WHO experts say Zika may cause birth defects in thousands of babies

Courtesy The News International NEW YORK: World Health Organization officials on Friday cautioned that “many thousands” of infants infected with Zika virus could suffer neurological abnormalities and said nations dealing with an outbreak need to watch for problems beyond the widely reported cases of microcephaly. These include spasticity, seizures, irritability, feeding difficulties, eyesight problems and…

Almost 46 mn people trapped in slavery with N. Korea, India key offenders

Courtesy The News International LONDON: Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday with Australian actor Russell Crowe. The index, by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation, increased its estimate…