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Source: DW

Vaccination remains a challenge in Africa

Today 00:38 GMT

One of the most successful ones was a specific campaign using vaccines for meningitis A," CEO Seth Berkely told DW. "We have also seen reductions of diseases like measles, where we have seen a 95 percent reduction of cases globally, although there are pockets of low coverage in Africa where we are still seeing a fair amount of disease."

In Africa, a lack of critical infrastructure and civil strife in some areas still make it difficult to deliver vaccines to people in need.

Source: NBC News

This dishwasher safe, double-sided cutting board totally lives up to the hype

Today 02:27 GMT

Overall, if you’re after a well-made and well-priced cutting board that will keep chopping enjoyable, the OXO Good Grips utility board is a good option.

Another BPA-free plastic (dishwasher safe) option with non-slip edges and a juice groove, this board also has Microban antimicrobial protection to help keep germs in check.

Source: BBC

Art activists on Turner Prize shortlist

Thursday 16:25 GMT

An "architectural detective agency" that uncovers and exhibits facts about crimes and rights abuses is one of the nominees for this year's Turner Prize. Forensic Architecture, based at Goldsmiths, University of London, creates "3D models of sites of conflict" to help prove wrongdoing.

The art world is becoming a very politically engaged forum and I think this Turner Prize is right on the money in showcasing three artists and one collective who are questioning the world we live in, in a way perhaps artists haven't done in the recent past.

Source: ABC News

'Golden State Killer' victim's sister: 'I can finally breathe again'

Thursday 19:10 GMT

The sister of a "Golden State Killer" victim "can finally breathe again" after a suspect’s arrest in the decades-old serial killing and rape case in California, she told ABC News. "We finally got the guy who brutally raped and murdered my sister," Michelle Cruz, a sister of victim Janelle Cruz, told ABC News Wednesday of the accused man.

The "Golden State Killer" is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 50 people and committed multiple home burglaries in the 1970s and 1980s in crime sprees throughout California. His "reign of terror," Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Wednesday, spanned from the Sacramento area in Northern California down to Orange County in Southern California.

Source: Global News

Parliament holding ‘historic’ debate on requesting papal apology for residential schools

Thursday 21:53 GMT

Members of Parliament will spend much of the day discussing a motion tabled by NDP MP Charlie Angus to have the House of Commons officially ask the Pope to follow in the steps of the other three churches involved in residential schools and issue an apology for its role in running roughly two-thirds of the residential schools in Canada.

Parliament is holding what is being deemed a “historic” debate on whether to ask Pope Francis to formally apologize for the significant role the Catholic Church played in the residential school system.

Source: BBC

Caster Semenya expected to be affected by IAAF rule changes

Thursday 16:25 GMT

However, critics of the governing body have said its stance is discriminatory, and highlighted the possible psychological effects on those who have to take the tests.

Indian sprinter Chand became the first athlete to challenge the IAAF's policy around so-called gender tests and naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes in 2015. As an 18-year-old, Chand was given a hormone test, and found out from reading the press that her natural levels of the hormone testosterone were normally only found in men.

Source: DW

With Germany's prisons stretched beyond capacity, states look to expand

Today 00:38 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Several German states have signaled their intention to expand capacity in order to meet the demands of the criminal justice system.

Prisons in most German states are operating at capacity, if not exceeding it, according to a survey published on Wednesday by Essen-based publisher Funke Media Group. In Baden-Württemberg, occupant capacity exceeded 101.3 percent for male prisoners last year, while in Rhineland-Palatinate, it jumped from 99.99 to 100.6 percent in January.

Source: The Guradian

Trump plan to tackle lead in drinking water criticized as 'empty exercise'

Thursday 16:25 GMT

Donald Trump has overseen an onslaught against environmental regulations while insisting, in the wake of the Flint lead crisis, that he would ensure “crystal-clean water” for Americans.

The federal government says it is currently drawing up a new plan to tackle lead contamination, which the Environmental Protection Agency says will be unveiled in June. Donald Trump has overseen an onslaught against environmental regulations while insisting, in the wake of the Flint lead crisis, that he would ensure “crystal-clean water” for Americans.

