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Horn of Africa hit by drought, cholera: UN

Amid the worst drought in 40 years, Horn of Africa countries have been hit by outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea, while fighting in northern Ethiopia continues, a UN spokesman said. The start of the October-December rains has been poor, and rainfall will likely continue to be below average. It would make this the […]

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WHO calls to participate in 4th Health for All Film Festival

The World Health Organization (WHO) called on health workers and students, patients, public institutions, filmmakers and other interested parties to participate in the fourth edition of the Health for All Film Festival. In the opinion of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, this festival has become an extraordinary sounding board for all kinds of […]

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COP27’s Coke Sponsorship Leaves Bad Taste with Green Groups

LONDON — This year’s United Nations climate summit is brought to you by Coke. Soft drink giant Coca-Cola Co.’s sponsorship of the flagship U.N. climate conference, known as COP27, sparked an online backlash and highlighted broader concerns about corporate lobbying and influence. The COP27 negotiations aimed at limiting global temperature increases are set to kick […]

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Some of the World’s Worst Stampedes

At least 120 people were killed in a crush during a Halloween celebration in South Korea’s capital Seoul late on Saturday. Here are details of some of the worst stampedes over the last three decades: April 1989: Ninety-six people are killed and at least 200 injured in Britain’s worst sports disaster after a crowd surge […]