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Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu - health ministry

CAIRO, Nov 23 - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

23 Nov 2014

UN worker leaves French hospital after Ebola recovery

PARIS, Nov 23 - A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement.

23 Nov 2014

Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty prepares for sixth generation

STOCKHOLM, Nov 23 - Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe's most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out how the empire controlling much of Sweden's economy could look with a woman or someone without the family name at the helm.

23 Nov 2014

Australia's Medibank IPO prices at A$2.15 a share, raising A$5.7 bln

PERTH, November 23 - Australia said on Sunday it would list state-owned health insurer Medibank Private Ltd with a market capitalisation of A$5.679 billion ($4.9 billion), exceeding the top end of a range indicated in its IPO filing a month earlier.

23 Nov 2014

Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov 22 - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering effects of the chemicals.

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Coal India trade unions call off strike in victory for Modi

NEW DELHI - The labour unions of state-run Coal India have called off a strike planned for Monday in protest against a stake sale and opening up of the industry, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press ahead with energy reforms.