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    Poor healthcare behind 6 out of 10 preventable deaths: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:10am on September 07, 2018

    Nearly six in 10 deaths from treatable conditions in low- and middle-income countries result from low-quality healthcare – a bigger killer than insufficient access to treatment, researchers said Wednesday.....

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    ICC says it can probe forced exodus

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2018

    The International Criminal Court said Thursday it had jurisdiction to probe the forced exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar as a possible crime against humanity....

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    India's Supreme Court ends colonial-era ban on gay sex

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:46pm on September 06, 2018

    India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era ban on gay sex that has been at the centre of years of legal battles. ‘The...

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    Senior Trump official describes resistance inside administration

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:07pm on September 06, 2018

    Many senior officials in president Donald Trump's administration have been working from within to frustrate parts of his agenda to protect the country from his...

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    Japan quake, landslides leave eight dead, dozens missing

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:55am on September 06, 2018

    A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing two people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing. Multiple,...

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    20 killed in twin blasts at sports centre in Afghan capital

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 10:41am on September 06, 2018

    A suicide attack at a wrestling club in a Shi’ite neighborhood of the Afghan capital Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and...

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    1.4b risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:06am on September 06, 2018

    More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades....

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    Qatar lifts controversial exit visa system for most workers

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 01:02am on September 06, 2018

    Qatar amended its residency laws on Tuesday to allow most foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers, a provision which labour rights groups have long said should be abolished...

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    British foreign secretary to host Myanmar talks at UN

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:51am on September 06, 2018

    British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday he would host talks at the UN this month over allegations Myanmar’s military committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, warning the perpetrators must be brought to justice....

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    10 Emirates passengers taken ill on Dubai-New York flight

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 09:01pm on September 05, 2018

    Emirates airline said on Wednesday that 10 passengers were taken ill on a flight to New York to Dubai. Local New York media earlier reported...

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