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Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate

Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate Thu, 14 Jun, 2018

The lower house of Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it's approved.
Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo Sat, 02 Jun, 2018

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country.
DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases

DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases Sun, 20 May, 2018

Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen Saturday.
Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DR Congo

Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DR Congo Wed, 09 May, 2018

 The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it was acting to prevent the spread of Ebola from Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak of the disease has killed 17 people.
WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure

WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure Wed, 11 Apr, 2018

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday around 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell.
Argentina lawmakers present bill to legalize abortion

Argentina lawmakers present bill to legalize abortion Tue, 06 Mar, 2018

Dozens of Argentine lawmakers of all political stripes presented a bill to legalize abortion on Tuesday, launching a debate that promised to divide a deeply Catholic nation.
Haiti suspends Oxfam's operating right amid misconduct probe

Haiti suspends Oxfam's operating right amid misconduct probe Thu, 22 Feb, 2018

Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam's authorization to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the British charity's staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday.
Dozens dead in South Korea hospital blaze

Dozens dead in South Korea hospital blaze Fri, 26 Jan, 2018

A huge fire tore through a South Korean hospital on Friday killing at least 37 people, the government said, in the country's worst blaze for a decade.
Madagascar plague outbreak kills 24, triggering WHO fears

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 24, triggering WHO fears Sun, 01 Oct, 2017

The World Health Organisation said Sunday it was boosting its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has killed 24 people, as the government banned public meetings to reduce infections.
UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania

UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees living in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls.
Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

US Republican efforts to reform health care hit a roadblock Thursday when three senators threatened to oppose a partial repeal of Obamacare unless House leaders pledged to negotiate further -- but that demand later appeared to be met.
Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

Trump celebrates health vote win with jubilant Republicans

Trump celebrates health vote win with jubilant Republicans Thu, 04 May, 2017

Declaring it "an unbelievable victory," President Donald Trump delayed his first trip home to New York as president to celebrate House passage Thursday of legislation undoing much of former President Barack Obama's health law, a top campaign promise and a long-sought GOP goal.

Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria

Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria Wed, 19 Apr, 2017

A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic.
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