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Vietnam Bans Unsafe Seafood in Central Provinces
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Vietnamese officials on Wednesday banned the processing or selling of dead seafood washed ashore or caught within 20 nautical miles of a mysterious mass fish kill along the country's central coast. The decree by Vietnam's agriculture and rural development agency sets guidelines for destroying possibly contaminated seafood but does not elaborate on measures to cope with violations. Vietnam has been investigating the massive fish die-off, which began nearly a month ago at aquatic... (Full Story)
North Korea Set to Celebrate Kim Jong Un’s Era
Thursday, May 5, 2016
North Korea’s party congress starting later this week will serve as a political tool to cement Kim Jong Un’s rule, analysts in Seoul and Washington said. The seventh congress of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, set to begin on Friday, is the first in nearly 40 years. The congress is likely to last several days. In the past, the event drew many delegates from around the world. In 1980, nearly 180 delegates from 118 countries attended the gathering. This time, the North is known to... (Full Story)
Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in Gaza Wednesday night, the military said, following air raids earlier in the day as tensions rise again along the Palestinian territory's border. "Overnight, in response to the ongoing attacks against Israeli forces, an IAF aircraft targeted four Hamas terrorist infrastructure sites in the northern Gaza Strip," the military said in a statement. Israeli forces claim Hamas fired mortar shells into Israel Wednesday. No group has... (Full Story)
DRC Accuses Opposition Presidential Candidate of Recruiting Foreign Mercenaries
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi, government officials said Wednesday. Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said the government has “documented proof” that several former American soldiers are currently working for Katumbi in Katanga Province as bodyguards.  Katumbi, who once served as governor of the DRC’s copper mining Katanga region, left President Joseph Kabila’s... (Full Story)
Intelligence Official: Islamic State Growing in Somalia
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Pro-Islamic State Somali militants have grown in numbers and are receiving financial and military support from Yemen, a top intelligence official told the VOA Somali Service. Abdi Hassan Hussein, the former Director of the U.S.-backed Puntland Intelligence Agency (PIA) said when the pro-IS Somali faction was founded in October last year it had about 20-30 men, but has since set up training camps and recruited more fighters. He said the group’s fighters now number between 100-150 fighters.... (Full Story)
Prominent Issues Divide Trump, Clinton in Race for White House
Thursday, May 5, 2016
With the U.S. party primary process nearing its end, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton appear set to battle in the November election to become the next president of the United States. Months of debates, speeches and interviews have provided insight into their differing stances on a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues that are sure to be prominent as they try to convince voters in the general election. Diplomacy Clinton, who served as the nation's... (Full Story)
Poll: Approval of Venezuelan Leader Drops as Crisis Bites
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Just over one in four Venezuelans approves of President Nicolas Maduro's governance as a crippling economic crisis weighs on the leftist leader, according to a leading pollster. Venezuelans are suffering rampant shortages of products including bread and antibiotics, salary-destroying inflation, and increasingly frequent power and water cuts as the OPEC country's state-led model flounders. Maduro, whom the opposition is vying to remove from office this year, saw his rating drop... (Full Story)
Zambia Provincial Minister Defects to Main Opposition Party
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Mulenga Sata of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) has defected to Zambia's main opposition, the United Party for National Development (UPND), ahead of the Aug. 11 general election, according to the UPND. Sata, a former province minister for the capital of Lusaka, is the son of the deceased president and founder of the PF. Sata also served as minister in the office of incumbent President Edgar Lungu. Cornelius Mweetwa, deputy spokesman for UPND, says Sata's defection serves as... (Full Story)
Prince Died on Eve of Planned Meeting With Addiction Doctor
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Music legend Prince died one day before he was scheduled to meet a doctor who specializes in addiction treatment for a "life-saving mission," the doctor's lawyer said at a news conference on Wednesday. California doctor Howard Kornfeld was first contacted by Prince representatives on April 20, one day before the singer's body was discovered at his home, attorney William Mauzy told reporters. "Dr. Kornfeld felt that his mission was a life-saving mission,"... (Full Story)
Laser Brain Cancer Treatment May Offer Extra Advantage
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Neurosurgeons using lasers to treat brain cancer have discovered that the technique breaks down the blood-brain barrier, a finding that could lead to new treatment options for patients with the deadly disease. The blood-brain barrier is sort of a natural "security system" that shields the brain from toxins in the blood but also blocks potentially helpful drugs such as those used in chemotherapy. "We were able to show that this blood-brain barrier is broken down for about... (Full Story)
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