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Measles behind Myanmar outbreak that has killed 30

Measles behind Myanmar outbreak that has killed 30

Aug 06, – The outbreak has struck the far corner of Myanmar’s northern Sagaing region, a remote and mountainous area which borders eastern India and is populated by people from the Naga tribes. Myanmar health officials have confirmed that a measles outbreak is behind the deaths of more than 30 people, mostly children, in a […]

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14 killed, 16 injured in rebel attack in India’s Assam state

14 killed, 16 injured in rebel attack in India’s Assam state

Aug  05, –  Six rebels arrived in a motorized rickshaw and fired automatic weapons and lobbed grenades in the crowded market in Balajan, an area just outside the town of Kokrajhar in western Assam, said top local police official L.R. Bishnoi. At least 14 people were killed and 16 others injured Friday after rebels opened […]

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Mother charged with killing 17-month-old by giving her salt

Mother charged with killing 17-month-old by giving her salt

Aug 05, – Peyton Martines was taken off life support Wednesday afternoon, a day after being declared brain dead, said Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger. A South Carolina mother is accused of killing her 17-month-old daughter by feeding her a teaspoon of salt. Charges against Kimberly Martines, 23, of Fingerville, have been upgraded to homicide […]

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UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

Aug 05, – This lack of oversight and mismanagement has undermined control of the outbreak in Central Africa, the worst yellow fever epidemic in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found. The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, […]

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Killing of 2 civilians triggers protests in Indian Kashmir

Killing of 2 civilians triggers protests in Indian Kashmir

Aug  03, – Police and witnesses said the protesters defied the security restrictions to demand an end to Indian rule in the disputed region. Tens of thousands of people rallied in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday to protest the overnight killings of two civilians by government forces amid a nearly monthlong security lockdown. At least six […]

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22 feared dead as bridge collapses in western India

22 feared dead as bridge collapses in western India

Aug 03, – Rescuers had not found the buses or any survivors hours after the single-lane bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed about midnight Tuesday, said Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra state’s chief minister. Two buses plunged into a flooded river after an old bridge collapsed in western India, leaving at least 22 people missing and feared […]

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India flooding kills 96, forces 1 million into relief camps

India flooding kills 96, forces 1 million into relief camps

Aug 02, – Incessant downpours have damaged swaths of land, uprooted trees and snapped telephone cables in dozens of districts in the states of Bihar in the east, Assam in the remote northeast and Himachal Pradesh in the north. The death toll in flooding from heavy monsoon rains in India has climbed past 90, with […]

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Typhoon Nida shuts Hong Kong, more than 150 flights canceled

Typhoon Nida shuts Hong Kong, more than 150 flights canceled

Aug 02, – Hong Kong’s first major typhoon this year brought gusts of more than 100 km per hour (62 mph) and prompted authorities to issue an amber warning, signifying heavy rain, at 5.20 a.m. Hong Kong time. Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong on Tuesday, shutting down most of the financial hub and disrupting […]

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Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shi’ites

Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shi’ites

Aug  01, – How the authorities respond to the inquiry’s findings may indicate the extent to which reform is being implemented under a drive by President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, to root out human rights violations by soldiers. Nigeria’s army killed 349 people from the minority Shi’ite Muslim sect last December in a […]

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Heavy rains, lightning kill 41 in India, 15 in Bangladesh

Heavy rains, lightning kill 41 in India, 15 in Bangladesh

July  31, – Authorities had already announced a death toll for Saturday of at least 17 people in heavy rains in the northeastern state of Assam. Lightning also killed 15 people in Bangladesh in the past two days, disaster management officials in Dhaka said on Sunday, adding to a death toll of 17 in flooding […]

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