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Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Published 14/08/2017

A human rights activist best known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" who rose to prominence by harnessing social media to mobilize public support admitted in a closed-door trial that his actions "violated the law", a Chinese court said on Monday. [more…]

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Published 14/08/2017

Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. [more…]

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

Published 14/08/2017

More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. [more…]

Exclusive: India aims to revamp health scheme, lower costs after criticism

Exclusive: India aims to revamp health scheme, lower costs after criticism

Published 14/08/2017

India's health ministry has trimmed its cost estimates for extending its main public health program by 25 percent after criticism from a federal think-tank over inefficiency and slow progress, according to government documents seen by Reuters. [more…]

William Demant may make over-the-counter hearing aids if U.S. demand develops

William Demant may make over-the-counter hearing aids if U.S. demand develops

Published 14/08/2017

William Demant, the world's largest producer of hearing aids, said it could start producing cheaper over-the-counter hearing devices for the U.S. market if demand rises sharply once new legislation comes into effect. [more…]

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

Published 14/08/2017

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. [more…]

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Published 14/08/2017

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday. [more…]

Gates foundation to spend over $300 million in Tanzania in 2017

Gates foundation to spend over $300 million in Tanzania in 2017

Published 13/08/2017

Bill Gates has told Reuters his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programs. [more…]

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

Published 13/08/2017

The Philippines on Sunday warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of avian flu, to avoid worsening the situation. [more…]

Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

Published 12/08/2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign on Saturday with a stinging attack on German auto executives, pressing them to innovate to secure jobs, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions scandal. [more…]