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Medical staff attending to cholera patients

Century-old bacteria from sick soldier offer clues to cholera epidemics

10 April 2019, 11:45 AM

Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera extracted a century ago from a sick British soldier during World War One and found clues to how some cholera bacteria strains cause epidemics today.

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Days after visit, Trump blasts France’s Macron as relations sour

13 November 2018, 7:42 PM

US President Donald Trump has unleashed an extraordinary attack on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, in a series of tweets.

In solemn Paris ceremony, Macron leads global WW1 Armistice commemorations

12 November 2018, 7:17 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed in World War One on Sunday, using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict.

They were on their way to join the allied forces in Europe during the First World War, or Great War.

SS Mendi descendants call upon international community for more recognition

11 November 2018, 6:55 PM

The descendants of South Africans who perished on the troopship SS Mendi have called on international powers to give more recognition to them.

French president Emmanuel Macron

Germany has no place in WW1 ceremony for ‘winners’- far-right leader

11 November 2018, 6:30 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel should not have taken part in a ceremony in France on Sunday marking the centenary of the Armistice as it is an event for the “winners” of World War One, said the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

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