Report: Full-scale UN response needed in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The humanitarian emergency caused by the collapse of the Venezuelan health system requires a full-scale response by the United Nations, two organizations said Thursday. ...

Taiwan Can Help realize WHO’s Health for All: MOHW minister

Taiwan’s expertise in disease control and universal health coverage can help strengthen global medical development, and the nation is willing and able to share its experiences at the 72nd World ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, ...

Review: Book casts welcome light on actress Vivien Leigh

"Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh" (I.B. Tauris), by Alan Strachan Playing two of the greatest female roles ever offered in film — Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" and B...

Child migrants struggle to survive northern France

"Come," beckons Siddique*, a jovial 14-year-old Afghan boy wearing a puffer jacket so large it appears to be swallowing him whole. "Come and drink with 'the Bambinos!'" The...

Report: US fails in funding obligation to Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government's responsibility...

Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S.-based nonprofit group has called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led ...

Norway honors US woman who tended to WWII sailors' graves

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Norwegian government has awarded an American woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in ups...

Superbugs kill 33,000 in Europe each year, says study

A study by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that around 33,000 people in the EU die each year after becoming infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The a...

Ray Galton, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 88

LONDON (AP) — Screenwriter Ray Galton, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Steptoe and Son," has died at 88. Galton's family said Saturday that...

Polish lawmakers approve more talks on banning vaccinations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lawmakers from Poland's conservative ruling party have approved further parliamentary discussion over a controversial plan to abolish compulsory vaccinations for children, includ...

North Korea learns to embrace its inner consumer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In an instructional television program about table tennis on the state-run sports channel, every ball, paddle and shirt bear the logo of "Naegohyang," one of North Korea'...

Countries pledge billions to fight tuberculosis worldwide

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Health Organization says governments have agreed to contribute $13 billion a year by 2022 to prevent and treat tuberculosis, a communicable disease that claimed at leas...

Governments to discuss tackling tuberculosis at UN summit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Governments from around the world will gather Wednesday to discuss the persistent scourge of tuberculosis, which last year claimed more lives than any other communicable disease....

Ostrich skin and Neo-Viagra? A shopping guide to North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ostrich skin ready for tailoring, huge flat-screen TVs, "Neo-Viagra" and a cure for cancer? North Korea's official shopper's guide is glossy and full of...