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UN, Colombia Sign Key Anti-Cocaine Pact

The UN and Bogota signed a major pact Friday to uproot Colombia's booming cocaine business, as part of ongoing peace efforts between the government and drug trade-controlling rebels.

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Nine of 194 Countries Keeping Pledge to Eradicate Hepatitis

Only nine of 194 countries which pledged last year to eradicate hepatitis by 2030 are working towards that goal, according to figures revealed Wednesday at the second World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil.

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Time Off for Good Behavior: Japan Firm Rewards Non-Smokers

Non-smoking employees at one Japanese firm are getting six additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work.

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Singaporeans with Appetite for Destruction Get 'Rage Room' Relief

Bad day at the office? In high-pressured Singapore there is now a solution -- a "rage room" that lets stressed-out people take a baseball bat to items ranging from glass bottles to televisions.

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Millions of Yemenis in 'Desperate' Health Situation

Millions of Yemenis face a "desperate" health situation on top of the ravages of war, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Monday.

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Sri Lanka Scraps Private Medical College amid Protests

Sri Lanka announced Sunday the closure of a private medical college at the center of a long-running controversy over teaching standards.

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Indian Doctors Separate Twins Joined at the Head

Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors.

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Hope for Noma Disease Victims Left without Faces in I.Coast

For 17 of her 20 years, Flora Doume has hidden from the world. Now she nervously waits for the operation to repair her ravaged face, restoring her hope for a normal life.

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Anti-Stroke Drugs also Protect against Dementia

People with heart trouble who take blood-thinning medication to avoid strokes may also significantly reduce their risk of dementia, a study published Wednesday said.

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Tens of Thousands in Jail as India Prohibition Bites

Prem Prakash and his sharp-eyed team cause impatient queues at the border of India's Bihar state where a hard-hitting alcohol ban has left tens of thousands in jail and drawn the national spotlight.

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