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Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

(Reuters) – A winter storm brought snowfall and freezing rain to North and South Carolina on Saturday, creating hazardous conditions on roads and threatening to leave hundreds of thousands of people without power, officials said. The snowfall began on Saturday evening and was expected to last until early Monday in some areas, with up to […]

Uganda party cruise tragedy: ‘Too drunk to balance the boat’

Uganda party cruise tragedy: ‘Too drunk to balance the boat’

Image caption (Clockwise from top left) Brian Jjuuko, Tashobya Nsubuga, Francis Ssenkezi, Esther Batahi, Prince Arnold Simbwa and Sharifah Mbatudde survived Six survivors of a day of fun and revelry that turned into a tragedy after a Ugandan party boat capsized on Lake Victoria tell the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga what happened. “The DJ kept irritating […]

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails to meet main goals in head and neck cancer study

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails to meet main goals in head and neck cancer study

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc’s immunotherapy treatment Imfinzi did not meet the main goals in a late-stage study for advanced head and neck cancer, the London-listed drugmaker said on Friday. The study, known as “EAGLE”, […]

Joao de Deus: Brazil 'spiritual healer' accused of sex abuse

Joao de Deus: Brazil 'spiritual healer' accused of sex abuse

Image copyright AFP Image caption Self-declared spiritual healer Joao Texeira de Faria denies abusing women who came to him as patients A dozen women have come forward in Brazil to accuse a prominent self-styled spiritual healer of sexually abusing them at his clinic. Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as “Joao of God” – is […]

How the star of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dimmed

How the star of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dimmed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheryl Sandberg is one of the world’s most powerful women in business. But the calls for her to go are getting louder. Facebook is in crisis. And the firm’s chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat. It has been a sharp turn for Sheryl Sandberg. […]

Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outages

Storm to lash Carolinas with icy roads, power outages

(Reuters) – A winter storm bearing down on North and South Carolina on Saturday was set to glaze roads with ice and trigger widespread power outages, with the National Weather Service warning of more than a foot of snow in the region’s mountainous west. The snow was due to strike the area on Saturday evening, […]

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM – Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. Outside view of Erasmus MC Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Eva Plevier The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds. […]

Lyudmila Alexeyeva: Russian human rights activist dies aged 91

Lyudmila Alexeyeva: Russian human rights activist dies aged 91

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Lyudmila Alexeyeva began her activism in 1950s Soviet Union and continued until recent years Prominent Russian human rights campaigner and ex-Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died aged 91. She passed away in a Moscow hospital at 16:30 GMT on Saturday, Russia’s human rights council said. “This is a huge loss […]

White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Va. (Reuters) – A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting James Fields, 21, of […]

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

Image copyright Getty Images Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last October. Scientists and many delegates in Poland were shocked and disappointed as the US, Saudi […]