UN urged to declare full-scale crisis in Venezuela as health system ‘collapses’

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Researchers warn of rise in infectious diseases amid spike in levels of malnutrition and infant and maternal mortality The UN must officially declare a full-scale report published this week by Human Rights Watch and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls on the UN secretary general, Antnio Guterres, to declare a complex humanitarian […]

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Luke Perry, actor and Beverly Hills, 90210 star, dies aged 52

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Actor dies in California hospital, surrounded by family, days after massive stroke Luke Perry, best known for his roles on TV shows Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke last week. A representative for the actor released a statement on Monday afternoon. Actor Luke […]

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More women in the workplace could boost economy by 35%, says Christine Lagarde

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Exclusive: IMF managing director presses for female empowerment in interview to mark International Womens Day Employing more women and tackling sexism in the workplace is the key to making the world economy richer, more equal and less prone to devastating financial collapses, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund. In an interview to […]

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‘If it’s cancer, it’s cancer’: Rodrigo Duterte says state of his health is in question

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Philippines president made to undergo second colonoscopy so doctors could get more samples Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has raised questions about his health when he said in a public address that he had gone to a hospital for tests, one day after he missed a cabinet meeting and another event. Duterte has disappeared from public […]

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Are we finally waking up to the threat from the worlds deadliest infectious disease? | Nick Herbert

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The UNs first High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis is a positive step the way TB has been neglected is a scandal, writes Nick Herbert, co-chairman of the Global TB Caucus Imagine if the World Health Organization announced that a new, highly infectious airborne disease would claim 1.6 million lives over the next year. With no vaccine […]

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Their children were killed by an opioid user. They changed the entire system

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After Carmen and Bob Pack discovered the driver who hit their children had opioid pill prescriptions from six doctors, they sought to fix Californias drug-monitoring database Northern California was enjoying an Indian summer in late October 2003 when Carmen Pack set off with her two young children to find ice cream. Seven-year-old Alana was riding […]

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Six Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza protests officials

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Violence on Friday included incident where four Palestinians were shot dead after breaching security fence Israeli forces have shot dead six Palestinians, including four in a single incident, in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gazas health ministry said. The ministry said four […]

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Mexico: ‘worst governor in history’ sentenced to nine years for corruption

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Javier Duarte, former governor of Veracruz, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal association and money laundering A former Mexican state governor has pleaded guilty to charges of criminal association and money laundering, after presiding over an administration whose thuggery and excesses outraged the public and eventually proved too embarrassing for his political allies. Javier Duarte, […]

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