Fantasies of Kiev’s authorities, trying to divert public attention from the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash, were “worthy of being included in a Red Book of military aphorisms”, a Russian Defense Ministry official said on Thursday, commenting on the statement of … Read the rest
An extra R1-billion would be needed to extend ARV treatment, bringing the total HIV/Aids budget to R13-billion, the minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi said.
“People like asking me whether the country can afford it. The answer is: Can we afford … Read the rest
A city in China has reportedly been sealed off after one resident died from bubonic plague, but this way of trying to contain the disease is puzzling to infectious disease experts, who say the response seems extreme given the information … Read the rest
The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.
The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a “national hero” by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control … Read the rest
Malaysian officials passed the black boxes from MH17 flight over to Dutch investigators five days after the Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday citing the government of the Netherlands.
«The black boxes from flight MH17 have … Read the rest
Senior US intelligence officials say they have no evidence of Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
They say the passenger jet was likely felled by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists in … Read the rest
Africa’s population is set to double to more than 2.4 billion over the next few decades due to improved health care and medicines, a new study found.
Sub-Saharan Africa – the world’s poorest region – will record the largest amount … Read the rest
About two hours ago, and in the aftermath of the public outcry regarding flights in conflict zones, first Delta then most other major international carriers announced they would suspend flights to Israel “until further notice” amid concerns that a rocket … Read the rest
Talks under the auspices of the global Financial Stability Board (FSB) over the summer are approaching a key stage as officials aim to clinch an agreement on bail-ins and the bailing in of creditors including depositors of banks.
Finance officials … Read the rest
The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza.
Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, on 17 … Read the rest
Hundreds staged a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza on Monday, the biggest such gathering in the Japanese capital since the violence began early this month, organizers said.
As night fell demonstrators holding candles formed huge letters … Read the rest
Seven Nobel Peace Prize winners were amongst the 64 public figures calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its “war crimes and possible crimes against humanity” in Gaza. The statement came in a letter published in Britain’s The … Read the rest
The Swiss National Bank and the People’s Bank of China reached a currency swap agreement on Monday, allowing the two central banks to buy and sell their currencies up to a limit of 150 billion renminbi, or 21 billion Swiss … Read the rest
It sounds crazy on its face, but then again one comes to expect that from UW-Madison. But are they crazy enough to do race-based grading.
W. Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece … Read the rest