Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Tag Archives: AIDS

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 – some 33 percent lower than in 2010 – the United Nations said, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV – a record 23.3 million ...

Read More »

Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

BANGKOK: Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan finalists in the glittering ...

Read More »

Shah Rukh Khan receives human rights award at WEF

DAVOS: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination and sexism against women as they gathered for the Davos forum. The 52-year-old star appeared at a celebrity gala ahead of the official start of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting on Tuesday. ...

Read More »

British pop superstar George Michael dies

LONDON: Pop superstar George Michael’s death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The 53-year-old has died peacefully at home, his family said on Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother ...

Read More »

Diabetes is no longer a rich-world disease

EVERY six seconds a person somewhere in the world dies as a consequence of diabetes, according to estimates by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). In 2015 5m lives were lost to the disease, more than were claimed by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Moreover, the toll is rising faster than ...

Read More »