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UPDATE 1-Sculptor Kapoor awards $1 mln 'Jewish Nobel' prize to refugees
LONDON, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide on Wednesday in a bid to alleviate a record-breaking global displacement crisis.
Physician burnout takes a toll on U.S. patients
(Reuters Health) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors feel burned out, depressed, or both – and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.
Schools, health could be hit by U.S. cut for Palestinian refugee funds: UNRWA chief
JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - A cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees will affect regional security and could put vital health, educational and food services at risk, its chief said on Wednesday, adding he would appeal for world donations.
UPDATE 1-Schools, health could be hit by US cut for Palestinian refugee funds-UNRWA chief
JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees will affect regional security and could put vital health, educational and food services at risk, its chief said on Wednesday, adding he would appeal for world donations.
Inventor aims for healthier Yemen by turning waste into clean fuel
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing up in Al-Harrah, a small village in west-central Yemen, Omer Badokhon watched his mother cooking for hours at a time in a smoke-filled kitchen.
Exclusive: J&J attracts Chinese interest for diabetes business in potential $3-4 billion deal - sources
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese bidders are circling a diabetes care business owned by the world's largest healthcare company Johnson & Johnson in a deal that could fetch up to $4 billion, five people with direct knowledge told Reuters.
CORRECTED-UNRWA chief appeals for Palestinian refugee funds after US cut
JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees appealed on Wednesday for world donations after the United States withheld about half its planned funding for the organization, a move he said risks instability in the region.
French police search Lactalis sites after baby milk scare
PARIS (Reuters) - French police were searching several sites belonging to dairy producer Lactalis on Wednesday following a salmonella contamination scare that prompted a global recall of several baby food products, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office said.
Nine charged over fraternity pledge's death at Florida State University
Jan 17 (Reuters) - Nine men were charged on Tuesday over the hazing death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge, who died of alcohol poisoning at Florida State University late last year, police said.
Novartis's Kymriah wins speedy reviews in U.S., Europe
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has been granted fast-track reviews of its cell therapy Kymriah for blood cancers in the United States and Europe, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand the pool of patients eligible for the costly treatment.
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