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UPDATE 3-Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalised

GUWAHATI, India, Feb 23 At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitalised, a state government minister said on Saturday.

11:52am GMT

UPDATE 1-Vietnam arrests two ex-ministers suspected of mismanaging public investment

HANOI, Feb 23 Police in Vietnam arrested two former information ministers on Saturday on suspicion of mismanaging public investment, they said on their website.

9:10am GMT

UPDATE 2-Novartis gene therapy would be cost effective up to $900,000 -U.S. group

Feb 22 An experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) developed by Novartis AG would be worth up to $900,000, according to an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that reviews the value of drugs and medical treatments.

22 Feb 2019

Trump administration denying, delaying more foreign skilled-worker requests

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 The Trump administration is denying and delaying more skilled-worker visa petitions than at any time since at least 2015, in keeping with its promise to increase scrutiny of foreign workers, according to data the government released on Friday.

22 Feb 2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. Senators launch bipartisan probe into rising insulin prices

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 Two top U.S. senators launched an investigation into rising insulin prices on Friday, sending letters to the three leading manufacturers seeking answers as to why the nearly 100-year-old drug's cost has rapidly risen, causing taxpayers to spend millions of dollars a year.

22 Feb 2019
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