LONDON (Reuters) - More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday.
In a report on global immunization coverage, the U.N. agencies found that vaccination levels are stagnating, notably in poor countries or areas of conflict.
"Vaccines are one of our most important tools for preventing outbreaks and keeping the world safe," the WHO's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement.
Trump Administration Sets New Rule to Make It Harder for Immigrants to Seek Asylum
By Richard Cowan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday said it would take steps to make it more difficult for immigrants arriving on the southern border to seek asylum in the United States, putting the onus on them to ask for shelter in other countries.
The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement issued with the Department of Justice, said the interim rule would set a "new bar" for immigrants "by placing further restrictions or limitations on eligibility for aliens who seek asylum in the United States.
U.S. Prosecutor Calls Jeffrey Epstein 'Extraordinary' Flight Risk as Judge Weighs Bail
By Brendan Pierson
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Monday said Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, poses an "extraordinary risk of flight" and danger to the community and must remain in jail until his trial.
U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who is considering whether Epstein should remain in jail or be allowed to live under house arrest at his mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side, said in court that he would probably announce his bail decision on Thursday at 9:30 a.
Japanese Women Are Running for Parliament in Record Numbers, But Face Many Obstacles
By Linda Sieg and Ami Miyazaki
NIIGATA, Japan (Reuters) - When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan's northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.
"I was asked to pour sake, make flattering conversation and act in a way men wouldn't dislike," Isogai, 45, a mother of two teenage girls, told Reuters.
Trump Tells Democratic Congresswomen to 'Go Back' to 'Fix' Countries They Came From
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist.
"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe... viciously telling the people of the United States.
RECALL: Meal Bars, Allergy Alert
PROBAR LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in Select Flavors of Meal Bars
Company Announcement Date: July 11, 2019
FDA Publish Date: July 11, 2019
Product Type: Food & Beverages, Meal Replacements
Reason for Announcement:Recall Reason Description, Undeclared Milk and Soy
Company Name: PROBAR
Brand Name: PROBAR
Product Description: Multiple flavors of Meal Bars
PROBAR LLC of Salt Lake City, UT has initiated a voluntary recall of select flavors and lots of MealŪ bars, including Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Original Trail Mix, Wholeberry Blast and Superfood Slam due to the possible presence of undeclared milk and soy allergens.
Soy Sauce Recalled
Baumer Foods Inc. Issues Isolated Recall for Undeclared Allergen in Pics Soy Sauce Sold in the Northeast
- Company Announcement Date: June 06, 2019
- FDA Publish Date: July 11, 2019
- Product Type: Food & Beverages, Gravy/Sauces
- Reason for Announcement: Undeclared Fish
- Company Name: Baumer Foods, Inc.