Qatar Airways boosts service from Kuala Lumpur to Doha

May 12, 2016 6:24 am· Comments Off on Qatar Airways boosts service from Kuala Lumpur to Doha 

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Qatar Airways will increase its weekly frequency from 21 to 24 flights from Kuala Lumpur to Doha from July 2 to Aug 30, 2016.

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DOT turns 43; joins Snapchat

May 12, 2016 6:24 am· Comments Off on DOT turns 43; joins Snapchat 

MANILA, May 11 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Wednesday took its social-media presence to a higher level by joining image-messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat, in time for its 43rd anniversary.

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Over one in 10 US burger products 'problematic' – report

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on Over one in 10 US burger products 'problematic' – report 

WASHINGTON, May 11 — Hamburgers are a classic American food, but a new report released Tuesday said over one in 10 burger products sold in the United States are "problematic," including a few with rat DNA.

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Aussie scientists to trial "ground-breaking" malaria breath test

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on Aussie scientists to trial "ground-breaking" malaria breath test 

CANBERRA, May 11 — Australian scientists will soon begin trialing a ground-breaking malaria "breath test", which would allow doctors to quickly determine whether or not a patient is infected with the disease.

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UN agencies launch new guide to control use of hazardous pesticides

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on UN agencies launch new guide to control use of hazardous pesticides 

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have released new guidelines to reduce the damage done by pesticides, a UN spokesman said here Tuesday.

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Japanese food company recalls 250,000 bags of frozen vegetables

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on Japanese food company recalls 250,000 bags of frozen vegetables 

TOKYO, May 11 — Japanese frozen food company Nichirei announced a recall of some 250,000 bags of frozen vegetables due to possible bacteria pollution, local media reported Wednesday.

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Overweight pregnancy correlates with child's obesity — study

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on Overweight pregnancy correlates with child's obesity — study 

NEW YORK, May 11 — Women who gain excessive weight or develop diabetes during pregnancy may put their kids at an increasing risk for being overweight or obese, a new US study has said.

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5th case of Zika virus confirmed in S. Korea

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on 5th case of Zika virus confirmed in S. Korea 

SEOUL, May 11 — The fifth case of Zika virus infection in South Korea has been found in a 39-year-old man who recently came back from a business trip to the Philippines, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Wednesday.

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Red Cross election operation assisted more than 11,000 people

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on Red Cross election operation assisted more than 11,000 people 

MANILA, May 11 — More than 11,000 people received assistance from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) through its first aid stations, ambulance units and welfare desks that were deployed to help ensure the safety and well-being of voters and the public during Election Day on May 9.

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50 taken ill in India's Rajasthan after drinking contaminated water

May 12, 2016 6:23 am· Comments Off on 50 taken ill in India's Rajasthan after drinking contaminated water 

NEW DELHI, May 11 — At least 50 people were taken ill apparently after drinking contaminated water in India's western state of Rajasthan, officials said Wednesday.

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