Tibet sees record high tourist arrivals in 2014

January 12, 2015 8:05 am· Comments Off on Tibet sees record high tourist arrivals in 2014 

LHASA, Jan. 11 — Tibet reported a tourism boom in 2014 as the Chinese plateau region attracted more than 15 million visitors in 2014, up more than 20 percent, according to the local government.

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Smokers urged not to light up during papal visit

January 12, 2015 8:05 am· Comments Off on Smokers urged not to light up during papal visit 

MANILA, Jan. 11 — Health advocates are appealing to smokers not to light up during public events that will be attended by Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines.

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EcoWaste Coalition bats for lead-safe Santo Niño images for children's health and safety

January 12, 2015 8:05 am· Comments Off on EcoWaste Coalition bats for lead-safe Santo Niño images for children's health and safety 

MANILA, Jan. 11 — Not all images of the Santo Niño, revered by many Filipino Catholics, are suitable for children.

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House okays bill hiking VSMMC’s capacity to 1,200 beds

January 12, 2015 8:05 am· Comments Off on House okays bill hiking VSMMC’s capacity to 1,200 beds 

By Eddie O. Barrita

CEBU CITY, Jan. 11 (PNA) — The House of Representatives has passed a proposed bill seeking to increase the bed capacity of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), the biggest state-run hospital in this city.

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Over 20 students infected with norovirus

January 12, 2015 8:05 am· Comments Off on Over 20 students infected with norovirus 

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 11 — More than 20 primary school students in south China's Guangdong Province have tested positive for norovirus, a common cause of viral gastroenteritis, local authorities said Sunday.

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Avian flu H5N8 strain confirmed in Taiwan

January 12, 2015 8:05 am· Comments Off on Avian flu H5N8 strain confirmed in Taiwan 

TAIPEI, Jan. 12 — Taiwan's agriculture authority on Sunday confirmed the strain of avian flu found on a goose breeding facility in Chiayi County was H5N8.

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Asian Cup: Ex-Socceroo Aloisi swears his former coach Aguirre is clean

January 12, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Ex-Socceroo Aloisi swears his former coach Aguirre is clean 

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 11 — A former player of Javier Aguirre has come to the defense of the under-fire Japan manager, vouching for the character and credibility of the Mexican who is suspected of match-fixing.

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Asian Cup: Aguirre deflects questions over match-fixing

January 12, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Aguirre deflects questions over match-fixing 

NEWCASTLE, Australia, Jan. 11 — Japan coach Javier Aguirre made clear at the Asian Cup on Sunday that he has no intention of discussing his alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Spain in 2011.

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UAE smash Qatar 4-1 in their Asian Cup' s opener

January 12, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on UAE smash Qatar 4-1 in their Asian Cup' s opener 

CANBERRA, Jan. 11 — The United Arab Emirates defeated Qatar 4-1 in Group C opener at the AFC Asian Cup here on Sunday.

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PAREF-Sprindale, USC take trophies in day 1 of 5th Sinulog football cup

January 12, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on PAREF-Sprindale, USC take trophies in day 1 of 5th Sinulog football cup 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 11 — PAREF Springdale and the University of San Carlos (USC)-BED snagged the first two trophies in the opening day of the 5th Sinulog Football Cup Saturday at the San Roque football pitch in Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

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