Australian travelers warned of limits to consular assistance

December 4, 2014 12:26 pm· Comments Off on Australian travelers warned of limits to consular assistance 

CANBERRA, Dec. 3 — Australian tourists have been warned of limits to consular assistance in an effort to lessen the amount of travelers reaching out overseas due to frivolous and time consuming requests.

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(Feature):Mountain meets sea in Culasi

December 4, 2014 12:26 pm· Comments Off on (Feature):Mountain meets sea in Culasi 

SIBALOM, Antique, Dec 3 — Culasinos, the local folks of the Culasi town in Antique province, take great pride on the natural beauty of their home. From its majestic, forest-covered mountain to the peaceful beaches and remote islands, Culasi is sure to delight visitors.

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Half of long-haul flights in Munich to be canceled due to strike

December 4, 2014 12:26 pm· Comments Off on Half of long-haul flights in Munich to be canceled due to strike 

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 4 — Lufthansa flights at the Munich Airport will also be affected by strikes of the pilots union nationwide and about a half of long-haul flights are to be canceled Thursday in Munich.

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Seafood island in central region seeks significant ecotourism gains

December 4, 2014 12:26 pm· Comments Off on Seafood island in central region seeks significant ecotourism gains 

QUANG NGAI, Dec. 4 — Ly Son Island's leaders expressed optimism to transform the island into an ecotourism center, Tran Ngoc Nguyen, chairman of the island's People's Committee, said at a seminar Wednesday.

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WHO declares Spain Ebola-free with no new cases

December 4, 2014 12:25 pm· Comments Off on WHO declares Spain Ebola-free with no new cases 

MOSCOW, Dec. 3 -— The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Spain Ebola-free with no new cases have been detected in the required 42-day period since the recovery of the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus, Spain's Ministry of Health said in a Tuesday statement.

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ARMM distributes medicine, birthing equipment to 19 barangays in Maguindanao, Lanao Sur

December 4, 2014 12:25 pm· Comments Off on ARMM distributes medicine, birthing equipment to 19 barangays in Maguindanao, Lanao Sur 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

COTABATO CITY, Dec 3 (PNA) — As part of the month-long silver anniversary celebration of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the regional government, through its Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance and Synergy (HELPS) program, distributed on Tuesday supplies of medicines and birthing equipment to 19 barangays in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.

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Life expectancy on the rise in EU: report

December 4, 2014 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Life expectancy on the rise in EU: report 

BRUSSELS, Dec. 4 — Life expectancy continues to increase in the European Union (EU), according to a new report jointly released by the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday.

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No evidence shows flu vaccine caused deaths in Italy: European Medicines Agency

December 4, 2014 12:25 pm· Comments Off on No evidence shows flu vaccine caused deaths in Italy: European Medicines Agency 

ROME, Dec. 4 — There is no evidence that Fluad, a flu vaccine manufactured by Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis, has caused serious events including deaths in Italy, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Spain has highest life expectancy in EU: OECD report

December 4, 2014 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Spain has highest life expectancy in EU: OECD report 

MADRID, Dec. 4 — Spain is the European Union (EU) nation with the highest life expectancy and the second lowest fertility rate, according to 2012 data published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday.

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China's Fujian reports human bird flu case

December 4, 2014 12:25 pm· Comments Off on China's Fujian reports human bird flu case 

FUZHOU, Dec. 4 — East China's Fujian Province on Wednesday reported a case of human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu.

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