Health

2 killed, 18 injured in knife attack in southwest China

May 29, 2017

A man said to be mentally ill has attacked 20 people with a knife in southwest China, killing two

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

May 19, 2017

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables

Taiwan pushes for inclusion in global health summit

May 8, 2017

Taiwan is pushing for a last-minute invitation to a World Health Organization summit amid rising pressure from Beijing to isolate the island

Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

Apr 11, 2017

China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and outpaces the rest of the world combined, activists say, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply in recent years

Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital

Apr 4, 2017

Coldplay's lead vocalist has visited a fan with cancer hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila's seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds

EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tirade

Mar 27, 2017

The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose the death penalty

Thailand's coin-eating turtle unconscious after 2nd surgery

Mar 21, 2017

A Thai veterinarian says a 25-year-old sea turtle has slipped into a coma two weeks after it had life-saving surgery to remove 915 coins from its stomach

China's trading partners alarmed by food import controls

Mar 20, 2017

China's trading partners are trying to persuade Beijing to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports _ including low-risk items such as wine and chocolate

Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds

Mar 16, 2017

Malaysian authorities have raised an alert for northeastern Kelantan state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages

Sea turtle flaps flippers in 1st rehab swim after surgery

Mar 10, 2017

Bank the green sea turtle flapped her flippers with vigor in her first swim after a life-saving operation to remove a heavy mass of swallowed coins from her stomach

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