UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

Over the next four years, the UK will spend a total of 360m on programmes to tackle diseases such as: Visceral leishmaniasis – a parasitic disease, caused by infected sand flies, which destroys the internal organs Guinea-worm disease – an infection transmitted through dirty drinking water containing water fleas Trachoma – infection from poor hygiene […]

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Trump Avoids Tax March Protesters By Taking Scenic Route To Mar-a-Lago

NBC News reported that the demonstrators, part of anationwide protest highlighting Trumps lack of transparency, gathered along a bridge dividing Floridas Palm Beach and West Palm Beach hoping to catch the tycoons attention as he headed to his Mar-a-Lago estate. An estimated700 peopleattended the West Palm Beach protest.Across the country, tens of thousands gathered for […]

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Arrests at violent Berkeley Trump protests while tax marches stay calm

On day of protest, police make 13 arrests as pro-Trump crowd clashes with anti-fascists in California and thousands call for financial disclosure elsewhere Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and supporters of Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawls on Saturday. Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of […]

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Hundreds feared buried in Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide

Colombo emergency workers to resume search for missing on Sunday after 19 bodies extracted from rubbish and mud Emergency workers looking for survivors after a massive rubbish dump collapsed in Sri Lanka suspended their search on Saturday night, having already extracted 19 bodies from the rubble and mud. The 90-metre-high dump in the capital Colombo […]

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Talking about a new generation festivals ditch the heritage acts

Why the rock gods of the past are headlining elsewhere as they are dropped from line-ups at US music events Coachella,this year there has been a minor revolution: after years of promoting re-formed oldies acts as headliners, this years festival boasts a lineup not withstanding relative oldsters Radiohead that includes Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, […]

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The great divide: what will $1m buy you in Australia’s property market?

From inner-city apartments to suburban cottages or a few acres in the rainforest, the answer depends on where youre buying With talk of the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets racing away from prices in other cities and regions, we decided to ask: what can you buy in Australia for a cool million dollars? From inner-city […]

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Outcry after Arkansas judge who stayed executions joins anti-death penalty rally

Republican lawmakers questioned Judge Wendell Griffens impartiality after he lay bound on a cot following his ruling to halt executions The judge who on Friday how the state obtained one of its execution drugs. In an interview on Saturday, he said he was morally opposed to the death penalty and that his personal beliefs alone […]

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The Ghan expedition exploring Australia’s great ‘in-between’

From Darwin, through Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and finally to Adelaide, the train journey offers travellers something different each day In the boundless island continent of Australia, too often visitors and citizens fly right over the top and out of the country rather than seeing whats in the middle. Because of the vast distances […]

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter at SunTrust Park

Atlanta (CNN)As Chipper Jones hung out in the Atlanta Braves dugout Friday afternoon, a few hours ahead of the Braves’ first regular-season home game at their new stadium, SunTrust Park, the future Hall of Famer fielded a question about what fans might be saying as they entered the ballpark for the first time. “I would […]

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47,155 arrests: Turkey’s post-coup crackdown by the numbers

(CNN)Nine months on from the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, which according Turkish State Media, claimed the lives of 249 people, including 36 alleged coup plotters, authorities continue to detain and arrest people who, they say, are linked to the attempted uprising. BREAKDOWN OF THOSE AFFECTED Those arrested since the attempted coup include police […]

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