Source: Reuters

GM profit dips on truck changeover but beats estimates

Thursday 19:10 GMT

General Motors Co (GM.N) on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit despite a drop in production of high-margin pickup trucks, as it gears up for new models that are expected to boost profits next year.

GM Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens said the production drop had resulted in a drop in pre-tax profit of up to $800 million. Earlier this year, GM said its 2018 profits would be flat compared with 2017, but expected its all-new pickup trucks would boost margins starting in 2019.

Source: DW

Nigeria's communal violence: It's about more than land

Today 00:38 GMT

Nigeria's upper and lower houses of parliament have now called for President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before them over the continuing clashes between herdsmen and farmers and explain what the government has been doing to stop the violence.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. The state of Benue lies in central Nigeria. "If nobody is being arrested, if nobody is being persecuted, then what people think is: I have to defend myself," he told DW.

Source: NBC News

U.S. plans to end protected status granted to Nepalis after 2015 earthquake

Today 01:35 GMT

The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it will cancel temporary residence permits for thousands of Nepalis in the United States, a status granted to them following an earthquake three years ago that devastated the South Asian country.

The Department of Homeland Security said the 12-month grace period will allow time for TPS recipients to get things in order to leave, to pursue an alternative lawful immigration status in the U.S. if eligible, and for Nepal to prepare for the return of its citizens.

Source: Global News

GTA company selling #TorontoStrong t-shirts to raise funds for victims of van attack

Thursday 16:25 GMT

With the launch of crowdfunding initiatives such as #TorontoStrong Fund by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Foundation, individuals and businesses are stepping up to raise money to support the victims of Monday’s van attack that left 10 dead and 14 injured.

Vigil planned for Toronto van attack victims, #TorontoStrong Fund created. “Why not … use our ability to get a website up quickly, get production done right away and support a cause? And we knew we had the means, it’s just something I felt we had to do.”

Source: Fox News

Indian guru with millions of followers sentenced in rape of teen girl who sought relief from 'ghostly powers'

Today 00:38 GMT

A high-profile Indian guru with millions of followers worldwide will spend the rest of his life behind bars for raping a teenage girl whose parents believed Asaram Bapu could “cure” the girl of “ghostly powers.”

The couple, who claimed they have been followers of Bapu for more than a decade, said they brought their daughter to the guru because she was “under the influence of some supernatural ghostly powers” and they believed he could “cure” her.

Source: The Guradian

Democratic senators scrutinize Koch brothers' 'infiltration' of Trump team

Thursday 16:25 GMT

Democratic senators are demanding information about what they call the Koch brothers’ “infiltration” of the Trump administration, charging that Koch-linked personnel have secured key federal jobs and are determining US environmental and public health policy. The senators – including Sheldon Whitehouse, Edward Markey, Catherine Cortez Masto, Tom Udall, Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren – sent letters to eight government bodies and the White House requesting “information related to efforts by Charles and David Koch, Koch Industries, and the numerous groups they fund to influence decisions”.

Source: The Guradian

Dancing with death: the murky ethics of filming people in life-threatening danger

Thursday 21:53 GMT

Not everyone passes: 2006’s The Bridge, a film about Golden Gate suicides, earned a black flag when its director, Eric Steel, chose not to inform family members later interviewed that footage of their relatives’ deaths would be part of the film (itself a highly contentious choice).

Without robots or blast suits, he disarmed thousands of mines; first in the aftermath of the second Gulf war, then, after a layoff enforced by the loss of his right leg, during the reconquest of Iraq from the Islamic State.

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump defends Michael Flynn after release of Comey memos

Saturday 08:06 GMT
Source: DW

Danish inventor sentenced to life in prison for murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Thursday 11:49 GMT
Source: NBC News

Many crimes may look motivated by hate. Proving it can be a different story.

Thursday 13:39 GMT
Source: BBC

Major cyber attack website taken down

Thursday 09:58 GMT
Source: NBC News

Inventor jailed for life after murdering journalist in submarine

Thursday 12:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

Russia chided for "obscene masquerade" on alleged Syria chemical attack

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kim Wall killer Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Autism may be more common than previously thought, CDC says

Today 03:22 GMT

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