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South Korea raises bird flu alert after confirming first case since April

Reuters Health News - June 3, 2017 - 3:23am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Saturday it will raise the bird flu alert level to the second highest after small flocks of farm birds tested positive for the H5N8 virus, the first in the country since early April.
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Children strapped with explosives kill nine in north Cameroon

Pharma news - June 3, 2017 - 2:23am

By Josiane Kouagheu DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Two children carrying explosives blew themselves up on Friday near a camp in northern Cameroon housing civilians displaced by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, killing nine people and wounding 30, officials said. "Two suicide bomber adolescents aged between 10 and 15 years infiltrated the town of Kolofata," Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told state radio, adding that both had detonated their explosives. A local government official said the 10 gravely wounded had been transported to a hospital in a nearby town.

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UNESCO has 'serious concern' over Great Barrier Reef coral

Pharma news - June 3, 2017 - 2:04am

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A United Nations agency said Saturday it had "serious concern" about coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier and urged the government to work faster to improve water quality in the region.

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California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate

Pharma news - June 3, 2017 - 1:56am

California stands poised to fill the US leadership vacuum in the battle against climate change, analysts say, as the state's governor Jerry Brown headed to China on Friday for a high-profile visit largely centered on environmental issues. No sooner had President Donald Trump made his announcement on Thursday to pull out of the landmark Paris climate deal, that Brown fired off a statement decrying the decision and vowing to push ahead with ambitious climate policies. "Donald Trump has absolutely chosen the wrong course.

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