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April 24, 2017 2:13 PM 3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

Malaria kills about half a million a year In this 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a malaria vaccine as part of a trial in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. (Karel Prinsloo/Associated Press) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's 11

April 24, 2017 11:39 AM Three African countries to test first malaria vaccine

JOHANNESBURG -- Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness 10

April 24, 2017 11:04 AM Three African countries chosen to test first malaria vaccine Add to ..

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential 11

April 23, 2017 11:52 PM French presidential election: Le Pen, Macron win first round to advance to runoff

French politics was shaken to its core Sunday as far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron advanced to a runoff presidential election after the first round of voting. As it became clear that Le Pen would be one of the top two vote-getters, her rivals on the left and right urged voters to block her path to power in the May 7 runoff 21

April 23, 2017 11:35 AM What followers say about Nigerian pastor Omotosho arrested for sex abuse

AMIRACLE worker who cures the sick, reforms criminals and lives like a rock star in one of South Africa’s richest suburbs. This is how scores of congregants, past and present, described Tim Omotoso, 58, the flashy Nigerian pastor at the centre of a human trafficking and sex abuse scandal which has gripped the country. Known for his designer suits, trademark 9

April 23, 2017 1:22 AM Aso Rock since Friday March 10: How the President works behind the scene

This is a Reporter’s Diary of the activities of President Muhammadu Buhari since his return, Friday, March 10, 2017, from London on medical vacation. It is his sixth week since the return and the President has been so busy but mainly working behind the scene. You will be amazed that a 74-year-old soldier in retirement has not lost his agility. Also, disappointment 17

April 22, 2017 11:05 PM Nokia to enter the Indian market in June with its feature phone and smartphones

Finland-based HMD Global, which now owns the license for the ‘Nokia’ brand, is now all set to launch its phones in the Indian market. The company will launch its newly re-launched Nokia 3310 feature phone, along with a slew of smartphones — Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Reports suggests that the company will be looking to establish its presence in the offline channels 15

April 22, 2017 8:12 PM Earth Day in Seattle draws thousands, hundreds in scientists' lab coats

Mayor Ed Murray celebrates last year's Earth Day, in more optimistic times. Now, he is hoping America's cities make such strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as to keep America in compliance with the Paris climate accords. Gov. Jay Inslee greets kids from Duwamish Valley -- Seattle's only river is a Superfund cleanup site. Inslee, on Earth 17

April 22, 2017 1:46 PM Thousands join March for Science rallies over ‘alternative facts’

Thousands of people rallied in support for science in Europe and Australasia on Saturday ahead of a march in Washington, triggered by rising concern over populism and so-called alternative facts. The March for Science demonstrations have been organised in response to what is seen as mounting political pressure on facts-based evidence. The casualties 17

April 21, 2017 6:48 PM French election may trigger volatile reaction that impacts global markets for weeks

There is little chance such a fractious election would end with a clear-cut outcome, but there are small odds of a worst-case scenario in which the first round could usher in a race between the two candidates markets fear most — the far-right Marine Le Pen and far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon. While there's not a high probability, there could be a panicky 26