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Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’

It's the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C says...

Half the world’s refugee children not in school, UN agency finds

With more and more children forced to leave their homes, over half of the world’s school-aged refugees are now out of education, the United Nations refugee agency said in...

Kenya mothers ‘pressured to kill disabled babies’

A new study has found that nearly half of Kenyan mothers with disabled babies were pressured to kill them. The two-year research, carried out by the charity Disability Rights International,...

Treating gut bacteria could help ease autism symptoms

Scientists suspect that your gut microbiome,  the mix of bacteria that inhabit your intestines, affects your health in many ways, but a surprising new finding suggests that a healthy...

Breast milk has biggest benefit for premature babies brains- Study

Breast milk boosts levels of chemicals crucial for brain growth and development in premature babies with a very low birth weight, a new study reveals. "Our previous research established that...

Ketamine may reduce heavy drinkers’ craving

A one-off dose of ketamine may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, an experimental trial by University College London suggests. When the sedative was used to disrupt people's memories...

Okomfo Anokye blood does not contain HIV or syphilis – Committee

The Five-Member Independent Committee, set up by the Ministry of Health to investigate allegations of blood contamination from the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has debunked the accusation. The Committee...

Wa West District Still Recording Under Child Malnutrition

The Poyetanga sub-district in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region is still recording high cases of acute malnutrition among children. The communities in the sub-district, according to...

Wealthy German family to donate €10 million after extent of Nazi past is uncovered

One of Germany's wealthiest families, whose investment company owns stakes in some of the world's best-known brands including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Pret a Manger, is to give €10...

MIT researchers create plane that flies without any moving parts

Researchers at MIT have developed a plane capable of flying without any moving parts, reports MIT Technology Review. The feat was achieved using electroaerodynamic propulsion, which uses a pair...

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Africa

Rwanda begins experimental vaccination against Ebola

Rwanda has launched its first large-scale vaccination campaign against the Ebola virus. Rwanda's Health Minister, Diane Gashumba, said at least, 200 thousand people will be...

Deadly flooding in Uganda kills at least 16

Deadly flooding in Uganda has claimed at least 16 lives, the Red Cross says, as the region reels from weeks of rain. Rescuers have been...

World

Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest PM

Finland's Sanna Marin is to become the world's youngest prime minister at the age of 34. The transport minister was picked by her Social Democratic...

North Korea carries out ‘very important test’

North Korea says it has carried out a "very important test" at a satellite-launching site. The KCNA state news agency said the results would be...