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Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. agencies began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people, they said on Sunday.

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HSA warns of 2 health products from Malaysia; woman admitted to ICU, man develops medical problems

SINGAPORE: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has sounded the alarm on two health products obtained from Malaysia after two people in Singapore developed medical problems after taking them. One of the consumers was even admitted to intensive care.

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WHO has 4,000 Ebola vaccines ready for Congo deployment

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation has obtained 4,000 doses of Ebola vaccine and is preparing for deployment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, its Africa director said on Sunday.

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Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

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Unicef: Appoint Children’s Commissioner for Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Unicef Malaysia has called on the new government to appoint a Chil­dren’s Commis­sioner as an independent adviser to monitor the rights and well-being of children.

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Multiple blasts and gun battle in eastern Afghan city

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces battled for hours against a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday after a coordinated assault that killed at least 15 people and wounded 42, local officials said.

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Pretoria to run South Africa's troubled North West province

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's national government is taking over the running of its troubled North West province, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) said on Sunday.

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Pakatan to review Lynas rare earth operations

KUANTAN: The Pakatan Harapan Government will have to review the operation of the Lynas rare earth refinery here, especially its waste management.

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Elephant that wandered to highway rest area successfully relocated

PETALING JAYA: The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has successfully relocated a wild elephant that had wandered to a Titiwangsa highway rest stop.

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U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates

(Reuters) - The Trump administration has rolled back protections for transgender prison inmates introduced under former President Barack Obama after some prisoners challenged the policies in court.