Afghan president Hamid Karzai accused the United States
on Wednesday, January 15, of killing 7 children and a
woman in an ...
The National Bureau of Investigation has a new boss.
Virgilio Mendez, a veteran field investigator and
lawyer who rose fro...
Two persons were arrested late Wednesday, January
15, in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a 51year-old Danish tour...
The Philippine economy is expected to post growth
above 6% until 2016, according to the World Bank. In
its 2014 Global Eco...
Police authorities in Britain, Australia, and the US are
working together to break a Philippine pedophile
ring that stream...
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  • 1. Afghan president Hamid Karzai accused the United States on Wednesday, January 15, of killing 7 children and a woman in an airstrike in central Afghanistan – an incident set to further damage frayed ties between the two allies. According to a statement from Karzai's office, "As a result of bombardment by American forces last night... in Siahgird district of Parwan province, one woman and seven children were martyred and one civilian injured." Civilian casualties have been one of the most sensitive issues of the 13-year military intervention in Afghanistan, and Karzai has often used accidental shootings and misguided airstrikes to berate foreign countries and stir public anger.
  • 2. The National Bureau of Investigation has a new boss. Virgilio Mendez, a veteran field investigator and lawyer who rose from the ranks, took his oath before Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday, January 16. This is the same date he joined the bureau 36 years ago as NBI Agent 1. Described as low-key with no political assoiciations, Mendez honed his investigator skills in Mindanao. Prior to his appointment, Mendez was deputy director for regional operations services, a post he held starting 2011.
  • 3. Two persons were arrested late Wednesday, January 15, in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a 51year-old Danish tourist in New Delhi. The two men were said to be “vagabonds” at the Delhi railway station. The victim told police she had been attacked by a group of men, mostly youngsters, after she lost her way while returning to her hotel. Her mobile phone and cash were also taken from her. She was dragged to a secluded area shrouded by trees near a statue, the police said. This is the latest of shocking sex crimes reported in India.
  • 4. The Philippine economy is expected to post growth above 6% until 2016, according to the World Bank. In its 2014 Global Economic Prospects report, the multilateral agency said the Philippines will grow 6.5% in 2016, when the Aquino administration ends its term. Growth is seen hitting 7.1% in 2015, 6.5% in 2014 and 6.9% in 2013. The World Bank noted that consumption, supported by sustained remittance inflows, will remain as the key driver of the economy. Reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts will also help spur growth, offsetting the impact of widespread damage caused by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
  • 5. Police authorities in Britain, Australia, and the US are working together to break a Philippine pedophile ring that streams live scenes of child abuse over the Internet. The British National Crime Agency (NCA) has been investigating the ring since its discovery of obscene videos two years ago on the computer of registered sex offender Timothy Ford. He was imprisoned for 8-and-a-half years after being found guilty of paying to view live sex abuse. Such abuse in developing countries has been described by the NCA as a “significant and emerging threat.”
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