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The world is at a crucial moment in the fight against malaria. Over the past twenty years, British science and investment have saved almost twelve million lives from malaria. But in recent years, this progress has stalled. We must act now to finish the job and end malaria in our lifetimes. Over the past twenty years, incredible progress has been made in the fight against malaria. Britain and its international partners have prevented almost twelve million deaths and two billion cases since 2000. More countries than ever are now on the cusp of eradicating malaria. But shortcomings in global financing,…

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The Maldives’ most polished surprise opening, Ifuru Island Maldives, celebrated its official opening last month with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the owners, the resort’s All-Star team and the very excited first official guests. The Ifuru Island concept, a lush natural island with a 1 km long white sandy beach with spectacular sunset views, offers unique and engaging experiences for guests looking for social connections and everything the Maldives has to offer in one place . ‘Island Vibe Boss’, Rochelle Kilgariff, said: “Surprise! We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate the opening of the resort and share the fun and…

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Nothing is more comical to me than hot pink, and pink doesn’t get much hotter than the pink of the house curtain that greets you at the beginning of “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” by Jocelyn Bioh. In the pale and sedate Samuel J. Friedman Theater, a fuchsia-colored teardrop with dozens of elaborately woven hairstyles—micro braids, cornrows, “kinky twists” and more—along with the bouncy Afro-pop music, tells you to prepare to laugh.That will come in abundance, but in the meantime, don’t ignore Jaja’s storefront: gray and dingy and at odds with the pink. Because the roll-up grille is completely locked, it…

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After a handful of conservative hardliners ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday, Republicans must decide who to turn to next to try to control their small and fractious majority and lead the House. A number of current GOP leaders could emerge in the coming days, though for now they remain loyal to McCarthy and oppose any efforts to oust him. McCarthy allies and critics alike are concerned that there may not be another lawmaker who can get enough support from the conference to take over, effectively leaving the House unable to function. McCarthy could also try to regain the…

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Senator Ben Cardin said he will continue to push for a five-year extension of PEPFAR, the country’s global HIV-AIDS initiative. | Francis Chung/POLITICO PATH FORWARD FOR EXPIRED PROGRAMS — The deal to keep the government running kept the doors of health care facilities open but did not address some programs that lawmakers hoped to expand.Despite averting a government shutdown, Congress allowed major health programs to expire, including the SUPPORT Act to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief known as PEPFAR, and the Pandemic and All- Hazards Preparedness Act.Lawmakers could try to reauthorize the programs…

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Trump attacked the clerk in his New York fraud trial, so the judge imposed a silence order on him. The New York Times reported: Judge Arthur F. Engoron explained after the break what happened, although he did not name Ms. Greenfield or Mr. Trump and named him only as a defendant. “Personal attacks on my court staff members are unacceptable, inappropriate and I will not tolerate them under any circumstances,” he said. Judge Engoron said his statement should be considered a gag order prohibiting messages, emails or public comments about members of his staff.…

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Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple Labs Inc., speaks at the Token2049 conference in Singapore, on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.Joseph Nair | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCryptocurrency company Ripple said on Wednesday it has secured a major payment institution license in Singapore, a strategic step towards growing its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.The new development comes less than four months after the Monetary Authority of Singapore granted an initial approval in principle in June. With the full license, Ripple will continue to offer regulated crypto payment services in Singapore.“More than 90% of Ripple’s business takes place outside the US, and Singapore –…

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More than 140 years after a Spanish bishop laid the cornerstone of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, the famously unfinished church is nearing the finish line, with five of its six central towers finally fully built as of last week.But with construction expected to continue, potential pilgrims to the site – one of Barcelona’s most iconic monuments – should not expect Antoni Gaudí’s structurally daring masterpiece to be fully realized until 2026 at the earliest.The Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, a foundation overseeing the church’s construction, said work on two of the church’s main towers has been…

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“It raises a red flag in my opinion,” she said in a follow-up interview with POLITICO about the deputies’ plans. “And then I try to figure out what the hell it is.” In interviews with half a dozen current and former DNC members, there was growing concern that the delegates the party could send to next year’s convention won’t be as diverse as they think they should be. They fear this reflects the difficulties Biden’s re-election campaign faces in maintaining support among Black and Latino voters – key voting blocs he needs if he wants another four years in the…

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Dozens of indigenous women and girls from Greenland have said they had IUDs inserted without their consent in the 1960s and 1970s and have filed a complaint with the Danish government seeking compensation.The women said they were among thousands affected by a campaign by the Danish government to control the growth of Greenland’s indigenous population.The women in the complaint, many of whom are now in their 60s or older, call the proceedings a violation of their human rights that has caused lasting physical and psychological damage. They said they would take the case to court if necessary. The women are…

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