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Former Egypt premier says he's 'fine' and still mulling election bid

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who returned home from the United Arab Emirates in mysterious circumstances after announcing his bid for Egypt's presidency, told Reuters on Monday he was "fine" but was prevented from saying much more.

WHO reviewing data on Sanofi dengue vaccine, urges limited use

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it hoped to conduct a "full review" by year-end of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

Philippines probes vaccine fiasco

MANILA: The Philippines has ordered a probe into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that has since been suspended, while French drug company Sanofi said no deaths had been reported as a result of the programme.

Subra: Over 21,000 waiting for organ transplants

KUALA LUMPUR: There are 21,778 chronic patients, as well as those suffering stage four organ failure, on the waiting list for organ transplants as at Oct 31.

Many couples now wait up to two years before having a child

KUALA LUMPUR: Although Malaysia does not have official statistics on its infertility rates, there has been an obvious increase in the number of couples who are unable to have children despite being married for several years.

With Algeria's future uncertain, Macron unlikely to dwell on past during visit

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is likely to use a visit to Algeria on Wednesday to look to the future and turn the page on the colonial past, but stop short of apologising for his country's actions as some demand.

Peruvian judge jails four construction company executives

LIMA (Reuters) - Shares of Peruvian company Grana y Montero fell more than 10.3 percent to 1.6 soles per unit on Monday after a local judge ordered two former company directors to jail while prosecutors developed corruption cases against them.

Poor regulation, dodgy pills spur plan for African drugs agency

LONDON (Reuters) - Last July, Ugandan officials seized fake versions of the cancer drug Avastin on sale in Kampala, revealing only the tip of an iceberg of bogus medicines found all too often in Africa.

Philippines orders probe into Sanofi dengue vaccine for 730,000 children

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines ordered an investigation on Monday into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an announcement by French drug company Sanofi that it could worsen the disease in some cases.

Meet the men and women behind the iPhone X: they’re stressed, overworked and underage

With a harsh spotlight cast once more on Foxconn Technology Group’s labour practice in China, some employees at Apple’s biggest supplier said their working conditions are better than at other electronics manufacturers on the mainland, where salaries can get delayed or cancelled.