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EU Parliament delays vote on new car pollution limits

EU Parliament delays vote on new car pollution limits Thu, 14 Jan, 2016

The European Parliament on Thursday postponed a vote on new car pollution limits that could have killed a compromise agreed by EU members, as politicians argue over whether to seek tougher limits despite the delays that would entail.
WHO declares Ebola outbreak over

WHO declares Ebola outbreak over Thu, 14 Jan, 2016

The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country given the all-clear.
At least 15 dead in suicide bombing at Pakistan polio vaccination center

At least 15 dead in suicide bombing at Pakistan polio vaccination center Wed, 13 Jan, 2016

A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people, most of them police, outside a polio eradication center in Pakistan's western city of Quetta on Wednesday, police said following the latest militant attack on the anti-polio campaign in the country.
Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, 53, pregnant with twins

Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, 53, pregnant with twins Wed, 06 Jan, 2016

Swiss multi-billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the 53-year-old chair of French conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities and owner of the Olympique de Marseille football team, is pregnant with twins, the company said Monday.
Saudi hospital fire 'kills 25'

Saudi hospital fire 'kills 25' Thu, 24 Dec, 2015

 A fire ripped through a hospital in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 107, the authorities said.
Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa

Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa Tue, 01 Dec, 2015

When Eunice Khanyile opened a soup kitchen in a rural village in South Africa last year to help HIV-positive residents get the nutrition needed to stay healthy, not one person came.
On World AIDS Day, condom maker calls for safe-sex emoji

On World AIDS Day, condom maker calls for safe-sex emoji Tue, 01 Dec, 2015

Condom maker Durex says so and is presenting a formal submission on Wednesday, World AIDS Day, to get coding consortium Unicode to adopt one.
HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: report

HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: report Mon, 30 Nov, 2015

Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", an international medical group said on Monday.
Human error blamed for deadly US strike on Afghan hospital

Human error blamed for deadly US strike on Afghan hospital Wed, 25 Nov, 2015

A deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was "caused primarily by human error", the US commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday, prompting a strong rebuke from the charity who slammed American forces for "gross negligence".
Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign

Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign Mon, 09 Nov, 2015

More than 230,000 people received a first dose of cholera vaccine in a massive campaign to combat an outbreak of the disease in Iraq, the World Health Organisation said Monday.
Celebrations as WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

Celebrations as WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free Sat, 07 Nov, 2015

The UN health agency on Saturday declared that Sierra Leone's deadly Ebola outbreak is over, prompting jubilant celebrations as thousands massed in the capital Freetown.
France to lift ban on gay men giving blood

France to lift ban on gay men giving blood Wed, 04 Nov, 2015

France said Wednesday it will lift a ban on gay men giving blood, but only if they abstain from sex in the months beforehand -- an exclusion denounced as discriminatory by rights groups.
Heat-activated 'grenades' developed to fight cancer

Heat-activated 'grenades' developed to fight cancer Sat, 31 Oct, 2015

Heat-activated "grenades" filled with cancer-fighting drugs have been developed by scientists, in the latest step to treat the disease.
Uruguayan president assists French girl on flight to Paris

Uruguayan president assists French girl on flight to Paris Fri, 30 Oct, 2015

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez has put his old profession as physician to use — helping revive a young French woman on a flight to Paris.

China decides to drop 1-child policy, allow 2 children

China decides to drop 1-child policy, allow 2 children Thu, 29 Oct, 2015

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy, the ruling Communist Party said on Thursday, a move aimed at alleviating demographic strains on the economy.
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