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Austerity cuts in Greece cause suffering

"The thing doesn't end with salary cuts. It's the uncertainty of what will happen tomorrow, because each day they tell us something new."

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Cuban-trained American doctor helps save lives in Haiti

Raising the dead with dopamine: An American doctor, graduate of Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine, devotes his residency to healing the people of Haiti.

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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.

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Oldest Cuban celebrates her 126th birthday

The oldest peson in Cuba, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with relatives and friends and attributes her health to the pure air of the countryside, a diet rich in meat and a "heart that has always been full of love."

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Imperialist bullying sharpens in Haiti

Foreign intervention in Haiti is as problematic as ever, including food aid that is undoing Haiti's economy and independence.

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World AIDS Day: Post offices deliver HIV prevention advice

Workplaces can play a key role in the HIV response, according to the International Labor Organization.

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Dangerous cholera outbreak in Haiti

More than 200 people have died in Haiti so far as the result of a cholera outbreak, and at least 1,500 to 2,000 have become ill. Haitian and international health and aid authorities are scrambling to intervene to help those already sick and to prevent the epidemic from spreading both within Haiti and possibly to the neighboring Dominican Republic.

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Brits battle health service privatization

LONDON - The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Unite union joined other campaigners in speaking out against the conservative government's "Liberating the NHS" plan.

U.S. apologizes to Guatemala

Sixty-four years after it used the people of Guatemala as guinea pigs in a study of venereal diseases, the U.S. government last week issued an official apology.

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UN water vote seen as triumph for Bolivia’s Morales

Bolivia's president won praise July 28 when the UN General Assembly approved a groundbreaking Bolivian resolution on the right of all human beings to water and sanitation.

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