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Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, wakes from coma

A lawyer representing Bobby Brown releases a statement confirming that the singer's daughter has in fact opened her eyes after months in a medically induced coma. Brown was married to the late Whitney Houston from which Bobbi Kristina is their only child.

Over 114,000 flee fighting in Iraq's Ramadi area: UN

Ginebra - More than 114,000 people have fled fighting over the past two weeks in the Ramadi area of Iraq's Anbar province, the United Nations said Tuesday, expressing concern over the mounting problems faced by the displaced.

UN warns of Yemen health crisis as death toll tops 900

Ginebra - Yemen risks an imminent collapse in its health system, the UN health agency warned Tuesday, estimating the latest death toll from fighting there at 944.

Mediterranean migrant deaths soar 'exponentially': IOM

Ginebra - Some 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of the year, a 30-fold increase over the same period last year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

New Jurassic World trailer reveals new dinosaur villain

The newest full length trailer has been released for the upcoming sequel to the Jurassic Park series. The franchise unveils a monster of a dinosaur named Indominus rex.

'Callous' EU policies turn Med into 'vast cemetery': UN

Ginebra - The Mediterranean is turning into a "vast cemetery" because of soaring migrant deaths, the UN human rights chief said on Monday, as he strongly condemned "callous" EU migration policies.

Sinking boat in Med raises distress call, 'at least 20 dead'

Ginebra - The International Organization for Migration said Monday it had received a distress call from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean carrying more than 300 people, with at least 20 people reported dead.

'Isis' dropped from UN hurricane name list

Ginebra - The UN weather agency announced Friday it was dropping "Isis" -- the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group -- from its stocklist of Pacific hurricane names.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

Call to 'free up' information from drug trials

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for greater transparency with the reporting of clinical trials. This has been welcomed by advocates of open science.

Ebola virus found in semen six months after recovery: WHO

Ginebra - Traces of Ebola have been found in the semen of a man six months after his recovery, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging survivors to practice safe sex "until further notice".

Solar Impulse 2 pilot back in Switzerland for medical tests

Ginebra - The co-pilot of a pioneering plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered by the sun, is being treated for migraine in his native Switzerland but will return to China soon, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Ebola survivors face health issues

Geneva - Many survivors of Ebola face on-going health issues and risks, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Neurons for pain and itching discovered

Zurich - Which nerve cells are involved with pain and itching? Researchers have found that inhibitory nerve cells in the spinal cord stop the transmission of pain and itch signals in mice.

More than 540 dead in Yemen fighting since March 19: WHO

Ginebra - Fighting in Yemen over the past few weeks has killed more than 540 people and wounded 1,700 as the country sinks deeper into a multi-sided conflict, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.

Sister species to leprosy bacterium discovered

Scientists from Switzerland have genetically sequenced the bacterium that causes most cases of leprosy. At the same time they are the first scientists to unravel a sister species that causes a rare form of the disease.

Large Hadron Collider starts up again after two-year upgrade

Ginebra - The world's largest particle smasher restarted Sunday after a two-year upgrade that will allow physicists to explore uncharted corners of what makes up the universe, including dark matter and antimatter.

Nuclear sanctions on Iran to be lifted if it meets deal

Lausanne - A raft of biting global sanctions imposed on Iran for its suspect nuclear activities will be lifted over time, if the Islamic republic sticks to the terms of a final deal with global powers.

Iran, world powers agree 'historic' framework nuclear deal

Lausanne - Iran and six world powers agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive, marking a major breakthrough in a 12-year standoff after marathon talks in Switzerland.

EU, Iran statement expected around 1700 GMT: U.S. sources

Lausanne - The European Union and Iran were expected to give a joint statement on Thursday amid marathon talks aimed at scaling back Tehran's nuclear ambitions, U.S. sources said.
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