Articles By Esther Tanquintic-Misa
This year's current outbreak of legionnaires' disease at Australia's Wesley Hospital could be linked to a death two years ago.
Russia's Lower House of Parliament, or the Duma, has unanimously approved to support a bill that bans foreign gay, same-sex couples to adopt Russian orphans. The bill is also expanded to prohibit single foreign nationals from adopting as long as they came from a country where same-sex marriage is legal.
A double suicide bombing spree inside a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday has killed 31 and wounded 57 others.
Officials in the embassies of the Philippines located in Jordan, Kuwait and Syria have been alleged to have formed prostitution rings to sexually abuse female distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in exchange for their repatriation.
Australia was able to preserve the World Heritage Site status for its renowned Great Barrier Reef, but only for until 2014. And unless Canberra can present concrete ways and measures to satisfy UNESCO on how it plans to protect the reef, the World Heritage Site status could easily be changed and included into the body's list of endangered places next year.
At least more than 50 people in northern India are feared dead after their homes were swept away by ravaging floods brought about by incessant heavy monsoon rains over the past days. The worst hit were the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Air New Zealand has unveiled during the 50th Le Bourget Paris Air Show its brand new shark-finned Airbus A320 aircraft planes.
A sting operation for online child predators carried by police operatives in the lead up to this weekend's recently concluded Father's Day celebration had yielded 41 arrests, including 1 female. The operation spanned several counties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and central Florida.
China may have become finally aggressive in combating its pollution-riddled air and environment, but it would take at least 18 years for the zooming super-power to realise the fruits of its labor and be finally able to eat it too.
The death toll from the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia has risen to 32, as the kingdom's Health Ministry disclosed on Monday that four more have recently succumbed to the fatal disease.