U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

Mar 21, 2015

U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren’t enough beds to treat patients and many were refusing to seek treatment, driving the outbreak underground. Senior staffers in Africa at the World Health Organization ...

Democrats stand by Clinton, but with some reservations

Mar 12, 2015

Democrats stand by Clinton, but with some reservations

Democrats closed ranks around Hillary Rodham Clinton after her public explanation of her email practices — yet party officials in important election states appeared resigned to the prospect that her all-but-certain presidential campaign will be saddled with drama and controversy. The mood among Democrats ...

Mar 10, 2015

Doubts over China prisoner organ harvesting ban

China has banned the harvesting of transplant organs from executed prisoners, a senior official said, but international medical practitioners warn that inmates’ body parts may simply be reclassified as “donations” instead. High demand for organs in China and a chronic shortage of donations has ...

DPJ proposes revising law on political donations

Mar 4, 2015

DPJ proposes revising law on political donations

The Democratic Party of Japan on Wednesday proposed revisions to the political funds control law to crack down on political donations from companies receiving state subsidies. It presented the proposal at a meeting of the Diet affairs heads of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...

Mar 4, 2015

Vegas hospital sends stillborn babies to laundry by mistake

Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two stillborn babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners. The remains were in a load of laundry that Spring Valley Hospital sent Tuesday to the medical laundry ...

Jailed Rolf Harris is stripped of Australia honors

Feb 23, 2015

Jailed Rolf Harris is stripped of Australia honors

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris was Monday stripped of his Australian honors as he continues to serve a jail sentence for sexually assaulting four girls in Britain. The Australian television star, artist and songwriter was convicted last year of indecently assaulting the girls, who included ...