China called on India on Monday to take more steps to satisfy the standards of a global organisation that controls atomic exports after U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States was in favour of India joining the group. Obama reaffirmed on the weekend during a visit to India the U.S. position that India is ready for membership into the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), according to a U.S.-India joint statement. China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said India's admission to the group "requires very careful consideration from all the member countries".
Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize. The last time Colombia won the crown was in 1958 when Luz Marina Zuluaga scored the title. Vega, wearing a long silver sequined gown, was beaming and tearful as she accepted her sash and crown from reigning Miss Universe, Venezuelan Gabriela Isler.
Forty-nine Philippine police commandos were killed when they clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, police said Monday, a bloodbath which tested a peace accord signed last March. An 11-hour gunbattle broke out after police entered the remote town of Mamasapano, held by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), around 3:00 am Sunday (1900 GMT Saturday) without coordinating with the rebels as required under their ceasefire agreement. The bodies of 49 police have been recovered from the town on Mindanao island and moved to an army camp, regional police spokeswoman Judith Ambong told AFP. "This is going to be a big problem," the MILF's chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal told AFP when asked how the fighting would affect the peace process.
Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize. The last time Colombia won the crown was in 1956 when Luz Marina Zuluaga took home the title.
One can invest in real estate in a variety of ways. Listed below are two types of institutions that cater to property investors: real estate investment groups and real estate investment trust, or REITs. The mutual funds of property investing: through investment groups, an investor can purchase rental units owned by a developer or other company.
The Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France, has just witnessed not only the undeniable talent of the pastry chefs of the Philippines but also the people’s formidable spirit! After 10 long hours of constructing the showpiece — and being front and center and before the scrutinizing eyes of the judges and the crowd, at that — the Philippine team composed of chefs Bryan Dimayuga, Vicente Cahatol and Rizalino Mañas, along with the support and guidance of the Pastry Alliance of the Philippines, stunned everyone as they showed confidence and composure amidst the pressure. Chef Dennis Hipolito, who is in France rallying for the country, says that they did really well and that they finished on time.