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Palestinian baby burned to death in settler attack

An 18-month-old Palestinian boy has burned to death after settlers set fire to his family house in Duma village, south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank. The parents of Ali Saad Dawabsheh and his four-year-old brother were also … Continue reading

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Executives to be tried over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Three executives from Japan’s Tokyo Electric¬†Power Company (TEPCO) are to be tried for their roles in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, an independent judicial panel has ruled. The executives, including the chairman of the company at the time, should face charges … Continue reading

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Finding a Cure for Kala Azar

Research and development for new medicines is costly, time-consuming and almost always profit driven. So when a disease affects only the poor, that market is neglected, often meaning no new medicines. Kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis, is one such neglected … Continue reading

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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics beating Almaty

Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. The Chinese capital narrowly defeated Kazakhstan’s Almaty in a vote of the International Olympic Committee despite its lack of … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe ‘seeks lion Cecil’s killer’

Cecil was a major tourist attraction in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri has said. Walter Palmer’s extradition was being sought so … Continue reading

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US photo find sparks internet quest

A US photographer has launched an internet hunt to find two mysterious women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand shop. Meagan Abell was sifting through a box of vintage photographs in Richmond, Virginia when … Continue reading

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Ebola vaccine results ‘remarkable’

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest. There were no proven drugs or vaccines against the virus at the start of the largest outbreak … Continue reading

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Palestinian fury at child arson death

Ali Saad Dawabsha was killed when assailants firebombed his home at night Palestinian officials say Israel is “fully responsible” for the death of an infant in an arson attack blamed on Jewish settlers in the West Bank. The 18-month-old boy … Continue reading

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Pinochet-era crime comes back to haunt Chile

Santiago, Chile –¬†Carmen Gloria Quintana has had more than 50 reconstruction and plastic surgery operations, but they have not been enough to turn the clock back. “The scars on my face and burn marks all over my body are visible … Continue reading

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Israel authorises force-feeding of prisoners

Israel’s parliament has passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that had met vehement opposition from the country’s medical association. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightist coalition weathered a lengthy parliamentary debate on Thursday, with … Continue reading

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