Thai authorities downplay Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

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Thai authorities downplay Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

Health and city officials in Thailand downplayed risks from rising infections from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to serious birth defects, and expressed concern that disclosing information would damage its tourism industry.

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North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time: South Korea

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North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time: South Korea

North Korea is ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea's Defense Ministry said on Monday, three days after the reclusive North's fifth test drew widespread condemnation.

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Vietnam’s buffalo fighting fest still on despite public opposition

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Vietnam’s buffalo fighting fest still on despite public opposition

The decades-old Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival in the northern city of Hai Phong still held its 27th edition on Friday, despite widespread public opposition for its brutality.

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U.S. Declares State of Emergency in Puerto Rico Over Zika

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services on Friday declared a state of emergency in Puerto Rico because of the widespread transmission of the Zika virus, which poses a "significant threat" to public health, sources from Chosun.

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Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping

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The International Paralympic Committee has banned all Russians from its own Games next month because of the widespread doping culture that it says has polluted sport in the country.

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Turkey's Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

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Turkey's Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

Hundreds of thousands of Turks are expected at a rally in Istanbul on Sunday summoned by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup, a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions.

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Vietnam lawmaker named on economic comittee despite role in Formosa scandal

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Vietnam lawmaker named on economic comittee despite role in Formosa scandal

Despite widespread criticism of his explicit denial of responsibility in the environmental disaster caused by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group in central Vietnam, a Vietnamese lawmaker has been awarded a new post on an economic committee.

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Payment card gains traction

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VietStock FI English 2 month(s) ago

MasterCard, the plastic payment-card brand of global financial services firm MasterCard Worldwide, has been present in the Kingdom since 2001, but until recently it was relatively unknown to most Cambodians. However, there are signs its signature debit and credit cards are poised for robust growth and widespread acceptance.

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Australian PM Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes

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Australian PM Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended his performance after widespread calls for his resignation and said on Tuesday he was confident of retaining office after vote counting resumed in a cliffhanger election.

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China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads

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China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads

China's internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for and limiting their numbers.

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Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

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Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against the disease.

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Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

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Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against the disease.

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Sex workers suffer 'horrific' rape, beatings and discrimination: report

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Sex workers suffer 'horrific' rape, beatings and discrimination: report

Sex workers around the world face violence, rape, widespread discrimination and extortion, a global human rights watchdog said on Thursday, with male or transgender sex workers facing further stigma from the police, clients and the community.

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Hanoi dismisses expats' claim of canal cleanup

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Hanoi dismisses expats' claim of canal cleanup

Officials in Hanoi are not happy with widespread media reports about a bunch of foreigners cleaning up a canal, saying local authorities keep the canal clean.

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Report claiming bias in Facebook 'trending' topics sparks social media outcry

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Report claiming bias in Facebook 'trending' topics sparks social media outcry

Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media.

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