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For months, Alia Ali endured the din of fighting in Iraq's second city Mosul. Then a missile slammed into her home, killing her husband and her hearing.

High stakes for enclave as Europe's biggest casino goes bust

Campione d'Italia, a tiny Italian enclave on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Lugano, is fighting for its survival after its main source of income -- a giant casino -- went bankrupt.

Equatorial Guinea struggles for place in world tourism

Gleaming but eerily empty, the luxurious Sipopo resort with its five-star hotel and exclusive facilities rises from a tropical beach, symbolising the dilemma of Equatorial Guinea -- a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill i...

Trump downplays North Korea launches on Japan visit

US President Donald Trump Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile launches as he teed off a state visit to Japan with a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a trip to the sumo.

Consumers opting out of National Mental Health Awareness month

The flurry of alerts, notifications and voice services that flood our daily lives can have a lasting negative influence on our mental health. These negative influences gave been assessed in review from Accenture Interactive’s company Fjord.

British, Irish climbers become Everest victims

The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest took the toll from a deadly season on the world's highest peak to 10, expedition organisers said Saturday.

Malaria back with a vengeance in crisis-hit Venezuela

If it weren't for the Center for Malaria Studies in Caracas, Francelis Pacheco would have been unable to get treatment for a disease she has contracted around 20 times.

WHO praises Brazil lawsuit against tobacco giants

The World Health Organization has praised Brazil's move to sue two global cigarette makers and their local units for costs of treating tobacco-related diseases, but the firms said Friday they were still waiting for details of the lawsuit.

Chinese carriers seek compensation for Boeing 737 Max groundings

China's official airline association said Friday it will help 13 member carriers seek compensation from Boeing for losses already approaching $580 million due to the grounding of the 737 MAX 8.

Four more deaths on traffic-jammed Everest

A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the world's highest peak.

Aspirin may be 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

People who have suffered a stroke can reduce the risk of a future strike by taking aspirin each day, according to a new study. As aspirin thins the blood, some medics had previously been cautious about recommending the drug to patients.

Lesbos keen to woo back tourists after migration crisis

In the summer of 2015, thousands of tourists were lounging on beaches on the island of Lesbos, one of Greece's top alternative travel destinations.

Cannabis look-alike found in Ontario contains carfentanil

Waterloo Regional Police are warning members of the public to be aware of a street drug that looks just like cannabis, but actually contains powerful opioids.

Fertility tracker: Key metrics to help women to become pregnant

Ava Science, Inc. (maker of the Ava Fertility Tracker) have released results of a clinical trial with 200 women at the University of Zurich. The trial looks at the key parameters that give vital fertility clues.

Rihanna hails 'carte blanche' at LVMH with new fashion line

Rihanna said Thursday she had been given complete freedom to design her first fashion line for French luxury powerhouse LVMH, which is banking on the pop diva to find a new market of millennials beyond the reach of its traditional brands.

Black Africans must pick up Everest challenge, says landmark climber

The first black African woman to climb Everest said Thursday that people from her continent must seek "amazing" new challenges to prove they can compete with the best.

American climber dies on Everest

An American has died on Everest, his expedition organiser said Thursday, as a rush of climbers marked one of the busiest days on the world's highest mountain.

Residents of Haiti's main hospital strike against lack of resources, payment

With no oxygen in intensive care or gloves in the emergency room, residents at Haiti's largest hospital have gone on strike to protest the filthy environment and demand six months of back pay.

Fight vaccine hesitancy as 'contagious disease', UN meeting told

Faced with a global resurgence of measles, health experts called Tuesday for countries to step up the fight against vaccine resistance, warning the movement was spreading like a contagious disease.

Drug-resistant fungal 'superbug' emerges in Canada

Doctors in Canada are being warned about the emergence of an extremely contagious pathogen described as a “fungal superbug” that is resistant to most medications and can be deadly for patients who are already sick.

Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week for record 24th

Only last week Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd time. On Tuesday for good measure he did it again, expedition organisers said."This is historic.

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread: WHO chief

The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high"."Ebola does not take sides.

Op-Ed: Electrically charged dressings beat bacteria

A new type of dressing has proven effective at combating bacterial infections in wounds. The dressings are made of “electroceuticals”, materials which can generate 1 volt of electricity, and there are other possible for sterile areas, food, and more.

Air pollution is slowly killing us, a new global study claims

Air pollution may be harming every organ in our bodies, according to a recently released study by the International Respiratory Society’s Environmental Committee.

Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry.

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said.

Denmark's fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the culinary world with trailblazing dishes at star-studded restaurants.

Think about it: Mind-controlled hearing aid developed

A new advancement with digital hearing aid technology, where the hearing device can be tuned in by thought, has been unveiled. The aim is to enable the hearing impaired to cope better with environments with high-levels and fluctuating background noise.

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing

Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man, while an Irish mountaineer was also missing, expedition organisers in Nepal said.

'Weight and balance' errors caused deadly Cuba air crash

A plane crash that killed 112 people in Cuba a year ago was caused by an error by the crew in its calculation of the aircraft's weight and balance, a government investigation commission said.

Quarantine over on measles-hit Scientology cruise ship: spokesman

The Church of Scientology said Thursday all the passengers from a cruise ship that was quarantined over a measles case had been cleared to leave.

Higher potency weed hitting market raises health concerns

As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they are buying has become much stronger. In turn, this has lead to a jump in emergency room visits.

Iraqi Airways to resume flights to Syria after 8-year break

Iraq's national carrier is to resume flights to the capital of neighbouring Syria for the first time since the war there erupted in 2011, a spokesman said Thursday.

Artificial intelligence predicts disease risk in aging seniors

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. and Health City – a non-profit economic development initiative for the Edmonton region – are to collaborate on a project that uses artificial intelligence to help predict frailty in older adults.

Eiffel Tower celebrates 130th birthday

The Eiffel Tower has celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris, with the city marking the anniversary with a light show at the famed monument.

Ebola outbreak in DRC is now out of control, say experts

The Democratic Republic of Congo's devastating Ebola outbreak is the second-biggest in history, but experts are now saying it's out of control and could end up becoming an international crisis.

Lights, camera... creche! Cannes gets red carpet nursery

In a sunny corner overlooking the yacht-filled harbour, a handful of Cannes' youngest visitors are bouncing around a vibrant-coloured carpet in the first-ever creche at the world's biggest film festival.

HIV outbreak sparks panic in southern Pakistan

Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe.

Calls for Airbnb users to shut accounts over Israeli settlements

Campaigners called on supporters of the Palestinian cause to at least temporarily deactivate their Airbnb accounts on Wednesday to protest its listings in settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Imagine Dragons frontman offers mental health, depression advice

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has shared the advice he would give his younger self on mental health and depression.

Lessons from the first lady? Brigitte Macron to return to classroom

French first lady Brigitte Macron, a career-long teacher, is set to return to the classroom in a new chain of adult training colleges that she is helping set up.
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