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North Korea Confirms Its First Detection of COVID-19

North Korea, which has largely kept its borders shuttered over the pandemic, Thursday confirmed its first detection of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country.According to the official Korea Central News Agency, samples were taken from a group o…

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North Korea Confirms Its First Detection of COVID-19

North Korea, which has largely kept its borders shuttered over the pandemic, Thursday confirmed its first detection of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country.According to the official Korea Central News Agency, samples were taken from a group o…

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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surging in Africa Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

The World Health Organization warns that vaccine-preventable diseases are spreading across the African continent because routine immunizations against killer diseases have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Tens of millions of people have missed o…

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Covid-19: South Africa cases at highest level in months

PRETORIA, South Africa is witnessing a “worrying” spike in coronavirus cases after a relative lull in new infections, official data showed. Daily official updates released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Friday showed 4,…

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New Ebola Case Confirmed in Northwestern DRC, Lab Report Says

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Institute of Biomedical Research said Saturday, four months after the end of the country’s last outbreak.The case, a 31-year-old male, was detected in the…

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Foreign Investors Consider Ditching China After Exports Slump

China’s export growth slumped in April to its lowest level in almost two years as the country’s “zero-COVID” policy continues to impact manufacturers and, according to trade experts, pushes many foreign businesses to reconsider operations in China.Expo…

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Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa – “A New Shock and Little Room to Maneuver”

• A promising regional recovery has been disrupted by the war in Ukraine. Last year, activity surprised on the upside, lifting projected growth from 3.7 to 4.5 percent. But the war has introduced a new and tragic development, with the result that growt…

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South Africa Floods Could Hurt China Trade

Some of the worst flooding in South Africa’s history has left more than 400 people dead and some 40,000 displaced, dealing a devastating blow to the eastern city of Durban, which has a seaport that has also been badly affected.With the port not fully f…

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Women Settle Lawsuit Against Liberty University, Documents Say

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit twelve women brought last summer against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of fostering an unsafe environment on its Virginia campus and mishandling cases of sexual assault and harassment,…

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Campus Ministries Soothe, Rally Students Shaken Over Ukraine

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — Entering Yale University’s St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel, Oksana Goroshchuk spotted sunflowers adorning a candlelit altar and thought of the fields full of her country’s national blossom near her grandmother’s home in Ukraine.A mez…

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Study: Infant Formula Makers Use Unethical Practices to Boost Sales

GENEVA — Aggressive marketing practices by formula milk companies undermine women’s confidence, discouraging them from breastfeeding their babies, a World Health Organization-U.N. Children’s Fund study reports.Some 8,500 parents and pregnant women and …

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