Spain's hotel industry sees economic recovery in 2015

August 12, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Spain's hotel industry sees economic recovery in 2015 

MADRID, Aug. 11 — Spain's hotel industry sees 2015 with optimism due to a recovery in domestic demand, Spanish newspaper Expansion reported on Monday.

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S. Africa, Namibia urged to ban trophy hunting

August 12, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on S. Africa, Namibia urged to ban trophy hunting 

WINDHOEK, Aug. 11 — United States-based animal protection organization Humane Society International (HSI) has urged Namibia and South Africa to abandon "cruel and wasteful" trophy hunting.

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Roundup: Thailand expects more Chinese, Indians tourists with new visa scheme

August 12, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Thailand expects more Chinese, Indians tourists with new visa scheme 

BANGKOK, Aug. 11 — An increased number of Chinese and Indian travelers are expected to visit Thailand, given a multiple visa to the Southeast Asian country, said Tourism & Sport Minister Kobkarn Watanawarangkura on Monday.

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China's first eco-friendly overwater highway opens to traffic

August 12, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on China's first eco-friendly overwater highway opens to traffic 

BEIJING, Aug. 11 — An eco-friendly overwater highway opened this week in the mountainous Hubei Province, the first of its kind in the country.

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Southern Cebu city to pursue halted PHP50-M seaport project

August 12, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Southern Cebu city to pursue halted PHP50-M seaport project 

CARCAR CITY, Cebu, Aug. 11 — The Carcar City government has expressed interest in continuing the national government seaport project in the city which was stopped years ago.

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Australia's love of alcohol comes at huge cost to economy

August 12, 2015 5:26 am· Comments Off on Australia's love of alcohol comes at huge cost to economy 

MELBOURNE, Aug. 11 — Australians are known for their love of alcohol, most notably beer, but it has been revealed this passion comes at a USD 2.2 billion cost to the nation's economy.

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DOH-6 assures safe, effective vaccines for school-based immunization program

August 12, 2015 5:26 am· Comments Off on DOH-6 assures safe, effective vaccines for school-based immunization program 

ILOILO CITY, Aug 11 — Department of Health (DOH) 6 medical specialist II Dr. Renilyn P. Reyes assured parents that vaccines being used in the on-going school-based immunization are safe and effective.

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Alcohol consumption in Switzerland declines

August 12, 2015 5:26 am· Comments Off on Alcohol consumption in Switzerland declines 

GENEVA, Aug. 11 — A report published by the Swiss Alcohol Board (SAB) on Monday revealed that on average 8.1 liters of pure alcohol were consumed per person over the course of 2014 in Switzerland, down from 8.3 liters two years ago.

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Soda not so bad for health, if you believe Coke-funded research

August 12, 2015 5:26 am· Comments Off on Soda not so bad for health, if you believe Coke-funded research 

MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — If you want to maintain a healthy weight, all you need to do is to redouble your exercise efforts — no need to care too much about calories. That's according to research backed by the world's most prolific purveyor of high-calorie beverages, Coca-Cola.

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Indigenous people worldwide face myriad health challenges — UN

August 12, 2015 5:26 am· Comments Off on Indigenous people worldwide face myriad health challenges — UN 

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 11 — Indigenous people around the world suffer high levels of diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse, youth suicide and infant mortality, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon here on Monday.

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