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World Health Organization Elects First Director General From Africa

The Ethiopian Government had nominated Dr Ghebreyesus and he will begin his five-year term on July 1. Dr Veronika Skvortsova, President of the World Health Assembly and Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (left), together with Dr Margaret Chan , WHO Director-General (right), after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (centre) as the next WHO Director-General. Read More »

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks


U.S. President Donald Trump and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron met for the first time as they convened at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium, and, as is tradition in the Western world, shook hands at the conclusion of remarks in front of reporters. Read More »

England vs South Africa: Hosts still wary of visitors, says Moeen Ali

He can be devastating with both bat and ball and is an outstanding fielder. ENGLAND (likely team): Roy, Hales, Root, Morgan (capt), Stokes , Buttler (wkt), Moeen , Woakes, Rashid, Plunkett, Wood. Probable XI: Hashim Amla , Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis , AB de Villiers (c), JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel/Andile Phehlukwayo/Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir. Read More »

Boehner Calls Trump Presidency 'A Complete Disaster'


During the speech, Boehner said he and Trump had been friends for 15 years and even golfed together. A spokesman for Boehner confirmed the comments.Boehner, who resigned from Congress in 2015, was also highly critical of efforts by the administration and his former Republican colleagues in Congress to advance sweeping healthcare and tax reform plans. Read More »

Gianforte wins in Montana; apologizes to reporter


The Bozeman Daily Chronicle refused to endorse either candidate. Indeed, it's no wonder that Gianforte did not drop out of the race, for he had always been favored to win. Ben Jacobs was trying to ask Gianforte about healthcare, according to an audio tape captured by the British newspaper's correspondent. Trump won by a significantly larger margin than Gianforte did. Read More »

Concrete steps have transformed lives of people, says PM Modi

It also reduces the distance from Rupai (NH-37) in Assam to Meka/Roing (NH-52) in Arunachal Pradesh by 165km, cutting down the travel time from six hours to just one hour. "If Atal ji's government had been re-elected in 2004, you would have got this bridge 10 years ago", Modi said. Accordingly, the government readied the feasibility report. Read More »

Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'


He recently warned that Islamic State was determined to establish a presence in the southern Philippines and the country was at risk of "contamination". Marawi has a population of around 200,000. Duterte said he would impose it on the rest of the country if he felt the terrorism threat had spread, and praised martial law under dictator Ferdinand Marcos a generation ago. Read More »

Ferrari shows the pace at Monaco GP as Mercedes struggles

Sunday, Lewis Hamilton took the Chequered Flag and is back in contention for a 4th drivers' world title on his dramatic win at Barcelona . While the German team looked to be the class of the field in FP1 yesterday, in the second session both drivers were clearly struggling. Read More »

Body-slamming GOP House candidate wins Montana's special election

Democrats nationally can take some comfort from the fact that in a state Trump carried by more than 20 percent, Quist came within seven points of a stunning upset. Jacobs called the police after the incident, which he described as getting " body slammed ". Some Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, suggested he apologize. Read More »

Israeli defence minister says uneasy over US-Saudi arms deal

Now that he's president, Trump has changed his tune. Etemaad added, "Pressuring Tehran will allow Trump to at least distance US policies away from Iran symbolically, and will also increase his popularity among [US] Republicans, but this is also unsafe [for the US] as it will potentially lead to the scrapping of the nuclear agreement with Iran , reduce the intensity of the fight against Daesh [Islamic state] and the US drowning more in the regional clashes in the Middle East". Read More »

No trophy events after Scottish Cup Final in wake of Manchester bomb

That was one of five defeats Aberdeen have suffered against Celtic this term, as they also finished runners-up to them in the league and will be keen to finally get the better of Brendan Rodgers's men at Hampden Park. Rodgers' men can complete a domestic treble by beating Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final - having already won the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup . Read More »

Nigeria to maintain crude output as cut extended

Brent crude LCON7, +0.82% , the global benchmark, climbed 43 cents, or 0.8%, to $54.39 a barrel. Oil prices fell about 4 percent Thursday after news of the deal spread, with USA benchmark crude declining to US$49.17 a barrel. Despite the output cut, OPEC kept exports fairly stable in the first half of 2017 as its members sold oil from stocks. Saudi Oil Minister Khalid A. Read More »

US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban


Fifteen circuit judges preside four senior judges, and the Chief Judge, Roger Gregory. Due to a time lag in the amended order, the second ban was never implemented as it was blocked just hours before it was due to come into effect. The Muslim ban language was removed one day after oral arguments in the 4th Circuit case. There was also an indefinite ban on Syrian immigrants entering the United States. Read More »

Republican charged in assault on reporter leads in bellwether Montana congressional contest

Gianforte, 55, a technology entrepreneur, held a 50 percent-to-44 percent lead over Democrat Rob Quist shortly after 12 a.m. ET, with almost half of precincts reporting. Mr Gianforte prevailed despite being charged on Wednesday night with misdemeanor assault on Ben Jacobs, a political correspondent for the United States edition of the Guardian newspaper, who said the candidate "body-slammed" him during a campaign event in Bozeman. Read More »

British authorities warn of 'damage' to investigation from leaks

Trump said in a statement that he has directed the Department of Justice to open an investigation - and that "if appropriate", the person responsible will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law". - A 23-year-old man is arrested by masked police in the Chorlton area of south Manchester near where Abedi is believed to have lived. The name of the bomber, Salman Abedi (22), the Manchester-born son of Libyan descent, was reported by American television networks CBS and NBC on ... Read More »

