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British health experts from the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Geriatrics Society, are condemning the level of care for elderly people in that country. 

Nicaragua is holding a March for Life tomorrow (August 31). The march will apparently be led by the country’s president, Hon. Arnoldo Alemán, along with his pregnant wife. 

A city official in the Ontario town of Thunder Bay “has resigned after being unable to reconcile his religious beliefs with a casino that opens to the public today,” reports the National Post. “I’ve been feeling increasingly compromised in my values as a Christian,” said John Ranta,” surrendering his $60,000-a-year job.  https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20000830/383613.html

“Prime Minister Jean Chretien has left the door open to call a snap election Oct. 23, even though recent polls suggest the Liberals are headed for a minority government,” reports Sun Media today.  https://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSPolitics0008/30_election.html

German health minister, Andrea Fischer, has promised that there will be no move in his country to allow the production of human embryos for research without a broad consensus on the issue. “There is no reason to make a knee-jerk reaction now based on the British decision.”  https://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20000823/378970.html

According to a recent poll 87 percent of Taiwanese teenagers believe abortion is equivalent to murder, although 54 percent said they would, nevertheless, consider having one, reported the Tapei Times earlier this week. The survey also revealed that 27 percent of respondents knew of friends who had had an abortion.  https://www.taipeitimes.com/news/2000/08/27/story/0000050261

British Tory leader, William Hague, is condemning his country’s adoption process. “His party says it is a ‘scandal’ that the adoption process can take up to three years,” reports the British Broadcasting Corporation today.

Nigeria Wants debt relief in Africa to be tied to the battle against HIV/AIDS, announced the country’s health minister at an African health minister’s conference taking place this week.

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