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Jul 30, 2015 02:44AM

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Jul 30, 2015 02:44AM

Israel authorizes force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners

Israel's parliament authorized on Thursday the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the country's medical association and rights groups. The legislation promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist coalition reflected Israel's concern that hunger strikes by Palestinians in its jails could end in death and trigger waves of protests in the occupied West Bank.

Jul 30, 2015 01:41AM

Chinese potatoes to chip in as water shortages hit staple crops

Potatoes painted with faces and cartoons are seen on display during the World Potato Congress on the outskirts of BeijingBy Niu Shuping and David Stanway BEIJING (Reuters) - Once seen as food for the poor, the humble potato is being pushed in China as a tasty, nutritious part of any meal as the world's most populous country struggles with water shortages and looks for alternatives to the traditional rice and noodles. China already produces 95 million tonnes of potatoes a year, a quarter of the global total, and is aiming to raise that to 130 million tonnes by 2020, government officials said at the World Potato Congress on the outskirts of Beijing this week. "In China, the potato industry is no longer an industry for underdeveloped areas or the poor, but highlights the country's modern agricultural drive and enriches people's dining tables," Agriculture Minister Han Changfu told the conference.


Jul 30, 2015 12:25AM

APNewsBreak: Gov't finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

FILE - In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama reaches for a pen to sign the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law?s public-spirited alternative to mega insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found.


Jul 29, 2015 11:35PM

Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy

Volunteer Susan Danberg, right, examines the eyes of an athlete at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Organizers say many of these intellectually challenged athletes have never been examined by a doctor of any kind. Since it began in 1968, the Special Olympics' Healthy Athletes program has provided free medical services to more than 1.6 million people with intellectual disabilities.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball.


Jul 29, 2015 11:06PM

Independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

File photo of Russian PM Putin speaking with Venediktov, editor in chief of the "Ekho Moskvy" radio station, after a ceremony in MoscowBy Timothy Heritage MOSCOW (Reuters) - Alexei Venediktov, one of Russia's most prominent journalists, does not go out without a bodyguard and does not answer mobile phone calls for fear of being tracked. Such precautions do not seem out of place in a country where at least 17 journalists have been killed this decade, or for an editor whose radio station has been accused by President Vladimir Putin of "pouring diarrhea over me day and night". With state media waging a full-scale information war over the crisis in Ukraine, independent media such as Ekho Moskvy, where Venediktov is the veteran editor-in-chief, are battling to survive - and fear the noose around them is tightening.


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