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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

GENEVA, May 23 Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency.

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EXPERT VIEWS-Challenges and priorities for WHO's new director general Tedros

LONDON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, on Tuesday won the race to become the next director-general of the World Health Organisation.

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US drug laws aimed at pregnant women stop them seeking healthcare - Amnesty

NEW YORK, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. state laws used to prosecute pregnant women who take drugs are stopping them seeking help from health services and are a violation of their rights, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Merck sets quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share

* Sets quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ethiopian wins vote to be first African head of WHO

GENEVA, May 23 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, won an election on Tuesday to head the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to do so, edging out a veteran insider from Britain.

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