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Vietnam Says Cases of Viral Disease on the Rise

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese health officials say nine infants have died from a virulent form of hand, foot and mouth disease in the first six weeks of 2012. The fatalities are among over 6,000 reported cases of the viral disease since the beginning of January, seven times higher than during the same period in 2011. The Health Ministry […]

Japan Airlifts Supplies to Typhoon-Stranded Residents

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Military crews are airlifting relief supplies to thousands of people in western Japan who have been cut off from the world since a powerful typhoon struck the region last week. Rains accompanying Typhoon Talas caused rivers to swell and triggered floods and landslides. The storm swept away roads and downed telephone and power lines, leaving […]

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Philippines Battered by Deadly Tropical Storm

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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At least 20 people are dead and nine others are missing as a powerful tropical storm makes its way across the Philippines’ main island of Luzon Wednesday. Tropical Storm Nock-ten made landfall with intense rains and maximum winds of 95 kilometers an hour. Wind gusts ranged up to 120 kilometers an hour. Benito Ramos, the […]

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