Oct 212015
 
Thailand becomes the second-highest road-fatality rate in the world: Survey

Thailand become the second-highest road-fatality rate in the world, according to a new World Health Organization survey. In its 2015 Global Status Report on Road Safety, the UN health agency said 14,059 were killed on Thai roads and highways in 2012, translating to a road-death rate of 36.2 people per 100,000, a rate only surpassed by war-torn Libya, where 73.4 people per 100,000 died that same year. Thailand’s traffic-death rate was only even approached by Iran (32.1 per 100,000), Togo (31.1) and nine African countries […]

May 092015
 
Central America remains the region with the highest number of violent deaths worldwide

Despite the bloody conflicts raging in the Middle East, Central America remains the region with the highest number of violent deaths worldwide, a UN report showed Friday. The Global Burden of Armed Violence report, published every four or five years, charts violent fatalities linked to conflict and other reasons across the world. “At least 508,000 people died annually as a result of lethal violence in the period 2007-2012,” the report said, adding that the total figure for the period was over three million. Contributed By […]

Chinese become world’s most outbound tourists: Report

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Jan 112014
 

Yes, you have heard correct, Nearly 100 million Chinese tourists visited foreign countries last year, and they are likely to extend their lead as the world’s biggest-spending travellers. A total of 97 million Chinese tourists left the country in 2013, up 14 million from the previous year, the state-run China Daily reported. China’s economy has boomed over the past decade, expanding the ranks of its middle-class who are hungry for foreign travel after the country’s decades of isolation in the last century. Even Hotels and […]