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Britain's Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and baby Archie are expected in South Africa on Monday to begin their first official tour as a family since their son's birth in May.

Among the believers in North Korea's 'holy land'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's father and predecessor is said to have been born in a simple wooden hut on the slopes of a sacred mountain, and guide Kim Un Sim has no doubts: "Welcome to our holy land.

Hurricane Lorena makes landfall at Mexico's Los Cabos resort

Lorena made landfall Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, lashing the turquoise waters of popular beach destination Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

French minister blasts unauthorised neurological tests as 'scandal'

Unauthorised trials, partly conducted in a French abbey, of hormone-steeped skin patches on hundreds of sufferers of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, were on Friday condemned as "a scandal" by the country's health minister who ...

Philippines launches vaccine campaign as 2nd polio case emerges

The Philippines Friday launched a programme to immunise millions of children from polio after the Asian nation was hit by its first outbreak of the crippling disease in nearly two decades.

Cuba pesticides may have caused Canada diplomats' injuries: study

Neurotoxins in pesticides used to fumigate against mosquitoes may be behind mysterious health complaints of Canadian diplomats in Cuba that had been blamed on suspected sonic attacks, according to a new study Thursday.

Social media is driving more people to self-care

Social media appears to be driving more people towards self-caring and, at the same time, shunning conventional healthcare services. One poll finds 70 percent of U.S. adults have used social media to find a medical answer.

Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal.

Giant art project transforms East German housing blocks

An enduring reminder of the communist era, the vast, concrete "Plattenbau" tower blocks that surround cities in eastern Germany are usually considered eyesores rather than works of art.

Hurricane Humberto brushes Bermuda

Residents of the tiny British archipelago of Bermuda battened down the hatches as Hurricane Humberto, a major category 3 storm packing fierce winds and punishing rain, brushed near the islands Wednesday evening.

Utilizing AI for 'New Era of Smarter Food Safety'

The U.S. FDA has announced that it plans to utilize artificial intelligence as part of the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety”. This comes after Amazon has begun to use Natural Language Processing to constantly monitor for food safety issues.

Ontario, Canada reports first lung illness related to vaping

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is set to hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon regarding a youth diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness that health officials say is linked to vaping.

Three killed in Venice offshore racing accident

Three people have been killed in Venice after a powerboat attempting to break an offshore record slammed into an artificial spit of land in the dark, Italian firefighters and media reports said Wednesday.

Aussie hiker with 'snapped' leg makes two day crawl to safety

An Australian bushwalker who tumbled down a waterfall, snapping his leg in two, told Wednesday how he managed to crawl for two arduous days though scrub and forest to safety.

Singapore restaurants make history with three Michelin stars

Two Singapore restaurants have been awarded the maximum three Michelin stars for the first time ever, the French-based culinary guide said Tuesday.

French customs, Eurotunnel confident of 'smooth' post-Brexit traffic

French customs officials and Eurotunnel said Tuesday that they were confident of maintaining a smooth flow of traffic through the Channel Tunnel at Calais after Britain leaves the EU, as they conducted a joint dress rehearsal for Brexit.

California launches anti-vaping ad campaign after 7th death

A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the U.S. as the nation's leading health agency activates emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette use in young adults increases significantly in U.S.

A new study shows that hundreds of thousands of non-smoking young adults have taken up vaping, based on data compiled between 2017 and 2018. Overwhelmingly, the young adults prefer the sweet flavors not found in regular cigarettes.

Nepali climber set for final push in record 14-peak bid

The current record for climbing the world's 14 tallest peaks is almost eight years. Nepali climber, Nirmal Purja, who served in the British special forces, has a target of seven months.

The happiest states in America revealed

Some places are ‘happier’ than others, albeit with ‘happiness’ being difficult to define and needing to be assessed using different criteria. A new study by WalletHub gets into the detail of the ‘happiest’ states in the U.S.

