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Despite progress, road traffic deaths remain too high

Some 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global status report on road safety 2015, despite improvements in road safety. “Road traffi

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Egypt firing: Mexican tourist toll rises to 8

The number of Mexican tourists accidentally killed by Egyptian security in the western desert on Monday has risen to eight, security and judicial sources said. The tourist group of 22 had parked their four four-by-four vehicles of

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Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014

Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 per cent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the US State Department said on Friday.

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Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014

Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 per cent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the US State Department said on Friday.

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UAE road accident deaths down 21pc in Q1

Deaths and injuries caused by road accidents in the UAE during the first quarter of the year decreased by 21 per cent and 14.8 per cent respectively, according to latest figures. Statistics released by the Traffic Coordination Dir

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Court drops case against Mubarak over 2011 protester deaths

An Egyptian court on Saturday dropped its case against ousted President Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister and six aides on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt that removed him from power. The co

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18 killed in Cairo building collapse

An eight-floor residential building collapsed overnight in Cairo, killing at least 18 people and injuring seven others, security sources said on Tuesday, adding that the casualty figure was expected to rise. Emergency services, so

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Sierra Leone records 121 Ebola deaths in a single day

Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the single deadliest days since the disease appeared in the West African country more than four months ago, government health statistics showed on Sunday.

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Obesity-linked diseases 'kill 20,000 a year in Saudi'

More than three million people in Saudi Arabia are obese and around 20,000 people die from obesity-related diseases annually, a report said citing studies. Saudi Sugar and Endocrinology Society in the Eastern Province has warned t

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Syria war death toll tops 162,000; no end in sight

At least 162,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year-old conflict, a monitoring group said on Monday, and thousands more are missing after being captured by President Bashar Al-Assad's forces and rebels trying to overthrow him.

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