DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid ‘high’ risk of spread: WHO chief

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The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the DRC to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread “remains very high”.

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Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’

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When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim. The main culprit is catastrophic subsidence caused by groundwater being pumped out from below, often via unregulated wells for homes, factories, and farms catering to a booming population and growing economy.

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Gauteng hospitals accused of not having diabetes, cancer medication

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Gauteng Health Officials have denied that they are out of stock of diabetes and cancer medications at some hospitals. They were responding to complaints raised by the Democratic Alliance’s Jack Bloom.

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Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people.

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Department of Environmental affairs calls for environmental cleanliness

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The Department of Environmental affairs has called on all citizens to make it their responsibility to ensure environment cleanliness.

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Huawei’s HiSilicon says it has long been preparing for US ban scenario

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Huawei Technologies’ chip arm HiSilicon said on Friday it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” that it could be banned from purchasing US chips and technology, and is able to ensure steady supply of most products.

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Doctors unveil first child blast wound manual

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Doctors and rights activists unveiled on Thursday the world’s first field manual for the treatment of child casualties from explosions, which they say cause almost three-quarters of juvenile deaths and injuries in war zones.

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