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Malaria vaccine gets pilot testing

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said yesterday. The injectable vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, was developed by British drugmaker…

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Malaria vaccine gets pilot testing

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said yesterday. The injectable vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, was developed by British drugmaker…

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Haley warns N. Korea about attacking U.S. base or testing ICBM

WASHINGTON >> The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said today. In several television interviews, Nikki Haley praised China’s involvement in trying to pressure North Korea to cease missile testing and criticized Pyongyang’s leader, Kim Jong Un, as unstable and paranoid. Asked…

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Haley warns N. Korea about attacking U.S. base or testing ICBM

WASHINGTON >> The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said today. In several television interviews, Nikki Haley praised China’s involvement in trying to pressure North Korea to cease missile testing and criticized Pyongyang’s leader, Kim Jong Un, as unstable and paranoid. Asked…

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Russian Foreign Minister Vows To Convince Ukraine Rebels To Agree With Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov promised Monday to use Moscow’s influence to make Ukrainian separatists agree to a cease-fire deal, the Associated Press reported. Lavrov’s statement was made during a news conference with EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini, the report said. The announcement comes after the U.S. State Department’s call for Russia to improve security in eastern Ukraine following ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Vows To Convince Ukraine Rebels To Agree With Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov promised Monday to use Moscow’s influence to make Ukrainian separatists agree to a cease-fire deal, the Associated Press reported. Lavrov’s statement was made during a news conference with EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini, the report said. The announcement comes after the U.S. State Department’s call for Russia to improve security in eastern Ukraine following ...

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GM Ignition Switches Appeal Declined By U.S. Supreme Court

Reuters reported the 2009 bankruptcy filing by General Motors prevents the U.S. Supreme Court from hearing an appeal on suits filed over deadly ignition-switch defects, thereby allowing the suits to go forward, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday. The justices declined to review a 2016 ruling by New York’s U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting GM’s bid to block customer ...

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China Bars Its Construction Workers From Israeli Settlements

China and Israel have agreed to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel under the Chinese stipulation workers are prohibited from building in West Bank settlements, the Associated Press reported Monday. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said the deal would ensure work in areas “agreed upon by both sides that take into consideration their safety and well-being,” said the report. Despite ...

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Arkansas Set To Carry Out First Double Execution Monday In U.S. Since Texas In 2000

Arkansas is scheduled to execute two inmates Monday night, the first such double execution in the United States in 17 years, PressTV reported. Murder convicts Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are set to be executed in the second and third executions in Arkansas this month, respectively, the report said. Both inmates have expressed fear their poor health conditions could result ...

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