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Singapore's main airport temporarily closed a runway after drones were spotted in the area, causing dozens of flights to be delayed, authorities said Wednesday.

Versailles' Royal Chapel gets painstaking restoration

The Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, the final great building work undertaken in the reign of Louis XIV, is undergoing a painstaking restoration that is expected to be finished within 18 months.

Chaos and tragedy in Indian 'brain fever' outbreak

The stench of urine, chlorine, vomit and death fills the main hospital in Muzaffarpur, the epicentre of a brain fever outbreak in India that has killed over 100 children since June 1.

Lower trust in vaccines among people in richer countries: survey

People in Europe have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, according to a global survey of public attitudes toward health and science published Wednesday.

Two Swiss mountaineers land plane on Mont Blanc

Two Swiss mountaineers landed a small plane less than 400 metres from the summit of Mont Blanc on Tuesday before heading for the top of Europe's tallest peak with police in pursuit, the French gendarme said.

WHO virtual press conference outlines antimicrobial strategy

At an audio briefing held on June 18, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced key goals to prevent antimicrobial resistance in countries around the world using a new tool, named AWaRe.

Everest summits smash records amid deadly bottlenecks

A record 885 people climbed Everest in May this year, figures showed Tuesday, capping a deadly traffic-clogged season that also saw 11 climbers die on the world's highest mountain.

Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 103 children

Angry protests erupted in one of India's poorest states Tuesday over the deaths of more than 100 children from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees.

Waves of Chinese tourists invade North Korea

On a grey stone column in Pyongyang, a mural shows Chinese and North Korean soldiers rushing into battle against US-led forces in the Korean War.

Preview: The 9th Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball in Woodbury

On Monday, June 24, the ninth annual Long Island Hospitality Ball will be talking place in Woodbury for philanthropical purposes.

Mexico court blocks airport project in blow to AMLO

A judge in Mexico has ordered President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government to halt construction on a new airport and preserve work on a rival project he tried to scrap, activists said Monday.

Brain disease kills more than 100 Indian children

More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar -- home to some of the country's worst health indicators -- have now been killed by a brain virus potentially linked to lychees, officials said.

Op-Ed: New York debates legalizing cannabis, with reservations

If New York legalizes cannabis, it can be said that the mainstream US market has spoken. That, however, is far from a given. People are regenerating all the old arguments against cannabis, and a few new ones.

Dad makes tearful plea for backpacker son missing Down Under

The father of an 18-year-old Belgian backpacker made a heart-rending appeal for help finding his son Monday, as Australian police admitted they were "baffled" by his disappearance from a picturesque surf town.

Fecal transplant deaths: Call for improved regulations

Following the death of one patient and another falling seriously ill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for greater controls over fecal transplants. The patients became infected with a multi-drug resistant bacterial infection.

Cubans feeling the pinch as Trump cruise ban bites

The waxy sheen on his splendid 1934 Ford glimmers in the Caribbean sun, but nobody is hiring Estaban Estrada's red and white convertible these days -- the dollars have dried up now that US cruise liners are no longer calling at Havana.

Tourist drowns in Lake Geneva during storm: police

A woman has drowned in Lake Geneva when her sightseeing boat sank as a violent storm battered parts of Switzerland on Saturday, police said.

Seeking the ultimate wellbeing? You need two hours of nature

Stressed? Finding modern life too much? The solution, according to new research, is two hours a week spent outdoors close to nature, as the key dose of for good mental health.

Seven die cleaning Indian hotel septic tank: police

Seven people have suffocated to death while cleaning a hotel septic tank in western India without safety gear, police said Saturday.

China's largest ever Picasso exhibition opens

The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opens on Saturday, featuring more than 100 works -- many of them from the artist's early years.

In Afghanistan, conspiracy theories fuel polio outbreak

Two-year-old Farid should have been vaccinated against polio, but his family -- like many in rural Afghanistan -- believed the conspiracy theories and refused to have him inoculated.

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda.

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

"Classic chemotherapywas awful... but with this treatment, I feel hope," says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol.

Antigua takes control of troubled Caribbean airline LIAT

A Caribbean airline that helps bind together the region's many island nations has been saved from going under -- at least for now -- by a rescue plan led by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.

Beyond Meat wants a burger that tastes and smells just like meat

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beyond Meat Ethan Brown discussed the evolution of plant-based burgers with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel just days before the product was upgraded.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

Hungary boat tragedy toll climbs to 25

The death toll from a Budapest tourist boat sinking rose to 25 with a man's body found about 100 kilometres from the accident site, police said Thursday.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lisbon fetes 'saint of love' with free deluxe weddings

It is Lisbon's wedding of the year. Crowds gather at the cathedral, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as cameras lie in wait.Suddenly, the organ music grows louder and photographers get into position in front of the imposing entrance.

WHO considers declaring Ebola 'global emergency' as virus spreads

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo.

Too much screen time and snacking raises heart disease risk

New research finds too much screen time plus the temptation for snacking while glued to a device increases the risk for metabolic disorder in teenagers. The risk increases after six hours per day spent looking at a device.

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DR Congo.

Uganda confirms Ebola case as virus spreads from DRCongo

A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Tuesday.

DR Congo fears 1,500 dead from measles epidemic

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have declared an epidemic of measles which may have killed 1,500 people, according to statistical analysis.

Hungary police lift capsized tourist boat from river

Hungarian police Tuesday began lifting a sightseeing vessel that sank in the river Danube in Budapest last month in an accident that has claimed at least 20 lives with eight people still missing.

'In a zoo': Pakistan's Kalash battle tourism deluge

In a remote valley in Pakistan dozens of Kalash minority women dance to celebrate spring's arrival -- but as a gaggle of men scramble to catch them on camera, the community warns an influx of domestic tourists is threatening their unique traditions.

Another victim found from Hungary tourist boat disaster

Another victim of the sinking of a sightseeing boat in Budapest has been found, Hungarian police said Sunday, bringing the death toll to 20 with eight people still missing.

FDA works with food industry to standardize food labeling

If you’re like most consumers, you check the “sell by” or “use by” label before you buy food products. But, is it OK to eat an item after the date stamped on the label? The FDA wants to change those confusing labels to reduce food waste.

In historic first, G20 weighs ageing as global risk

Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating to ageing and shrinking birthrates.

Gondoleering goddesses teach ancient art to the masses

"Big wave incoming, use your legs!" shouts Gabriella Lazzari, as her laughing students try out their new gondoleering skills in the sunshine of Venice's lagoon.

Paltrow's first Canadian Goop store sees two products pulled

All did not go too well with the opening of Gwyneth Paltrow's first Goop store to open in Canada. Within minutes of the opening, Heath Canada inspectors pulled two beauty products from the shelves.
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