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UK ban on stimulant ‘khat’ plant takes effect

In this file picture taken on June 20, 2014, a man holds bundled of the stimulant plant khat (qat), in Harlesden, north west London.  Britain on June 24, 2014 became the latest nation to formally outlaw the herbal stimulant khat, the bushy leaf chewed by many Somalis, Yemenis, Kenyans and Ethiopians. Under a new law, khat is now a "class C drug", making possession punishable by up to two years in jail and supply and production punishable by up to 14 years.  AFP

Authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport advised United Kingdom-bound travelers, on Tuesday, about the British government’s banning of the possession of khat plant, a leafy shrub whose leaves contain an addictive stimulant.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House urged to probe abusive yellow cabs at Naia

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is urged to investigate the alleged overcharging by yellow taxis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN exec pushes for ‘open-skies’ to boost tourism worldwide


The secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) urged world leaders to open their skies and borders in order to bring people closer together and drive economic growth.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to replace for free substandard passports issued in 2010

OLD Passports and new e-Passport. PHOTO FROM DFA

Citing a “hiccup” in the production of e-passports four years ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday, that it would replace free of charge substandard passports issued in 2010, including those that lost covers due to defective processing.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Wrong guy sought for MERS-CoV testing in Zamboanga City

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The nationwide manhunt for passengers of the Etihad Airways flight No. EY 0424 – the same flight taken by a Filipino male nurse who earlier tested positive for the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) — has led authorities here to the wrong guy.

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