Taiwan premier apologizes for temporarily suspending flu vaccinations for middle-aged adults

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) apologized on Monday (Oct. 19) for temporarily suspending tax-funded flu vaccinations for healthy middle-aged people amid a temporar...

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to syringe, the wor...

Russian investigators target gay fathers

A few years ago, lawyer Vladimir (name changed) who lives in a big Russian city decided to have a child with the help of a surrogate mother. His whole family was pleased when a girl was born. She was ...

Mother convicted in deaths of 2 newborns left in trash bags

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A jury convicted a South Carolina mother of throwing two of her newborns away in trash bags after they were born 13 months apart, but the 32-year-old mother of two other children...

Mom on trial for deaths of 2 babies says she blacked out

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother on trial for placing two of her newborns in trash bags and throwing them away about a year apart told investigators she blacked out from the pain of deliv...

Pope apologizes for keeping distance as virus cases spike

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis apologized to the faithful Wednesday for not being able to greet them and shake their hands as Italy posted a record spike in coronavirus infections that is threatenin...

Half of Australia Great Barrier Reef corals have died since the 1990s, study reveals

Around 50% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has died since the 1990s, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society Journal. "The decline occurred in both shallow ...

No more free vaccines if supplies run out in Taiwan

The government will not offer additional doses of government-funded influenza vaccines if supplies of free vaccines for vulnerable groups run out, the Centers for Disease Control said Monday (Oct. 12)...

UK sheep farmer jailed for contaminated baby food plot

LONDON (AP) — A sheep farmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for his plot to use baby food laced with metal shards to blackmail one of Britain's biggest supermarket chains. ...

Funeral held for Arkansas detective who was fatally shot

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police officer who was fatally shot last week was remembered by officials, friends and family for his dedication to his job and community. The fun...

Newborn in Taiwan falls gravely ill due to parents’ poor hygiene

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A newborn in Taiwan has fallen severely ill due to salmonella infection, with the source of transmission suspected of being linked to the poor hygiene of the parents. T...

VIRUS DIARY: In age of pandemic, she finds solace in trees

NEW YORK (AP) — When the virus was raging in New York City, I found solace on the arm of a flowering tree. I embraced a low-hanging branch, rested my head and mourned for my city. It...

2 million stillbirths every year, pandemic might worsen toll

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization, UNICEF and partners said there are about 2 million stillbirths every year, mostly in the developing world, according to the first-ever global estimates pub...

Zimbabwe judge orders facilities reopened for pregnant women

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean judge on Wednesday ordered authorities in the capital, Harare, to reopen health facilities for pregnant women that were closed due to a strike by workers demanding...

Brand New Pet-Friendly Amenities and Rooftop Lawn at Peak Galleria

Introducing Pet Elevator, Pet Route, Photoshoot Station Launching Peaknic Combo -- Picnic with Breathtaking View of Hong Kong HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 October 2020 - Following its muc...