Health

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

Mar 6, 2017

Tossing coins in a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a sea turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins

ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spending

Feb 28, 2017

The Asian Development Bank says developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to invest up to $1.7 trillion a year or $26 trillion through 2030 to meet their infrastructure needs and to maintain growth

Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysia's health minister says the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."

The Latest: Malaysia: Poison killed Kim within 20 minutes

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysia's health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes."

Malaysia's health minister says North Korean leader's half brother died within 15-20 minutes of being poisoned

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysia's health minister says North Korean leader's half brother died within 15-20 minutes of being poisoned

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysia's health minister says autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader

Malaysian police say one suspect in VX poisoning of Kim Jong Nam was sickened, vomited after attack

Feb 24, 2017

Malaysian police say one suspect in VX poisoning of Kim Jong Nam was sickened, vomited after attack

Malaysia arrests 2nd suspect in North Korean's death

Feb 16, 2017

Malaysian police have arrested two women in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea's leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police said Thursday

Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2017

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Thai government is handing out pills it calls "very magical vitamins" to prospective mothers to boost the country's falling birthrate

Philippines to offer free contraceptives to 6 million women

Jan 11, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has directed government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women _ a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church and pro-life groups

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