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Global Crisis In Diseases Predicted

Overuse of medicine, human settlement of uninhabited areas, international travel and poverty have combined to produce a devastating spread of infectious diseases, a new report says.

The report by the World Health Organization warns that the spread of untreatable forms of malaria and tuberculosis and the emergence of killers like AIDS and Ebola threaten to undermine recent advances in health care.

“We are standing on the brink of a global crisis in infectious diseases,” WHO Director-General Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima said.

“The optimism of a relatively few years ago that many of these diseases could be brought under control has led to a fatal complacency. This complacency is now costing millions of lives.”

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Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization

UPDATED: 7:57 p.m.

updated  South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals’ surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Korean leaders’ second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world’s most heavily armed border.