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Canadian surgeries leave objects in patients

Canada’s health authorities are investigating how more than 500 objects have been unintentionally left in medical and surgery patients between 2016 and 2018 with the problem appearing to be getting worse.

13 Nov, 2019

Murdered activist’s daughter takes over

When Honduran environmental defender Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered, it was a stark reminder of the perilous work environmental activists face in one of the world’s most violent countries.

13 Nov, 2019

Philippines economy is rising

The Philippine economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter fuelled by stronger government spending, making it almost certain there won't be a need for more policy easing this year. The capital Manila has seen a huge increase in jobs and general prosperity.

13 Nov, 2019

Cuba relies on Chinese for tourism

The Cuban authorities are planning to double the number of Chinese tourists visiting the island in three years, while offering investment opportunities to the Asian country.

13 Nov, 2019

Tories promise more doctors

The Conservative party says it will deliver 6,000 more doctors in general practice in England by 2024-25 to increase patient appointments, if they win the UK election on Dec. 12. It is one of many promises on the National Health Service the Tories are making.

13 Nov, 2019

Canada drinking water ‘unsafe’

Canadians in their hundreds of thousands have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water.

06 Nov, 2019

Honduras soldiers break criminal activity

Honduran and Nicaraguan soldiers successfully completed a twelfth staging of Operation Morazán-Sandino to clamp down on rampant criminal activity between their border.

06 Nov, 2019

More earthquakes kill Filipinos

The Philippines has been rocked by three lethal earthquakes in recent weeks across the island of Mindanao in the south, killing 17, injuring hundreds and dislocating over 140,000.

06 Nov, 2019

Cubans in US can’t easily fly home

Cubans are going to have more difficulty travelling internationally after the Trump administration's latest restrictions on flights to and from Cuba.

06 Nov, 2019

Venezuela oil surpluses find market

Venezuela’s glut of oil inventory appears to be finally draining as the crisis-stricken country managed to send off 800,000 barrels per day of oil for a second month in a row.

06 Nov, 2019
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