‘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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Amazon investigates claims staff are leaking data for bribes

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Employees are offering confidential information to sellers, according to report Amazon is investigating claims that employees have taken bribes for leaking confidential sales information, particularly in China, as it the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sellers, brokers and people familiar with internal investigations. The practice violates company policy and is common in China, where the […]

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US economists win Nobel prize for work on climate and growth

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William Nordhaus and Paul Romer honoured over two of most basic and pressing issues Two American economists at the forefront of work on climate change and the role of governments in boosting growth have been jointly awarded the prestigious Nobel Memorial prize for economics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said William Nordhaus and Paul […]

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