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Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis
by Margie Mason - August 18, 2017 - 6:09pm
Dozens of children died last week in a decrepit government hospital in northeastern India, prompting public outcry over whether an oxygen shortage was to blame.
As Zika rages in the Americas, should Asia be worried?
by Margie Mason - February 19, 2016 - 12:55am
Zika virus continues to rage in the Americas, and the World Health Organization has declared it a global health emergency. 
Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president
by Margie Mason - July 11, 2014 - 11:41am
A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing...
Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
by Margie Mason - April 22, 2014 - 7:12am
From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist.
Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week
by Margie Mason - April 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express...
Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine
by Margie Mason - April 16, 2014 - 3:47am
A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials...
Robotic submarine deployed in search for plane
by Margie Mason - April 15, 2014 - 4:41am
Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on yesterday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its...
With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt
by Margie Mason - April 13, 2014 - 6:18am
A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader warned yesterday that the massive search would likely continue "for a long time."
Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year
by Margie Mason - January 22, 2014 - 4:07pm
A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely as millions of people and poultry are on the move ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, the world's largest annual human...
Endangered turtles face new threat in Indonesia
by Margie Mason - January 17, 2014 - 1:32am
Green sea turtles remain a rare sight in many parts of the world, but one Indonesian island tasked with protecting them is being overrun by far too many.
Miss World drama fueled by host country Indonesia
by Margie Mason - September 28, 2013 - 12:24am
Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year's Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners...
North Korean leader sends special envoy to China
by Margie Mason - May 23, 2013 - 4:13am
After months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a high-level confidant to Beijing on yesterday, in a possible effort to mend strained ties with his country's...
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