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Israel targets Palestinians launching ‘fire balloons’ from Gaza

The Israeli army on Saturday wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip attempting to launch incendiary balloons across the border into Israel, officials said.

Palestinian president hails UN non-violence vote on Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Thursday, hailed a UN General Assembly vote, calling on Israeli forces to halt violence against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.

Vietnam pilots oral HIV testing

Vietnam is conducting 80,000 HIV tests via saliva in high-risk populations in Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City.

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, injure hundreds in Gaza

Israeli forces have killed four Palestinians and injured more than 600 others who took part in protests marking the International Quds Day along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied territories.

Thousands at funeral for Gaza volunteer killed on Israel border

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral Saturday of a young female volunteer medic killed by Israeli fire in violence on the border in southern Gaza.

World No Tobacco Day: Activists urge federal government to establish tobacco control fund

To mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, activists have asked the Federal Government to establish a Tobacco Control Fund, as part efforts to rid the country of the dangerous substance.

Congo confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths – ministry

Congo's health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus.

NMA accuses health workers of shutting health facilities

The Nigerian Medical Association has berated the Joint Health Sector Unions for shutting health facilities and seizing medical equipment in order to prevent doctors from attending to patients.

Congo begins Ebola vaccinations in northwest city

Congo has begun Ebola vaccinations of medical staff in the northwest city of Mbandaka, a Reuters witness said, the first in the Central African country to help stem an outbreak believed to have killed 25 people since early April.

Mozambique ready for possible Ebola cases

The Mozambique is prepared to deal with any cases of the deadly disease Ebola, the Ministry spokesperson, Lidia Chongo, told a Maputo press conference.

DR Congo Ebola deaths rise to 26 – ministry

Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

New child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s health officials, on Thursday, warned that a new virus affecting children was spreading in the island’s south and five deaths had already been reported.

Arab League meets Thursday to discuss escalating situation in Gaza

The Arab League will be holding an urgent meeting on Thursday in light of the escalating situation in Gaza after a request from Saudi Arabia. The meeting will include foreign ministers from all Arab states.

UN says ‘seems anyone is liable to be shot dead’ in Gaza

The UN rights office said Tuesday it seemed that any Palestinian protesting in Gaza, regardless of whether they pose an imminent threat, is "liable" to be killed by Israeli forces.

Turkey urges Muslim countries to review ties with Israel

Muslim countries should review their ties with Israel, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, a day after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border.

Donald Trump calls Jerusalem embassy move ‘a great day for Israel’

US President Donald Trump on Monday hailed the scheduled opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem as “a great day for Israel,” even as violent clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the Gaza border.

Clashes erupt along Gaza-Israel border ahead of US embassy inauguration

Clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Monday between Palestinians and Israeli forces ahead of the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem, AFP journalists reported.

NFF monitoring Ebola before DR Congo friendly

Nigeria's football federation says a World Cup warm-up match will be cancelled if doctors advise it, after a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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