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John Heilprin

John Heilprin

    Ebola: Trials could get to West Africa in January
    Ebola: Trials could get to West Africa in January
    The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in...
    US and Russia the key to Syria talks in Geneva
    US and Russia the key to Syria talks in Geneva
    a and replace him with a democracy at a pivotal United Nations-brokered conference Saturday seeking a political solution to the violence in...
    Gates lends Global Fund a helping hand
    Gates lends Global Fund a helping hand
    Bill Gates rode to the rescue of a beleaguered health fund on Thursday by pledging $750-million to fight three of world's killer diseases.
    Swiss man admits abusing 100 in his care
    Swiss man admits abusing 100 in his care
    A 54-year-old man has admitted sexually abusing more than 100 mentally disabled children and adults in care homes in Switzerland and Germany during...
    Africa sees lag in funds for UN peacekeeping
    Africa sees lag in funds for UN peacekeeping
    Tension arising from the UN Security Council's reliance on African nations to supply peacekeepers came into sharper focus on Friday, as diplomats,...
    Nations pledge funds to help fight Somali piracy
    Nations pledge funds to help fight Somali piracy
    An informal band of nations and organisations fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia have agreed to set up two new international funds to help...
    Ban leaves Burma 'disappointed' with junta
    Ban leaves Burma 'disappointed' with junta
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ended a mission to Burma on Saturday saying he was "deeply disappointed" that the isolated nation's top military...
    UN battles to keep, attract DRC peacekeepers
    UN battles to keep, attract DRC peacekeepers
    The world's largest UN peacekeeping effort risks unraveling in the the Democratic Republic of Congo, hampered by the potential loss of more than a...
    Climate, conflict top UN chief's Africa tour
    Climate, conflict top UN chief's Africa tour
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a wide-ranging African tour next week in a bid to shore up the Democratic Republic of...
    Charlize Theron out to spread UN message of peace
    Charlize Theron out to spread UN message of peace
    Charlize Theron is the latest United Nations messenger of peace, turning her Academy Award-winning fame to ending violence against women and girls...
    Prosecutor links Sudan's govt to atrocities
    Prosecutor links Sudan's govt to atrocities
    The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court charges that "the whole state apparatus" of Sudan is implicated in crimes against...
    UN warns on Ethiopia-Eritrea war
    UN warns on Ethiopia-Eritrea war
    A new war could break out between Eritrea and Ethiopia if the United Nations peacekeeping mission that has been prevented from patrolling both...