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In conservative Somalia, a rare woman presidential candidate

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country's top office as the Ho...

For top #MeToo legal duo, a pandemic year brings no pause

She’d just upended her life by going public with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to the governor, realized that Saturday night in...

‘Like hell:’ As Olympics loom, Japan health care in turmoil

TOKYO (AP) — As she struggled to breathe, Shizue Akita had to wait more than six hours while paramedics searched for a hospital in Osaka that would treat her worsening COVID-19. When she fina...

Taipei mayor suggests only severe COVID cases be hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei announced new control measures for hospitals on Tuesday (May 18) to help alleviate the recent surge in domestic COVID cases. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said du...

Mideast's largest mall operator to expand amid vaccine hopes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest operator of malls expects revenue and earnings to climb back to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year and is moving full steam ahead ...

US prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

A Florida correctional officer polled his colleagues earlier this year in a private Facebook group: “Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine if offered?” The answer from more than half: “...

Greece: Tougher lockdown rules target exercise cheats

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece said Wednesday that police will target people making false exercise claims to bypass stay-at-home orders as part of tougher new restrictions. ...

South Korea vaccinates 18,000 to start ambitious COVID-19 campaign

South Korea said 18,489 people received their first doses of AstraZeneca PLC’s vaccine by midnight on Friday as it launched an ambitious COVID-19 inoculation campaign, and will begin using Pfize...

Taiwan identifies new Covid drug more effective than remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) recently identified four new drug candidates for coronavirus treatment, including one that is 30 times more ...

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli loses 2nd bid for early prison release

NEW YORK (AP) — That’s another no for the “Pharma Bro.” A federal judge has rejected convicted pharmaceutical executive’s Martin Shkreli’s second request to be let out of prison earl...

Taiwan's CECC planning partnership to develop COVID antibody treatments

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is planning to launch a public-private partnership to develop and produce antibody treatments against COVID-19, according to the National Health Research Ins...

Taiwanese scientists develop decoy antibody to fight COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese scientists have developed a decoy antibody that can prevent infection by the Wuhan coronavirus by blocking it from entering human cells. On Nov. 30, scientist...

Coronavirus: Indian hospitals run short of intensive care beds 

On Sunday, Delhi recorded 6,746 new COVID-19 infections and 121 related deaths, bringing the total death toll in the state to 8,391. Local authorities are struggling to cope with an exponential rise i...

Trump admin. funds plasma company based in owner's condo

WASHINGTON (AP) — An obscure South Carolina company may be in line for millions of dollars in U.S. government funding to produce a coronavirus treatment after a former Republican senator with a financ...

Taiwan mulls new health insurance policy for citizens living overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Health Insurance Administration Director-General Lee Po-chang (李伯璋) said Saturday (Sept. 19) the government is considering a new health insurance pol...