Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Polio isn't going easily into the dustbin of history.
The world needs to push it in, throw down the lid and then keep an eye out to make sure it doesn't escape.
That's the gist of a new plan released Thursday by the World Health Organization and other foundations at a vaccine meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
It's a six-year, $5.5 billion program, and its goal is to wipe out polio for good.
Just a day after fleeing an Islamabad courtroom, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf is under arrest. He's been accused of high treason and for unlawfully putting dozens of judges under house arrest in 2007.
Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 9:43 am
Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf's bodyguards spirited him out of an Islamabad courtroom Thursday to avoid his arrest on treason charges after a judge revoked bail.
Police in the courtroom made no attempt to detain Musharraf, 69, who was whisked away by his security detail to his residence in a suburb of the capital.
The BBC's Orla Guerin described the scene at the courthouse as "a moment of high drama and farce."