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Endangered leopard cat gives birth to 3 kittens at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leopard cat gave birth to three kittens at Taipei Zoo, the first time in 20 years that such an event has occurred in captivity, the zoo said Wednesday (March 3). The ...

California clinics: More vaccines going to rich than at-risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teresa Parada is exactly the kind of person equity-minded California officials say they want to vaccinate: She's a retired factory worker who speaks little English and lives in a ...

COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had her hair ripped out and suffered a fracture. The second was beaten into a coma. Followin...

Rohingya: Relocated refugees say life was better at Cox's Bazar

Over the past several months, Bangladesh has transferred over 10,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island, despite opposition from international aid agencies. The island, named "Bhasan Char"...

Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrei, a 32-year-old Romanian man who has been HIV positive since he was a baby, began missing his regular medical check-ups when the coronavirus pandemic hit a year ago. ...

Taipei to speed up digital transformation post-COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Thursday (Feb. 5) unveiled a “White Paper on Digital Transformation” for the Taiwanese capital to stay competitive in the post-COVID era. Accordin...

UN: India coast guard helping Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Indian coast guard found a boat carrying Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea and provided them with food, water and medical care, the U.N. refugee agency said Thur...

Taiwan to reopen to foreigners seeking medical care March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International patients will again be allowed to seek medical care in Taiwan under certain conditions beginning on March 1, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) annou...

A look at how Biden's Cabinet nominees fared Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United Nations ambassador gaining Senate approval Tuesday. Senat...

Ministry calls Taiwanese transgender internet celebrity's pregnancy 'absurd'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A transgender internet influencer has generated a firestorm of criticism in Taiwan's medical community for posting photos of an alleged experimental "pregnancy.&q...

Dutch finance minister's skating tweet lands him on thin ice

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch finance minister was on thin ice Friday for taking to a speed skating oval with one of the Netherlands' greatest Olympians. Finance Minister W...

Doctors race to find, vaccinate vulnerable homebound people

A group of health care workers hurried out of a Boston hospital on a recent weekday morning, clutching small red coolers filled with COVID-19 vaccines. Their challenge: Beat traffic,...

US lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on ...

Malnourished, neglected horses up for adoption after seizure

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Eight malnourished and neglected horses seized by the state last year from a Connecticut farm are being made available for adoption, officials said Thursday. ...

Dutch prosecutors drop case of father of isolated family

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors asked a Dutch court Thursday to drop the case against a 68-year-old father who is accused of isolating and abusing his own children, who were kept secluded fr...