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WHO: Hepatitis B, C Could Be Eliminated by 2030 On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organization is calling for stepped up action to eliminate Hepatitis B and C by 2030. It says the goal can be reached by scaling up diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases, which can cause de
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Amid Nationwide Drought, Rome Seeks Ways to Avoid Rationing Rome and its water company are working hard to avoid rationing during a nationwide drought, Italy's environment minister said Thursday. Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans a
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Isolated Qatar Hires Firm Founded by Trump Aides Amid Crisis Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by former top campaign aides to President Donald Trump and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia's massive lobbying efforts in America's
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Melania Trump to Lead US Delegation to Invictus Games Melania Trump plans to lead the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games in Toronto in September. The first lady says she's honored by the opportunity to represent the U.S. at the games September 23-30. The trip will mark her first solo excursion outside the
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Pakistan Arrests Head of Village Council Over Girl's Rape Police on Thursday arrested the head of a village council in central Pakistan for allegedly sanctioning the rape of a teenage girl, a police spokeswoman said. In multiple raids over two days, police also arrested 23 councilmen over the same case, accordin
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Turkish PM Tries to Calm German Business Fears The Turkish prime minister has met with executives of leading German businesses operating in Turkey in a bid to allay concerns over German-Turkish tensions. According to reports a number of German companies are under investigation for alleged links to las
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After Drought, California Looks to Replenish Aquifers At the Terranova Ranch near Fresno, California, general manager Don Cameron examines grapes in a vineyard that workers flooded last spring. Winter rains had ended a severe drought and he was engaged in groundwater recharge, returning unused water from the
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AP Sources: US Seeks to Test Iran Deal With More Inspections The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said. The inspections are one element
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Michelle Obama Discusses Emotional Scars From Critics Michelle Obama says breaking the glass ceiling in becoming the first black first lady left a few lasting emotional scars. Obama spoke at an event for the Women's Foundation of Colorado in Denver on Wednesday night. The Denver Post reports Obama said she w
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US Weekly Requests for Jobless Aid up 10K, to 244,000 More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, though the number of people seeking benefits remains near historic lows pointing to a healthy job market. THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications rose by 10,000 to 244,000, the Labor Department said
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