Mitsubishi to fly Japan's first small passenger jet late October

September 1, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Mitsubishi to fly Japan's first small passenger jet late October 

NAGOYA, Aug. 31 — Japan's first domestically produced small passenger jet developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will likely make its maiden flight in late October at the earliest, sources familiar with the plan said Monday.

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Feature: lack of food, medicine, Syrian refugees in Lebanon forced to look for new sheltersby Salah Takieddine

September 1, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Feature: lack of food, medicine, Syrian refugees in Lebanon forced to look for new sheltersby Salah Takieddine 

BEIRUT, Aug. 30 — Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and particularly those who are living in the northern parts of the country, are facing even harder times as the non-governmental agencies have either stopped or slashed their food support as the aid money is quickly running dry.

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Diseases, illness cost 3-4% of PHL’s GDP; PHL urges APEC to invest in health sector

September 1, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Diseases, illness cost 3-4% of PHL’s GDP; PHL urges APEC to invest in health sector 

By Leslie D. Venzon

CEBU CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Diseases and illness cost the Philippines around 3 to 4 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), highlighting the importance of investing in the health sector in country and of other Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members in a bid to sustain economic development.

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Jordan reports 3 new MERS cases

September 1, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Jordan reports 3 new MERS cases 

AMMAN, Aug. 31 — Jordan on Sunday reported a new case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection that has been spreading throughout the region, the state-run Petra news agency said.

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U.S. asks Pakistan to prevent cross-border attacks in Afghanistan

September 1, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on U.S. asks Pakistan to prevent cross-border attacks in Afghanistan 

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 31 — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Pakistan during a visit over the weekend that growing cross-border attacks in Afghanistan from its soil have developed into a key point of regional friction and threaten to undermine U.S.-Pakistan relations, a senior U.S. official said Sunday

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TESDA’s tech-voc trainees help run day care center in Iloilo

September 1, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on TESDA’s tech-voc trainees help run day care center in Iloilo 

MANILA, Aug. 31– Parents and guardians do not dread the drop-off moment whenever they leave their children in a brightly-lit room called the Day Care and Feeding Center in a village in New Lucena, Iloilo.

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People's mental health a huge factor in economic development, says DOH chief

September 1, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on People's mental health a huge factor in economic development, says DOH chief 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 31 — The Department of Health stressed the vital role of mental health in driving economic development in the Asia Pacific region.

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Blink Lets You #WATCHMORE Movies and TV

September 1, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on Blink Lets You #WATCHMORE Movies and TV 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — Hold your breath with Tom Cruise; go wild with Mad Men; or run for your life from Velociraptors, at yourconvenience, wherever you are.

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Russian pole vaulter Isinbayeva elected to IAAF Athletes' Commission

September 1, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on Russian pole vaulter Isinbayeva elected to IAAF Athletes' Commission 

BEIJING, Aug. 30 — Russia's two-time Olympic gold medallist and multiple world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has been elected to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes' Commission, the IAAF communications department told TASS on Sunday.

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Kenya makes history, reigns supreme at Beijing World Championships

September 1, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on Kenya makes history, reigns supreme at Beijing World Championships 

By Kwoba and Kimathi

NAIROBI, Aug. 31 (PNA/Xinhua) — Kenya wrote history as the best country in track and field when it ruled roost as the curtains came down on the 15th edition of the World Championships at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing on Sunday.

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