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3
Jan

Thailand: Islands: Tropical Storm Pabuk

Thailand: tourists flee as Tropical Storm Pabuk set to bring seven-metre waves Thousands leave spots including Koh Phangan and Koh Tao as area’s first tropical storm outside monsoon for about 30 years looms Tens of thousands of tourists have fled the Thai resort islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in a mass exodus ahead […]

27
Dec

Philippines: Manila: Ninoy Aquino Airport: security deemed inadequate

……………DHS has determined that the security measures implemented at NAIA are not adequate as dictated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and will continue to closely monitor the security situation at the airport as well as coordinate with MIAA and OTS regarding next steps to include development and implementation of corrective actions, and scheduling […]

24
Dec

Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia — Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country’s latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic eruption triggered the weekend tragedy. Casualty figures from Saturday night’s disaster continued to rise, with at least 373 people confirmed dead […]

29
Oct

Northern Philippines: Typhoon Yutu (Rosita)

Despite no longer being a super typhoon, Yutu is expected to slam into the northern Philippines with flooding rain and damaging winds into early Wednesday, local time. Many areas previously impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut in mid-September could face another round of destructive tropical weather from Yutu. Yutu, known locally as Rosita, will move westward toward […]

22
Oct

Turkey: visas: from Oct 29 you must get your e-Visa prior to travel

Entry requirements section (Visas) – from 29 October 2018, self service e-Visa kiosks and Wi-Fi areas where visitors can apply for an e-Visa on arrival will no longer be available in Turkish airports; you must apply for your e-Visa before you travel https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey?utm_source=4b4eed07-c43e-477f-959b-54e981558275

22
Oct

Taiwan: Sunday, Oct 21-Train derailed, killing 18

One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast when […]