DOT marks start of Visit the Philippines Year 2015

January 2, 2015 10:33 am· Comments Off on DOT marks start of Visit the Philippines Year 2015 

MANILA, Jan 1 — On Jan 1, 2015, the country not only marks another New Year but also Visit the Philippines Year 2015 or VPY2015 for short.

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Myanmar to host ASEAN tourism forum this month

January 2, 2015 10:33 am· Comments Off on Myanmar to host ASEAN tourism forum this month 

YANGON, Jan. 2 — Myanmar will host the ASEAN Tourism Forum-2015 later this month in Nay Pyi Taw aimed at enhancing the country's growth of tourist industry, the Hotels and Tourism Ministry said on Friday.

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British Ebola patient to be treated with 'experimental drug'

January 2, 2015 10:32 am· Comments Off on British Ebola patient to be treated with 'experimental drug' 

LONDON, Jan. 1 — Britain's Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey has agreed to be treated with a new anti-viral drug to help her fight the disease, British doctors in London said Wednesday.

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Animals displaced by conflict in S. Sudan might spread diseases: UN agency

January 2, 2015 10:32 am· Comments Off on Animals displaced by conflict in S. Sudan might spread diseases: UN agency 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 1 — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday that as livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, millions of animals have been displaced, posing risk of spreading diseases.

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Most intense Ebola transmission in West Africa reported in Sierra Leone: UN

January 2, 2015 10:32 am· Comments Off on Most intense Ebola transmission in West Africa reported in Sierra Leone: UN 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 1 — The number of Ebola cases is fluctuating in Guinea, decreasing in Liberia and showing signs that the increase has slowed in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Wednesday as the UN development agency said it is helping the Liberian government build border posts to cut the cross-border spread of infection in West Africa.

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Fabella hospital bags four 'New Year' babies

January 2, 2015 10:32 am· Comments Off on Fabella hospital bags four 'New Year' babies 

By Lady Marie de la Torre

MANILA, Jan. 1(PNA)– As the country enters 2015, four healthy babies were born at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila just after midnight on Thursday.

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Two-thirds of cancer cases due to 'bad luck': study

January 2, 2015 10:32 am· Comments Off on Two-thirds of cancer cases due to 'bad luck': study 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 — The majority of cancer cases can be explained by "bad luck" rather than the result of environmental factors and inherited genes, a U.S. study said Thursday.

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Sam Raimi admits messing up 'Spider-Man 3'

January 2, 2015 10:30 am· Comments Off on Sam Raimi admits messing up 'Spider-Man 3' 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 — Director Sam Raimi regrets messing up the third 'Spider-Man' film in the Tobey Maguire starrer series.

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Next Rambo film titled 'Last Blood'

January 2, 2015 10:30 am· Comments Off on Next Rambo film titled 'Last Blood' 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 — Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that the next Rambo film will be titled 'Last Blood'.

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Bucks defeat Cavaliers 98-80

January 2, 2015 10:30 am· Comments Off on Bucks defeat Cavaliers 98-80 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 — Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Milwaukee led most of the way in a road win on Wednesday over short-handed Cleveland, which played without LeBron James for the second straight game.

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