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Many employers and health plans are looking to integrate coverage for innovative healthcare technology solutions. One platform is provided by WellDoc, which has partnered with a leading analytics company to address diabetes management and costs.

Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destination

Spain is expected to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday.

Amazonians want pope to come to their defense, with a bow and arrow

Indigenous leaders from the Amazon who will meet Pope Francis in Peru on Friday will present him with a bow and arrow, a gift rich in symbolism for a vulnerable people clinging to a simple past, facing an uncertain future.

Emirates announces $16 bn deal for 36 A380s

Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders.

Violent storms bring travel chaos to the Netherlands

Severe winter gales battered the Netherlands Thursday forcing Amsterdam airport to cancel all flights, bringing Dutch trains to a halt and toppling trucks as winds reached 140 kilometres (86 miles) an hour.

Penelope Lagos discusses children's book 'I Miss My Best Friend' Special

Author Penelope Lagos chatted with Digital Journal about her new children's book "I Miss My Best Friend," as well as the digital transformation of the book publishing industry.

Despite reforms, Saudi women still silenced: rights groups

Despite enjoying some newfound freedoms such as the right to attend a football match, Saudi women, particularly rights activists, continue to be silenced, two rights groups said Wednesday.

'What's that shot?' ask disturbing videos going viral in Brazil

In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm."What's that shot?

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.

Pretty dresses are no longer just for women

Why should women get to wear all the pretty dresses? Why can't men also flounce about in the feathers, lace or fine embroidery if they fancy?

Qantas changes website to recognise Chinese territories

Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms over similar listings.

Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.

Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning

A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale.

Food Standards Agency's journey through digital transformation

The U.K. public sector has various digital transformation initiatives on-going. One example is with the Food Standards Agency, and the food industry watchdog has recently released an update as to its progress.

Stricken Turkey plane 'suffered sudden engine surge'

A Turkish passenger plane that plunged off a runway onto a cliff precariously close to the sea suddenly turned after a surge of power in one of its engines, pilots told investigators in comments published Monday.

Peter Marks opens up about radio career, technology and bitcoin Special

Peter Marks, acclaimed astrologer, numerologist, radio host and intuitive, chatted with Digital Journal about his career, and he also opened up about the digital transformation of the tech industry.

13th Annual James D. McNaughton benefit hosted at Mulcahy's

On January 27, 2018, the 13th Annual James D. McNaughton Fund will take place at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, in honor of an American hero.

Interview: New network-as-a-service platform for healthcare Special

The company Akiri recently launched a network-as-a-service platform to the entire healthcare industry, called the Akiri Switch, a subscription-based data network. Digital Journal speaks to Akiri CEO, Adriaan Ligtenberg.

New AI system for lung cancer and heart disease

Artificial intelligence is gradually being adopted by health services to assist medics with the diagnosis of serious diseases. In one new development, scientists in Oxford, U.K. have launched an AI system for heart disease.

Bringing restaurant-as-a-service to London Special

Restaurant automation is gradually becoming commonplace, especially in establishments appealing to tech-savvy millennials. Digital Journal paid a visit to Inamo in London, which offers interactive ordering and entertainment services for diners.

Self-service features come to libraries Special

Library-as-a-service is a self-service initiative, taking advantage of new technology, to automate lending and to access services. Digital Journal visited Chipping Barnet library to see the service in action.

Greece set to allow medical cannabis use

Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change would attract investment to the country.

'Shithole' projected on Trump's hotel in Washington

The word "shithole" -- which President Donald Trump allegedly used to describe countries from which he does not want immigrants coming to the US -- has been projected along with other messages onto his Washington hotel.

Embattled French dairy chief breaks silence over salmonella scare

The chief executive of France's Lactalis group on Sunday vowed compensation for victims of salmonella-tainted baby milk as he revealed that recalls were now under way in 83 countries.

Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

A plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at an airport in northern Turkey at the weekend, but no one was injured in what one passenger called a "miracle".

83 countries affected by Lactalis salmonella scandal: CEO

A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, where 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled, the company's CEO said Sunday in an interview with French media.

83 countries affected by Lactalis salmonella scandal: CEO

A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, where 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled, the company's CEO said Sunday in an interview with French media.

Study finds wild Florida monkeys could pass herpes to people

Visitors to Florida's Silver Springs State Park are being warned by officials the free-roaming rhesus macaques in the park and in adjacent areas outside the park may be carrying a virus deadly to humans.

One separated Gaza twin dies but sister recovering

One of the Palestinian conjoined twins from the Gaza Strip separated this week in surgery in Saudi Arabia has died but her sister is recovering, the kingdom said Saturday.

Macron wants French baguette to get UNESCO heritage status

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday joined calls by bakers for France's traditional baguette to be recognised as one of the world's cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage".

'Hundreds' of lawsuits filed over Lactalis salmonella: association

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against French dairy giant Lactalis by families who say their children got salmonella poisoning after drinking powdered milk made by the company, an association representing victims said Friday.

British surgeon fined for branding initials on patients' livers

A surgeon who admitted branding his initials on the livers of two patients undergoing transplants at a British hospital was fined Friday and sentenced to carry out unpaid community work.

Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through Rohingya camps

In a makeshift bamboo clinic, small children struggle to draw breath through surgical masks, victims of a forgotten but deadly disease that has torn through the teeming Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Deneuve feminist row sparks soul-searching in France

Catherine Deneuve's bashing of the "Me Too" movement rippled around the world and has unleashed soul-searching at home over a culture that has long accepted flirting, welcome or not, with a Gallic shrug.

Italy's Berlusconi backs Deneuve's views on harassment

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi backed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for saying that men should be "free to hit on" women.

Footage shows 6-metre snow tunnel on road in French Alps

Avalanches and record snow fall in the French Alps have buried some roads, leading to the creation of treacherous ice tunnels which drivers have to navigate on their way up or down the mountains.

Cars, castles and communism: things to know about the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic emerged from four decades behind the Iron Curtain to become a member of the European Union and one of Europe's tourist hotspots.Here are five things to know about the central European country of 10.

Ryanair faces strike by Italian air transport unions

Three Italian air transport unions on Wednesday announced their intention for a nationwide strike for Ryanair staff on February 10, expressing disappointment after the first meeting with management of the Irish low-cost airline.

Ferrero nears deal for Nestle's US candy operations

Italy's Ferrero is closing in on a $2.8-billion deal for Nestle's US confectionary business, Bloomberg said Wednesday, amid signs a deal could be completed by Sunday.

IV bag shortage affects hospitals treating flu

More serious cases of influenza require patients to be administered intravenous drips. In the U.S. there’s currently a shortage of IV bags, which is hampering efforts to deal with ill patients during the winter months.

US revamps travel warning system, ranks countries

The United States unveiled a way to warn its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel Wednesday, with a four-point safety ranking system for countries and an interactive world map.