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World Health Day observed to spread awareness about health & well being

World Health Day observed to spread awareness about health & well being Health for all has, therefore, been the guiding vision of WHO for more than seven decades. He, however, identified strike by health workers as an impediment to the actualisation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), saying "If workers are on strike the populace would not be able to receive the desired healthcare service". [Full Article...]

Rebels say Syrian forces dropped chemicals on Douma, government denies accusation

Rebels say Syrian forces dropped chemicals on Douma, government denies accusation At least 30 civilians, including women and children, were killed in Friday's air raids, the group said. State TV showed thick clouds of smoke rising from Douma, where Jaish al-Islam is holding out after insurgents in other parts of eastern Ghouta accepted offers of safe passage to rebel-held areas in the north of the country. [Full Article...]

Weekend starts with a winter chill

Weekend starts with a winter chill With that said, precipitation may start as rain Friday . A strong cold front arrives overnight with a better 30% rain/storm chance, but unfortunately very little rain. Some sleet is also possible. Fri: High: 76 Low: 57 Windy, scattered p.m. t-storms. Clouds increase into Sunday ahead of our next system that will bring continued chilly weather and a chance for a wintry mix Sunday afterno... [Full Article...]

China urges European Union to 'act together' against U.S. protectionism

China urges European Union to 'act together' against U.S. protectionism Combined with China's already proposed sanctions, a move by Beijing to match Mr. Trump's latest threat of additional tariffs would exceed the $130 billion in all USA exports to China a year ago. The trade conflict between the United States and China has raised concerns among manufacturers, retailers and politicians from states whose economies depend on agriculture. [Full Article...]

Zuma supporters rally as he appears in court

Zuma supporters rally as he appears in court While a lengthy court battle is expected, the spectacle of Jacob Zuma appearing before a judge less than two months after his resignation was a victory for opposition figures and activists who have fought for years to call him to account. [Full Article...]

The feds now own America's premier prostitution website

The feds now own America's premier prostitution website Federal agencies appear to have seized control of Backpage.com , according to a notice posted on the infamous adult classifieds website late Friday afternoon. ET. The site's controversial adult section has often come under fire for allegations of prostitution and the sex trafficking of minors. The US Congress passed a bill last month aimed at countering sex trafficking that allows victims of su... [Full Article...]

In West Virginia, Trump Shuns One of the GOP's Senate Candidates

In West Virginia, Trump Shuns One of the GOP's Senate Candidates The venue was filled with several hundred supporters, all of which were invited due to their political affiliation or ties to the people involved with today's event. Families, business owners, and law makers were all invited to listen to the stories of West Virginians who were able to put money back into their pockets after the tax cut bill was passed. [Full Article...]

Man arrested in violent armed robbery from March

Man arrested in violent armed robbery from March All three of the offenders were arrested in DeKalb on Wednesday; the stolen speaker was recovered during the investigation. RCMP in Inuvik say a public appeal helped them successfully track down a suspect in an armed robbery earlier this week . [Full Article...]

Fate of key figures in S. Korean scandal that toppled Park

Fate of key figures in S. Korean scandal that toppled Park She was formally removed from office by the Constitutional Court on March 10 the following year. Park is the latest former leader of South Korea to run afoul of the law. Park Guen-hye has boycotted most of the trial in protest against being held in custody. She was arrested the same month and faced 18 criminal charges involving bribery , abuse of power, coercion and leaking government... [Full Article...]

A Star Wars Story Will Premiere At Cannes — Surprise! Solo

A Star Wars Story Will Premiere At Cannes — Surprise! Solo Solo: A Star Wars Story's production wasn't the smooth flight Lucasfilm had envisioned. Entertainment Weekly has additional details about the film festival's ties to the franchise and Star Wars creator George Lucas. Directed by two-time Oscar victor Asghar Farhadi , the psychological thriller sees Cruz play a wife and mother who returns to her Spanish hometown for a family celebration. [Full Article...]

