9.44M foreign tourists visited Indonesia in 2014

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JAKARTA, Feb. 3 — At least 9.44 million foreign tourists visited Indonesia in the January-December 2014 period, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reported.

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Garuda Indonesia to cut operational USD200M costs to cover debts

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JAKARTA, Feb. 3 — Publicly listed airline company PT Garuda Indonesia is economizing its operational costs by some 5 to 10 percent to save USD200 million.

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Likely Ebola case reported in Berlin hospital

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BERLIN, Feb. 3 — A hospital in Berlin declared an epidemic alarm after one patient showed Ebola symptoms, German local media reported on Monday.

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Avian flu confirmed in southern Britain

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LONDON, Feb. 3 — The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed on Monday evening that a case of avian flu was found in a chicken farm in Hampshire, southern England.

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4 killed by flu in Czech Republic

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PRAGUE, Feb. 3 — Four patients have died of influenza in the Czech Republic, while another 27 people have been seriously infected by the flu, the National Referential Laboratory said in a statement on the website of the National Health Institute Monday.

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Nigeria says bird flu outbreak under control

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LAGOS, Feb. 3 — The latest outbreak of Avian Influenza in Nigeria is under control, the government said on Monday, advising citizens not to panic.

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Low-carb diets can help reduce IBS symptoms

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STOCKHOLM, Feb. 3 — Researchers at Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy have found that cutting carbohydrates can help reduce symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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Large trial of two Ebola vaccines begins in Liberia: U.S. NIH

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — A large clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of two Ebola vaccines began in the West African country of Liberia on Monday, said the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which sponsored the research.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa nearing 9,000 — WHO

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GENEVA, Feb. 3 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 8,921 and 22,334 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday.

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Chinese scientists identify six new leprosy gene variants

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JINAN, Feb. 3 — Chinese scientists have identified six new genetic predispositions for leprosy, which will inform treatment research.

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