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A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

WHO to curb Zika outbreaks through global response

The "ZIKA Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan", covered the period of January to June, focused on mobilizing and coordinating partners, experts and...
FIFA

FIFA to raise the coaching Standards of Women in Namibia

Powell will be the Chief Instructor. The week long course will last from February 22 to 26 for active coaches that are working within...

Algeria tightens up along Libyan border for security

Quoting a security source, Echorouk newspaper reported that army troops deployed on border with Libya have been put in alert and ordered to open...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel says maintaining Britain in EU in Germany’s interests

Addressing the German parliament ahead of the EU summit on Thursday and Friday, Merkel said Britain's demands for EU reforms are in many respects...
American

America must revere the ASEAN code of centrality

by Xinhua writers Liu Si, Ling Shuo, Chen Jipeng The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday issued...
Violence

University of Cape Town violence gains momentum

Price told a press conference that eight people including six students have been charged for alleged involvement in acts of violence. ...

Gambia to mark its 51st independence

The celebration will take place at Buffer Zone in the middle of Serekunda in the country's commercial town of the Greater Banjul area, 7...

Trade Ministers of G20 scheduled to meet in Shanghai

The two-day meeting will be held in advance of the G20 Hangzhou Summit, which is slated for Sept. 4 and 5. China took...
malnutrition

Malnutrition in children could spell humanitarian crisis for Africa

Most of these countries have not had enough rains in the past two years and the number of food insecure people in the region...
football

Lavezzi of Argentina moves to Chinese Super League

The newly-promoted club based in Qinhuangdao in northern Hebei Province described Lavezzi as "the next Maradona" on the official social media account. The club...
bomb

13 killed in Aden’s suicide bombing

"A suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt at the main gate of Ras Abbas military base in Aden's western district of Buraiga, where scores...
Boko Haram

Buhari’s government talk down on Boko Haram’s rebirth

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed told a news conference in Abuja that insurgency has been weakened as a cohesive force even though...
malnutrition

UNICEF says around 1 million children could suffer malnutrition

UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala said in 2014 and 2015, a series of climatic shocks ruined harvests, leaving...
Gas infrastructure

Most of Africa’s infrastructure is solely financed by China

by Christine Lagat and Njoroge Kaburo China has eclipsed multilateral agencies and Western donors to emerge as the leading financier of large scale infrastructure...
oil

Nigeria’s economy is collapsing under depreciation and oil crisis

by Bosun Awoniyi This is not the best time for Nigerian economy as it is degenerating into a serious crisis unless something urgent is...
Elephants

In 2015 Zimbabwe lost 100 elephants to poachers

Edson Chidziya, the director general of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Monday the killing of the jumbos by cyanide poisoning was...

Copa Libertadores: Palmeiras and River Plate drew 2-2

The Brazilian club twice took the lead, through Jean and exciting young prospect Gabriel Jesus, only to be pegged back by their hosts, and...
The highlands of Ethiopia could be more vulnerable to malaria if temperatures rise

Ethiopia to hold ministerial discourse on water and sanitation

The meeting is expected to deliberate on actions to be taken to develop achievable sustainable development goals (SDGs) strategies. It will dwell upon ways...
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

Turkey indicts Russia over northern Syria attacks

Speak by phone to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Tayyip said that the attacks, which were denied by the Kremlin, further aggravated the...
Pollyana Rabello (L) kisses her baby Luiz Philipe, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on Feb. 4, 2016. Luiz Philipe was born on Dec. 28, 2015 with microcephaly and now lives with his family in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, where 208 cases of microcephaly have been reported. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday it was closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially adverse effects on the health of women and babies, particularly in Latin America. (Xinhua/Daniel Castelo Branco/Agencia o Dia/AGENCIA ESTADO)(zhf) ***BRAZIL OUT***

Brazilian plant could provide an antidote to Zika

The discovery was made by biology students at the State University of Piaui. The study, which began in 2013, aimed to prove the efficiency...
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Zika Virus will not affect Rio Olympic Games

Castro told the ambassadors that the country is "prepared to face the virus" and denied that there would be any risk for the tourists...
internet

477 Indonesian websites to be sanctioned over adult rated

"I have signed off the letter and sent it to the Internet Service Provider. These websites should be blocked in the next two...
Gun

Unidentified suspects gunned down a local reporter

The victim was identified as Elvis Ordaniza, 49, married, native of Pitogo town and volunteer of the local radio based in the nearby Pagadian...
Snake

Snake caught ingesting a Kangaroo in Australia

The snake, believed to be a amethystine python, was seen unhinging its jaw to make room for the kangaroo in a video taken by...
Yemen

Consequences of Turkey and Saudi Arabia ground assault on Syria

The latest remarks of Turkey and Saudi Arabia on sending troops to execute ground operations in Syria have raised eyebrows around the globe. ...
polio

Guinea immunizes more than 2.6 million children from polio

This disease, which attacks the nervous system and causes paralysis, is always common among children in Guinea's rural areas. The health...
Iran flag

Feb. 17 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ANKARA -- At least 28 people were killed and 61 others wounded in a car bomb attack targeting the Turkish military in the capital...
mine

Tanzania’s mine pit collapse kills two

Authorities said that the tragic accident occurred on Tuesday evening in an area close to Acacia Mining's (formerly African Barrick Gold) Bulyanhulu gold mine....
HIV

HIV-positive Botswana mother rekindles hope for life

by Otsile Valentine Keobokile Francinah Moumakwa Sinos describes her childhood as a normal one and she was never a trouble child. The mid-40s residing...
water

Water levels in Zambia-Zimbabwe dam projected to rise

Water levels in the Kariba Dam, the major source of electricity for the two countries, have gone down due to poor rains in the...

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