01 Aug 2012

Power restored after huge Indian power cut

“India’s power supply has been fully restored after a two-day blackout hit much of the country, officials say.” Source: BBC News – Power restored after huge Indian power cut

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30 Jul 2012

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni warns of Ebola threat

“Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on people to avoid physical contact, after the deadly Ebola virus spread to the capital, Kampala. “ Source: BBC News – Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni warns of Ebola threat

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20 Jul 2012

Whooping cough cases approaching highest levels in half a century

“2012 might be a record year for whooping cough in the United States if midyear trends continue. Nearly 18,000 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so far this year – the highest rates in five years.” Source: Whooping cough

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20 Jul 2012

Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries

“A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa. “ Source: BBC News – Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries

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11 Jul 2012

‘Food security under threat’

“A population boom across the world will undermine food security and urgent counter-measures are needed, the Land Bank said on Wednesday. Chief executive Phakamani Hadebe said a new approach was needed to sustain food security as the world moved towards the 22nd century.” Source: iafrica.com | business | business news

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06 Jul 2012

Investigators probe mystery disease killing Cambodian children

“The World Health Organization (WHO) and Cambodian health officials are investigating why at least 61 children in the country have died mysteriously after suffering severe neurological and respiratory complications.” Source: Investigators probe mystery disease killing Cambodian children – CNN.com

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26 Jun 2012

Swine flu likely claimed quarter of a million lives: study

“The A(H1N1) ‘swine flu’ 2009 pandemic probably claimed over a quarter of a million lives — 15 times more than the 18,500 reported, a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal said Tuesday. The elevated toll underlined the need for better planning and vaccine distribution, said a team of epidemiologists

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21 Jun 2012

Bird flu study published after terrorism debate

“The second of two bird flu studies once considered too risky to publish was released Thursday, ending a saga that pitted concerns about terrorism against fears of a deadly global epidemic.” Source: Bird flu study published after terrorism debate | Fox News

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18 May 2012

Obama to announce $3 billion in private sector pledges for food security in Africa

“President Barack Obama is set to announce $3 billion in private sector pledges aimed at alleviating hunger in Africa and urge the world’s biggest economies to make good on their own financial promises.” Source: Obama to announce $3 billion in private sector pledges for food security in Africa – The

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01 May 2012

Wells Fargo, Others Get White Powder Envelopes

“Envelopes containing suspicious powder were sent through the mail to at least seven locations in Manhattan, primarily Wells Fargo banks, police officials said. “ (Wells Fargo, Others Get White Powder Envelopes, but Tests Show They’re Non-Toxic – ABC News)

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