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Africa’s meningitis belt: why there’s a case for a booster vaccination...

A child receives the MenAfriVac™ vaccine in Burkina Faso. WHO/Flickr, CC BY-ND Judith Mueller, École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) – USPC A number of...

America

Deported Central American children face violence, trauma: Unicef report

While poverty and violence drive several children to leave their homes to attempt to migrate to the US and Mexico, they face increased threat...

Asia

Worst in a century: 324 dead in Kerala floods

The devastating floods in Kerala, the worst in a century, has claimed at least 324 lives since the beginning of the monsoon season, as...

Australia

Pacific nations’ leaders challenged to lose weight

While the Pacific island nations record a high obesity rate among their population, the Prime Minister of Tonga said he will propose a year-long...

Europe

France to penalise single use plastic packaging

With an aim to reduce recycle 100% of the plastic produced in the country by 2025, the French government plans to introduce penalties on...

International

Former UN chief Kofi Annan is dead

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. A national of Ghana, Mr Annan...

India

Worst in a century: 324 dead in Kerala floods

The devastating floods in Kerala, the worst in a century, has claimed at least 324 lives since the beginning of the monsoon season, as...

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The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit...

shutterstock. Carolyn Roberts, Keele University The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, and golden when the...

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Human Rights experts call for protection of rights of indigenous people

Human Rights experts associated with the UN Human Rights Council has called on governments across the world to make sure that rights of indigenous...

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