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Vietnam tests two Nigerians for Ebola HANOI: Vietnam is testing two Nigerians for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived on a flight to Ho Chi Minh City showing symptoms of fever, the health ministry said.The pair were displaying no other symptoms but have been sent to the southern city's Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation, the ministry said in a statement released late Tuesday.Airline passengers sitting next to the pair -- who travelled to Vietnam on Monday from Nigeria via Qatar -- have been advised to monitor their health conditions.Vietnam has introduced mandatory temperature checks at its two major international airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in a bid to prevent passengers bringing the deadly virus into the country.The global death toll from Ebola stands at 1,229, with the bulk of cases in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.The medical charity MSF has said the outbreak is moving faster than aid organisations can handle, while ...

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370 in new search: Australia PM SYDNEY: A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a "reasonable chance" of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday, adding that searchers would not give up easily.Flight MH370 vanished inexplicably en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, and there has been no sign since of the aircraft or the 239 people onboard.It is believed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean far off the ...
Eight dead as landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, 13 missing TOKYO: At least eight people were killed in Japan on Wednesday when landslides touched off by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, media reported. At least 13 people were also missing after a month's worth of rain fell overnight, loosening slopes already saturated by heavy rain over the past few weeks. "There was rain and thunder all night, beating down so hard I was scared to go outside," a resident ...
Fiji navy says high seas 'shooting victims' not locals SUVA: Fiji's navy said Wednesday it was confident an online video claiming to show fishermen being shot dead at sea did not involve its citizens, amid speculation the apparent victims were Somali pirates.The 10-minute video posted on YouTube this week shows four men clinging to what appears to be an upturned boat as gunmen on at least three vessels circling around them open fire, eventually killing all of them.It was posted under the title "Fishing ...
At least 18 dead in Japan landslide: report TOKYO: At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, reports said Wednesday.Dozens of houses were buried when a wall of mud thundered down a hillside in Hiroshima overnight, television pictures showed, with national broadcaster NHK citing local police for the death toll.Nippon TV gave the same figure.The number of dead rose rapidly from an initial toll of four, although emergency services said ...
Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports TOKYO: Japan is to restart exports of rice grown in Fukushima for the first time since foreign sales were halted due to fears of contamination by the nuclear disaster there, officials said Tuesday.The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh), a major wholesaler of Japanese agricultural products, said it will send 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of the grain to Singapore.Its provenance will be marked and it will not be mixed with other produce, an official ...
China to spend $1bn on massive Caribbean resort ST. JOHN'S: Chinese investors are to plunge more than US$1 billion into developing Antigua and Barbuda's first mega-resort, creating 1,000 jobs for the tiny cash-strapped nation.Construction on the mammoth 1,600-acre (647-hectare) multi-hotel, residential and commercial project is slated to begin early next year. The 'Singulari' scheme -- 50 per cent bigger than the regionally-heralded Baha Mar resort under way in the Bahamas -- is being lauded as a major feather in the East Caribbean country's ...

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