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Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. Darlene Coker is shown on a kitchen table full of many personal pictures of her family life in California, U.S. August 15, 2018. Picture taken August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the […]

Sarah Papenheim: US student stabbed to death in Rotterdam

Sarah Papenheim: US student stabbed to death in Rotterdam

Image copyright Sarah Papenheim Facebook page Image caption Tributes have been posted to Ms Papenheim’s Facebook page A young woman from the US who moved to the Netherlands to study after a family tragedy has been stabbed to death in her student complex in Rotterdam. Sarah Papenheim, 21, was found dying in her lodgings in […]

U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest

U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest

WASHINGTON/TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security‚Äôs internal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant which occurred after she was detained by U.S. border agents, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, look […]

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a religious ceremony after resigning on Saturday Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house. […]

UN climate talks extended due to sticking points in Poland

UN climate talks extended due to sticking points in Poland

Image copyright Getty Images Climate talks in Poland have continued through the night as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Thousands of delegates worked well past the official deadline for reaching a deal but key sticking points remain. Rows continue over the issue of paying poorer countries for […]

Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Nigerian military has been battling Islamists in the country’s north-east Nigeria’s military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children’s agency Unicef in the north-east of the country. The military said this came after “extensive deliberations” during emergency talks with Unicef officials. Earlier on […]

Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Image copyright AFP A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. A coalition of 20 states argued the entire law had been invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty for […]

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

(Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, […]

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many Ukrainians welcomed Constantinople’s ruling earlier this year, holding a prayer in Kiev Ukrainian Orthodox priests are due to hold a historic council in Kiev to create a new national church – a move condemned as schism by Russian clergy. This comes after the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual […]

J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson developed a strategy in the 1970s to deal with a growing volume of research showing that talc miners had elevated rates of lung disease and cancer: Promote the positive, challenge the negative. FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. […]

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