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UN Honors Peacekeeper Killed in DR Congo

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. secretary-general Friday honored a Malawian peacekeeper who was killed saving the life of a fellow soldier during a firefight last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“He saved his comrades and helped the U.N. protect …

WHO Certifies Algeria, Argentina Free of Malaria

GENEVA The World Health Organization has certified Algeria and Argentina as malaria-free, following three consecutive years where no new cases of the deadly disease have been reported.

The malaria parasite, which kills more than 400,000 people each year, was discovered …

Madagascar Court Upholds Jail Terms for Tortoise Traffickers

An appeals court in Madagascar on Wednesday upheld a six-year prison term for three people trafficking in critically endangered radiated tortoises.

Two men and a woman were also fined more than $26,000 when they were convicted last month.

The suspects …

UN Warns Libya is on Verge of Full-Scale Civil War

UNITED NATIONS The top United Nations diplomat for Libya warned Tuesday that the country is on the verge of descending into a full-scale civil war, as a warlord general from the east continues to try to capture the capital from …

WHO Chief Pitches Universal Health Coverage

GENEVA In opening this year’s World Health Assembly, WHO General-Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed the importance of universal health coverage as an essential component in the quest for a healthier, safer, fairer world. Nearly 4,000 delegates from WHO’s 194 member …