WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure

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(AFP) - Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China. Self-governing Taiwan,...

Venezuela protests: Man set alight as death toll rises

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(BBC) - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting alight a government supporter in Caracas on the 50th day of protests. Orlando José Figuera suffered burns to...

Woman cuts off genitals of ‘rapist holy man’

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BBC:-A 23-year-old Indian woman has cut off the genitals of a Hindu religious teacher in the southern state of Kerala, claiming he raped her for years. Police said the suspect,...
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Officials prepare for World Health Assembly

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he meeting stressed the importance of participation for Caribbean states. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Barbados country office, hosted a two-day meeting in...

Taiwan’s Participation is Vital to Global Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response

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Disease knows no borders. Only by working together, leaving no one out, can we adequately address the challenges of emerging infectious diseases, which have been made all the more...
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May 20th is World Metrology Day

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The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) joins the rest of the world in the observance of World Metrology Day, on Saturday 20th May 2017. This year’s theme is...

Network of laboratories in the Americas seeks to strengthen the diagnosis of mosquito-borne diseases...

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PRESS RElEASE:-Panama, May 18, 2017 (PAHO / WHO)- The Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratories Network (RELDA), coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), is working to strengthen the diagnosis of...

Taiwan blames China for exclusion from World Health Assembly

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(Time) - When the World Health Assembly (WHA) convenes in Geneva on Monday, it will do so for the first time in nine years without Taiwan, a self-governed democracy...

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dies at 77

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By: Reuters Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age...

Japanese princess gives up royal title for love

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A Japanese princess is to give up her royal title so she can marry a commoner she fell in love with at university. Princess Mako, 25, the eldest granddaughter of...