Taiwan recalls envoy, suspends hiring over Philippine row

Taiwan is suspending hiring Filipino workers and recalling its envoy amid a row over the killing of a fisherman. Taiwan said the move showed President Ma Ying-jeou’s “strong dissatisfaction” with Manila’s handling of the case. The fisherman, Hung Shih-cheng, was shot by the Philippine coast...
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Philippine volcano Mount Mayon ‘in deadly eruption’

A volatile volcano has erupted in the Philippines, with at least five people reported dead. Mount Mayon, 330km (206 miles) south-east of the capital Manila, sent a cloud of ash and rocks into the sky early on Tuesday. The ash blast caught a group climbing...
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RoboBee: Artificial Insect Makes Flight

A robotic insect that is just half the size of a paperclip has made its first controlled flight. The RoboBee weighs less than a tenth of a gramme. It has insect-like wings that beat 120 times a second, allowing it to take off vertically, hover and...
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Chinese scientists reveal H7N9 flu virus origins

BEIJING, April 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — Scientists have found that the H7N9 flu virus in humans has a similar gene sequence to that of H7N9 found in live poultry, the China Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) said Tuesday. Studies were carried out by CAAS Haerbin Veterinary...
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