WHO urges ‘immediate action’ after cough syrup deaths

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has called for “immediate and concerted action” to protect children from contaminated medicines after a spate of child deaths linked to cough syrups last year. In 2022, more than 300 children – mainly aged under 5 – in Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan died of acute kidney … Read more

Outgoing Sri Lankan president lands in Singapore after fleeing uprising

Rajapaksa arrives on Saudi flight from Maldives Interim successor imposes curfew in Colombo Protesters hand back president, premier’s residences President ousted by unrest over economic meltdown COLOMBO / SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) – Outgoing Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa landed in Singapore on Thursday after fleeing mass protests over his country’s economic meltdown, as troops … Read more

Strong voter turnout in Philippines as Marcos targets presidency

Voting underway, poll official says early turnout encouraging No reports of any major voting disruption -poll body Election is a rematch between frontrunner Marcos, VP Robredo Unofficial count could indicate winner hours after polls close BATAC CITY / NAGA CITY, Philippines May 9 (Reuters) – Philippine voters streamed to polling stations on Monday, with the … Read more