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Hackers target freshly uncovered Internet Explorer hole

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft on Tuesday warned that hackers are targeting a freshly-uncovered weakness in some earlier versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser software. Microsoft said it is investigating a hole that cyber attackers are taking advantage of in IE 6 and IE 7. “At this time, we are aware of targeted attacks …

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Pacific tsunami warning canceled for all countries

Agence France-Presse | WASHINGTON D.C., United States – The US government on Sunday canceled a tsunami warning for all Pacific nations that had been issued in the wake of a 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile. “The Pacific-wide tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is now canceled for all countries,” it said in a …

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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu found on US-Mexico border

Agence France-Presse|LA JOLLA – A strain of swine flu that is resistant to treatment with the drug Tamiflu has been discovered near the US-Mexican border, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Monday. “We have found resistance to Tamiflu on the border. We have observed some cases, few to be sure, in El Paso and …

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Ramiele Malubay will arrive in the Philippines on December 12

Filipinos avidly watched American Idol Season 7 to monitor the progress of the 20-year-old singer Ramiele Malubay. Being the seventh Fil-Am to enter the Top 24 of American Idol, she earned the support of her kababayans but she was cut from the competition last April 2008. Ramiele was born in Saudi Arabia to Filipino parents …

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Top 500 Supercomputer List (2008)

MANNHEIM, Germany, BERKELEY, Calif., and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-The 32nd edition of the closely watched list of the world’s TOP500supercomputers has just been issued, with the 1.105 petaflop/s IBM supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory holding on to the top spot it first achieved in June 2008. The Los Alamos system, nicknamed Roadrunner, was slightly enhanced since …

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Japan firm recalls 8 million bottles of U.S. mineral water

TOKYO – A Japanese firm recalled eight million bottles of U.S. mineral water on Monday after consumers complained it smelled like insecticide and medicine. The case is the latest food scare in Japan, where consumer confidence has been shaken after several people complained of becoming ill from eating Chinese-made dumplings containing insecticide and instant noodles …

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Seven RP hospitals promoted in US as medical tourism sites

Seven leading hospitals in the Philippines have been promoted as medical tourism sites for American patients. The Department of Tourism said the seven hospitals participated in the recent World Tourism and Global Health Congress held in San Francisco, California. These local hospitals include St. Francis Cabrini Medical Center, University of Santo Tomas, Capitol Medical Center, …

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