BEIRUT: An epidemic of measles is sweeping through parts of northern Syria, with at least 7,000 people affected because the ongoing civil war has disrupted vaccination programmes, Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday.
“The main factor leading to the worsening of the situation and to outbreaks has been the disruption of routine immunisation activities,” MSF said.
Consequently, vaccination coverage for measles has dropped from around 80 percent to almost zero among young children, it added...Read Full Story
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On immigration reform, Washington keeps asking the same question: WWMRD? What will Marco Rubio do?
This is a boring question.
Rubio is making a show of his Hamlet-like agonizing over the bill and trying to very publicly use his...Read Full Story
For most of the public, the word “drone” calls up the sleek, automated killing machines that the Obama administration routinely deploys against suspected terrorists and that Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered on the floor of the Senate.
But those aren’t the only drones around. Because drones are cheap, light and don’t require a pilot, they can be put in the air for a fraction of the cost of a traditional airplane. That has created new opportunities for everyone from real estate firms to oil and...Read Full Story
San Francisco ChronicleAsian Stock Futures Climb as Yen Weakens Before Fed Meeting EndsBusinessweekStock futures in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia climbed as the yen weakened and as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting for clues to the U.S. central bank's plan for stimulus. American Depositary Receipts of Toyota Motor ...Stocks higher on home building, low inflationNewsdayAsian Futures Rise as Yen Weakens Before Fed; Oil GainsBloombergOverseas markets rise ahead...Read Full Story
Protesters gather in the main shopping street near Taksim Square in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 16, as riot police clear Gezi Park in Istanbul. Protests that began as a demonstration against the planned demolition of the park have grown into general anti-government dissent across the nation.
Turkish riot police officers use rubber bullets on June 15 to disperse demonstrators in Gezi Park in Istanbul on June 15.
Protesters scramble for safety as Turkish riot police...Read Full Story