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EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm

Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to "unreliable" tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs. The decision, announced by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on its website, is the latest blow for India's drug-testing industry, which has run into a series of problems with international regulators in recent years. The EMA said European officials had been investigating Micro Therapeutic's compliance with good clinical practice after Austrian and Dutch authorities raised concerns in February 2016.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/eu-recommends-suspending-hundreds-drugs-tested-indian-firm-092545675.html
Syrian army pushing back insurgent offensive, military source says

Syria's army and its allies retook a village near Hama on Saturday, a Syrian military source said, as the government tries to turn back a major insurgent offensive, but bitter fighting continued, a war monitor said. President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Russia, Iran and Shi'ite militias from nearby countries, are seeking to staunch the biggest rebel assault in months which began this week in the capital Damascus and the Hama countryside. Insurgents have made big advances towards Hama, taking about a dozen towns and villages and moving to within a few kilometers of the city and its military airbase, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/syrian-army-pushing-back-insurgent-offensive-military-source-092133881.html
Syrian army pushing back insurgent offensive, military source says

Syria's army and its allies retook a village near Hama on Saturday, a Syrian military source said, as the government tries to turn back a major insurgent offensive, but bitter fighting continued, a war monitor said. President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Russia, Iran and Shi'ite militias from nearby countries, are seeking to staunch the biggest rebel assault in months which began this week in the capital Damascus and the Hama countryside. Insurgents have made big advances towards Hama, taking about a dozen towns and villages and moving to within a few kilometers of the city and its military airbase, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/syrian-army-pushing-back-insurgent-offensive-military-source-092133848.html
Pope puts focus on peripheries during Milan pastoral visit

MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis began his one-day visit Saturday to the world's largest diocese with a stop in a housing project on the city's outskirts, emblematic of his view that the peripheries offer a better view of reality than the well-tended and prosperous city centers.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-puts-focus-peripheries-during-milan-pastoral-visit-080814764.html
Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war

After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched ...

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rape-reaches-epic-proportions-south-090400584.html
Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees ...

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-son-laws-ties-israel-085428283.html
EU leaders arrive to mark 60th anniversary of bloc

ROME (AP) — European Union leaders are gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/eu-leaders-arrive-mark-60th-anniversary-bloc-082414354.html
Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/laptop-ban-hits-dubai-1-1m-weekend-travellers-073535118.html
Some win and some lose with 'Obamacare' still around

WASHINGTON (AP) — The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/win-lose-obamacare-still-around-081431675.html
Armyworms ravage Ugandan maize, raising fears for drought-hit region

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms have started spreading across Uganda, authorities said on Friday, raising fears for the surrounding East Africa region already devastated by drought. The pests have appeared in about 20 districts in mostly central and western areas and attacked about 40 percent of the maize in some zones, the agriculture ministry said. "Uganda is already struggling to cope ... coming from a bad season ... This is an additional burden," Massimo Castiello, deputy country representative for U.N. agency Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), told Reuters.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/armyworms-ravage-ugandan-maize-raising-fears-drought-hit-080407442.html
Health care defeat is a brutal loss for Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/health-care-defeat-brutal-loss-speaker-paul-ryan-075846090--politics.html
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's promise on repealing health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the failure of Republican health care legislation, President Donald Trump's campaign promise to replace so-called Obamacare "immediately" has been broken.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-check-trumps-promise-repealing-health-care-075159960.html
Air strike on prison in Syria's Idlib kills 16: monitor

At least 16 people were killed overnight in air strikes on a prison in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Saturday.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/air-strike-prison-syrias-idlib-kills-16-monitor-074551382.html
New blow for Trump as Obamacare repeal bid collapses

President Donald Trump faced the biggest blow yet to his young presidency as his bid to repeal Obamacare went down in flames at the hands of rebel Republican lawmakers.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trumps-health-care-reform-plan-hangs-balance-165601014.html
A House divided: Republican rift threatens Trump agenda

The Republican Party's longstanding ideological divisions were laid bare in very public fashion this week, sinking President Donald Trump's Obamacare repeal plan and threatening other elements of his agenda.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/house-divided-republican-rift-threatens-trump-agenda-062820039.html
Remains of German WWII pilot and crashed plane discovered in Denmark after more than 70 years

A German fighter pilot killed when his plane crashed in Denmark has been identified after more than 70 years. The remains of 19-year-old Hans Wunderlich had lain undiscovered since his aircraft, believed to be a Messerschmitt, came down in farmland near Birkelse, a village 155 miles northwest of Copenhagen, in October 1944. The pilot has no surviving next of kin and so may be buried in a war cemetery in Denmark.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/remains-german-wwii-pilot-crashed-plane-discovered-denmark-165100862.html
Hong Kong leader's race pits Beijing's pick vs 'Uncle Chips'

