Chinese whistleblower doctor dies of coronavirus
07 February 2020 | 12:37 pm
Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who warned of the coronavirus, died on Friday, sparking a wave of public mourning. Li, an ophthalmologist at a hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, had earlier said he had contracted the virus.
8 Mar 2020
Five years into the war in Yemen, there are so many guns in the country that Yemenis carry them "like others wear a watch — and they use them," according to Götz Gerresheim.
11 Mar 2020
It's now been nine years since the start of the war in Syria – and Syrian civilians are still dying and seeking safety as refugees. Our guest is a doctor who spent five years treating patients under the missiles and bombs of the Syrian regime and its Russian backers in Eastern Ghouta. Dr. Amani Ballour was just 25 years old and fresh out of medical school when the siege began. Her experiences and eventual evacuation were the subject of a documentary, "The Cave", which was nominated at this year's Oscars.
28 Apr 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dr Julien Cavanagh, a neurologist at the State University of New York, discussed the daily challenge of treating patients with Covid-19 at his Brooklyn hospital. Dr Cavanagh explained why African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by the virus. He also expressed his disapproval of protesters who are demanding an end to lockdown measures. Finally, he condemned the US federal government's response to the public health crisis.
6 May 2020
We continue our coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Middle East. Iran is one of the worst-hit countries in the region – authorities there have reported more than 6,000 deaths.
18 Oct 2020
Medical staff treating Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of the president's condition, adding he could be discharged Monday. The announcement comes a day after mixed messages about his coronavirus infection.
24 Oct 2020
The head of Germany's peak medical body said he wasn't convinced that wearing non-medical cloth masks outdoors could combat coronavirus infection. His comments drew harsh criticism, and even a call for him to quit.
6 Nov 2020
The personal doctor of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who had successful brain surgery to remove a blood clot, is "amazed" at the rate of his recovery, as fans leave messages of support on the walls of the private clinic in Buenos Aires where their idol is undergoing treatment.
30 Nov 2020
Football legend Diego Maradona's doctor is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death. Witnesses had reportedly seen a struggle between Maradona and his physician.
2 Dec 2020
"Doctor Luque is not formally charged," says one of the lawyers for Diego Maradona's surgeon, Leopoldo Luque, after prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were investigating him over the treatment the football legend received for his heart condition following his discharge from hospital.
21 Dec 2020
A German geneticist has said those who turn down the new COVID-19 vaccine should carry a note also refusing intensive care treatment. He also said medical decisions should not be left to conspiracy theorists.
18 Jan 2021
The first large-scale criminal trial since Germany introduced anti-doping legislation in 2015 has resulted in a prison term for a doctor from Erfurt.
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Two French detainees were shown on TV saying they had been plotting to take down the Iranian regime. France has said the spectacle was staged and illegal.
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Simone Tebet urged her voters to back Lula due to his "commitment to democracy." Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso also endorsed his leftist former rival.
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The death toll from this week's truck bombings has risen to at least 40, but local and national authorities say the latest attacks from the al-Shabab group will not deter them from fighting the terrorists.