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India doctors' leave cancelled as heat wave kills 1,100

A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick. May and June are India's

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Heat wave claims more than 500 lives in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was All

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Heat wave claims more than 500 lives in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was All

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US Navy sailor dies in balcony plunge in Bahrain

A US Navy sailor has fallen to his death from a seventh-floor apartment balcony in Juffair, Bahrain. The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday (May 16) and an investigation has been launched by Bahraini and US authorities,

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Nepal quake toll climbs to 8,500; dozens missing

The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.

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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a US jury on Friday for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others in the crowds at the race's finish line. After delibe

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Six US policemen charged over custody death

Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged one police officer with murder on Friday and five others with lesser crimes in the death of a young black man who suffered a critical neck injury in the back of a police van, a case that fueled new anger

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One-third Europeans ‘potentially expose to asbestos’

One third of the 900 million people living in European countries are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment, according to a new United National report. A high-level meeting on environment and health in Euro

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Bahraini man gets death for killing policeman

A Bahraini man was sentenced to death on Wednesday for a bomb attack last year that killed a policemen, the state news agency reported. The BNA news agency quoted the Bahraini public prosecutor's office as saying the High Crim

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Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO


Global vaccination targets for the year is far off-track with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunisations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases, according to the World Health Orga

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