to encourage other donor organizations to look into assisting the rehabilitation of damaged fish habitats and coral gardens also.
WASHINGTON, March 7 — Astronomers said Thursday they have witnessed for the first time the breakup of an asteroid, disintegrating into as many as 10 smaller pieces at a "leisurely" speed.
BEIJING, March 6 — A Chinese spaceship plays a key part in Dr. Ryan Stone's thrilling journey back to Earth in the Oscar-winning film "Gravity."
HANOI, March 6 — Japan will provide Vietnam with a JPY25 billion (US$ 244 million) loan to help the country respond to climate change issues, in a bid to attract foreign investors.