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WHO launches investigation of its handling of pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has bowed to calls from most of its member states to launch an independent investigation into its management of...

WHO warns rush to ease virus rules could cause resurgence

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions will likely lead to a resurgence of the illness. The warning comes as...

Trump halts US payments to WHO over coronavirus warnings

President Donald Trump says he has directed a halt to US payments to the World Health Organisation pending a review of its warnings about...

Coronavirus-linked deaths hit 100,000 across globe

The worldwide death toll from coronavirus has hit 100,000 as Christians around the globe marked a Good Friday unlike any other — in front...

World Health Organisation ‘spends more on travel than tackling Aids, tuberculosis and malaria’

The World Health Organisation routinely spends about $200m per year on travel expenses, figures show - more than what it doles out to fight...

Vaccines rushed to Boko Haram area of Nigeria as toddlers paralysed by polio

Nigerian military helicopters have rushed polio vaccines to dangerous parts of the country's north east, where Boko Haram operates and where two toddlers paralysed...

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Protests flare in Philadelphia after police kill black man

More than a dozen people have been arrested and more than 30 officers were injured in protests stemming from the fatal police shooting of...

Macron announces new national lockdown in France

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced a second lockdown in France from Friday, to try to combat a strong resurgence of the coronavirus. With over...

Turkish leaders condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon of President Erdogan

Turkish officials have railed against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over a cover page cartoon mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing it of...

Spanish doctors stage walkout over ‘weakened’ health system

Spanish doctors are staging their first national walkout in 25 years in protest over what they say are poor working conditions and the weakened...

Hurricane warning for Louisiana as powerful storm swirls over Mexico

The US state of Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning as a powerful storm swirled across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path...
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