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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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