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  1. News - World - TERRORISM

    John Kerry seeks US-led coalition against Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by BLOOM

    ... of nations". He said he and Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel would meet European counterparts on the sidelines of the summit to enlist assistance, and then travel to the Middle East to build support ...

  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Many Asian tourists cancel trips to Africa over Ebola outbreak fears

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... said yesterday that, to prevent the spread of Ebola, it was banning travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the country, apart from its own citizens. Ebola, ... in Nigeria. There are no known cases outside of this epicentre, but many tourists were afraid to travel anywhere on the continent, tour operators said. Most cancellations are from Asia, but visitors ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... "But it's not impossible that someone would travel from Africa, from the endemic area, to Hong Kong while he or she is in the incubation period," which can be between three days ... of the virus." In 1976, Piot was a 27-year-old medical graduate working in a small lab in Belgium when he helped discover the Ebola virus. He later travelled to Zaire- now the Democratic Republic ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese eye 'supercavitation' technology as future of underwater travel Shanghai to San Fran in 100 minutes by supersonic submarine China has moved a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours. New technology developed by a team of scientists at Harbin ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... people, who develop the disease while travelling abroad, mainly in Southeast Asia. Dengue fever is not transmitted directly from person-to-person and symptoms range from mild fever, severe ...

  6. News - World - ETHICS

    Switzerland sees ‘suicide tourism’ numbers double over four years

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swiss 'suicide tourism' cases double The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicides doubled over four years, according to a study ... killing" is also legal in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and some areas of the United States, but remains illegal in many countries, pushing some to travel abroad where they can be helped ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    City agrees quick immigration deal with Germany

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that while cooperation with any country was welcome, the emphasis would be on those with strong economic ties and travel connections. Under the arrangement, anyone over the age of 18 ... Hongkongers through the system, Chow said. Some 230,000 German travellers visited Hong Kong last year, of whom 13,500 visited the city three times or more in the course of the year. Hong Kong has 425 ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:03pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... option but not as a viable means of commercial travel. Now, however, the voyage of a lifetime is on offer in what is essentially a descendent of the balloon that reduced the town of Tullamore ... Galactic space flights, which offer similar views. For more information, visit www.worldviewexperience.com. Life coach The Greyhound bus is one of the most iconic images of American travel for both ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Hong Kong tourists ‘among 56 injured’ after tour bus flips on mountain highway in Canada

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:50pm by Associated Press and Clifford Lo

    ... The tour bus was heading from the Okanagan Valley to Vancouver when it hit a barrier between lanes and flipped over, about 30km south of Merritt. A female employee for Super Vacation, a travel ...

  10. Business - China Business

    China Travel's Wang Shuaiting sent hand-written letter of resignation

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Travel boss quit in letter done by hand Wang Shuaiting personally hand-wrote a letter to China Travel International Investment Hong Kong asking to resign as chairman of the Hong Kong-listed company for "personal reasons", China Travel's executive director Xu Muhan revealed yesterday at a press conference. Xu said Wang was in Beijing ...




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