French boy, 10, dies 8 years after supermarket burger poisoning

A French boy aged 10, who fell gravely ill in 2011 after consuming a beef burger from supermarket discounter Lidl that was infected with E.coli bacteria, has died of complications stemming from his poisoning, the family's lawyer said.

New messaging app could save health service millions annually

A new messaging app, designed for use with the U.K.’s National Health service (NHS), could provide annual savings of around £44 million ($60 million) according to research. The app has been developed with input from British medics.

New EU chief doubles down on 'European way of life' tag

The European Commission's incoming chief, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday defended a controversial "Protecting our European Way of Life" title for her new migration commissioner, rejecting calls to change it.

Major investment planned for digital pathology market

Greater demand for faster and more accurate diagnoses are leading to major investments in digital pathology to support health services. Of the different areas of digital pathology, the digital PCR segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest.

Tunisia: cradle of the Arab Spring

Eight years after triggering the Arab Spring, Tunisia is held up as a model of democratic transition, while other countries that experienced the uprisings are gripped by chaos, repression or war.

Myths and menstruation: Overcoming Pakistan's period taboo

Bent over her hand-crank sewing machine, Hajra Bibi carefully stitches sanitary pads for the women of her mountainous village in northwestern Pakistan, one of many rural areas in the deeply conservative country where periods are still taboo.

Canadian health officials scrutinize pot vaping illnesses in US

The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market.

Police thwart climate activists' drone bid to close Heathrow

London police deployed Friday a sweeping security cordon around Heathrow Airport and made seven arrests to thwart climate activists' efforts to shut down Europe's busiest travel hub using toy drones.

Cubans fear return to 90s austerity amid cuts

Havana awoke Thursday to long lines at gas stations and public transportation stops after President Miguel Diaz-Canel warned fellow Cubans to expect fuel shortages and blackouts that he blamed on US sanctions.

Turkey says Cyprus 'ghost town' to be opened

Ankara is planning to open the abandoned town of Varosha on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday."Yes there are preparations.

Op-Ed: Purdue Pharma opioid settlement big precedent for Big Pharma

A massive multi-billion dollar settlement by Purdue Pharma could be the beginning of the end for the ultra-obnoxious, irresponsible Big Pharma sector. In a range of ways, this settlement is a defining moment.

Bolsonaro feeding via nasal tube following surgery

Doctors treating Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he was feeding via a nasogastric tube due to intestinal problems which prevented him from taking food normally following abdominal surgery.

Artificial intelligence is helping to improve cancer detection

The newest trend and weapon in breast cancer detection is artificial intelligence and advances with the technology is improving mammography for both patients and physicians.

How Vancouver Coastal Health left patient data vulnerable Special

A nonprofit privacy advocacy group called Open Privacy Research Society discovered that the sensitive medical information of patients being admitted to certain hospitals across the Greater Vancouver Area. Eve Maler of ForgeRock explains more.

Chatting with Kristin Cavallari at New York Fashion Week event Special

Acclaimed TV personality, actress and entrepreneur Kristin Cavallari ("Laguna Beach") sat down and chatted with this journalist on September 10 at a New York Fashion Week event.

A warning about black market THC vaping cartridges

A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-man operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said.

Is the U.S. facing a student debt crisis?

Nintex, a global enterprise technology company, released a report — The GenZ Effect on the U.S. Workplace — that comprises data from Gen Z and business decision makers. The report also reveals information about the extent of student debt.

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia -- dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.

Juul Labs Inc in hot-seat again over marketing practices

The FDA slammed vaping company Juul on Monday for illegally advertising its nicotine pods as a safer alternative to cigarettes, threatening to fine or even seize the company’s products if it doesn’t correct its marketing.

World tourism numbers up 4% in first half of 2019: UN

International tourist arrivals rose by 4.0 percent in the first half of 2019, but trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty could hinder growth, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday.

British Airways says almost all UK flights cancelled over strike

British Airways said Monday it has been forced to cancel almost all its flights from UK airports on the first day of a strike by pilots.
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