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Tech Billionaire Donates $250 Mn for Cancer 'Moonshot'

Tech billionaire Sean Parker announced a $250 million grant on Wednesday to fund research aimed at breakthroughs in cancer treatment through immunotherapy.

Parker, the founder of music-sharing service Napster and an early investor and executive at Facebook, will create a center for immunotherapy -- which aims to use the body's immune system to fight the disease -- collaborating with six U.S.-based cancer research institutions.

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Poland's Abortion Debate Risks Shaking Government, Church

As Poland's Catholic Church prepares to celebrate 1,050 years as the national faith, a call by its bishops for a total ban on abortion has embroiled the church in a divisive and potentially harmful debate.

The church that was crucial in preserving the nation's spirit and identity in World War II and under decades of communism has now provoked massive street protests and even a walkout from one church.

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Napster Co-Founder Bankrolls Project to Speed Cancer Work

A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before.

The newly created Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is being funded by a $250 million grant from Sean Parker, the co-founder of the file-sharing site Napster and Facebook's first president. It brings together partners at six top academic cancer centers, dozens of drugmakers and other groups.

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Drunk Driver Numbers 'Alarming', Iranian Official Says

Police in Tehran arrested 2,900 drunk drivers last year, a top official said Tuesday, describing the figures, which come despite the Islamic republic's official prohibition of alcohol, as "alarming".

The offenders were detained in the 12 months up to March 2016, the Iranian capital's prosecutor general Abbas Jafarabadi said, according to the judiciary's official news service.

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Summer is Coming to Europe and U.S., and Maybe Zika with It

With summer approaching, Zika may find its way into virus-carrying mosquitoes in Europe or the United States, disease experts have warned, but any outbreaks are likely to be small and short-lived.

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April Month, Autism Month, SESOBEL is Innovating!

Forty years ago, SESOBEL was founded to cater for the needs of children with physical and or mental disabilities (in 2015, SESOBEL assisted 986 children & youth).

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New Front Opens in war on Superbugs

A newly-discovered antibiotic-resistant gene is threatening to open a new front in the war against superbugs by rendering a last-resort drug impotent, experts warn.

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Panel: U.N. Should Compensate Kosovo Roma over Lead Poisoning

A U.N. human rights tribunal in Kosovo said Friday the world body should apologize and compensate the Roma community for the health impact of being housed on lead-poisoned sites after the war in 1999.

The Human Rights Advisory Panel said the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) should "publicly acknowledge its failure to comply with applicable human rights standards," make a public apology to the victims and their families and take steps toward paying compensation for material and moral damages.

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California Battles Killer Drug Epidemic

Ten people have died in northern California and scores more have overdosed as an epidemic of street drugs laced with a powerful painkiller sweeps the region.

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Eight Die from Alcohol Poisoning in Western India

Eight people including two soldiers have died after drinking tainted liquor in western India, police said Wednesday, the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in the country.  

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