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Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

Why world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential …

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Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister's office

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before planned resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular …

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Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound …

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Mourners throng Abe's wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Mourners throng Abe’s wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Ruling coalition increases majority in upper house vote Hundreds pay respects to slain ex-first at temple Abe shot Friday in crime that stunned nation Controversial church says suspect’s mother is a follower TOKYO/NARA, July 11 (Reuters) – Mourners streamed into a temple in Tokyo to pay their respects to Japan’s slain former premier Shinzo Abe …

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Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

At least 18 killed in residential block, more missing Ukraine expects intensification of hostilities Rescuers make voice contact with survivors under rubble Residents tell of miraculous escapes Ukraine says rocket strike is ‘terrorist attack’ CHASIV YAR, Ukraine/KYIV, July 11 (Reuters) – Russia opened fire with artillery, multiple rocket launchers and tanks around Ukraine’s second largest …

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Gunmen kill 19 people in 'random' bar shootings in South Africa

Gunmen kill 19 people in ‘random’ bar shootings in South Africa

South Africa has one of the world’s highest murder rates Gunmen kill 15 in tavern shooting in Soweto township Hours earlier, four killed in bar shooting 500 km away JOHANNESBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed 19 people in two apparently random shootings within hours of each other at taverns in South Africa, police said …

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Death and devastation as Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment block

Death and devastation as Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment block

Ukraine says Russian forces gather in east Blinken raises concern over China’s Russia alignment Canada returns Russian gas turbine despite Ukraine objections Zelenskiy fires several ambassadors, says new ones coming CHASIV YAR/KYIV, Ukraine, July 10 (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed and two dozen more are feared trapped after Russian Uragan rockets hit …

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Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

US’s Blinken raises concern over China’s Moscow alignment Luhansk, Donetsk governors report fighting, strikes Kharkiv hit by missile, three wounded – governor Ukraine Foreign Minister echoes calls for Western arms KYIV, July 9 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders battled on Saturday to contain Russian forces along several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China …

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Japanese mourn ex-PM Shinzo Abe a day after his assassination

Japanese mourn ex-PM Shinzo Abe a day after his assassination

NARA, Japan, July 9 (Reuters) – A steady stream of mourners on Saturday visited the scene of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination in the western city of Nara, an unusual act of political violence that has shocked the nation. Japan’s longest serving modern leader was gunned down while making a campaign speech on …

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