Fake medicines flourish in Africa

AFP 01/17/2018

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. Located in the bustling Adjame quarter…

Iran rejects change to nuke deal

AFP 01/13/2018

Iran yesterday rejected any modification of its nuclear deal with world powers after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive. Iran “will not accept any amendments in this agreement, be it…

Warm smiles on cold frontier

AFP 01/09/2018

  North and South Korean officials exchanged warm greetings amid light flakes of snow on the world’s last Cold War frontier Tuesday, in contrast from previous frosty gatherings. The delegates shook hands and even cracked a joke…

Sydney swelters through hottest day since 1939

AFP 01/07/2018

HOT Sydney sweltered through one of its hottest days on record Sunday as temperatures soared in southern Australia and authorities imposed a fire ban in a sizzling start of summer. Australia’s largest city recorded its hottest day…

Storm Eleanor brings chaos to Europe

AFP 01/04/2018

Walkers take photographs of stormy seas by the lighthouse in New Brighton, northwest England, as Storm Eleanor swept over the country Winter storm Eleanor swept across Europe on Wednesday, bringing death, damage and disruption, snarling transport networks…

Legal marijuana off to blazing start in California

AFP 01/02/2018

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, United States — It’s the first day that marijuana can be bought and sold legally in California, and store owner Nicole Salisbury’s stock of pot edibles is already running low. The phone has been…

Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste

AFP 12/28/2017

  Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers,…

France to probe baby milk salmonella scare

AFP 12/27/2017

  French prosecutors have opened a probe into salmonella contamination and a major international recall of baby milk produced by dairy giant Lactalis, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday. The investigation will focus on possible charges…

Pope seeks peace in Jerusalem

AFP 12/26/2017

  Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas address on Monday called for peace in Jerusalem and highlighted the plight of children scarred by conflict, having earlier urged the world’s Catholics not to ignore the conditions migrants face.…

Vinta’ death toll rises to over 100, many missing

AFP, Inquirer 12/23/2017

The death toll in Mindanao from floods and slides spawned by Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (international name Tembin) had risen to over 100, officials said as of Saturday afternoon. Lanao del Norte suffered the most number of…

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