Iran aims to attract 20M Russian tourists

January 22, 2016 11:08 am· Comments Off on Iran aims to attract 20M Russian tourists 

SARI, Jan. 21 — Iran aims to attract 20 million Russian tourists, head of tourism commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce Ahmad Asghari said on Wednesday.

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Vienna continues record trend for hotel stays in 2015

January 22, 2016 11:08 am· Comments Off on Vienna continues record trend for hotel stays in 2015 

VIENNA, Jan. 22 — The Austrian capital city has seen a 5.9-percent increase in the number of overnight stays at hotels in 2015 to 14,238,000, marking six consecutive years a new record has been set.

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ASEANTA optimistic about the region reaping fruits of labor from ATF 2016

January 22, 2016 11:08 am· Comments Off on ASEANTA optimistic about the region reaping fruits of labor from ATF 2016 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — As the integration of ASEAN as a single tourism destination continues to strengthen, the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) said that it is optimistic about the results of the hard work being put to fast track these efforts.

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5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil

January 22, 2016 11:06 am· Comments Off on 5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 21 — Five more babies have died in brazil due to the Zika virus, the government announced on Wednesday.

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Second Ebola case since end of outbreak confirmed in Sierra Leone — reports

January 22, 2016 11:06 am· Comments Off on Second Ebola case since end of outbreak confirmed in Sierra Leone — reports 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — A new Ebola case has been registered in Sierra Leone, the second since West Africa was declared Ebola-free last week, local journalists report.

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Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners

January 22, 2016 11:06 am· Comments Off on Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners 

COLOMBO, Jan. 21 — Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Thursday temporarily suspended kidney transplants for foreigners at government and private hospitals after the discovery of a racket in India which involves six local doctors.

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Russia's westernmost region records four cases of swine flu

January 22, 2016 11:06 am· Comments Off on Russia's westernmost region records four cases of swine flu 

KALININGRAD, Jan. 21 — Four people were diagnosed with swine flu in the westernmost Russian region of Kaliningrad, regional authorities announced in a statement Thursday.

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Gabriela says Ilagan remains House member until June 30

January 22, 2016 11:06 am· Comments Off on Gabriela says Ilagan remains House member until June 30 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA. Jan, 21 (PNA) –The Gabriela Women's Party (GWP)on Thursday clarified that Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan remained a representative of and the national president of GWP until June 30 this year, despite her filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) as Davao City councilor.

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Taguig intensifies free immunization program

January 22, 2016 11:06 am· Comments Off on Taguig intensifies free immunization program 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — The city government of Taguig on Thursday has intensified its free immunization program as it assured residents of the availability of vaccines in all of the city’s health centers, Mayor Lani Cayetano said on Thursday.

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4 swine flu deaths this winter — Punjab official

January 22, 2016 11:06 am· Comments Off on 4 swine flu deaths this winter — Punjab official 

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 21 — Swine flu has so far claimed lives of four persons, including a woman, in Punjab this winter even as authorities have geared up to tackle H1N1 influenza virus, a state government official said Wednesday.

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