Category Archives: health

UN agency for Palestinians says school closures loom

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The UN agency helping Palestinian refugees says a $101 million funding gap could keep 500,000 Palestinian students out of school this fall. The deputy chief of the U.N Continue reading

Ledecky shocked after improving 1,500 world record in heats

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky touched the wall, turned around, spit out some water, curled her mouth into a big smile and began waving her finger. For a swimmer who is getting accustomed to breaking world records, this one was a bit of a surprise. The American teenager improved her own mark in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the world championships Monday in morning heats Continue reading

Can Donald Trump Appear Presidential?

RELATED GOP Hopefuls Prep for First 2016 Debate — and Donald Trump The big question hanging over the first Republican presidential debate Thursday is whether front-runner Donald Trump can modulate what up to now has been a campaign full of bluster and bombast. Many voters, including mainstream and centrist Republicans, will be assessing whether the billionaire real estate developer has statesmanlike or conciliatory qualities Continue reading

Farmer visited by Obama is now the face of California’s drought

President Barack Obama walks with California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Joe and Maria Del Bosque while touring the Del Bosque farm in 2014.  (Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) FIREBAUGH, Calif. Continue reading

Diack fights back at allegations of widespread doping

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — With his federation embattled by widespread doping allegations that could lead to a reshuffle of Olympic and world championship podiums for more than a decade, IAAF president Lamine Diack defended his organization’s anti-doping record and dismissed the accusations as a “joke” on Monday. Diack, who will be stepping down later this month after 15 years at the helm of the International Association of Athletics Federations, also questioned the timing of the reports, which came out three weeks before the track and field world championships in Beijing, which run from Aug. 22-30 Continue reading

Malaga emergency service warns of water dangers

THE Malaga provincial emergency services coordination centre has reported dealing with 38 accidents in which victims almost drowned over June and July, almost twice as many as the same two months last year. The centre stressed that the summer and water combination is particularly dangerous for children and reported that one third of victims were found to be under the age of 14 Continue reading

Malaga police track down clumsy suspect

A MAN has been arrested in Malaga suspected of trapping another man inside a bar bathroom and threatening him with a knife before stealing €1,000 in cash the victim was carrying. Investigators tracked the suspect down by checking with city hospitals and medical centres after the victim reported that his attacker had crashed into a thick glass door while running away and was bound to have been injured. Continue reading

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians

FILE – In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday, Aug. Continue reading

Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

Lotte group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, center, is surrounded by the media after a press conference at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Shin, who has been trying to solidify his control of South Korea’s largest retailer, which has businesses in South Korea and Japan, in the face of opposition from his older brother Shin Dong-joo, 61, and his father Shin Kyuk-ho, 92, said his brother and father’s attempt to sack him as chairman of Lotte had no legal standing. Continue reading

Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration’s case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar. Continue reading