Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank increases pessimism over two-state solution bid

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Israel has approved another large set of plans for settler homes in the occupied West Bank. It is part of an Israeli government push to expand illegal settlement building and is increasing pessimism about progress towards a two-state solution. Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from the West Bank. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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Is your doctor killing you? Antibiotics and the rise of the superbug – The Stream

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When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first modern antibiotic, in 1928, he knew he was saving lives from infections that just a few years earlier would have been fatal. But it’s hard to know if he could have predicted that little more than a decade later, researchers would find that bacteria had already developed resistance to the drug. Now, almost a century later, antibiotic-resistant infections kill more than 20,000 people a year in the US and UK alone — and more than 700,000 annually worldwide. The United Nations convened a high-level meeting on the issue last year. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) comes about when the microorganisms that cause infection survive exposure to a medicine that would normally kill them or stop their growth. This allows strains that are capable of surviving exposure to a particular drug to grow and spread, due to a lack of competition from other strains. And that, worryingly, has led to the emergence of bacteria that are difficult – or impossible – to treat with existing medicines. So how did we get here? Well, Antibiotic use is one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance. Up to one third to a half of all antibiotic use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate. According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are written by US doctors every year. Other causes include patients not finishing their treatment, overuse of antibiotics in livestock and fish-farming, poor infection control at hospitals, improper sanitation and a lack of new antibiotics being developed. The World Health Organization, and several other organisations, are now sounding the alarm. We discuss the evolution of superbugs and take a look at the threat they pose. Join the conversation at 1930GMT. Join the conversation: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream
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The Stream – Is your doctor killing you? Antibiotics and the evolution of the superbug

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When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first modern antibiotic, in 1928, he knew he was saving lives from infections that just a few years earlier would have been fatal. But it’s hard to know if he could have predicted that little more than a decade later, researchers would find that bacteria had already developed resistance to the drug. Now, almost a century later, antibiotic-resistant infections kill more than 20,000 people a year in the US and UK alone — and more than 700,000 annually worldwide. The United Nations convened a high-level meeting on the issue last year. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) comes about when the microorganisms that cause infection survive exposure to a medicine that would normally kill them or stop their growth. This allows strains that are capable of surviving exposure to a particular drug to grow and spread, due to a lack of competition from other strains. And that, worryingly, has led to the emergence of bacteria that are difficult – or impossible – to treat with existing medicines. So how did we get here? Well, Antibiotic use is one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance. Up to one third to a half of all antibiotic use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate. According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are written by US doctors every year. Other causes include patients not finishing their treatment, overuse of antibiotics in livestock and fish-farming, poor infection control at hospitals, improper sanitation and a lack of new antibiotics being developed. The World Health Organization, and several other organisations, are now sounding the alarm. We discuss the evolution of superbugs and take a look at the threat they pose. Join the conversation at 1930GMT. Join the conversation: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream
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Kenya electoral commissioner resigns over potential vote fraud

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The head of Kenya's electoral commission is warning that next week's election rerun may not be free and fair. Wafula Chebukati says there has been political interference in its operations. One of his commissioners has resigned, saying it would be impossible to hold a credible rerun of August's disputed vote. Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from Nairobi. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Is China the next global leader?

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Who is the most powerful person in the world? Many would say US President Donald Trump. But the international news publication, The Economist, argues it is actually China's President Xi Jinping. While Trump talks protectionism, Xi is bidding for global leadership on multiple fronts. Among them – a grand infrastructure plan to link large parts of the world economy, an Asia-focused bank to counter the World Bank, China's first overseas military base and a military buildup in the South China Sea. Analysts say Xi wants to be a transformative leader along the lines of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong. He has eliminated rival power centres in an anti-corruption campaign, and has amassed more personal power than any recent predecessor. So, what will the latest Communist party congress reveal about China's global aspirations as the US turns inward? Presenter: James Bays Guests: Einar Tangen – Political and Economic Affairs Analyst Jabin Jacob – Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies. Isaac Stone Fish – Senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on US- China Relations. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Inside Story – Is China the next global leader?

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Who is the most powerful person in the world? Many would say US President Donald Trump. But the international news publication, The Economist, argues it is actually China's President Xi Jinping. While Trump talks protectionism, Xi is bidding for global leadership on multiple fronts. Among them – a grand infrastructure plan to link large parts of the world economy, an Asia-focused bank to counter the World Bank, China's first overseas military base and a military buildup in the South China Sea. Analysts say Xi wants to be a transformative leader along the lines of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong. He has eliminated rival power centres in an anti-corruption campaign, and has amassed more personal power than any recent predecessor. So, what will the latest Communist party congress reveal about China's global aspirations as the US turns inward? Presenter: James Bays Guests: Einar Tangen – Political and Economic Affairs Analyst Jabin Jacob – Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies. Isaac Stone Fish – Senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on US- China Relations. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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