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'War on drugs' a failure, Nobel winners warn

The global "war on drugs" has been a catastrophic failure and world leaders must rethink their approach, a group including five Nobel Prize-winning economists, Britain's deputy prime minister and a former US secretary of ...

May 06, 2014
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Brazil hires 4,000 Cuban doctors to treat poor (Update)

Brazil will import thousands of Cuban doctors to work in areas where medical services and physicians are scarce, and Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota defended the plan Thursday as a way to give "the best possible medical ...

Aug 22, 2013
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UN adopts plan to combat violence against women

(AP)—Conservative Muslim and Roman Catholic countries and liberal Western nations approved a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women and girls, ignoring strong objections from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood that it ...

Mar 16, 2013
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