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Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

<b>More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.</b><p>Populations in India, Indonesia and Nigeria are some of the most vulnerable to transmission, the researchers said.<p>They used data on …

Asthma pill 'promising' for people with severe symptoms

<b>An experimental pill could help adults with severe asthma, an early study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal suggests.</b><p>In the small trial, patients who were given the drug, known as Fevipiprant, had less inflammation in their airways.<p>And some patients with uncontrolled asthma felt their …

Derek Fernandez: Petaling Jaya Needs To Plan For Senior Living & Care

Strays strategy needed - Letters

I REFER to your letter, “Teach animal welfare in schools,” (<i>The Star</i>, June 3).I fully agree and support the writer that animal welfare awareness …

NGOs

Hillary Clinton 'secures Democratic nomination' - AP

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1246000/1246734_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524800620_a45ffaf816c3282ef0f850759d1885b5<p><b>Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, an AP tally suggests.</b><p>The …

Muhammad Ali: World pays tribute to boxing legend

<b>Tributes have poured in from across the world for boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74.</b><p>"Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it," said US President Barack Obama.<p>The three-time world heavyweight champion - one of the world's greatest sporting figures - …

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

<b>Boxing legend Muhammad Ali - one of the world's greatest sporting figures - has died at the age of 74.</b><p>The former world heavyweight champion died late on Friday at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, having been admitted on Thursday.<p>He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a …

Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika

<b>(CNN) —</b> The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization.<p>"We make this call despite the …

Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank over 1MDB links

<b>Swiss financial regulators have opened criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to corruption allegations against Malaysia's 1MDB fund.</b><p>BSI chief executive Stefano Coduri has resigned with immediate effect.<p>Swiss prosecutors said the probe was "based on information revealed by …

EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804

<b>Debris and body parts have been found in the Mediterranean Sea by teams searching for a doomed EgyptAir plane, Greek and Egyptian officials say.</b><p>Flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew when it crashed early on Thursday.<p>Items including seats and luggage have also …

Malaysian Local Councils and Animal Welfare

SPCA Selangor could learn a thing or two from this RSPCA in how to lower their animal adoption rates generally instead of the stupid thing they did …

Pygmy goats offer care home therapy

<b>Two baby pygmy goats have been introduced to a care home for disabled people in Wiltshire as a form of pet therapy for residents.</b><p>Donald and Daisy have moved into a specially built shed at Greathouse Leonard Cheshire disability home near Chippenham.<p>The goats have been there since the beginning of …

Do India's stray dogs kill more people than terror attacks?

<b>In March, the civic authorities in one of India's richest cities made a startling disclosure in the country's top court: dog bites in Mumbai had killed more people in 20 years than the two deadly terror attacks in the city - the 1993 serial blasts and the 26/11 attack in 2008.</b><p>According to the …

Alberta wildfire: Emergency declared in Fort McMurray

<b>A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forced all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee.</b><p>Officials say the fast-moving blaze could destroy much of the city.<p>The fire, which broke out on Sunday in the heart on the country's oil sands region, …

Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'

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Islamic State committed genocide, says US

<b>The US says the Islamic State (IS) group has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.</b><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry said IS was "genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions".<p>He did not say whether his declaration would lead to a change of US policy in the …

US election: Trump advances despite Ohio loss, Clinton extends lead

<b>The front-runner in the Republican presidential nomination race, Donald Trump, won a decisive victory in the key state of Florida but lost to John Kasich in Ohio.</b><p>Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton extended her lead with wins in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina.<p>Meanwhile Marco Rubio …

Myanmar elects Htin Kyaw as first civilian president in decades

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1232000/1232333_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524800619_3c3295cbcd0b10fc0a377cf0595cb859<p><b>Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the country's next president, the first civilian leader after more than 50 years of military rule.</b><p>Htin …

Trump Blames Sanders for Disrupting Chicago Campaign Rally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and his supporters for what he says was a planned …

Government

David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1219000/1219264_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524705313_6c9cd8e2197cf2c893eb1b05f8e87acf<p><b>Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69.</b><p>A statement was issued on his social …

Swimming gives the disabled a sense of empowerment

One of the best things that people with disabilities can – and should – involve themselves in is sport. It does wonders for your self-esteem and …

Disability

Time to take a serious look at the plight of the disabled

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the United Nations, there are more than one billion disabled persons, …

Disability