New, modern terminal of Pyongyang Int'l Airport now operational

July 3, 2015 10:46 am· Comments Off on New, modern terminal of Pyongyang Int'l Airport now operational 

PYONGYANG, July 2 — The newly completed terminal of Pyongyang International Airport, which the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) says is "a model edifice in the Songun era," was officially put into use starting Wednesday after a topping out ceremony held here in the morning.

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Tibet sees doubling int'l tourists from January to June

July 3, 2015 10:46 am· Comments Off on Tibet sees doubling int'l tourists from January to June 

LHASA, July 2 — Lhasa, capital of Tibet, welcomed 41,804 international tourists in the first six months this year, 127 percent more than the same period last year.

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DOT eyes 200K Singaporean tourists by yearend

July 3, 2015 10:46 am· Comments Off on DOT eyes 200K Singaporean tourists by yearend 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, July 2 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing a more diversified tourism market in Singapore following various upgrades on tourism products and services, especially in the airline sector.

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2 Vietnamese sites among world top 20 gorgeous natural wonders

July 3, 2015 10:46 am· Comments Off on 2 Vietnamese sites among world top 20 gorgeous natural wonders 

HO CHI MINH CITY, July 3 — Vietnam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Ha Long Bay are among the world's top 20 gorgeous natural wonders, the U.S. news site Business Insider has said.

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Jetstar cancels flights due to volcanic eruption in Indonesia

July 3, 2015 10:46 am· Comments Off on Jetstar cancels flights due to volcanic eruption in Indonesia 

SYDNEY, July 3 — Qantas Airways' low-cost subsidiary Jetstar has caused air travel chaos in Australia on Friday, canceling flights to and from Indonesia because of a volcanic eruption.

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Int'l airlines association rejects U.S. airlines prices-fixing charge

July 3, 2015 10:46 am· Comments Off on Int'l airlines association rejects U.S. airlines prices-fixing charge 

WASHINGTON, July 3 — U.S. airlines did not join forces to keep airfare prices high since average airfares have fallen by almost two-thirds over the past 20 years, International Air Transport Association (IATA) spokesman Perry Flint told Sputnik.

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UK Food Standards Agency finds made in India Maggi safe to eat

July 3, 2015 10:44 am· Comments Off on UK Food Standards Agency finds made in India Maggi safe to eat 

LONDON, July 2 — UK's food regulator Food Standards Agency (FSA) on Wednesday gave a clean chit to Nestle for Maggi manufactured in India, saying levels of lead in the product are well within the EU permissible levels.

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Davao to host alternative medicine practitioners' summit

July 3, 2015 10:44 am· Comments Off on Davao to host alternative medicine practitioners' summit 

DAVAO CITY, July 2 -– More than a thousand practitioners of alternative medicine and stakeholders are expected to join a national summit here next month to address issues affecting the sector.

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PhilHealth limits number of cataract procedures that eye clinics and doctors can perform

July 3, 2015 10:44 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth limits number of cataract procedures that eye clinics and doctors can perform 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, July 2 (PNA) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is now limiting the number of cataract procedures that can be performed by doctors and eye clinics.

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Number of pupils victimized by food poisoning in Pangasinan rises to 114

July 3, 2015 10:44 am· Comments Off on Number of pupils victimized by food poisoning in Pangasinan rises to 114 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 2 — The number of pupils of the Guelew Integrated School in San Carlos City confined at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) and other hospitals for possible case of food poisoning had already risen to 114 from 110 as of 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

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