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CHINA: A scarlet fever epidemic has broken out in parts of southern China, killing a child in Hong Kong and making hundreds sick and health authorities have said the outbreak may get more serious in weeks ahead. "Mainland China and Macau are also suffering from unusually high numbers of scarlet fever cases and we believe it may be a regional phenomenon," a spokeswoman for the Health Department in Hong Kong said.6, 2011
Health and livestock officials in Bangladesh have expressed concern over a fresh outbreak of human anthrax in two northwestern districts, but some believe a bigger threat is to livelihoods. more... June 1, 2011
A popular restaurant in the heart of glitzy Ginza had seen a drop in the number of customers after the Great East Japan Earthquake. more... June 1, 2011
A massive and unprecedented outbreak of bacterial infections linked to contaminated vegetables claimed two more lives in Europe on Tuesday, driving the death toll to 16. The number of sick rose to more than 1,150 people in at least eight nations. more... May 25, 2011
Here is a summary of the flight disruption caused as a volcanic ash cloud spreads from Iceland to British airspace, causing a number of airlines to put scheduled departures on hold across Scotland and northern England. more... April 11, 2011
Beijing police on Sunday detained dozens of worshippers from an unapproved Christian church who were trying to hold services in a public space after they were evicted from their usual place of worship, a parishioner said. more... March 25, 2011
India is reviewing the licenses of all of the 4,000-plus airline pilots working in the country, as police investigate at least 18 people suspected of using forged documents to win promotions or certification. more...
Tech bans study abroad travel to Mexico
March 25, 2011
How was air travel to and from Japan affected? After the quake, more than 700 domestic flights in Japan were cancelled. Late Friday, Tokyo's Narita airport has partially resumed flights. Air Canada cancelled flights to Tokyo for Friday. ... March 08, 2011
Officials in China's capital said Sunday that foreign reporters must seek government permission to conduct interviews in Beijing, taking a hard interpretation of current, more liberal regulations amid Internet calls for Middle East-style popular protests. more... February 02, 2011
On February 2, 2011, Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department said "After days of peaceful protests in Cairo and other cities in Egypt, today we see violent attacks on peaceful demonstrators and journalists. The United States denounces these attacks and calls on all engaged in demonstrations currently taking place in Egypt to do so peacefully. These attacks are not only dangerous to Egypt; they are a direct threat to the aspirations of the Egyptian people. The use of violence to intimidate the Egyptian people must stop. We strongly call for restraint." February 02, 2011
A terrifying cyclone roaring towards Australia strengthened to the most dangerous threat level Wednesday, as officials warned it could be the deadliest storm in generations. more...
Passengers face the threat of a fresh wave of strikes in the New Year after leaders of the Unite union withdrew their backing for a peace deal. anuary 05, 2011
The Australian city of Rockhampton is bracing itself as devastating flood waters are expected to reach their highest levels in the next 12-18 hours. more...
US contemplating travel alert for Europe
October 2, 2010
Security tightened for red rally
September 16, 2010
Bangkok raises security to high alert after recent blasts September 03, 2010
BANGKOK : Thailand has put over 460 locations across Bangkok on high alert on Friday in response to a series of grenade attacks that have rattled nerves in a city still under emergency rule after deadly protests. Royal palaces, key government buildings, power plants and public transport will receive special protection from the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES), the body set up to monitor security since unrest in April.
Bomb Wounds 20 in Mexican Resort City August 27, 2010
Thousands evacuated after floods in China, N. Korea
August 21, 2010
U.S. closes its consulate in Juárez after bomb threat
August 2, 2010
Mexico worried by rise in hemorrhagic dengue
July 22, 2010
Mexico Ends Swine-Flu Alert After 14 Months
July 1, 2010
Anti-government protesters forced a rush hour shutdown of Bangkok's busy elevated train system Tuesday and promised to expand protests that have plunged the Thai capital into chaos by sending teams of demonstrators throughout the city. more...
Army moves into key Bangkok area
Thailand's PM declares emergency
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 5,000 Indians develop TB and nearly 1,000 people die from it every day - the equivalent of two deaths every three minutes. Yesterday was World TB Day, organised by the Stop TB Partnership, a network of organisations and countries fighting the disease, which currently infects one-third of the world’s population, according to the WHO.
Massive earthquake strikes Chile
Chile earthquake: Pacific nations brace for tsunami
Feb. 27, 2010
Brazilian authorities confirmed Thursday an epidemic of dengue fever in municipalities in five states and they attributed the spread of the disease to the massive movement of people around the country for the Carnival celebrations.
Group targets spiked drinks during Games
U.S. starts aid airdrops
US lifts HIV/Aids immigration ban
Volcanic ash disrupts Puerto Rican flights
China H1N1 flu death toll triples in two weeks
Canadians are evenly split over the federal government's handling of the swine flu, but more than half believe concerns over the risk of H1N1 are exaggerated, a new poll by EKOS indicates.
