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Buses carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.
Australia preparing to rescue citizens from virus-hit cruise liner in Japan
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:05
A woman wearing face mask walks on a street in Hong Kong Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. COVID-19 viral illness has sickened tens of…
WHO chief says 80% of those infected have 'mild disease'
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 02:32
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during his news conference at the National Press Club…
Bezos, the world’s richest man, says he will start issuing grants this summer
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:54
The sun is seen behind high-voltage power lines and electricity pylons in Bordeaux, France, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Regis…
Scientists predict hot spells made increasingly likely by climate change could lead to roving blackouts as an ever-greater share of humanity opt to live in cities
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:47
Opposition populist leader Matteo Salvini gestures during press conference at the Foreign Press association, in Rome, Thursday,…
Despite its legality in Italy, women often have a hard time getting an abortion because 70% of gynecologists whom the law allows to be ‘conscientious objectors’ refuse to perform the procedure
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 13:32
Buses carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan.
The ministry has been carrying out tests on passengers and crew on the ship, docked in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 07:11
Hospital Comes Up With a Way to Cut Costs Of Lifesaving Cancer Drugs
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More patients are surviving cancer only to face financial ruin because of the high cost of cancer drugs. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on a hospital system that is helping people survived both the disease and the costs involved
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 05:17
FILE - view of Orne Harbour in South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, Nov. 27, 2019. Brazilian scientists registered Antarctic temperature above 20° C for first time on record at Seymour Island, Feb. 9, 2020.
Scientists at an Argentine research base measured a temperature of 18.3° C (nearly 65° F) Feb. 6 on a peninsula that juts out from Antarctica toward the southern tip of South America
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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:37
Cesar Gonzalez reacts to getting an influenza vaccine shot at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020…
The flu’s first wave killed 14,000 Americans; health officials are to begin testing some patients with flu symptoms for coronavirus
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Sat, 02/15/2020 - 02:05
US NGO Installs Solar Panels in Maternity Wards in Zimbabwe
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Power cuts have left many Zimbabwean hospitals without working lights
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Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:29
US NGO Installs Solar Panels in Maternity Wards in Zimbabwe
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Power cuts have left many Zimbabwean hospitals without working lights
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Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:02
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, people sit on docks in the Charles River Esplanade park in Boston during…
Global temps were 1.13 degrees Celsius above 20th century average
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Thu, 02/13/2020 - 21:06
Uganda’s Culture Minister, Traditionalists Clash Over Female Genital Stretching
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Traditional stretching of the female genitals by Bantu-speaking tribes is believed to have benefits, including greater sexual pleasure, but doctors dismiss the claims, and some say the practice should not be forced on young girls
Halima Athumani
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 17:31
FILE - Relatives of a 13-year-old girl who died undergoing a female circumcision procedure walk in front of her home, in Dierb Biqtaris village, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2014.
Country, where the practice was officially outlawed in 2008, has the largest percentage of circumcised women in the world
Edward Yeranian
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 13:07
Medical workers lead a young girl with suspected Ebola into the unconfirmed Ebola patients ward run by The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), Aug. 12, 2018 in Beni, northeastern DRC.
WHO’s Tedros warns as long as there is a single case of Ebola in an area as insecure and unstable as eastern DRC, the potential remains for a much larger epidemic
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:25