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October 22, 2017 - 8:44 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Head of World Health Organization withdraws appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador.
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October 22, 2017 - 12:00 am
WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post The Latest: Charity hails decision to revoke Mugabe honor Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus Women say they were branded, traumatized by group's doctors Trump...
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October 21, 2017 - 4:08 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's leader as "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organization (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he first thought the appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa. The head of the U.N. health agency has decided Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread criticism. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus last week told a conference in Uruguay on non-communicable diseases that Mugabe had agreed to be a "goodwill ambassador" on the issue. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
October 21, 2017 - 2:12 pm
GENEVA (AP) — After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador." In a new tweet, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus said that "I'm listening. I hear...
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October 21, 2017 - 12:00 am
WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus Women say they were branded, traumatized by group's doctors Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends...
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., second from right, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 20, 2017 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader Chuck...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Women say they were branded and traumatized by doctors in a secretive New York group, and state officials say they'll review why authorities didn't act sooner on the women's reports. A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) said Friday officials also will examine...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves federal court after attending the first day of his trial in Boston. Chin, a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has been cleared of murder allegations. A Boston jury on Wednesday, Oct. 25, found Chin not guilty of causing the deaths of 25 people who were injected with mold-tainted drugs. But jurors found convicted Chin of mail fraud and racketeering. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 20, 2017 - 4:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people knew that mold and other bacteria were growing inside the filthy production rooms and that drugs shipped to customers were not sterile, but chose to do nothing, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves federal court after attending the first day of his trial in Boston. Chin, a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has been cleared of murder allegations. A Boston jury on Wednesday, Oct. 25, found Chin not guilty of causing the deaths of 25 people who were injected with mold-tainted drugs. But jurors found convicted Chin of mail fraud and racketeering. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 20, 2017 - 3:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the case of a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Jurors will begin deliberating Monday in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Jurors went home Friday after...
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Morning smog envelops the skyline in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of wars, smoking, hunger or natural disasters, according to a study released Thursday in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
October 20, 2017 - 1:17 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in...
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