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Philippines senate fisheries code new bill

Philippines senate introduces bill to prevent EU ban on fisheries

Philippines set to bring in tougher laws after EU ban warning over marine and fisheries products. The Philippines senate made a swift introduction of a new bill against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, in order to avoid the...
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Singapore tops Lonely Planet’s list of best travel destinations for 2015

Lonely Planet names Singapore as the world’s number one country to travel in 2015. Global travel information publishing company Lonely Planet has named Singapore as the best destination to travel in 2015 in its latest guidebook, Best...
Ebola outbreak China sends experimental Ebola drug to Africa

China sends experimental Ebola drug to Africa

Chinese drug maker sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials. Chinese drug maker, Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group, has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa on October 16, 2014 to be used by Chinese aid workers situated there....
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Universal Studios to open theme park in Beijing

Hollywood’s Universal Studios to pump in $3.2 billion for a theme park in Beijing.  In a bid to cash in on the sprawling Chinese entertainment market, Hollywood giant Universal Studio’s is all set to build a movie theme park in...
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Valerie Weigmann crowned Miss World Philippines 2014

Model and TV host Valerie Weigmann becomes Miss World Philippines 2014. Commercial model, TV host and crowd favorite, Valerie Clacio Weigmann, was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 at the SM MOA Arena in Pasay City, Philippines on October...
Japan and Australia submarine technology export

Japan and Australia to discuss submarine tech transfer

Talks could begin between Japan and Australia about export of submarine developed technology. Japan and Australia are expected to discuss matters related to submarine technology transfer, as well as the export of a Soryu-class submarine. Australian...
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Malaysia Airlines gets foreigner as CEO

For the first time in its history, Malaysia Airlines will get a foreign head. Malaysia Airlines has been reported to have appointed a foreigner to head the helm of operations under the planned overhaul of the drowning carrier. The new CEO will...
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Singapore gets its first Smart Gold ATMs

Smart Gold ATMs are now available in Singapore for the first time. Singapore has launched Smart Gold ATMs for the first time, offering access to its citizens to easier gold retail buys to revive gold sales. The custom built automated teller...
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Obama nominates Richard Verma as ambassador to India

Richard Verma will be the first Indian-American as ambassador to India. US President Barack Obama has named Richard Verma as the next envoy to India, who will succeed Nancy Powell, if chosen. This is a first time an Indian-American has stepped...
Microsoft buys Minecraft

Microsoft buys Minecraft developer Mojang

Minecraft developer Majong acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion. Microsoft acquired video game Minecraft developer Majong for $2.5 billion on September 15, 2014. The Stockholm-based company will join Microsoft Studios, the developers behind...