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Waterborne diseases kill 20 in flood-hit Somalia, toll climbs to 116

At least 20 people have died in northern Somalia after an outbreak of diarrhoea, sparked by heavy flooding, bringing the death toll to 116 since October, the United Nations said. Amid fears of an all-out war between the the powerful Islamic movement and the government, backed by Ethiopian forces, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the deaths were reported in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Full Story

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