World Health

Trump 'looks forward' to visiting India: US official

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump "looks forward" to visiting India but the timing will depend on his other commitments, according to a senior State Department official.

G-4 Ministers from India, Brazil, Germany, Japan review UNSC reform

UNITED NATIONS: Ministers from India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have expressed concern that although it has been almost 40 years since Security Council reform was put on the General Assembly agenda, it is still languishing.

23 bodies recovered after Myanmar landslide

YANGON: Twenty three bodies have been recovered from a site where 27 people went missing last week after a landslide hit Myanmar's Kachin state, media reports said on Monday.

Toll in Japan floods rises to 141

TOKYO: At least 141 people are now known to have died in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Japan as rescuers are digging through mud and rubble in a race to find survivors, with dozens missing.

Air pollution linked to diabetes, India at greater risk: Lancet

NEW YORK: Outdoor air pollution even at levels deemed safe may be associated with an increased risk of diabetes globally, with India being at a greater risk due to lack of air cleaning policies, scientists said in a report in Lancet.

5 killed in US newsroom shooting, suspect detained

WASHINGTON: Five people were killed and two others injured when a man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades stormed into the newsroom of a community newspaper chain in the US state of Maryland, prompting law enforcement agencies to provide protection at the headquarters of all American media organisations.

Oil prices rally after OPEC meeting

VIENNA: Oil prices surged as investors were closely watching the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting.

Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN

UNITED NATIONS: A United Nations report published on Wednesday said in 2016, an estimated 4.

61 killed in Afghanistan clashes

KABUL: At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants have been killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two Afghanistan provinces, authorities said on Wednesday.

Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

KABUL: A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night.

3 killed in Japan quake

TOKYO: At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.

New law to protect animals in UK after attack on police dog

LONDON: Animals used by Britain's police and security forces have won government backing for a new law to protect them from attack.

Automated robotic device developed for faster blood testing

NEW YORK: Researchers have developed an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results and allows health care practitioners to spend more time treating patients.

24 injured in China gas pipeline blast

BEIJING: Twenty four people were seriously injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion in China's Guizhou province, authorities said on Monday.

Explosion in Canada Indian restaurant injures 15

OTTAWA: At least 15 people were injured following a blast in an Indian restaurant in Canada's Mississauga city, the media reported.

California declares emergency amid Hepatitis A outbreak

Los Angeles, Oct 14-California Governor Jerry Brown has declared emergency amid the deadly Hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the western US state.

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