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WHO says monkeypox ‘containable’ as more govts start limited vaccinations

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‘Let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill’ – WHO official Authorities investigate 237 suspected, confirmed cases of virus France, Denmark latest to consider target vaccinations GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of Africa can be contained, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday,......

UN Human Rights chief kicks off high-stakes visit to China, Beijing cites COVID in limiting access

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends an event at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/GENEVA, May 23 (Reuters) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived in China......

Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

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An electron microscopic (EM) image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles as well as crescents and spherical particles of immature virions, obtained from a clinical human skin sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak in this undated image obtained by Reuters on May 18, 2022. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell......

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

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Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases in UK, Spain, Belgium France and North America Cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases As cases exceed 100, Germany says biggest ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was due to hold an......

Don’t forget other crises with Ukraine focus, UN warns

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi speaks during a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden March 09, 2022. Anders Wiklund/ TT News Agency/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Displacements globally heading for 100 mln people Food insecurity, price hikes damaging vulnerable areas After......

IMF urges Asia to be mindful of spillover risks from tightening

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Global tide of tightening comes faster than expected -IMF Widening gap in interest rates behind yen weakness Echoes view on balance yen depreciation helps Japan TOKYO, May 20 (Reuters) – Asian economies must be mindful of spillover risks as a decade of unconventional easing policies by major central banks is......

Mozambique detects first case of polio in 30 years

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CAPE TOWN, May 18 (Reuters) – Mozambique on Wednesday declared a polio outbreak after the virus was detected in a child living in the northeastern Tete region, the first case of the poliovirus in the country in almost three decades, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The case, which marks......

World in no better place to fight pandemics than before COVID – review

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The World Health Organization logo is pictured at the entrance of the WHO building, in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – The world is no better prepared for a new pandemic than it was when......

Fears for Mariupol defenders after surrender to Russia

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Service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works are seen inside a bus, which arrived under escort of the pro-Russian military at a detention facility in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May......

Ukrainian defenders emerge from Mariupol ruins to uncertain fate as siege ends

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Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, bussed to Russian-held towns ‘Defenders of Mariupol are heroes of our time’- Ukraine military Finland, Sweden set to file NATO applications Macron pledges more arms to Kyiv MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks......

U.N. warns of ‘catastrophic’ child malnutrition due to price hikes, Ukraine war

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A UNICEF logo is pictured outside their offices in Geneva, Switzerland, January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – The cost of life-saving treatment for the most severely malnourished children is set to......

Beautiful song shows Ukraine’s bravery, NATO deputy says lauding Eurovision win

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BERLIN, May 15 (Reuters) – Eurovision and NATO might not usually be associated, but on Sunday the military alliance’s deputy chief congratulated Ukraine for winning the annual music contest with a “beautiful song”, calling it a testament to its bravery in fighting Russia. Foreign ministers from the 30-member alliance NATO......

UN to set up inquiry into possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine

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Ukraine seeks inquiry into events around Kyiv UN rights chief calls scale of killings ‘shocking’ Russia, suspended last month, leaves seat empty China denounces politicization of Rights Council GENEVA, May 12 (Reuters) – The U.N. Human Rights Council passed a resolution on Thursday to set up an investigation into possible......

U.S. will share COVID-19 vaccine technology, Biden tells global summit

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WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – The United States will share technologies used to make COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization and is working to expand rapid testing and antiviral treatments for hard-to-reach populations, President Joe Biden said on Thursday. Speaking at the second global COVID-19 summit, Biden called on......

China calls WHO chief ‘irresponsible’ for saying zero-COVID strategy ‘not sustainable’

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A resident and a child look out through gaps in the barriers at a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WHO’s Tedros says China’s COVID policy “not sustainable”......

WHO chief’s remarks on China’s COVID policy blocked on country’s social media

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 11 (Reuters) – A United Nations Weibo post on the World Health Organization chief’s comments that China’s zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy......

World Health Organization members pass resolution against Russia

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GENEVA, May 10 (Reuters) – Members of the World Health Organization’s European region passed a resolution on Tuesday that could result in the closure of Russia’s regional office and the suspension of meetings in the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine. The special session of the European region......

China rebukes U.S. for changing Taiwan wording on State Department website

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Taiwan flags can be seen at a square ahead of the national day celebration in Taoyuan, Taiwan, October 8, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 10 (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday slammed the United States for changing the wording......

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