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The United Nations faced criticism on Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” to promote health causes, despite the country’s dire health crisis under his rule.
Mugabe, 93, was in Uruguay for the announcement by WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who said he was “honoured to announce that President Mugabe has agreed to serve as a goodwill ambassador on NCDs for Africa.” Tedros hailed Zimbabwe as “a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide health care to all”.
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After graduating from college, where he ran track and cross-country, he got a job working in the print shop of a cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2. Most runners would probably consider their training days over if they got a job like that, but Miller made it work.
Khizr Khan, speaking at the Democratic national convention with his wife, Ghazala, by his side, produced a copy of the constitution from his jacket pocket, held it up for all to see, and offered to lend it to the then Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Then, in December 2015, just after Trump had made his speech calling for a ban on Muslims entering the US, he was called by a journalist who asked what he thought about it.
Despite its permissive reputation and the wild, cross-dressing costumes seen at its street carnivals, Brazil is an increasingly dangerous country for LGBT people.
Against this backdrop of prejudice, however, the country’s latest pop sensation is an openly-gay drag queen in a flowing platinum wig whose glossy pop videos have been watched hundreds of millions of times. Pabllo Vittar, 22, has 4.9 million followers on her Instagram, enjoys the patronage of Anitta, one of Brazil’s most famous singers, and recently starred on the cover of celebrity magazine Contigo with the headline: “Who is this phenomenon?”
Fifty years ago this week, Padgett and two of his USC Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers, Bob Best and Dan Scott, decided that a trip to see the Trojans try to break a 27-year losing streak in Notre Dame Stadium was worth risking life and limb.
Ten years after the trip to South Bend, Best boarded a commercial flight and heard a familiar voice over the intercom: Rhodes, the plane’s pilot.
Alex Ovechkin had peppered Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek with six shots through 60 minutes Friday night, each one more frustrating than the last.
After forward Tomas Tatar scored his second goal of the game to lift the Red Wings to a 3-2 lead with 7:15 remaining, the Capitals appeared to be headed for a third straight loss in regulation.
The Houston Astros, riding another stellar pitching performance from Justin Verlander, an acrobatic catch from center fielder George Springer and a better-late-than-never awakening of their bats, beat the Yankees, 7-1, on Friday night to force a seventh game in the American League Championship Series.
Verlander, who threw a complete-game, 13-strikeout masterpiece in Game 2, shut out the Yankees for seven innings — thanks in part to Springer, whose leaping catch off Todd Frazier’s seventh-inning drive to the center-field wall with two runners aboard kept the Yankees at bay.
The consulting firm charged with turning around the troubled United Medical Center has told District officials it will replace the hospital’s chief executive.
One Medical says it will drop CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield insurance, catching many by surprise. GW Hospital says helipad needed to save lives, but some Foggy Bottom residents are furious
“We don’t really have megafauna in New Zealand, we don’t have lions or tigers or bears, so the next best thing we’ve got is the K?k?p? and Kiwi and Kea; the poster- children of bird conservation in New Zealand.” Loss of habitat, introduced predators such as rats, stoats and possums and the increasing effects of climate change have had a “devastating” impact on New Zealand’s birds, which evolved in isolation without ground-based predators for millions of year.