04-26-2018  11:39 pm      •     
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About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide.
In a study that polled 2,255 Hong Kong health workers this year, researchers found even during the height of global swine flu panic in May, less than half were willing to get vaccinated ...


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Former Zambian President Acquitted

(GIN) – Former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba exulted after he was acquitted of misappropriating half a million dollars in public funds, in a trial seen by some as a test case of anti-corruption efforts...


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Special to the NNPA from GIN
(GIN) – South Africa's Constitutional Court this week rejected a bid by an apartheid-era cop to be restored to his former job. The former security police bomber, Wybrand Du Toit, had previously received amnesty from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for his role in the killings of the Motherwell Four ...


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A newly released report finds that the State Department's Africa operations are beset with "leadership shortcomings" that compound "acute staffing problems."


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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- There was no finger wagging Monday when former pro basketball star Dikembe Mutombo guided U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton through a hospital he founded in his native Congo.


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No trial of suspects as the Kenyan government wraps its investigation into one of the worst cases of post-election violence in the country's history.


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On trial for crimes against humanity, former Liberian President Charles Taylor accuses the United States of gunboat diplomacy and hypocrisy.


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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ Kenya's more than 4,000 death row inmates all will have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment, the president announced Monday, describing their wait to face execution as "undue mental anguish and suffering."


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Violence claims more than 700 lives

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) _ Nigerian authorities ignored dozens of warnings about a violent Islamist sect until it attacked police stations and government buildings last week in a bloodbath that killed more than 700 people, Muslim clerics and an army official said ...


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SHAHRAN, Afghanistan (AP) _ For as long as anyone can remember, there was no need for paper money in this remote corner of the Hindu Kush. The common currency was what grew in everyone's backyard -- opium ...

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