Exclusive: India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has approved a three-year budget for its flagship public health program almost 20 percent lower than what the health ministry said was needed, according to sources and previously unreported government documents reviewed by Reuters.


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U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women’s health.


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Gold mining firms set aside $360 million for South Africa silicosis law suit

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American, have made a 5 billion rand ($361 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working in South African mines, an industry document said on Wednesday.


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Pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare sign-ups: U.S.

(Reuters) – Nearly 800,000 people signed up for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance in the 39 states that use the federal government website HealthCare.gov during the third week of 2018 enrollment, a decline of about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.


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