Malindo Air to receive its 16th Boeing Jet next month

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Malindo Air to receive its 16th Boeing Jet next month 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 29 — Malindo Air is expected to receive its 16th Boeing jet next month, closing the year on a high note alongside new route announcements to Australia, China and further points of Asia.

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Declaration approved to promote Asia Pacific space cooperation

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Declaration approved to promote Asia Pacific space cooperation 

BEIJING,Oct. 27 — A declaration on Asia-Pacific space development was approved during a forum on Tuesday, with attendees agreeing to improve peaceful multi-lateral cooperation in outer space.

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Singapore welcomes less visitors this year

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Singapore welcomes less visitors this year 

SINGAPORE, Oct. 22 — Singapore's overall visitor arrivals dropped 0.6 percent on-year from January to August despite a surge of 19 percent in Chinese visitor arrivals, according to statistics from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Thursday.

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Pacman-Powervit Aguilas plays Thai squad in Davao City

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pacman-Powervit Aguilas plays Thai squad in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 19 — The Pacman-Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas will see action on October 29 against Thailand’s Mono Vampire basketball club in Davao City’s University of Southeastern Philippines gymnasium, Bo. Obrero, this city.

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President Aquino graces APEC finance minister’s meeting in Cebu

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino graces APEC finance minister’s meeting in Cebu 

MACTAN, Cebu, Sept. 10 — President Benigno Aquino III graced the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings attended by heads of finance ministries and top executives in Asia Pacific region at Shangri-La Hotel in Mactan, Cebu on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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More DOT-accredited accommodations in Sox pushed

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on More DOT-accredited accommodations in Sox pushed 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 7 (PNA) — The local government units in Soccskargen, or simply Sox, have set a target of getting more accommodations within the region that are accredited under the Department of Tourism (DOT).

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Moody's downgrades Asian steel outlook

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BEIJING, July 13 — Global rating agency Moody's has downgraded its outlook for the Asian steel industry to "negative", based on continental steelmakers' declining profitability amid a growing supply glut.

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Genetic differences highlight race bias in medicine: New Zealand research

June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Genetic differences highlight race bias in medicine: New Zealand research 

WELLINGTON, June 16 — Genetic research on the immune systems of different races has shown differences that highlight inequality in healthcare, a New Zealand scientist said Tuesday.

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Singapore, FAO inks agreement on improving food and nutrition security

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Singapore, FAO inks agreement on improving food and nutrition security 

SINGAPORE, June 9 — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Singapore on Tuesday signed a deal to improve food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia, the first agreement for both sides since Singapore joined the FAO in 2013.

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UN chief urges to keep borders open to refugees stranded in Andaman Sea, Straits of Malacca

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief urges to keep borders open to refugees stranded in Andaman Sea, Straits of Malacca 

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday urged relevant governments to keep their borders and ports open to people believed to be stranded on smugglers' boats in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.

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