Jun 21, 2017

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to hospital as a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The infection arose from "a pre-existing condition," the palace said. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is to retire ...

Agency seeks to deter nonemergency 119 calls

Jan 5, 2017

Agency seeks to deter nonemergency 119 calls

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Some callers just want a ride. Others are lonely and simply want to chat. The problem? They've called 119. Amid efforts to deter nonessential use of ambulances, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency will begin to look at the issue in depth with a guideline ...

18 die in India hospital as floods cut off power

Dec 5, 2015

18 die in India hospital as floods cut off power

Severe floods that hit the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu this week have killed 18 patients after rain waters knocked out generators, officials said Saturday. State officials were investigating complaints of negligence by hospital authorities in the state capital Chennai, which is reeling from ...