YSR Congress Lawmakers Say They Will Resign From Lok Sabha Today

YSR Congress Lawmakers Say They Will Resign From Lok Sabha Today The party also said that on one pretext or the another, the Lok Sabha Speaker is not admitting its no-confidence notice and has been denying a discussion on the motion. On Thursday, the TDP's Rajya Sabha MPs had refused to leave the chamber even after the House was adjourned for the day around 2.30 p.m. Nonetheless, the open war between the ruling TDP and YSR Congress Party over special status f... [Full Article...]

Amit Shah To Address Mega Rally In Mumbai Today

Amit Shah To Address Mega Rally In Mumbai Today Only a 'vatvriksha (banyan tree) survives and snakes, mongoose, dogs, cats and other animals climb out to save themselves from the rising waters. He remarked, "The Karyakartas are the heart and soul of the Party, whose sweat has taken the Party to new heights". [Full Article...]

Malaysian PM Dissolves Parliament, Two Months Before Term Ends

Malaysian PM Dissolves Parliament, Two Months Before Term Ends The 64-year-old ruling party leader has come under pressure from various quarters, including the worldwide community for several high-profile issues including the multi-billion dollar fund mismanagement of a state investment arm, questionable management of Felda and Mara investments, rising cost of living and accusations of corruption and cronyism. [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic completes first supersonic mission since 2014 fatal test crash

Virgin Galactic completes first supersonic mission since 2014 fatal test crash It was a big milestone for the firm as it marked Virgin Galactic's first powered flight since the 2014 crash of its original spaceship, where one of its two pilots died. With the engine shut down, Unity coasted upward to an apogee of 84,271 feet (25,686 meters). VSS Unity went through more than a year of testing prior to today's test flight, which included seven glide tests, Sputnik repor... [Full Article...]

Burglary suspect 'stabbed to death by pensioner' in London

Scotland Yard said in a statement this afternoon: "A man who died in Lewisham on Wednesday, 4 April, has been formally identified as 37-year-old Henry Vincent from Kent". "My personal opinion is why were the men at his house?" "They should let him go". Miss Dafoor, whose family is part of the local Neighbourhood Watch, added: "We had a burglary past year, a window was smashed and people came in"... [Full Article...]

Philippine island of Boracay closing 6 months due to sewage leak

Philippine island of Boracay closing 6 months due to sewage leak Boracay is a 1,032-hectare island located about 300 km south of Manila which, in 2017 alone, received over two million visitors. A spokesperson for President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday the island of Boracay will be shut down for six months in order to conduct some "much needed rehabilitation". [Full Article...]

German court says Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail

German court says Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail The court ruled earlier Thursday that Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, saying the most serious accusation he faces there isn't punishable under German law. However, the court in the northern city of Schleswig said there could be a case to answer for misusing public funds last October to hold an unauthorised independence referendum. [Full Article...]

Former Brazilian President to be jailed

Former Brazilian President to be jailed Justices on Brazil's top court have begun reviewing a request from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction. "It was applied to only one person", she said. Da Silva, president between 2003 and 2010, is the latest of many high-profile people to be ensnared in possibly the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history. [Full Article...]

5.3 magnitude quake hits southwest of Channel Islands; jolts North County

5.3 magnitude quake hits southwest of Channel Islands; jolts North County Residents in the Los Angeles-area took to social media to say they felt shaking. The quake caused Business Insider's offices in West Hollywood to sway for several minutes. "We now have no reports of damage or injuries", fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. They check things like transportation infrastructure, places where large groups might assemble, apartments, dams and power line... [Full Article...]

Turkish University Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Attacker Arrested

Turkish University Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Attacker Arrested Three others were wounded in the attack, according to CNN Turk . "In this unfortunate event, vice dean Mikail Yalcin, faculty secretary Fatih Ozmutlu, teaching faculty Serdar Caglak and researcher Yasir Armagan lost their lives". A gunman shot dead four Turkish academics at their university on Thursday whom he saw as supporters of a Muslim cleric accused by the government of being behind a fail... [Full Article...]


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