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At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

At least 10 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the fire service in the Brazilian city said, with preliminary reports suggesting a short circuit in a generator could have sparked the blaze. The fire broke out at dusk Thursday at the Badim hospital in the north of...

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Kenya becomes third country to adopt world's first malaria vaccine

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world's first malaria vaccine

Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world's first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day. The vaccine -- lab name RTS,S -- targets the deadliest and most common form of malaria...

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Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will travel to Thailand in November, the Vatican said Friday, in a visit to Asia that will sweep in Japan and the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were both decimated by atomic bombs in 1945. It has been nearly four decades since a pontiff visited Thailand and Japan,...

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Mugabe's family agree to burial in 'heroes' monument

Mugabe's family agree to burial in 'heroes' monument

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear. Mugabe died in Singapore last week aged 95, leaving Zimbabweans torn over the...

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