23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks

Geneva : Nearly 23,500 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in war-ravaged Yemen in the past three weeks, including 242 deaths, The World Health Organization said Friday.

"The speed of the resurgence of this cholera epidemic is unprecedented," WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria told reporters in a conference call, warning that there could be as many as 250,000 cases in the country within six months.



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With you... 9 months and beyond

As an obstetrician/gynaecologist, there is nothing that gives me more pleasure than helping my patients through the miracle of childbirth. It is the culmination of all my studies and clinical training to help deliver a new baby into the world.

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Ramadan preparation for diabetic patients

With less than a month away to start the holy month of Ramadan, all patients with diabetes who wish to fast during Ramadan should undergo the required arrangements to undertake the fast as safely as possible. These include medical assessment and educational coun

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Top DJ Avicii dies in Oman at 28

Muscat : Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs has passed away. He was 28. Two years after his unusually early retirement, the Swedish DJ was found dead on a visit to the Gulf kingdom's capital Muscat, a statement said without specifying a cause.


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Netflix chief spokesman axed over use of N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff. The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which i

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Thousands join march to call for Brexit deal referendum

Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union marched through central London yesterday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organisers said. Protesters packed the main arteries of the capital, waving British, Irish and European flags and

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Dealers cheer as driving ban goes

Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver’s seat, picturing herself doing grocery st

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Evil dead sequel will happen

Director Fede Alvarez said there is a ‘possibility’ that he may come up with a sequel to his ‘Evil Dead’ reboot. Last week the filmmaker agreed on Twitter to make a sequel to his 2013 film. “I love those movies. Making my ‘Evil Dead’ was an amazin

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Nick Jonas shows love for Priyanka on social media

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have consistently been spotted together, but never confirmed their relationship publicly. But the American singer-songwriter has finally confirmed the status with the actress on social media. Jonas, 25, took the huge step of sharing a post on Instagram of Pr

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Germany gets a lifeline

A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden yesterday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16. Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick to grab the three points for the four-times world champions who

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Five-star Belgium shine against Tunisia

Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard helped Belgium to a 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia yesterday that showcased their attacking verve and star quality and put them firmly on course for the World Cup knockout phase. Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to add a late fifth but it was b

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Paw prints of pet dog help trace missing toddler

Police are crediting a Michigan family’s dog for leading them to a lost toddler after the small child went missing for several hours earlier in the week. Dominic Peake told the Detroit Free Press he was thrown into a panic after realizing that his two-year-old had escaped from the Paw Paw

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Time apologises for Trump cover story

Time magazine has issued a correction to a controversial cover story about a Honduran migrant girl who they said was taken from her mother by US border patrol agents after it was revealed that the pair were never separated at all.  Three-year-old Yanela Denise became the unin