Sunday, October 24, 2021

Kenyan doctor performs brain surgery on wrong patient

Nairobi, March 3 (AFP) - A neurosurgeon at Kenya's largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday. The scandal, which prompted an outpouring of horror on social media, is the latest drama to hit the Kenyatta National Hospital in recent weeks, after allegations of staff sexually assaulting...

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Facebook hits back at former executive Chamath Palihapitiya

London, Dec 13 (BBC) - Facebook has responded to a former executive who said the social network, and other services like it, was "ripping society apart". Chamath Palihapitiya made the comments last month but were circulated widely online on Monday. Facebook took the unusual step of issuing a statement to defend itself. A spokesperson said Mr Palihapitiya had not worked at Facebook...

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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Movie Theatres At Last

Saudi Arabia, Dec 12 (Forbes) - Saudi Arabia is to have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years, after the government announced on Monday that it was lifting its ban on movie theaters. The move was announced by the General Commission for Audio-visual Media, chaired by minister of culture and information Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad. According to the...

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump’s announcement

Saudi Arabia, Dec 7 (BBC) - Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump's announcement was "unjustified and irresponsible". But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as "a historic day". President Trump's move reversed decades of US policy....

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Iran-Iraq earthquake: 450 dead, 7,000 injured as Iranian rescue missions wind down

Tehran, Nov 14 - Iranian authorities say rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful earthquake near the border with Iraq that killed at least 450 people and injured more than 7,000 others. The magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck villages and towns in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province on Sunday night (local time) while many people were at home asleep. Television showed...

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