5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on 5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 21 — Five more babies have died in brazil due to the Zika virus, the government announced on Wednesday.

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Feature: China helps Mozambique to tackle food-deficit problem

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: China helps Mozambique to tackle food-deficit problem 

MAPUTO, Jan. 3 — As the proverb says, bread is the staff of life, the southern African country Mozambique knows it well.

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Chinese Nobel laureate Tu Youyou calls for joint efforts to combat malaria

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese Nobel laureate Tu Youyou calls for joint efforts to combat malaria 

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 7 –China's Tu Youyou, who won 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, cited Sunday the urgent need of joint efforts to combat malaria.

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Brazil state declares Zika fever emergency amid birth defects

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Brazil state declares Zika fever emergency amid birth defects 

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 — The Brazilian northeastern state of Pernambuco declared a state of emergency after announcing that a rising number of cases of Zika fever were causing a high number of birth defects, local media reported.

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International AIDS conference opens in Zimbabwe

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on International AIDS conference opens in Zimbabwe 

HARARE, Nov. 30 — The 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) opened Sunday in the Zimbabwean capital where countries took stock of the achievements and challenges they have encountered in response to HIV and AIDS over the past decades.

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Merkel: EU ready to share Turkey's financial burden of hosting refugees

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Merkel: EU ready to share Turkey's financial burden of hosting refugees 

ANKARA, Oct. 19 — Europe is ready to share Turkey's financial burden in regard to accepting refugees on its soil, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a state visit to Ankara on Sunday.

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Chinese firm joins hands with African telecommunication union to boost ICT

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese firm joins hands with African telecommunication union to boost ICT 

NAIROBI, Sept. 21 — Chinese technology firm Huawei and the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at enhancing information and communication technology (ICT) capability and literacy in Africa.

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DOH finds handlers of monkeys negative of Ebola Reston Virus

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH finds handlers of monkeys negative of Ebola Reston Virus 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA)–The Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday that the personnel and handlers of monkeys in a conditioning and breeding facility yielded negative results from the suspected Ebola Reston Virus in monkeys upon confirmatory tests.

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Preparations underway for broad meeting on Syrian settlement in Moscow

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Preparations underway for broad meeting on Syrian settlement in Moscow 

MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — Russia is participating in preparations for a new broad meeting of representatives from all of Syria’s political forces for a settlement of the conflict in that country, Russian presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has told the media.

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Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition leader

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition leader 

MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is scheduled to meet with the leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Khaled al-Khoja, a senior Russian diplomat Mikhail Bogdanov has said.

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