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No Zika link to Brazil: govt

Bedok in Singapore is one of the Zika hotspots. Source: Wikimedia The Zika virus that sparked the recent outbreak in Singapore was not imported from South America, the Ministry of Health has said. The National Public Health Laboratory and the Bioinformatics Institute have apparently found that...

Bomb kills 14 in Duterte’s hometown

People’s Park in Davao. The city was known as one of the Philippines’ safest. Source: Flickr At least 14 people have been killed and many more hurt in an apparent bomb explosion at a night market in Davao in the southern Philippines. Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan...

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Indonesia mass vaccination begins; younger generation first in line

Indonesia began with its mass vaccination program on Wednesday which focused on the younger working-age population and not the elderly. According to reports, Indonesian President...

Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...

Filipino domestic worker found with new virus strain

Hong Kong health officials announced on Tuesday they have detected the new variant of the coronavirus disease in a passenger returning from Manila, sparking...