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EU parliament condemns US treatment of migrants

EU parliament condemns US treatment of migrantsThe European Parliament on Thursday condemned the United States’ treatment of migrants arriving at its border with Mexico, drawing a rebuke from the American ambassador in Brussels. The parliament passed a motion deploring what it called the “appalling conditions” in US immigration detention facilities as President Donald Trump takes a tough line on the flow of undocumented migrants coming to the country from Central America. Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, said the parliament had “missed the mark”, and that Washington was seeking to protect legitimate asylum seekers while deterring “those with false/meritless claims”.



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AOC, Kellyanne Conway trade blows over the treatment of migrants in detention

AOC, Kellyanne Conway trade blows over the treatment of migrants in detentionOcasio-Cortez accused Conway of defending the "clear and indefensible." Conway shot back later, saying that Ocasio-Cortez was "all talk, no dollars."



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Ebola treatment center in Congo reopens after attack

Ebola treatment center in Congo reopens after attackAn Ebola treatment center located at the epicenter of the current outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resumed operations after it was attacked last month, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday. The center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the district of Katwa was set on fire on Feb. 24 by unknown attackers, forcing staff to evacuate patients. “For now it is managed by the ministry in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF,” it said, referring to the United Nations children’s fund.



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Amy Klobuchar, latest presidential candidate, faces questions about temperament, treatment of staff

Amy Klobuchar, latest presidential candidate, faces questions about temperament, treatment of staffOn the day she announced her intention to run for the presidency, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., faced intense headwinds in the form of reports that she has been routinely demeaning to her employees.



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China's treatment of Uighurs an 'embarrassment for humanity': Turkey

China's treatment of Uighurs an 'embarrassment for humanity': TurkeyTurkey on Saturday condemned China’s treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as “a great embarrassment for humanity,” adding to rights groups’ recent criticism over mass detentions of the Turkic-speaking minority. “The systematic assimilation policy of Chinese authorities towards Uighur Turks is a great embarrassment for humanity,” Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement. The northwest Xinjiang region of China, where most Uighurs live, has been under heavy police surveillance in recent years, after violent inter-ethnic tensions.



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Pedialyte Is Embracing Its Reputation as a Hangover Treatment With a Sparkling Drink for Adults

Pedialyte Is Embracing Its Reputation as a Hangover Treatment With a Sparkling Drink for AdultsJust in time for New Year's Eve.



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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe unable to walk, seeking treatment in Singapore

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe unable to walk, seeking treatment in SingaporeFormer Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been receiving medical treatment in Singapore for the last two months and is no longer able to walk, though he should return home next week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday. Mr Mugabe, 94, who ruled the southern African nation for nearly four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, was forced to resign in November 2017 after an army coup. Mr Mnangagwa told ruling ZANU-PF supporters at a rally in Murombedzi, Mr Mugabe’s village some 100 km (60 miles) west of the capital Harare, his predecessor had been due to return on October 15 but that his poor health had delayed the journey. He did not say what treatment Mr Mugabe had been undergoing. “We have just received a message that he is better now and will return on November 30. "He can no longer walk but we will continue taking care of him,” Mr Mnangagwa said, referring to Mr Mugabe by his totem name Gushungo. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers a speech during a "Thank You" rally on November 24, 2018 Credit:  JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP During his later years in power, Mr Mugabe made several medical trips to Singapore. Officials often said he was being treated for a cataract,denying frequent reports by private local media that he had prostate cancer. Mr Mnangagwa, who won a disputed July 30 presidential vote, repeated the army’s previous justification for last year’s coup, saying his former mentor Mr Mugabe had been surrounded by criminals. When the army rolled its tanks into Harare, military leaders said they were targeting “criminals around the president.” A bitter Mr Mugabe said later, however, that the army’s action had forced him to resign.



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Yahoo News Explains: The international treatment of journalists

Yahoo News Explains: The international treatment of journalistsAccording to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 63 journalists have been killed in 2018 so far. Here's what you need to know about dangers faced by the media in the U.S. and abroad.



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New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancer

New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancerA new treatment could offer up to ten months extra life for women with one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, following a successful British trial. Using a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy, the body’s own immune system can be tuned to attack triple-negative breast cancer, scientists found. The research, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, also showed that the combined treatment reduced the risk of death or the cancer progressing by up to 40 per cent. Professor Peter Schmid, a professor of cancer medicine at QMUL and the author of the trial, described the results as a “massive step forward”. “Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer; we have been desperately looking for better treatment options,” he said. “It is particularly tragic that those affected are often young, with many themselves having young families.” Triple-negative breast cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease and nearly one quarter of patients diagnosed will not survive for more than five years. The standard treatment for it is chemotherapy, which most patients quickly develop resistance to. If the disease spreads to other parts of the body, survival is typically only 12 to 15 months. But with the new treatment, researchers say that survival could be extended by up to ten months. Prof Schmid, who is clinical director of the Breast Cancer Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, explained that he new treatment will “significantly extend lives compared to the standard treatment of chemotherapy alone.” “We are changing how triple-negative breast cancer is treated in proving for the first time that immune therapy has a substantial survival benefit,” he said. “In a combined treatment approach, we are using chemotherapy to tear away the tumour’s ‘immune-protective cloak’ to expose it as well as enabling people’s own immune system to get at it.” About | Breast cancer The new treatment combines the standard weekly chemotherapy with the immunotherapy medication atezolizumab which once every two weeks. The combination works by chemotherapy “roughening up” the surface of the cancer, which enables the immune system to better recognise and therefore fight the cancer as a foreign object. Following the results of this trial, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new treatment is now under review by health authorities who will decide whether to offer it on the NHS. Patients at St Bartholomew’s Hospital with triple-negative breast cancer are offered immunotherapy as part of ongoing trials. Triple negative breast cancer is more common in women under 40 and black women, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. It is one of the rarer forms of breast cancer, with around 15 per cent of breast cancers classified as triple negative.  



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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey FordFor two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence



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