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WHO declares Sri Lanka, Maldives measles-free

Colombo, Sri Lanka Measles and rubella have been eradicated from Sri Lanka and the Maldives after decades of immunization programs, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. "Coming at a time when the entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, this success is encouraging and demonstrates the importance of joint efforts," WHO…
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Kashmiri leader calls for July strikes, protests

SRINAGAR, India Days after stepping down as head of the biggest pro-freedom alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, ailing Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani has issued a stand-alone protest program. A press release issued in his name and shared on…