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March 12, 2015 6:57 PM Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66 after living with Alzheimer's

LONDON -- Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66. Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in Britain and beyond with his dignified campaign for the right of critically ill patients to choose 5

March 12, 2015 6:38 PM 8 patients, 4 kidney exchanges, all in one day at Yale New Haven Hospital

NEW HAVEN – Yale-New Haven Hospital announced today that surgical teams at the hospital performed an eight-patient, paired kidney transplant exchange on March 3. This was the first time that a kidney transplant exchange of this magnitude has ever occurred on one day in Connecticut, March is also national kidney month. “All eight surgeries occurred on the same day and all procedures 31

March 12, 2015 2:59 PM Ukraine peace deal unlikely as Vladimir Putin pushes for more in the east

The current lull in fighting in Ukraine, the result of a ceasefire signed in February, is a temporary reprieve from a protracted conflict that will likely end with the country's eastern regions becoming de facto Russian satellite states, according to military experts. Signed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk and brokered largely by Germany and France 2

March 12, 2015 5:07 AM The Australian

A SOYUZ capsule carrying two Russians and an American landed in Kazakhstan today, ending the astronauts’ almost six months aboard the International Space Station. The capsule carried Russians Alexander Samokutayev and Elena Serova and NASA’s Barry Wilmore. They blasted off for the space station on September 26. The capsule landed upright in heavy fog southeast 31

March 12, 2015 4:49 AM Astronauts All Smiles After Returning to Earth from International Space Station

The U.S. astronaut was back on earth after spending nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. Wilmore, along with Russians Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova, returned to earth on the Soyuz spacecraft Thursday, completing a 249-mile free-fall. Wilmore, the outgoing International Space Station commander, was next. Serova was the last of the astronauts 28

March 12, 2015 1:24 AM 'Woyome scandal hasn't destroyed my political career'

Former Attorney General Betty Mould Iddrisu has dismissed assertions that the Woyome scandal has destroyed her political career. According to her, although she does not worry much about the matter, she would not want to be remembered with it. “I don’t know how that has destroyed my political career because I won massively at the NDC congress as 2nd vice chair 1

March 12, 2015 12:14 AM Mahama promises to promote continental trade

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday said he would do everything under his purview as the Chair of Continental Free Trade to promote Intra-African trade. He said although various regional economic communities were working around the clock to actualize what had over the years been on the drawing board, individual countries need to leverage areas that they had comparative 9

March 12, 2015 12:14 AM Peace Council urges calm as it resolves religious impasse

The National Peace Council is asking all Ghanaians to refrain from comments that could inflame passions as discussions over religious intolerance in schools heighten. The council yesterday announced that it has begun serious dialogue between the stakeholders in order to bring finality to the issue by end of March. The Muslim caucus in Parliament petitioned 2

March 11, 2015 11:14 PM Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

New York ,NY, March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Over 300 participants from business, Government, civil society and the UN who gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, concluded the annual meeting by making an historic call to companies and Governments everywhere to scale up efforts 3

March 11, 2015 10:17 PM WHO Director General Chan appoints Ebola panel

Posted by Staff on March 11, 2015 // The WHO Director-General has commissioned a panel of outside independent experts to undertake an assessment on all aspects of WHO’s response in the Ebola outbreak. This is in response to a resolution passed during the Ebola Special Session of the Executive Board in January 2015. Produced by the National Institute 8