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Tunisia's president orders military to manage virus crisis

Jul. 21, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president ordered the military Wednesday to take over managing the national COVID-19 pandemic response, as the country fights one of Africa’s worst outbreaks. The military health service will be assigned the task, Tunisian President...

Tunisia puts military on vaccination duty as cases soar

Jul. 18, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

KESRA, Tunisia (AP) — Soldiers hold rifles to guard the health center in the traditional Tunisian village of Kesra, while inside, military medics use other weapons to combat COVID-19: vaccines. Tunisia is facing its worst coronavirus surge since the pandemic began,...

Report: Bug zapper causes vision issues at medical facility

Jul. 12, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A bug zapper that had the wrong kind of light bulb caused vision problems for five people at a veterans medical facility in North Carolina, a spokesperson said. Yves-Marie Daley from the Durham VA Health Care System said the bulb emitted light that...

Myanmar caught off guard as cases surge, oxygen dwindles

Jul. 11, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Soe Win stood in line at a plant to buy oxygen for his grandmother, who is struggling with COVID-19 symptoms. “I have been waiting since 5 in the morning until 12 noon but I’m still in line. Oxygen is scarcer than money,” said the resident of...

US agrees to $7M settlement in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

Jul. 07, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to pay nearly $7 million to settle claims from eight veterans that they were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas. The veterans, who served in Iraq or...

In Myanmar, the military and police declare war on medics

Jul. 06, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The clandestine clinic was under fire, and the medics inside were in tears. Hidden away in a Myanmar monastery, this safe haven had sprung up for those injured while protesting the military’s overthrow of the government. But now security...

In Myanmar, the military and police declare war on medics

Jul. 06, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The clandestine clinic was under fire, and the medics inside were in tears. Hidden away in a Myanmar monastery, this safe haven had sprung up for those injured while protesting the military’s overthrow of the government. But now security...

Friends, family describe missing in Florida condo collapse

Jun. 26, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Families around the world remained stuck between waning hopes and widening fears Saturday, two days after the stunning collapse of a 12-story condominium near Miami. At least five people were killed and more than 150 people remained unaccounted for...

Thailand isolates construction workers to curb virus spread

Jun. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — As Thailand struggles to slow its worst wave of coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced Friday a one-month lockdown of camps where construction workers are housed in Bangkok and nine other areas. The situation has become...

Probation for ex-VA hospital doc who admitted fondling women

Jun. 23, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former physician at a West Virginia's veterans hospital was sentenced to probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to touching two female staffer's breasts without permission. The sentencing of Dr. Kenneth C. Ramdat, 65, of Silver Spring,...