Mercedes Jamerison

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Syria 'still holds chemical weapons' - OPCW head Kaag

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1072000/1072090_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518138577_8a90d8ae11eed1465b5c5bb6b7b69e4b<p><b>The head of the task force in charge of eliminating Syria's chemical weapons says Damascus still holds about 7.5% of its 1,300-tonne stockpile at one</b> …

Middle East

Pregnant women flu vaccine uptake in Scotland falls

<b>Pregnant women have been urged to take up the offer of the flu vaccine after figures showed less than half of mothers-to-be in Scotland were immunised last winter.</b><p>Scottish government figures showed only 48% of expectant mothers received the vaccine last year.<p>This was down from 53% for the previous …

Public Health

Egyptians protest new law on demonstrations | Africa | DW | 14.04.2014

"Down with military rule," demonstrators shout in downtown Cairo as they march from the opera house to the journalists' union building. But it's a …

'Migrant Files:' The EU's refugee victims | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 15.04.2014

In October 2013, 360 migrants drowned off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. In February of this year, 15 people died attempting to swim …

North Africa
Haiti

caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says

Survivors and family members of nearly 700,000 Haitians who have contracted cholera are suing the United Nations for billions of dollars, accusing the U.N. of covering up its role in starting the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in modern history.<p>“They have to help us because there are so many …

Environmental Health

'Lack of national plan' heightens struggle to rebuild unstable Haiti

Political instability, natural disasters and a cholera epidemic, plus a confused aid effort, mean there is still work for Haiti to do<p>Father Kawas François, a Haitian Jesuit priest, sighs deeply when asked about the 300,000 people still living in tents three years after an earthquake ripped through …

Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

It's been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. And the epidemic continues today.<p>The deadly bacteria have killed more than 8,500 people and infected hundreds of thousands.<p>Why has the outbreak been so hard to stop, even with more than $9 million in foreign aid pledged to Haiti?<p>Lack of …

Chinese tourist and hotel receptionist kidnapped in Malaysia

Suspected insurgents from Philippines seized women from tourist resort before fleeing in speedboat, officials say<p>A Chinese tourist and hotel receptionist have been kidnapped by suspected Filipino insurgents in Malaysia, officials say.<p>Six men armed with pistols are said to have raided the Singamata …

Scores Fall Sick in Mass Faintings at Cambodian Factories

Scores of garment workers have fallen sick this week at factories in Cambodia including two that produce clothing for sportswear giants Puma SE and Adidas, police and workers said on Thursday.<p>A total of 118 employees passed out at work on Thursday at the Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile factories in …

Phnom Penh

North Korea to reportedly execute 200 officials believed loyal to Kim Jong-un uncle

A South Korean newspaper has reported that the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un will execute 200 high-ranking government officials believed to be loyal to Jang Song-thaek, Kim's once-powerful uncle who was shockingly deposed and executed last December.<p>The Chosun Ilbo reported the pending …

Bomb explodes on Musharraf's route from hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb struck along a route used by Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf, going off shortly after he drove by it on his way home from the hospital, a police official and the former ruler's spokeswoman said Thursday.<p>Musharraf was not harmed in the explosion and there was no …

Ukraine Officials Hold 12 Former Riot Police Officers Over Kiev Violence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ukrainian officials have detained 12 members of the country's now defunct, but much-feared riot …

Russia

Manitoba child welfare left girl who was murdered ‘defenceless,’ inquiry finds

An inquiry judge has found Manitoba child welfare fundamentally misunderstood its mandate to protect children and left a little girl who was murdered "defenceless against her mother's cruelty" and against the "sadistic violence" of the woman's boyfriend.<p>Five-year-old Phoenix Sinclair was killed by …

Crime

Blueprint proposed to boost oversight of child welfare

Responding to recent high-profile deaths and injuries, a special county commission on child welfare is proposing a far-reaching overhaul of the Los Angeles County child protection service.<p>The plans would impose greater oversight on private foster care agencies and improve coordination among the …

Child Welfare

Medical Leave: Romanian Doctors Fleeing Poor Pay, Corruption For Western Europe

Thousands of doctors and nurses from Romania – one of the poorest countries in Europe – have fled to Western Europe and Britain over the past few …

Treating Tobacco Like Alcohol, Utah And Colorado Move To Make Smoking Age 21

In an effort to delay young people’s encounter with tobacco, lawmakers in Colorado and Utah advanced bills Thursday that would raise the smoking age …

Thousands Protest In China Over Safety-Related Shoe Factory Closures

Thousands of shoe factories in China were shut down as a result of an extensive crackdown on unsafe work conditions, prompting angry protests from …

Hong Kong Considers Anti-Discrimination Laws To Include Mainland Chinese As 'Anti-Locust' Protests Continue

Hong Kong is considering extending their already existing anti-discrimination laws to include mainland Chinese as so-called ‘anti-locust’ protests on …

El Chapo: The 8 Most Interesting Things About Joaquin Guzman Loera, Mexico's Biggest Drug Trafficker

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, a.k.a. El Chapo, is one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords, and his capture on Saturday was a major victory for both Mexican …

27 Percent Of Flight Attendants Sexually Harassed On The Job

If you’re searching for a career that offers regular sexual harassment, you may want to consider a job as a flight attendant.<p>According to a new …

Meet Jack Burkman, The Republican Lobbyist Trying To Ban Gay Players From The NFL

One Republican lobbyist says he’s busy working on legislation that would ban openly gay athletes from playing in the National Football League. …