Tavis Smily, Morgan Spurlock, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose have become the latest public figures to be accused of sexual misconduct.
With approval ratings topping 80 percent, an upbeat Putin also pledged to create a "modern" Russia if re-elected as president in March.
PBS announced it was suspending "Tavis Smiley" after an investigation that turned up "multiple, credible allegations." Smiley vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
The estimate of the number of deaths announced by Doctors Without Borders compares to Myanmar's government figure of 400 in September.
The number of people sentenced to death or executed in 2017 was near historically low levels, according to the annual report of a group that tracks the death penalty.