More than 30 confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have been detected in South Korea causing great alarm. How did the disease arrive and should you really be alarmed? Host Steve Miller breaks it down.
The Shangri-La Defense Conference, which took place in Singapore last weekend. This week, a recap of some of the conference’s highlights, which have found their way into number discussions on Asia News Weekly and Asia Now.
Monday evening, the Eastern Star sank in China’s Yangtze River following a storm in the area. Some 450-plus were on board when disaster struck. This could be the worst accident in 70 years and strangely parallels South Korea’s Sewol tragedy last year.
More than 2200 people have died as the nation suffered from extreme temperatures in the mid 40-Centigrade range (about 115F).
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