New outbreak of Ebola declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Yakubu FAAN's spokesperson, said that port health officials were at alert at all airports, adding that the authority had also informed them of the need to increase surveillance. Forty-nine people were killed in the country's last outbreak of Ebola in 2014. On Friday, the GAVI global vaccine alliance said 300,000 emergency vaccine doses for Ebola are available in the event of another widespread outbreak, Reuters reports . Read More »

World Health Assembly Elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia. Indian Health Minister J.P. Nadda, who is in Geneva for the World Health Assembly , congratulated Tedros and said in a statement that India looked forward to working with him "to build a strong, resilient health system, especially in developing countries, to mitigate any vulnerability to health crises". Read More »

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome


The study warns people exposed to more cardiovascular risks to get enough sleep . High-risk participants who got more than six hours of sleep faced a 1.49 times higher risk of dying than healthier subjects. Further, the results indicated that patients with metabolic syndrome who got less than six hours of sleep were almost twice as likely to die from any cause when compared to those who didn't have metabolic syndrome. Read More »

U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban


Representatives for the Trump administration argued in court that judges should not look beyond the text of the executive order, which said nothing about the religion of those affected. The countries were not chosen because they are predominantly Muslim, but because they present "terrorism" risks, the administration claimed. "President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe", Sessions said in a statement. Read More »

Death of two-year-old Brisbane toddler with 'significant injuries' treated as suspicious


A TODDLER has died in hospital overnight after suffering a heart attack yesterday. Emergency services were called to the Ridge Street home at Northgate just before 3.30pm on Thursday after the little girl stopped breathing. A neighbour said the home was usually very quiet. "There is never any sound that comes from there, nothing that gave me any indication that anything was wrong yesterday". Read More »

Trump says 'Germans are very bad'- Spiegel


The German trade surplus rose to a record 253 billion euros ($284 billion) a year ago, and the USA trade deficit widened in January to the most since March 2012. In January, Trump threatened to slap a 35 percent tax on German auto imports . Two months later, when Trump first met with Merkel, he didn't seem much warmer toward Germany. Read More »

More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

Matthew Isler. The probe found that the US bomb triggered secondary explosions from devices clandestinely planted there by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They claim there were no IS fighters in the house struck by the US bomb and that IS militants had not rigged it with explosives. Prior to this investigation, the coalition said that at least 352 civilians had been killed since the campaign started. Read More »

Appeals court rejects revised version of Trump's travel ban

Gregory wrote. A dissenting opinion written by Judge Paul V. Niemeyer and joined by Judges Dennis W. Shedd and G. Steven Agee concluded that Chuang erred. And the circuit court judges agreed that the travel ban appears to have constitutional problems because it discriminates on the basis of religion. The Maryland case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of organizations as well as people who live in the US and fear the ... Read More »

United States appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

Gregory wrote. The majority cites page after page worth of past statements by President and candidate Trump talking about blocking Muslims from entering the country. A challenge would go to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., who receives emergency petitions from that court, and then be referred to the rest of the justices. Read More »

Philippines steps up raid on Islamic militants in Marawi

The news reports said the city residents took to social media to post photos and videos of the armed men roaming freely in the city streets. A day later, Duterte said he may impose nationwide martial law. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the rampage, which flared on Tuesday afternoon, via its Amaq news agency. The burning of civilian facilities, such as the UCCP [United Church of Christ in the Philippines] school, must be strongly condemned . Read More »

Trump Team Stands by Budget's $2 Trillion Math Error

Speaking with reporters, he called Trump's budget a "recommendation" that "will not be determinative of what happens here". What Mr Trump wants to do is merely slow the growth of Medicaid spending, he said . "Under the budget, states would face even deeper Medicaid cost-shifts and feel compelled to impose further cuts to Medicaid benefits and eligibility in order to cope with the diminished federal Medicaid funding they would receive", he said. Read More »

Russia, Canada, U.S. try to leave disagreements outside Arctic Council

Arctic Council foreign ministers, (L-R) Iceland's Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Anders Samuelson of Denmark, Sweden's Margot Wallstrom, Russia's Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Norway's Borge Brende, Finland's Timo Soini, Canada's Christina Freeland and chief US delegate Judy Garber pose for a family photo in Fairbanks, Alaska, on May 11, 2017. Read More »

Preparations for ICC Champions Trophy continue with warm-up matches

When Team India land in England to begin their title defence of the ICC Champions Trophy , it will be the first time that Virat Kohli will captain the Men in Blue in an ICC event. Kohli may be the star of the team these days, but expects his seniors Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni to flourish in the tournament. Too much burden was coming on MS in the past couple of years, was what we felt. Read More »

Justice Department: Sessions didn't disclose meetings with Russians


However, an Federal Bureau of Investigation employee assisting Sessions in filling out the form, known as the SF-86, told him and his staff that he did not have to list the dozens of meetings with foreign ambassadors while he was senator. Still, Sessions has recused himself from the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election. Read More »

Alzheimer's deaths are skyrocketing, CDC reports

Experts said it's not clear why more people with Alzheimer's are dying at home than in hospitals or nursing homes . More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones . "Respite care allows them to step away from what might be full-time caregiving duties", said Wright. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that impairs memory, judgment and other mental abilities. Read More »

Coroner: Too much caffeine can be deadly

During Monday's news conference Watts made the announcement with Davis' father. "He didn't do any of that". The teen had no preexisting conditions or family history of heart problems that could have been exacerbated by the caffeine. A 12-ounce Mountain Dew contains 54 mg of caffeine. There are obviously people that don't think this can happen - that you can have this arrhythmia caused by caffeine. Read More »