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Tiger Woods dropped from suit on restaurant staffer’s drunk driving death

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Tiger Woods has been dropped from a lawsuit filed by the parents of a staffer at his Florida restaurant who died in a drunk driving accident after allegedly being overserved alcohol.

Woods’ lawyers said Monday that the superstar golfer was no longer named in the suit, which is continuing against the restaurant The Woods Jupiter and its general manager Erica Herman, who is Woods’ girlfriend.

Woods’ lawyer Barry Postman called the decision not to name the golfer in the lawsuit “clearly appropriate.”

The parents of Nicholas Immesberger, who died last December at age 24, filed the lawsuit in May. They said their son was served alcohol at the restaurant to the point of “severe intoxication” before getting in his car.

“While the situation was tragic, the facts will ultimately show that the cause of Mr. Immesberger’s car accident were the many decisions made by Mr. Immesberger on the night of his passing,” Postman said in a statement.

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Woods’ legal team said in court documents filed this month that the plaintiffs had made improper legal claims “in a rush to sue a public figure.”

According to the lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County, Florida, Immesberger was served even though Herman and other co-workers knew he had a habitual problem with alcohol.

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Philippines’ Duterte mulls cutting Iceland ties over UN probe

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering" cutting his nation's diplomatic ties with Iceland after it spearheaded a UN resolution to probe his deadly drug war, the leader's spokesman said.

Duterte bristles at any Western condemnation of his signature campaign, which has killed thousands and critics say could amount to crimes against humanity.

The comments late Monday from presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo came in response to the UN Human Rights Council last week backing the Iceland-proposed resolution to review the killings.

"(Duterte) is seriously considering cutting diplomatic relations with Iceland," Panelo said in a statement.

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AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

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HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 -- some 33 percent lower than in 2010 -- the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.

An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV -- a record 23.3 million of those have access to some antiretroviral therapy (ART), UNAIDS said in its annual report.

Highlighting the enormous progress made since the height of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1990s, the report showed that the number people dying from the disease fell from 800,000 in 2017 to 770,000 last year.

The figure was down by more than a third from 2010, when there were 1.2 million AIDS-related deaths.

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Describing ‘future we want to live in’ scores of groups unveil new blueprint for reproductive rights

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"The last two years," says new agenda, "have seen increasingly hostile attacks on reproductive autonomy and rights"

Nearly 80 organizations on Monday unveiled a sweeping policy agenda intended to improve sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights.

"We can do more than fight back—it's time to move forward," women's rights group UltraViolet said in a tweet about the plan.

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