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Athletics: Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

15 Aug 2019

JOHANNESBURG Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said on Wednesday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport. | Video

Special Report: How Egypt's president tightened his grip

01 Aug 2019

CAIRO This spring, as Egypt's parliament debated handing President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi greater power and allowing him to govern until 2030, speaker Ali Abdelaal declared the proposals were the will of the nation's legislature. The ideas, he said, were "born in parliament, and the president has nothing to do with them, from near or far."

Special Report: How Sisi's Egypt hands out justice

31 Jul 2019

KAFR AL-SHEIKH, Egypt Security forces detained Lotfy Ibrahim, a young construction worker, as he left a mosque near his home on the Nile Delta in the spring of 2015. When his family finally saw him again nearly three months later, he was in jail, looking badly brutalized.

GW Pharma cannabis drug wins European panel OK

26 Jul 2019

GW Pharmaceuticals' marijuana-based treatment Epidiolex has won a positive recommendation for marketing approval from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday for use as an additional treatment for two types of seizures.

Head of U.S. Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion

17 Jul 2019

The leader of reproductive services provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its political arm said on Tuesday that she was leaving both organizations over philosophical differences in their approaches to abortion rights.

Germany may ban 'conversion therapies' for gays

11 Jun 2019

BERLIN Germany is considering a ban of so-called "conversion therapies" aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay people, the health minister said on Tuesday.

Athletics-Semenya files appeal to Swiss Supreme Court

29 May 2019

Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya filed an appeal to Switzerland's highest court on Wednesday against rules requiring middle-distance female athletes with a high natural level of testosterone to reduce it via medication.

U.S. health agency proposes reversing Obamacare transgender protections

24 May 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the second rule this month the agency has put forward to allow health care providers to deny services to them.

Special Report: Egypt kills hundreds of suspected militants in disputed gun battles

05 Apr 2019

CAIRO Mohamed Abu Amer, a landscape gardener, was working in downtown Cairo when national security agents took him away on Feb. 6, 2018, his family said.

U.S. FDA warns of potential seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes

03 Apr 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures.

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