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Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen Saturday.

'The explosion shook everything' — witnesses to Cuba plane crash

It happened in the tropical lull that is Havana's midday, usually a time for lunch and rest. A tremendous noise broke the calm: the crash of a passenger aircraft that had just taken off from the capital's airport.

Going back in time on Portugal's 'presidential train'

Built in 1890, this train once carried Portugal's kings and presidents, not to mention other guests like Elizabeth II or Pope Paul VI, before it was taken off the rails in 1970.Now, after a one-million-euro ($1.

Minute-by-minute guide to Britain's royal wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday will be a fun-filled occasion but run with military precision, as per British royal tradition.

Meghan Markle: LA actress with the fairytale role

Meghan Markle once struggled for roles but the US former actress has now landed the biggest part of all as she prepares to marry Prince Harry on Saturday to become the newest face in Britain's royal family.

Cuba plane crash: What we know

This is what we know about the Boeing passenger plane crash that happened in Cuba on Friday, as the aircraft was taking off from Havana to a city on the east of the island nation:- Among the 110 people killed were 99 Cubans, the six-person Mexican crew...

Op-Ed: Just who is paying for the royal wedding?

The royal wedding between Prince Henry (otherwise known as Harry) and Rachel Markle (otherwise known as Meghan) will have supporters and detractors. But just how much does the jamboree cost and who is paying for it?

WHO says 'high risk' Ebola will spread in DR Congo

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization warned Friday ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern.

'Party city' Amsterdam to crack down on tourists

Amsterdam is seeking to contain the flood of tourists swamping the city, with the incoming council proposing a series of tough measures and plans to hike tourism taxes.

Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

A factfile on the deadly Ebola virus, which has broken out in remote northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and spread to a city, a development likely to complicate containment efforts.

Fears mount as Ebola reported in DR Congo city

An outbreak of Ebola in remote Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread to a city, health watchdogs said Thursday, sharpening fears that the deadly virus now posed a regional threat.

Digital care for substance abuse introduced in Ontario

A digital care package has been developed for substance use disorder. The platform has been made available to healthcare providers in Ontario.

Yemenis fall deeper into poverty on eve of Ramadan

Marketplaces in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa were stacked with produce on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, but there were barely any customers with the means to buy.

Venezuela crisis cuts deep at children's hospital

Eight-year-old Luisito is awaiting surgery for a brain tumor, a daunting prospect at the best of times -- but this is Venezuela, and the hospital, typically, has little medicine or functioning equipment.

Royal wedding a boost for Brexit-bound Britain

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and his glamorous fiancee Meghan Markle is a moment of light relief for a Britain weighed down by political, social and economic woes.

Hurricanes cost Caribbean tourism more than $700 mn: report

The tourism industry in the Caribbean region attracted almost one million fewer visitors after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit last year, costing it over $700 million, according to an industry study released Monday.

Busy Everest season gets underway with 30 summits

Everest's summit season got off to a frantic start Monday with at least 30 climbers reaching the peak, including a Chinese double amputee and an Australian who set a new world record.

New Zealand PM reveals maternity leave arrangements

New Zealand's pregnant Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday revealed her government's plans for running the country after she gives birth and takes six weeks maternity leave.

WHO reports new Ebola case in DR Congo, vaccine this week

The head of the World Health Organization said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week.

As price comes down, risk goes up for Everest 'trophy hunters'

Everest is the ultimate mountaineering "trophy", but the rising number of inexperienced climbers attempting to tackle the summit are running huge risks to reach the top of the world.

Radio host encourages donations for pediatric cancer research

Kevin Kline, a local radio host and founder of Snowdrop Foundation, is doing a campaign (#ForChelsey), which is encouraging people to pay it forward.

Review: Koi: A Modern Folktale by Sheldon and Margery Harnick is terrific Special

"Koi: A Modern Folktale" was released via Beaufort Books. It is written by Sheldon Harnick, with photographs by Margery Gray Harnick and Matt Harnick. From start to finish, it is an excellent, well-crafted book.

Liverpool and Real fans in for Kiev hotel price shock

Fancy shelling out 3,500 euros ($4,200) for a night in a budget hotel?Liverpool and Real Madrid fans who do not may end up sleeping rough for the night when they come to Kiev for the Champions League final.

Study: Eurovision Song Contest linked to increased happiness

The strange science story of the week, and a topical one, is that the Eurovision Song Contest is associated with an increase in life satisfaction, according to researchers.

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people.

DR Congo reports four more Ebola cases

Four more cases of Ebola have been detected in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo, doctors said Thursday, two days after DRC reported a fresh outbreak of the disease.

China quake survivors relive trauma for tourists in city ruins

For almost a decade, Chen Guoxing has devoted himself to preserving a city of ghostly ruins in southwest China, a massive open air memorial to tens of thousands killed in a devastating earthquake -- including his son.

Dutch eye Air France woes fearing headwinds for KLM

Dutch politicians and unions are watching the unfolding crisis at Air France with increasing concern, amid fears the turbulence at the French company will sideswipe its Dutch partner KLM -- another chapter in an already stormy union.

Lisbon in Eurovision tourism boost as locals sing the blues

With Lisbon steeped in kitsch and glam as it prepares to host this year's grand finale of Eurovision, officials are hoping the pop fest will draw even more tourists to the Portuguese capital.

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a "public health emergency with international impact.

ILO eyes decision on tobacco ties by year-end

The International Labour Organization chief said Tuesday he hoped the UN body would resolve the controversial issue of whether to cut ties with the tobacco industry by the end of the year.

2018 Peace Day celebration to take place in Rockville, Maryland

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the annual "Peace Day" celebration will take place in Rockville, Maryland, in memory of Mattie J.T. Stepanek.

Air France's future in the balance, warns economy minister

France's economy minister on Sunday warned that the survival of strike-hit Air France was in the balance following the departure of the company's chief executive over a pay dispute.

AI and blockchain can counteract soaring drug prices

The rising cost of pharmaceuticals is a concern for people in all parts of the world, leading to some to forecast the spiralling costs are unsustainable. New technologies may hold the answer for controlling prices, according to GlobalData.

Wearable device aims to reduce infant deaths Special

Medical data indicates that three million babies die within their first month of life. Of these, 98 percent of these deaths occurring in the developing countries. A new wearable has been launched to help lower this death rate.

New York celebrates commuter ferry 'success story'

In a city beset by transport woes, the ferry from Brooklyn and Queens to Manhattan is a New York success story, pleasing commuters, delighting tourists and outperforming expectations on its first anniversary.

Korean Air staff rally against owners after 'nut' and 'water rage' scandals

Hundreds of angry Korean Air employees took to the streets in Seoul demanding the overthrow of the firm's controversial controlling family Friday, after police failed to secure an arrest warrant for one daughter over allegations she sprayed juice over ...

'Emergency plan' for Paris bike-hire system as debacle deepens

The city of Paris is scaling back its once-vaunted Velib bike-hire service after a chaotic change of operator that has infuriated cyclists, many of whom had hoped to be back in the saddle for the start of the summer.

Air France-KLM boss resigns after striking staff reject pay deal

Air France-KLM boss Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his resignation Friday after staff at the carrier's French operations rejected a pay deal aimed at ending months of walkouts.

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur is world's busiest international air route

The trip between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest international air route, with more than 30,500 flights between the cities in the year to February, a new study showed.

Hundreds of residents flee Hawaii volcano eruption

Hundreds of residents sought shelter on Friday after red-hot lava seeped from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano and plumes of ash and dangerous gases spewed into the air.