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UN launches Yemen aid appeal in bid to avert famine

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

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Struggling to care: hospitals in crisis across Europe

Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.

Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.

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Smothering in smog

The global threat of air pollution from Shanghai to Madrid

The global threat of air pollution from Shanghai to Madrid

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Big cholera vaccination campaign underway in Haiti

The country has been struggling with cholera since it was first brought in accidently in 2010 by UN peacekeepers

The country has been struggling with cholera since it was first brought in accidently in 2010 by UN peacekeepers

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Polio in decline in Pakistan

Polio is at last beginning to subside in Pakistan, however, with the Taliban holding a vendetta against those daring to vaccinate against the highly contagious disease, how much can one man do to cont

Polio is at last beginning to subside in Pakistan, however, with the Taliban holding a vendetta against those daring to vaccinate against the highly contagious disease, how much can one man do to cont

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In Venezuela a small scratch can be fatal

Because of a disastrous economic crisis, in the 'oil rich' country, Venezuelan hospitals cannot cope and many are dying.

Because of a disastrous economic crisis, in the 'oil rich' country, Venezuelan hospitals cannot cope and many are dying.

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Zika cases in Miami Beach bring new warning for pregnant women

Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…

Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…

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Venezuela's growing medical shortage

From bread and beer to sugar and toilet paper – you name it, Venezuela’s economic crisis has resulted in a chronic shortage of basic goods.

From bread and beer to sugar and toilet paper – you name it, Venezuela’s economic crisis has resulted in a chronic shortage of basic goods.

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Superbugs could kill ‘10 million people a year by 2050’

The world is losing the battle against superbugs, according to a new report commissioned by the UK government. Ten million lives a year and a

The world is losing the battle against superbugs, according to a new report commissioned by the UK government. Ten million lives a year and a