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's next leader will be chosen Sunday by an election committee stacked with pro-Beijing elites who heed the wishes of China's communist leaders rather than the semiautonomous region's voters.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hong-kong-leaders-race-pits-beijings-pick-vs-054446792.html
Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-carrying-sword-dressed-joker-arrested-virginia-054312127.html
Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's rift

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier — a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye and became a nationally polarizing issue.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/recovering-sunken-ferry-heal-harden-south-koreas-rift-053101427.html
Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates. Maduro did not specify the type of aid he requested, although he stressed that the U.N. has knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Maduro earlier on Friday met with Jessica Faieta, Assistant Administrator and Director of the U.N. Development Program, according to state television.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/venezuelas-maduro-asks-u-n-help-ease-medicine-045758659.html
Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates. Maduro did not specify the type of aid he requested, although he stressed that the U.N. has knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Maduro earlier on Friday met with Jessica Faieta, Assistant Administrator and Director of the U.N. Development Program, according to state television.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/venezuelas-maduro-asks-u-n-help-ease-medicine-044954357.html
Number of newly-minted millionaires at Europe's big banks is shrinking

The number of employees earning more than a million euros or pounds at Europe's biggest banks fell sharply last year, another sign of the clout they have lost to U.S. rivals since the financial crisis. Early indications from four big European institutions show that the number of "material risk-takers" (MRTs) on their books who earned more than the 1 million threshold last year was 32 percent lower in 2016 than the year before. Contrasting with that, Wall Street bonuses could climb as much as 15 percent this year, the first meaningful uptick since 2009, compensation firm Johnson Associates Inc estimates.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/number-newly-minted-millionaires-europes-043227319.html
IS gunmen target civilians fleeing Mosul by night

By Angus MacSwan MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State gunmen are opening fire on men, women and children as they try to flee Mosul under cover of darkness, civilians who escaped the besieged Iraqi city said on Friday. Some carried suitcases or bags, others had fled with just the clothes on their backs. A black-uniformed intelligence officer said about 6,000 people had come through on Thursday, the most he had seen at this exit, and a similar flow had poured in on Friday since about 4 a.m. Relieved to reach the safety of the checkpoint, some of those escaping described running a gauntlet of fire.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gunmen-target-civilians-fleeing-mosul-night-042023972.html
Jews, Israelis fear fallout from bomb hoax arrest

Israel's arrest of a Jewish teenager accused of masterminding dozens of anti-Semitic threats could encourage racism and ease pressure on US President Donald Trump to tackle anti-Semitism, Jewish groups have warned.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jews-israelis-fear-fallout-bomb-hoax-arrest-041158506.html
Tillerson to meet allies as NATO races to save talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with NATO members next week in Brussels, officials said, as alliance diplomats worked to nail down the date.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/tillerson-meet-nato-members-next-week-official-174001054.html
France's Macron seen winning first round of presidentials, Fillon slips - BVA poll

Emmanuel Macron is set to win the first round of the French general election in four weeks time, BVA pollsters said, becoming the latest survey team to put the independent centrist ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for the first time. The BVA poll did not give a second round prediction, but most that have done so in recent months show Macron easily beating the National Front leader in the second-round run-off due to take place between the top two scorers on May 7. Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/frances-macron-seen-winning-first-round-presidentials-fillon-035000765.html
Pope heads to Milan hinterland to rally poor

Pope Francis visits Milan Saturday where he will meet families on a housing estate, nap in a prison and hold a mass for hundreds of thousands of believers in nearby Monza.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pope-heads-milan-hinterland-rally-poor-034452996.html
Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

By David Lawder and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative since taking office on Jan. 20 ended in failure. House Republicans had planned a vote on the measure after Trump late on Thursday cut off negotiations with Republicans who had balked at the plan and issued an ultimatum to vote on Friday, win or lose.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tastes-failure-u-house-healthcare-bill-collapses-033008521--business.html
Shiite Lebanese women wage painful custody battles

Every week, young divorcee Rita Choukeir looks forward to the three precious hours she gets with her young son in Lebanon, where child custody is awarded according to religious rulings.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/shiite-lebanese-women-wage-painful-custody-battles-032900294.html
Turkey vote a 'test' for Kurds says veteran Kurdish politician

Jailed by the junta after Turkey's 1980 military coup and again after last year's failed putsch, veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk still hopes for peace but fears the consequences of next month's referendum.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/turkey-vote-test-kurds-says-veteran-kurdish-politician-031900275.html
France's Macron seen winning first round of presidentials, Fillon slips - BVA poll

