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02 June 2010

As air travel around the world continues to be disrupted by the intermittent bursts of ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, travel insurers are being slated in the international press for a lack of consistency over cover. Mandy Aitchison reports the latest news

28 May 2010

South Asian Communist BannerAt least 65 people have been killed and around 200 people injured after a passenger train derailed by a suspected Maoist rebel bomb was hit by a freight train in West Bengal.

27 May 2010

ITwitter iconTIJ is now a fully-fledged member of Twitter, the social networking and microblogging service, and is all set to bring you the latest news from around the industry.

27 May 2010

A ghetto street in KingstonThe government of Jamaica has declared a state of emergency in certain parts of the country’s capital, Kingston, after shooting and firebomb attacks on police stations by suspected supporters of an alleged drug lord who is facing extradition.

27 May 2010

As ITIJ went to press, the cabin crews of British Airways (BA) were in the midst of their proposed 15-day strike

25 May 2010

Mark WilsonIn a move that could destabilise the deal, the chief executive of AIA has told industry executives that he would quit his post if the UK’s Prudential succeeded in its $35.5-billion takeover of AIG’s Asian business.

25 May 2010

Red protest handclappers lying on the groundThailand’s capital Bangkok is slowly emerging from the recent violence as offices, schools and businesses begin to reopen in the troubled city, which has seen more than 80 people dead after nine weeks of protests.

24 May 2010

Map of PolandAccording to an Insight Market Research Solutions report entitled Poland Medical Tourism Market 2013 – An Untapped Opportunity, the total revenue generated by the medical tourism sector in Poland will double by 2013, compared to the levels seen in 2009.

24 May 2010

Woman receiving Botox injectionAccording to the Korea Health Industry Development Institute, the number of foreigners heading to Korea for cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery is on the rise, with more than 50,000 tourists travelling to Seoul for medical procedures in 2009.

24 May 2010

Chikungunya virus under a microscopeResearchers in one of the teams at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have developed a vaccine that could immunise travellers and locals against Chikungunya.

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