Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:43 a.m.
BANGKOK -— Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.
Yingluck's announcement came as thousands of anti-government protesters began marching through Bangkok in a "final showdown" against her government.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 07:39 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it is not like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
Inside, research chefs bake cookies and cakes, whip up batches of flavored mayonnaise and pan-fry omelets and French toast — all without eggs.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 06:51 a.m.
SANTA CLARITA, California -- The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air Sunday as fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the "Fast & Furious" actor died in a car crash.
The memorial, planned through social media, was scheduled to begin at noon, but people began arriving hours beforehand to leave flowers, candles and other tributes. Authorities expect several thousand people to attend.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 03:13 a.m.
SANAA, Yemen -- The leader of Yemen's Socialist Party escaped an assassination attempt Sunday, security officials said, the third on him in recent months— as his group accused opponents of targeting him because of his efforts at national reconciliation.
The officials said an unknown attacker fired a gun fitted with a silencer at Yassin Said Noaman while he was driving his car in Sanaa on Sunday. The gunman missed Noaman, who is also deputy head of the country's National Dialogue Conference, but shattered the car's windows.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 01:00 a.m.
JOHANNESBURG -- The memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourners and dozens of foreign leaders expected.
South African officials said the normal seating capacity of Johannesburg's FNB stadium probably won't suffice to accommodate all mourners. Security for the event is likely to be tight as the list of presidents, heads of government, royalty and celebrities keeps growing by the hour.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 10:32 p.m.
MANILA -- The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed Sunday night the power sharing annex of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) in Malaysia.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 09:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- The White House said President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela.
The service will take place at a stadium in Johannesburg.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 09:28 p.m.
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- WBA and WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his titles with a 12-round, unanimous decision over former two-time bantamweight champ Joseph Agbeko on Saturday.
All three judges had Rigondeaux winning every round, with identical scores of 120-108.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 06:20 p.m.
SINGAPORE Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) has donated via Globe Telecom’s corporate social responsibility program SGD 50,000 (roughly P1.75 million) for food and drinking water of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims.
SingTel has set up staff donation drives across its operations in Singapore and Australia to raise more funds. SingTel is a major stockholder of Globe together with Ayala Corporation.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 06:04 p.m.
OLONGAPO CITY -- The City Government here has found a way to dredge its river channel, after the massive flooding in August and September and the recent outbreak of leptospirosis due to the flood.
The dredging operation started after SM Prime Holding donated a backhoe worth P2.4 million in an effort to help the debt-ridden city unclog its river channel.