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(MENAFN - AFP) Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.

"Climate change is no longer only an environmental issue," said Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, head of the climate change team at the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The UN ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The United Nations on Wednesday allocated $1.5 million (1.1 million euros) to help the Democratic Republic of Congo fight Ebola, just days after the country confirmed its first cases this year.

The UN mission in the central African country said that sum could double in the near future, with the money being released from a fund set aside to meet "humanitarian ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Courts ordered three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow to be closed for the maximum term of 90 days on Wednesday on health grounds in a case widely seen as retaliation against Western sanctions.

The three Moscow restaurants include one located in the shadow of the Kremlin and the first McDonald's restaurant to open its doors in the final years of Communism, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Spanish clothing manufacturer Zara withdrew a striped sailor's tee shirt for children on Wednesday because it bore a yellow star resembling a star which Nazis forced European Jews to wear.

The blue and white striped smock-like garment bore a large, six-pointed star on the chest and had been available for a short time on Zara's website until outrage prompted ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Thousands of half-naked revellers will pelt each other with squishy tomatoes on Wednesday in Spain's Tomatina, a world-renowned fiesta stained this year by a row over its privatisation.

Popular with visitors from Britain, Australia, the United States and Japan, the Tomatina brings the small eastern town of Bunol to world attention once a year for an orgy of ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A World Health Organization doctor who has contracted Ebola arrived in a German hospital Wednesday, the first patient with the virus to be treated in the country, officials said.

The man - a Senegalese epidemiologist infected in Sierra Leone, according to the WHO - has requested that his name, age and health status not be made public, said his German doctors.

The ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) From a sleek, modern office in the middle of Budapest's old town, Ustream provides live video streaming to clients such as Samsung and Sony.

Nearby, Prezi has created a zooming presentation tool that even U2 singer Bono used last year for a talk on global poverty.

These are just two of about 200 start-ups which have sprung up in Hungary in recent years, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels of obesity and diabetes.

PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi met food processing industry minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal during a visit to India on Tuesday to discuss its plans for healthier options and investing in India.

"PepsiCo has been ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) European stock markets were subdued on Wednesday, as investors tracked news from Ukraine and shrugged off gains in Asia and on Wall Street, dealers said.

In midday deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 0.08 percent to 6,828.64 points.

On the downside, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed 0.06 percent to 9,582.72 points compared with Tuesday's close, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) British business leaders on Wednesday warned against independence for Scotland, saying the uncertainty it could trigger over future policies is "bad for business".

Top executives at banking giant HSBC and miner BHP Billiton were among over 130 signatories of an open letter published in The Scotsman newspaper, arguing "the business case for independence has ...

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