Eleven Newborn Babies Killed in Hospital Fire

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A fire that broke out in the neonatal ward of the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital in Tivaouane, western Senegal on Thursday claimed the lives of 11 newborn babies. Senegal President Macky Sall revealed the tragic incident in a …

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Seven Dead, Hundreds Injured As Severe Sandstorm Hits Syria

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At least seven people died and more than 200 were injured after  powerful sandstorms swept across eastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the dust storms toppled trees, damaged homes, and took the life of seven …

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Saudi Forces Allegedly Torture Seven Yemeni Citizens To Death

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Saudi Arabia border security forces have been accused of torturing seven Yemeni citizens to death in Yemeni province of Sa’adah governorate, bordering with Saudi Kingdom. Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population said that they have received 25 patients, in …

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At Least One Dead, Thousands Hospitalized Due To Dust Storms Across Iraq

At least one person died and over 5,000 others were hospitalized due breathing problems caused by a vast dust storm across Iraq on Thursday. Iraq’s Health Ministry Spokesman, Seif al-Badr said that dust storms hit six out of 18 provinces, …

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ICRC Reports Ethiopian Hospitals Strained by War

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in a report, said that the conflict in Northern Ethiopia, which has been going on for nearly a year and a half, has severely strained health facilities.   According to the report, …

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Eight Die, Dozens In Intensive Care After Drinking Illegal Homemade Alcohol In Iran

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At least eight people have died and dozens more admitted to the hospital after drinking tainted homemade alcohol in Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas. Spokesperson of Hormozgan University of Medical Science, Dr. Fatemeh Nowruzian said Tuesday that another …

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Yemen’s Houthis Agree To Cease Child Soldiers Recruitment

Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi group on Tuesday pledged to stop recruitment of child soldiers and also cease attacking schools and hospitals. Human Rights Watch said that Houthis have signed an action plan with the United Nations, pledging to end recruitment and …

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UK NHS Vacant Bed Level Drops to Lowest Level

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Experts warned that the ‘unsustainable pressure’ would affect attempts to tackle the millions of patients waiting for care, as NHS hospitals struggle with fewer spare beds this time than at any point of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data showed that only …

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Chinese Medics Allegedly Kill Death Row Prisoners, Remove Internal Organs

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Chinese surgeons at state-run civilian and military hospitals had removed the hearts of death row prisoners even before brain death declaration, new research in Australia found. The research concluded that Chinese surgeons became the executioners on behalf of the state. …

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Fire at Yemen’s Camp Kills 7, Including Five Children

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At least seven people, mostly children have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a refugee camp in the Marib province in eastern Yemen. “Shelter of the two families was completely destroyed by fire due to an electric …

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