Trump Invites Philippines Duterte to White House U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call Saturday that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in a statement.
The White House gave no details of when the leaders would meet in Washington to discuss their alliance, but said Trump looked forward to visiting the Philippines in November as part of two summits with other Asian nations.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:44:06 -0400 Artificial Womb Provides Hope for Premature Babies Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely. It's believed 1 million children die around the world each year of complications of pre-term birth. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia may have developed a technology that could change that outlook. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:37:00 -0400 EV Manufacturers Expect Surge in Demand Despite lingering anxiety over their range, interest in electric cars is rising, especially in industrialized countries. Manufacturers say they are improving the mileage by building more charging stations, but the industry is still waiting for a major breakthrough in battery technology. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:26:00 -0400 Polls: Labour Gains Support, Conservatives Still Lead Three polls Saturday showed a rise in support for the opposition Labour Party, although the governing Conservative Party maintained a commanding lead.
The polls showed the party of British Prime Minister Theresa May remained between 11 and 17 points ahead of Labour, still enough to deliver a clear victory as she seeks a mandate ahead of negotiations over Brexit, set to begin in the summer.
However, the polls showed the gap had closed from leads of up to 25 points reported last...
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:49:54 -0400 Senegal to Introduce HPV Vaccine to Battle Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it remains the most common type of cancer in Africa, the World Health Organization says.
WHO data show that Senegal currently has one of the world's highest rates of the disease, with over 1,400 new cases diagnosed each year.
The country's health officials have stepped up efforts against the disease with a nationwide campaign to vaccinate girls against the virus that causes cancer.
On a recent day at the Philippe Maguilen Senghor health...
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:29:14 -0400 Trump: ‘Big Decision’ Coming on Paris Climate Agreement U.S. President Donald Trump has promised “a big decision” on the Paris climate agreement in the next two weeks.
He spoke on his 100th day in office, at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He spoke in an arena that holds up to 10,000 people where his audience was supportive, greeting him with cheers of “USA! USA! USA!”
Early in the president’s speech, a protester was tackled and removed from the audience.
“Get him out of here,” the president said, while the audience...
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EST FEATURE: Highlighting ‘positive impact’ of migration key to changing policies, public opinion – UN envoy Recognizing that the issue of large movements of refugees and migrants is too vast for any one country to handle on its own, the United Nations convened a meeting of world leaders in September 2016 with the aim of finding durable solutions. At the summit, all 193 Member States came together around one plan, the New York Declaration, expressing their political will to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:09:02 EST Accurate occupational data vital to save lives, says UN labour agency on World Day Even though more than 2.3 million fatalities and 300 million accidents resulting in injuries are estimated to occur in workplaces around the globe each year, the actual impact remains largely unknown, the United Nations International Labour Organization has warned, highlighting the need to “vastly” improve national occupational safety and health data (OSH).
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:30:36 +0000 Brazil: New Document Will Gather All Citizen ID Information in One Place (Apr. 28, 2017) On April 11, 2107, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved a bill of law that creates the National Identification Document (Documento de Identificação Nacional). The new ID will gather together in a single document biometric and civil data found in, e.g., the General Register, the driver’s license, the Individual Taxpayers Register, and voter […]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:30:17 +0000 Israel: Supreme Court Prohibits Third Party Appeal over Legitimacy of Divorce (Apr. 28, 2017) On March 30, 2017, Israel’s Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice, accepted an appeal against a Rabbinical Court of Appeals decision to review an appeal submitted by an unrelated third party against the legitimacy of a get (Jewish divorce document) recognized by the regional rabbinical court. (HJC 9261/16 Anonymous […]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:30:47 +0000 India: Law Bans Discrimination Against AIDS Patients (Apr. 27, 2017) On April 24, 2017, Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, approved new legislation that bans discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS. (Jonathan Niznansky, India President Approves Law Banning Discrimination Against AIDS Patients, PAPER CHASE (Apr. 25, 2017).) The law was formally introduced in 2014 as the Human Immunodeficiency […]
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:55:44 +0000 Israel: First Female Judge Selected for Muslim Religious Court (Apr. 27, 2017) On April 25, 2017, the Qadis (Muslim law judges) Appointment Committee in Israel selected Hana Mansour-Khatib, a female jurist, for the position of a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge. Mansour-Khatib is a lawyer specializing in Sharia family law and a licensed mediator. (Hur Uriel Nizari, History in the Committee for the Appointment of […]
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:58:08 -0400 Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to Washington, White House says WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call on Saturday that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in a statement.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:15:17 -0400 Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls TEHRAN (Reuters) - Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:26:48 -0400 Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:57:16 -0400 Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said.
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