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Firecracker injuries grew by 9%; review of local ban sought

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A man waits for his drug prescription after being treated for his hand injury following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. AP/Bullit Marquez

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.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Number of New Year revelry casualties tops 1,000 mark

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A boy injured by a firecracker weeps at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2014, after New Year's celebrations. AFP/NOEL CELIS

Almost a week after the New Year revelry, the Department of Health has already counted 1,018 injuries.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SKorea calls for reunions of separated families

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye  AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korea’s president has called for resuming reunions of families separated by the Korean War in the early 1950s.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2014 year of ‘hard truths’ for British economy – Osborne

George Osborne. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Only buying public can end ‘piccolo’ menace, says PNP

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Remember the “watusi?”

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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