Patients in Africa twice as likely to die after an operation than global average, report shows

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Higher mortality rate occurs despite patients usually being younger and fitter and is likely due to lack of medical staff, say scientists Patients undergoing surgery in Africa are more than twice as likely to die following an operation than the global average, despite generally being younger, healthier and the surgery they are undergoing being more […]

Irish police consider possible terror link to murder of Japanese man

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Detectives detain 18-year-old Egyptian man after apparently random attacks on three people in Dundalk Irish detectives investigating the murder of a Japanese man during a series of random attacks in Dundalk, County Louth, have said terrorism is one line of inquiry. An 18-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested on suspicion of the fatal stabbing and […]

Europe battered by 100mph winds as Storm Eleanor strikes UK

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Several injured, power supplies cut and transport disrupted as storm moves across Ireland, UK and on to mainland Europe Storm Eleanor has hit Europe, with winds of up to 100mph (160km/h) affecting the UK and other countries, injuring people, leaving thousands of homes without power and bringing transport links to a halt. Related: Storm Eleanor: […]