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Singapore ‘closely monitoring’ respiratory coronavirus after death in Malaysia

By | Yahoo Newsroom – Wed, Apr 16, 2014
  • A microscopic image of the MERS-CoV. (Desination Sante photo)

    Yahoo Newsroom/Destination Sante - A microscopic image of the MERS-CoV. (Desination Sante photo)

Hospitals in Singapore are on alert and are testing patients who show symptoms of a travelling respiratory coronavirus that has claimed the life of one man in Malaysia so far.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health said the Malaysian who succumbed to what is called the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) had travelled to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah pilgrimage — one that is done on a smaller scale compared to the better-known Hajj.

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Two dead, scores missing as S. Korea ferry sinks

AFP NewsBy Park Chan-Kyong | AFP News – 13 minutes ago
The South Korean Coast Guard rescue some of the passengers and crew aboard a ferry sinking some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014, in this South Korea Coast Guard image Updated map showing the area off the south coast of South Korea where a ship carrying 477 people capsized on Wednesday The South Korean Coast Guard rescue some of the passengers from a ferry sinking some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014, in this South Korea Coast Guard image
The South Korean Coast Guard rescue some of the passengers from a ferry sinking some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014, in this South Korea Coast Guard image Helicopters rush to aid 477 passengers and crew aboard this sinking South Korean ferry some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo, as shown in this South Korea Coast Guard photo from April 16, 2014 The South Korean Coast Guard rescue some of the passengers from a ferry sinking some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014, in this South Korea Coast Guard image

South Korea said Wednesday that two people were killed and more than 100 missing after a ferry capsized at sea with 477 people on board -- mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

"So far, 368 have been rescued," Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, told a press briefing in Seoul.

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11 Singapore Boutique Hotels So Cool You'll Want to Stay Forever

TheSmartLocal.comBy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Adila Shahrin) | TheSmartLocal.com – Fri, Apr 11, 2014

11 Gorgeous Singapore Boutique Hotels

"11 Singapore Boutique Hotels So Cool You'll Want to Stay Forever" was created and first published by TheSmartLocal.com. See the map of these hotels and more at the link above.

Staying at boutique hotels is the in-thing now and if you're a major klutz like me, you probably didn't know gorgeous boutique hotels actually exist right here in Singapore. Heck, not too long ago, I didn't even know what boutique hotels were.

To put it simply, boutique hotels typically have about under 50 rooms with trimmed down facilities with rooms that come in unique designs and gorgeous themes. The next time you travel, you may want to skip the 5 star hotels and just try something different by staying at a boutique hotel.

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Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call - report

ReutersReuters – Sat, Apr 12, 2014

Investigators suspect that the co-pilot of the missing flight MH370 tried to make a call with his mobile phone. (AP photo)KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone after the plane was diverted from its scheduled route, Malaysia's New Straits Times reported sources as saying on Saturday.

The newspaper cited unidentified investigative sources as saying the attempted call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone was picked up by a cellphone tower as the plane was about 200 nautical miles northwest of the west coast state of Penang. That was around where military radar made its last sighting of the missing jet at 2:15 a.m. local time on March 8.

"The telco's (telecommunications company's) tower established the call that he was trying to make. On why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one," the New Straits Times cited a source as saying.

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Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles around the world for a variety of problems

Associated PressAssociated Press – 1 hour 55 minutes ago

 

  • Visitors inspect cars on display at Toyota gallery in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Associated Press - Visitors inspect cars on display at Toyota gallery in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places.


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