PAHO says Caribbean, rest of Americas now measles-free

September 29, 2016 in International

[caption id="attachment_14332" align="alignleft" width="300"] Measles dangers linger for years after infection[/caption] WASHINGTON, USA (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says the Americas, including the Caribbean, is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems,...

US owes blacks reparations over slavery: UN experts

September 29, 2016 in International

[caption id="attachment_14329" align="alignleft" width="300"] A pair of slave shackles on display in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture[/caption] GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The United States should give African Americans reparations for slavery, UN experts said yesterday, warning that the country had not...

Clinton leads 1-0 after debate — but no game-changer

September 28, 2016 in International

[caption id="attachment_14301" align="alignleft" width="300"] Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (R) shakes hands with Republican nominee Donald Trump after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Monday.[/caption] Hillary Clinton was calm, cool, well-prepared and — pundits say — victorious in the first presidential...