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New Guidance: Use Drugs, Surgery Early for Obesity in Kids

Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, including with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13, according to new guidelines released Monday.The long-standing practice of …

Czech Ex-Premier Babis Acquitted in EU Funds Fraud Case

A Prague court on Monday acquitted former Prime Minister Andrej Babis of fraud charges in a $2 million case involving European Union subsidies.A prosecutor requested a three-year suspended sentence and a fine of $440,000 for the populist billionaire. T…

Journalist Hopes Coverage on Ethiopia’s Tigray Will Bring Justice

WASHINGTON — Lucy Kassa never expected to be a war correspondent. Working for a Norwegian magazine, the freelance journalist wrote about issues related to development and the economy in Ethiopia.But then fighting broke out in her home region of Tigray,…

Ethiopians Voice Hopes and Fears About Peace Process

WASHINGTON — As Ethiopians around the world anxiously watch to see if a fragile peace agreement will hold, a group of people from the diaspora gathered at VOA headquarters in Washington for a town hall discussion.The “Ethiopia: Paths to Peace” televise…

Record Number of Journalists Jailed Globally

Criminalization of journalism is on the rise around the globe with a record 363 journalists jailed, according to data published Wednesday.In its annual census of journalists jailed in retaliation for their work, the New York-based Committee to Protect …