Flights cancelled as Beijing blanketed in snow
Massive security at Asian summit in Thailand
October 22, 2009
The Philippines turned its focus on Sunday from rescue operations to sending relief to northern provinces devastated by floods and cut off by landslides as the death toll from two typhoons in 14 days rose to more than 600. Using shovels and their bare hands to avoid triggering more landslides, rescue teams kept up a search for bodies in the areas of northern Luzon island that remained isolated. In this statement, the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reminds us that up to 400,000 people fled their homes in the south of the Philippines last year to espace from fighting.
Indian Ocean test for tsunami warning October 14, 2009
East Asia / Pacific, Middle East / N. Africa, South / Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa - Australia, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Pakistan, Seychelles, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Timor-Leste Eighteen countries around the Indian Ocean are holding the first region-wide test of a tsunami warning system aimed at saving thousands of lives.
China number two in world for rabies deaths East Asia / Pacific - China
China has stopped issuing travel documents to foreigners seeking to visit Tibet, according to local tour operators, another indicator of the government’s skittishness over the coming anniversary of the Communist victory in 1949.
East Asia / Pacific - Australia SYDNEY - Red Outback grit shrouded Australia's largest city Wednesday, blotting out such landmarks as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and even reaching underground to coat subway stations. The country's worst dust storm in 70 years diverted planes and produced an eerie orange sky.
Strong quakes hit Japan and India Aug. 11, 2009 East Asia / Pacific, South / Central Asia - India, Japan
A strong earthquake has struck Tokyo and central Japan, halting train services, closing motorways and causing a nuclear power station to shut down.
Taiwan braces for Typhoon Morakot
Aug. 7, 2009
The number of new cases of swine flu in the past week has reached an estimated 100,000 in England, the BBC has learnt.
Mexico fights resurgent dengue fever June
H1N1 flu cases pass 500 in Australia, state's alert level raised June 3, 2009
Worried About Flu, China Confines U.S. Students
Japan reports 135 swine flu cases, closes schools
Swine flu: No cause for alarm, not considered a pandemic so far ...
April 28, 2009
Middle East / N. Africa - Egypt An unusual pattern of avian flu cases in Egypt — almost all are in toddlers, all of whom have survived — has led some flu-tracking Web sites to speculate that dozens of silent cases are circulating there.
Thai troops crack down on protesters
April 13, 2009
UK issues Thailand travel warning
NZ tourists in Thailand told to keep away from Bangkok protests
Northern India tourist area hit by quake
China is facing an epidemic of HIV infection, particularly among its gay population, as the government admitted that new cases had risen by 45 per cent in two years. Aids is now the leading cause of death among infectious diseases on the mainland, as official figures showed that 7,000 people had died in the first nine months of 2008 and 45,000 were infected with HIV.
Spanish airport workers to strike on Wednesday March 25, 2009
Europe - Spain The one-hour strike at all 47 airports is a protest against the government's plans to partially privatise airport operator AENA, says Spain’s largest trade union.Thousands in Argentina protest crime March 19, 2009
Americas - Argentina An estimated 10,000 Argentines marched on the historic Plaza de Mayo in the capital, Buenos Aires, on Wednesday to demand more anti-crime measures, reflecting a top priority among Argentines, according to recent polls.
Campus says no to Mexico travel - News
Wide access to U.S. roads granted to Mexican trucks in NAFTA would be terminated. Critics cite safety concerns, but a spokesman for the Mexican Embassy calls it 'protectionism, plain and simple.
Texas makes emergency plans in case violence spills over from Mexico
Asia capital losses at 9.6 trillion dollars in 2008
Americas - Mexico More than 800 federal and local police have been assigned to improve security in and around Mexico City's international airport after a series of armed robberies against travelers who exchanged money there, authorities announced Monday.American in Egypt attacked near bomb site February 28, 2009
4 Indonesians die of bird flu; toll climbs to 119
Middle East / N. Africa - Egypt Egyptian media report that police have arrested an Egyptian who attacked an American teacher in the same Cairo tourist site where a bomb killed a French teenager a week earlier.
Vietnam bird flu outbreak widens: reports
Is China Covering up a New Bird Flu Epidemic?
Thailand To Send 190 Hmong Refugees Back To Laos
February 2, 2009
7 killed, 100 hurt in Thailand blast
Vietnam ferry accident kills 40
Thailand: Thai Airways To Shift All Bangkok Service To 1 Hub January
Number of New TB Cases in Vietnam in 2008 60% Higher Than Previous WHO
Estimates, Health Official Says
THAILAND'S AVIAN FLU MEASURES FOR MALAYSIA
January 19, 2009
Thailand issues bird flu warning
January 18, 2009