Canada ranked as No. 1 country to visit in world

November 6, 2014 12:34 am· Comments Off on Canada ranked as No. 1 country to visit in world 

VANCOUVER, Nov. 5 — A new study released by the Reputation Institute found that Canada is the top country in the world to visit, live in, study and attend or organize events.

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Middle East carriers extend rising trend in passenger numbers — IATA

November 6, 2014 12:34 am· Comments Off on Middle East carriers extend rising trend in passenger numbers — IATA 

DUBAI, Nov. 5 — Middle East carriers once again recorded the strongest increase in passenger numbers of international air travel, with a year-on-year rise of 15.8 percent in September, International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday.

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Pilots highlight terrorist risks on New Zealand flights

November 6, 2014 12:34 am· Comments Off on Pilots highlight terrorist risks on New Zealand flights 

WELLINGTON, Nov. 5 — New Zealand's airline pilots on Wednesday called for the immediate introduction of security screening on all domestic flights following Prime Minister John Key's announcement that up to 40 New Zealanders were being monitored as possible fighters for foreign terrorist groups.

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Researchers explain why red meat damages heart

November 6, 2014 12:33 am· Comments Off on Researchers explain why red meat damages heart 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — Gut bacteria can turn a nutrient found in red meat into metabolites that increase the risk of developing heart disease, according to a U.S. study out Tuesday that may lead to new strategies for safeguarding individuals' cardiovascular health.

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Environmental group finds toxic additives in some plastic PVC toys exceed legal limit

November 6, 2014 12:33 am· Comments Off on Environmental group finds toxic additives in some plastic PVC toys exceed legal limit 

MANILA, Nov 5 — The EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest environmental network promoting chemical safety and children’s health, pressed the government to act against the sale of plastic toys laden with toxic chemicals commonly found in soft polyvinyl chloride (PVC) toys.

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Koronadal City eyes hosting of international folklore fest

November 6, 2014 12:33 am· Comments Off on Koronadal City eyes hosting of international folklore fest 

KORONADAL CITY, Nov. 5 — The city government here is targeting to host an international folklore festival by next year to highlight the area’s 75th or diamond foundation anniversary celebration.

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Cebu state-run hospital declares readiness against Ebola virus

November 6, 2014 12:33 am· Comments Off on Cebu state-run hospital declares readiness against Ebola virus 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 5 — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), the biggest state-run hospital in Cebu City, has declared readiness in containing the threat of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Indolent lifestyle blamed for alarming rise in diabetes

November 6, 2014 12:33 am· Comments Off on Indolent lifestyle blamed for alarming rise in diabetes 

HA NOI, Nov. 5 — Diabetes has been rising at an alarming rate in Viet Nam because of obesity and lack of excise, health experts said yesterday at a press conference to mark World Diabetes Prevention Day on November 14.

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Australia to send volunteer medics to fight Ebola

November 6, 2014 12:33 am· Comments Off on Australia to send volunteer medics to fight Ebola 

SYDNEY, Nov. 5 — Australian medical staff will be sent to Sierra Leone as part of the nation's effort to help control Ebola in West Africa, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday.

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Global study finds dengue fever vaccine effective

November 6, 2014 12:33 am· Comments Off on Global study finds dengue fever vaccine effective 

HCM CITY, Nov. 5 — A clinical study of a new dengue vaccine in five countries in Asia, including Viet Nam, shows overall efficacy of 56.5 percent against symptomatic dengue in children aged two to 14.

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