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The number of HIV-related deaths has halved in ten years, but still takes a heavy toll in countries such as Lesotho, where it kills 218 of every 100,000 young people.
In Venezuela, traffic injuries cause 29% of young deaths, but they kill 70 out of 100,000 young people every year – the highest rate in the world. In Luxembourg, one of the safest countries in the world, 46% of youth mortality is caused by road accidents, but the related mortality rate is just under 10 per 100,000 – almost half the average global rate.
Although Islamic State is losing fighters and territory in Iraq and Syria, it remained the world’s deadliest militant organization last year and its number of attacks rose, according to a report from the University of Maryland.
Since its first issue last September, Islamic State’s monthly Rumiyah magazine has provided detailed attack guides, including directions on how to perform stabbing and vehicular attacks, and to strike economic and religious targets.
The guidelines include a renewed emphasis on routine blood pressure checks during wellness visits and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, periodic blood pressure measurements taken over 24 hours, to confirm the diagnosis in those who display borderline or high blood pressures on routine examination.
According to new guidelines released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics, more children and teens are likely to be diagnosed with hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Rescuers are desperately trying to reach two brothers trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia.
An emergency response team was quickly on the scene, partly because additional numbers were already on the island to fight localised bush fires.
In the intervening days, debate has raged over just how America's national conversation has become a real-time discussion of white supremacy and its place in the U.S., muddied by President Trump's ambiguity on the matter.
Beirich is the director of Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) Intelligence Project, which monitors hate group activity online. "In all of our years of tracking, we've never seen this many [hate] groups," Heidi Beirich told CBS correspondent Tony Dokoupil.
A Danish inventor says a Swedish journalist missing since 11 August died in an accident onboard his self-built submarine, and that he dumped her body in the sea, police have said.
Originally from Sweden, Wall holds degrees from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and has written on issues ranging from social justice to foreign policy for publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, Foreign Policy and Time.
In Malaysia, women of all races face abuse, but activists say Muslim women are particularly targeted because of certain societal expectations.
Juana Jaafar says, "The counter-propaganda method can be extremely hostile and when they're facing women, it becomes a violent exchange where women are attacked, body-shamed, and policed about their Muslim identities."
Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.
Tesla’s Elon Musk and Google’s Mustafa Suleyman are leading a group of 116 specialists from across 26 countries who are calling for the ban on autonomous weapons. The UN recently voted to begin formal discussions on such weapons which include drones, tanks and automated machine guns.
Maryland will obtain a full federal funding agreement for the Purple Line “in the very near future,” state officials said Monday, a major step forward for the oft-delayed project. The breakthrough came after “very productive, high-level conversations” on Friday and Monday between Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Hogan spokesman Doug Mayer said.
“The Hogan administration fully expects the Purple Line Full Funding Grant Agreement to be signed in the very near future,” Mayer said.
When Barker saw Calderón step out of a car and onto his property near Yanceyville, N.C., the KKK leader appeared taken aback, according to Calderón and her producer, María Martínez-Guzmán.
Christopher Barker, a leader of a Ku Klux Klan chapter in North Carolina, agreed to meet for an interview at his home late last month with Ilia Calderón, a Colombian news anchor for Univision based in Miami. He was told the interview would be conducted by a Hispanic “woman of color.”
Research out of the University of Waterloo has found teenagers and young adults living with a chronic disease are three times more likely to attempt suicide.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways for getting help if you, or someone you know, is suffering from mental health issues.
The emissions scandal ensnaring German carmakers is a risk to Europe’s largest economy, the finance ministry said on Monday.
“In addition, the so-called diesel crisis should be classified as a new risk to the German economy even though its effects are not possible to quantify at the moment.” Strong household and state spending provided most of the impulse for the German economy in the second quarter when growth was measured at 0.6%.
A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them.
It has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of two percentage points for the entire group and four percentage points for the Democrats and Republicans.
The 1st Amendment does guarantee “freedom of speech” and “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Note a key operative word: “peaceably.”
In fact, since the deadly violence at a Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally, California affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have issued a strong statement qualifying their traditional defense of the 1st Amendment.
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.. 6/10: Despite patches of clouds, we should have glimpses of the partial eclipse.
Pop-up clouds may hide the sun at time for the partial solar eclipse this afternoon, but windows of opportunity should open up to see it (with your eclipse glasses, of course). Both today and Tuesday, maybe lingering into Wednesday, very warm and humid air fuels afternoon and/or evening storm chances.