Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 01:18 p.m.
TORONTO -- A gunman fired shots in a crowded food court in one of Canada's busiest malls Saturday, killing a man and injuring seven others, police said.
Police Chief Bill Blair said the shooting at Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto targeted one individual and there were a number of innocent bystanders.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 01:02 p.m.
ACCRA, Ghana -- A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana's capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle, emergency responders and airport officials said.
The crash occurred in Accra near Kotoka International Airport, which sits near newly built high-rise buildings and hotels. Witnesses said the plane first smashed through the fence that runs around the airport before hitting the bus.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 12:47 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has ordered the release of P5.5 billion for the government’s resettlement program that targets informal settlers and residents in high risk areas.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released the fund to the National Housing Authority (NHA), which implements the project that aims to provide better living environment for indigent Filipino families.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 12:24 p.m.
MANILA -- This early, Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone Galaxy S III turned out to be a hit after mobile phone carrier Globe Telecom reported that it has sold out its initial batch last week.
“After making this available two weeks ago, we received a lot of orders from our postpaid subscribers. I don't have the exact figure but it's certainly in several thousands,” Martha Sazon, head of Globe postpaid, told Sun.Star.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 12:02 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 12:02 p.m.) -- The weather disturbance spotted 320 kilometers east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan as of 10 a.m. Sunday has intensified into a typhoon.
“Ambo” (international codename: Mawar) is now packing maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 150 kph as it continues to move north northeast at 13 kph.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 10:37 a.m.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is highly anticipating the immediate entry into force of the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Convention 189 Concerning Decent work for Domestic Workers.
Dole Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the ILO Convention 189 could become one of the fastest if only the Philippine Senate would ratify it immediately.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 09:37 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 9:37 a.m.) -- At least 16 people were injured while five remain missing after Tropical Storm Ambo (international codename: Mawar) gained strength Saturday, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
Ambo, as of 4 a.m. Sunday, maintained its strength as it moves north northeastward at nine kilometers per hour (kph). It was spotted at 290 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, packing maximum winds of 105 kph and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 09:31 a.m.
A CHURCH official called on the House of Representatives on Sunday to follow the initiatives of the Senate in terms of handling the highly touted Freedom of Information (FOI) bill.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (Nassa) chairman Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the House should equally adhere to the demand of the public just like what the Senate did.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 08:50 a.m.
MANILA -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is expecting demand for blood donations to increase with the expected rise in the number of dengue cases in the coming months.
PRC Chairman Richard Gordon said the entry of the rainy season results in more mosquito-breeding sites, which could mean more dengue-carrying mosquitoes circulating.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 11:03 p.m.
CHICAGO — A hormone-blocking pill approved last year for some men with advanced prostate cancer now also seems to help a wider group of men who were given it sooner in the course of treating their disease.
In a study of nearly 1,100 such men, Johnson & Johnson's Zytiga doubled the time patients lived without their cancer getting worse.