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19:30, 02 October 2014 Thursday
Health & Environment

16:46, 27 September 2014 Saturday
West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3 000

The death toll has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases.

13:46, 27 September 2014 Saturday
Pfizer drug effective in patients with rare lung cancer

In the study of 50 non-small cell lung cancer patients with a rearrangement of the ROS1 gene, Xalkori treatment led to significant tumor shrinkage in 36 of them, or 72 percent, and halted tumor growth in an additional 9 patients.

10:15, 27 September 2014 Saturday
Cuba sending 300 more doctors to fight Ebola in West

The second contingent of 296 doctors and nurses will head to Liberia and Guinea, the official news agency Prensa Latina said on Friday.

10:06, 27 September 2014 Saturday
Chile becomes first Latin American country to tax carbon

Part of a broad tax reform, Chile's carbon tax will target the power sector, particularly generators operating thermal plants with installed capacity equal or larger than 50 megawatts (MW).

14:59, 26 September 2014 Friday
Second Spanish Ebola victim dies in Madrid

Priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, passed away after having caught virus while working in Sierra Leone.

12:45, 26 September 2014 Friday
quot Collateral quot death toll expected to soar in Ebola

Malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia threaten many more lives as fear of Ebola means sick people are avoiding clinics and death toll among health workers has left few staff

10:20, 26 September 2014 Friday

Health officials issue alerts as the number of suspected cases of the chikingunya virus approach 1 million.

09:09, 26 September 2014 Friday
Experts unveil plan to end rabies globally via dog vaccinations

Rabies remains a threat to half the world's people and about 40 percent of victims are children, the experts said.

21:21, 25 September 2014 Thursday
World must do more to battle Ebola in West Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying hundreds of thousands of lives were at stake.

10:13, 25 September 2014 Thursday
Suspected Ebola fatality reported in Rwanda

The Rwandan Health Ministry has yet to comment.

09:52, 25 September 2014 Thursday
Environment activists praise India coal mine ban

India's Supreme Court ruled that 214 coal mining licenses granted between 1993 and 2010 were "illegally and arbitrarily" allocated.

15:12, 22 September 2014 Monday
WHO experts advise against travel ban on Ebola-hit Africa

WHO advisers earlier recommended the screening of travellers departing Ebola-affected countries from airports and ports.

13:33, 22 September 2014 Monday
As seas rise Pacific island president favours buying land abroad

Several islands had been abandoned in Kiribati partly because low-lying farmland was becoming less productive as storm surges whipped more salt onto the land

22:12, 21 September 2014 Sunday
Tens of thousands crowd New York streets for climate march

The event, which comes ahead of a UN summit, will call on leaders to do more to meet the threat of climate change

09:26, 20 September 2014 Saturday
S Sudan alarmed by rising HIV AIDS prevalence rates

"South Sudan is one of those countries relatively hard hit by the impact of the disease within sub-Sahara Africa today," SSAC Deputy Chairperson Achol Ayom Dor said.

15:07, 19 September 2014 Friday
Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria

The WHO said it could not completely rule out sabotage, so the measles inoculation campaign remained suspended after 15 children died after being vaccinated against measles in northern Syria

14:09, 19 September 2014 Friday
Japan to keep on whaling despite resolution

Though anti-whaling nations say the IWC should be acting to conserve whales, Japan and its allies argue that it was set up to manage whales as a resource.

10:14, 19 September 2014 Friday
Saudi Arabia to combat MERS in run-up to Hajj

Saudi Arabia is putting preventive health measures to reduce the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as the Kingdom gets ready to welcome 2 million pilgrims next month.



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