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Asia tourist boom sparks $100B airport building binge

Singapore’s budget terminal, which was demolished in 2012 to give way to a bigger facility that can accommodate 16 million passengers, more than double the present seven million capacity. Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.  AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina nurse kidnapped, raped in Libya’s Tripoli—medics, security

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Unknown kidnappers on Wednesday seized a Filipina nurse in the Libyan capital, held her for several hours and raped her, medics and security officials said.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hamas agrees 12-hour truce from Saturday morning—official

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Friday, July 25, 2014. Israel says the goal of its operation is to destroy Hamas military tunnels under the Gaza-Israel border and to halt rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli communities. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

A Hamas official told AFP on Saturday that the Islamist militant group would observe a 12-hour Gaza ceasefire starting later in the morning.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No charges filed against Aussie jihadist

Philippine Immigration officers escort Robert Edward Cerantonio (C), an Australian convert to Islam who used the internet to urge people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria, shortly after arriving at Manila airport on July 11, 2014, after he was arrested in Cebu City. The Australian convert was arrested in the Philippines on July 11, local police said. AFP FILE PHOTO

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27

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Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda in the Philippines) has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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