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MSF denies Taliban was firing from Afghan hospital hit by air strike
4 Oct 2015 at 2:39am
By Mirwais Harooni and Andrew MacAskill KABUL (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forces before a suspected U.S. air strike killed at least 19 people in a battle to oust the Islamist insurgents from an Afghan city. The northern city of Kunduz has been the scene of fierce fighting since the Taliban captured it almost a week ago. Afghan security forces fought their way into Kunduz four days ago, but battles continue in many places.
Aromatherapy's natural appeal drives sales
3 Oct 2015 at 11:16pm
Long eclipsed by modern medicine, demand for aromatherapy with its sensual fragrances and soothing powers has surged as more people are attracted to natural products. Fans of the plant-based essential oils as a means of tackling physical ailments and promoting emotional well-being have helped propel aromatherapy sales, which in France for example jumped by around 16 percent this year. In Germany, aromatherapy has even made its way into hospitals for treating bedsores.
U.S. says conducted air strike near Afghan hospital, MSF says 19 killed
3 Oct 2015 at 4:46pm
By Hamid Shalizi and Andrew MacAskill KABUL (Reuters) - An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said. The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike "in the vicinity" of the hospital as it targeted Taliban insurgents who were directly firing on U.S. military personnel. U.N. Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein led a chorus of condemnation, without saying who carried out the strike, noting that an assault on a hospital could amount to a war crime.
More than 20 injured in roof collapse at North Carolina school
3 Oct 2015 at 2:45pm
Iredell County Emergency Medical Services said in a statement online that 22 injured people, some with life threatening wounds, were transported to local hospitals from North Iredell High School in the community of Olin. It was not immediately clear if all the people hurt in the incident were students or if some were adults. Some students were trapped when the structure came down, according to the station.
U.N. chief calls for impartial probe of Afghan hospital bombing
3 Oct 2015 at 2:15pm
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Saturday and called for an impartial investigation of the incident. An air strike, which may have been carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients, including three children on Saturday, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern city of Kunduz, the aid group said. "The Secretary-General strongly condemns the air strikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that resulted in the death and injury of medical workers and patients at a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital on Oct. 3," Ban's press office said in a statement.
Bombed Afghan hospital staff helpless as patients burned in wards
3 Oct 2015 at 1:22pm
By Krista Mahr KABUL (Reuters) - When the bombing started at 2:08 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Medecins Sans Frontieres compound in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the hospital staff was doing what they have been doing there for years: saving lives. Earlier, a large group of passengers injured in a road accident had arrived at the compound's wide gates, according to Abdul Rauf, a logistics specialist who was on duty at the hospital. "The bombs hit and then we heard the plane circle round," said Heman Nagarathnam, MSF Head of Programmes in northern Afghanistan, in a statement.
Afghan leader says head of U.S-led forces offers condolences after bombing
3 Oct 2015 at 11:51am
KABUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan offered condolences to the country's president after a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres was bombed, killing at least nine people, the president's office said. The office had earlier said Army General John Campbell apologized to President Ashraf Ghani, but it later retracted the statement. A spokeswoman for the international coalition could not immediately confirm that Campbell phoned Ghani but said she was checking. (Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Toby Chopra)
Barred anti-abortion activist pledges return to Australia
3 Oct 2015 at 11:40am
By Jonathan Alcorn LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. anti-abortion activist Troy Newman, forced to leave Australia because his visa was canceled, arrived back in the United States on Saturday and vowed to make the trip again within a year. Newman, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport for a series of connecting flights to Wichita, Kansas, where his anti-abortion organization Operation Rescue is headquartered, said he would not give up on plans for a speaking tour across Australia.
U.S. Defense Secretary: air strike on Afghan hospital under investigation
3 Oct 2015 at 10:38am
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the United States still was trying to determine how an airstrike hit a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday. "A full investigation into the tragic incident is under way in coordination with the Afghan government," Carter said in a statement.
MSF says 'all indications' suggest U.S.-led forces bombed Afghan hospital
3 Oct 2015 at 9:43am
KABUL (Reuters) - Aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said U.S.-led forces most likely bombed its hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday. "All indications currently point to the bombing being carried out by international Coalition forces," MSF said in a statement. "MSF demands a full and transparent account from the Coalition regarding its aerial bombing activities over Kunduz on Saturday morning." (Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
Death toll rises to 19 in bombing of Afghan hospital: MSF
3 Oct 2015 at 9:21am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Aerial bombing killed at least 19 people at a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, the aid group said.At least 12 MSF staff, four adult patients and three children died, the group said on Twitter, raising an earlier estimate of the death toll. (Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
U.N. rights chief says Afghan bombing may be war crime
3 Oct 2015 at 8:31am
An airstrike that killed at least 16 people in hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday was "utterly tragic, inexcusable, and possibly even criminal," the U.N. human rights chief said.
Incomplete transport policies, payment for risky births in U.S.
3 Oct 2015 at 8:12am
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - U.S. states need better policies for transporting high-risk pregnant women and newborns to the specialized care they need - and then back to their local hospitals for continuing care, researchers say. Focusing on transportation policies as a measure of how easily women and infants can reach the right care centers and receive ongoing care, they found that where state and territorial policies exist at all, most are incomplete and inadequate. Pregnant women are considered high-risk if they have medical problems that could adversely affect their babies, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney or heart problems.
Aid group phoned NATO, U.S. officials as bombs hit Afghan hospital for nearly...
3 Oct 2015 at 7:30am
Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said frantic staff phoned military officials at NATO in Kabul and Washington as bombs rained on their hospital in the Afghan city on Kunduz for nearly an hour, the aid group said. The first bomb landed at 2:10 a.m. and MSF staff called NATO in officials in Kabul at 2:19 a.m. and military officials in Washington a few minutes later, and the bombing continued until 3:13 a.m., an MSF official said, asking not to be identified saying that a statement will be released shortly.
8 Tips For Running Safely And Comfortably (Enough) While Pregnant
3 Oct 2015 at 6:51am
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