By Niña P. Calleja
The total number of injuries caused by firecrackers from Dec. 21, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014 grew by nine percent from the 2012 Christmas to 2013 New Year period, prompting health officials to renew their calls to review the current laws on the use and sale of firecrackers and other explosives.
By Bong Lozada
Almost a week after the New Year revelry, the Department of Health has already counted 1,018 injuries.
South Korea’s president has called for resuming reunions of families separated by the Korean War in the early 1950s.
British finance minister George Osborne will warn that 2014 will be the year of “hard truths” and public spending cuts when he sets out his plans for the year ahead on Monday.