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Lack of funds threatens malaria progress: WHO

Lack of funds threatens malaria progress: WHO

LONDON — Global progress on controlling malaria risks stalling due to an “urgent need” for more funding, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned in its annual report on...

Giraffes ‘threatened with extinction’

Giraffes ‘threatened with extinction’

PARIS — Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 per cent in the last three decades, and the species is now “vulnerable” to extinction, a top conservation body said on Thursday...

Earth’s days getting longer, slower: Study

Earth’s days getting longer, slower: Study

PARIS — Earth’s days are getting longer but you’re not likely to notice any time soon — it would take about 6.7 million years to gain just one minute, according to a study...

Putting a finger on the cause of cold hands

Putting a finger on the cause of cold hands

The adage “Cold hands, warm heart” might describe me accurately if it also included “cold feet’’. Every autumn, even before the leaves begin to fall from their airy perch, I...