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US judge tosses lawsuit vs. UN over Haiti cholera outbreak

The United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak, a U.S. judge said Friday in dismissing a case that government lawyers said could open the international body to an ...

Jan 10, 2015
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China performed 330 mn abortions since 1971: data

Nearly 330 million abortions have been performed in China in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world's most populous nation, official data showed.

Mar 16, 2013
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40 years after US abortion ruling, foes march on

Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary Tuesday of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion with a push for yet more restrictions after a string of state moves that narrow access to the procedure.

Jan 22, 2013
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China begins phasing out prisoner organs next year

China will start phasing out its reliance on organs from executed prisoners for transplants early next year as a new national donation system is implemented, a government-appointed expert has said.

Nov 02, 2012
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China to phase out prisoner organ donation

(AP) -- China will abolish the transplanting of organs from executed prisoners within five years and try to spur more citizens to donate, a top health official says.

Mar 23, 2012
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