Emmanuel Macron is set to win the first round of the French general election in four weeks time, BVA pollsters said, becoming the latest survey team to put the independent centrist ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for the first time. For graphic on French presidential election, click: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jLwO20 The BVA poll did not give a second round prediction, but most that have done so in recent months show Macron easily beating the National Front leader in the second-round run-off due to take place between the top two scorers on May 7. Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/frances-macron-seen-winning-first-round-presidentials-fillon-031317750.html
France's Macron seen winning first round of presidentials, Fillon slips - BVA poll

Emmanuel Macron is set to win the first round of the French general election in four weeks time, BVA pollsters said, becoming the latest survey team to put the independent centrist ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for the first time. The BVA poll did not give a second round prediction, but most that have done so in recent months show Macron easily beating the National Front leader in the second-round run-off due to take place between the top two scorers on May 7. Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/frances-macron-seen-winning-first-round-presidentials-fillon-030138706.html
France's Macron seen winning first round of presidentials, Fillon slips - BVA poll

Emmanuel Macron is set to win the first round of the French general election in four weeks time, BVA pollsters said, becoming the latest survey team to put the independent centrist ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for the first time. The BVA poll did not give a second round prediction, but most that have done so in recent months show Macron easily beating the National Front leader in the second-round run-off due to take place between the top two scorers on May 7. Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/frances-macron-seen-winning-first-round-presidentials-fillon-030138508.html
U.S. Speaker Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to do so for seven years. Ryan's long-time news media nemesis, the website Breitbart, said Republicans were "openly discussing" finding a replacement for him after he pulled a bill to roll back Obamacare from the House floor just minutes before an intensely awaited final vote. In the House, just after the bill was pulled, several lawmakers brushed aside suggestions that the failure spelled trouble for Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate, who many have speculated has presidential ambitions.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-speaker-ryan-dented-healthcare-debacle-keeps-support-025748382.html
Factbox: Trump on Obamacare repeal: from boasts of greatness to lessons learned

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday was dealt his biggest blow since taking office just over two months ago when House Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system. Throughout his presidential campaign and since taking office, Trump had repeatedly vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, the signature domestic achievement of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Below are a sampling of tweets that Trump posted in March on his plans to repeal Obamacare, followed by comments from Trump on Friday after his fellow Republicans yanked the plan.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/factbox-trump-obamacare-repeal-boasts-greatness-lessons-learned-025324398--business.html
Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sunken-korean-ferry-set-loaded-transport-vessel-102606902.html
New York launches immigrant defense initiative

New York state launched an immigrant legal defense initiative with more than $1 million in public and private funding in response to "overwhelming" demand for help from non-profit organizations.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/york-launches-immigrant-defense-initiative-020233185.html
China vice premier says major nations should bolster mutual trust, respect

BOAO, China (Reuters) - Major countries should bolster mutual trust and respect, and stick to dialogue to settle disputes, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia on Saturday. Major nations should take responsibility for maintaining peace, Zhang said, adding that China would remain a force for peace and stability in the world. (Reporting by Elias Glenn; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by robert Birsel)

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-vice-premier-says-major-nations-bolster-mutual-015143561--business.html
Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile dysfunction

Men unable to have an erection after prostate surgery enjoyed normal intercourse thanks to stem cell therapy, scientists are to report Saturday at a medical conference in London.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/stem-cell-therapy-helps-men-erectile-dysfunction-012653241.html
U.S. Jewish groups beef up security after threats despite arrest

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The arrest in Israel on Thursday of a U.S.-Israeli teenager suspected of a rash of hoax bomb threats targeting Jewish community centres across the United States brought some relief to community leaders, who nevertheless say they will stick to plans to beef up security. "Whether or not this suspect turns out to be responsible for the threats specific to this centre is irrelevant," said Brian Greene, executive director of Westside Jewish Community Centre in Los Angeles, which has received two threats since February. The threats, which included five separate waves of calls starting in early January, forced evacuations at dozens of JCCs, including some with day care and school facilities.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/u-jewish-groups-beef-security-threats-despite-arrest-011442022.html
For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. The White House wants to advance, among other things, tax reform and a massive infrastructure package this year, but now it must address whether a change of approach is needed and whether congressional allies such as House Speaker Paul Ryan can be counted on to deliver. "This is the most consequential day of Trump's presidency and it's not just a failure, it's a stunning failure,” Charlie Sykes, an influential Wisconsin Republican political commentator and frequent Trump critic, said on Twitter.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-lost-art-deal-003129211--business.html