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24 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking- coastguard

24 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking- coastguard

Jan 28, – Eleven people from a dinghy carrying 45 people were still listed as missing following the latest tragedy involving overladen migrant boats crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. The bodies of 24 migrants, including 10 children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek […]

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Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Sep 20, – Thirteen migrants died after their boat collided with a ferry off the Turkish coast, officials there said, while the Greek coast guard fanned out in the choppy waters of the Aegean Sea searching for another 24 people missing after their boat sank off the island of Lesbos. Disasters at sea claimed the […]

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U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

Nov 01, – Malaria cases in the United States hit a 40-year high in 2011, federal health officials reported Thursday. There were 1,925 cases of malaria that year, the highest number since 1971. That represents a 14 percent increase from 2010 to 2011. Five people died from malaria or associated complications in 2011, according to […]

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Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Oct 15, – European regulators are expected to propose a tightening of EU limits on microscopic particles known as particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants, with legislative proposals due before the end of the year. While emissions of some pollutants have declined sharply in Europe in recent decades, more diesel cars and a rise in […]

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Change looms for Ethiopia’s Extreme Salt Mines

Change looms for Ethiopia’s Extreme Salt Mines

May 26, This near-timeless view of camels trekking across the Afar salt route may one day be a thing of the past. Reuters reports that a new paved road is being built across the Afar region. Already, it has shortened the trip between the market towns of Behile and Mekele. The road will make access […]

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Efforts to improve maternal and newborn child health in Africa

Efforts to improve maternal and newborn child health in Africa

May 2, – More than 50 government, civil society, academic and United Nations experts came together for a meeting coordinated by the African Union (AU) in partnership with UN Women from 24 to 26 April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review key frameworks and initiatives on maternal and newborn child health and recommend actions for […]

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