First global pledge to end cholera by 2030

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Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about... Read More

UK 'eliminates measles' for first time

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The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says. The global health body classes a country as having eliminated the... Read More

Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

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The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first Parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 to 290... Read More

Bitcoin peaks above $5,000 for first time

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Bitcoin has crossed the $ 5,000 (£3,862) threshold for the first time. The virtual currency peaked at $ 5,103.91 in the early hours of Saturday, according to CoinDesk’s price index.... Read More

The female director who was issued a fatwa for her first film

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When 35-year-old Maysaloun Hamoud, a Palestinian director, said she wanted to “stir things up” with her movies – she achieved it. Her first feature film, In Between, has resulted with... Read More