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WHO calls for “genuine, unselfish” collaboration against monkeypox

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | Governments, health partners and civil society need to act together with urgency to keep monkeypox at bay in the European region, Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional director for Europe, said on Wednesday. “Europe remains the epicenter of this escalating outbreak, with 25 countries …

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Sri Lanka declares Fridays holiday to promote agriculture

Colombo, Sri Lanka | Xinhua | Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to declare Fridays a holiday for government employees to encourage them to carry out agricultural work to increase production in the country, local media reported on Tuesday. According to a cabinet proposal, the ministers endorsed two key …

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The other side of US exceptionalism

Why American policymakers shouldn’t conflate reasserting its global primacy with establishing a more secure world COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | When I started teaching at Harvard’s Kennedy School in the mid-1980s, competition with Japan was the dominant preoccupation of U.S. economic policy. The book `Japan as Number One’ by Harvard’s …

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Britain records 104 more monkeypox cases

London, UK | Xinhua | Another 104 cases of monkeypox have been recorded in England, taking the national count to 470, the Health Security Agency said Monday in a statement. The agency told people in Britain to contact a sexual health clinic if they have a rash with blisters, and if …

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Online betting advertisements banned in India

New Delhi, India | Xinhua | The Indian government on Monday issued an advisory to all kinds of media platforms to ban publishing, telecasting or promoting advertisements about online betting and gambling in the country. Issued by the federal Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the advisory came after a number of …

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