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Poor health systems make Asia vulnerable to Ebola peril

A health worker demonstrates the proper way to wear the protective suit against the Ebola virus during a recent media tour of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.  AP

The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city, including the Philippines, home to 1,800 Filipinos estimated to be working in the affected area.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kerry seeks Asia’s help in anti-Islamic State push

John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia grapples with food safety as incomes rise

Asia Food TUV SUD

Every morning, food samples are laid out on a long table at a pristine laboratory run by a German firm in Singapore – but they’re not meant for chefs or gourmets.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

European forum tackles child trafficking in Asia

The children of Pag-asa Island.  PHOTO from Operation Freedomland

Children are being trafficked between Asian countries in the Mekong region, and donors, both government and private organizations, are paying little attention, according to a United Nations project officer.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace hopes ‘Destination of the Year’ award will bring more tourists to PH


Malacañang hopes that more tourists will visit the Philippines after the country was named as “Destination of the Year” by one of Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious travel and trade resources.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »