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MORIOKA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) — Tests have again showed that beef cattle from northeastern Japan contain high levels of radioactive cesium, officials said on Thursday.

The contaminated beef cattle was detected in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture, located in the …

UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) — The United Nations (UN) on Monday warned that the food crisis in the Horn of Africa is worsening and called for greater international efforts to minimize its effects.

The UN noted that in Somalia alone, around 750,000 peop…

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he “already feels healthy” after undergoing his third chemotherapy session on Tuesday.

Following Tuesday’s chemotherapy session, which was described as a “tough treatment,” Pre…

SANTO DOMINGO (BNO NEWS) — The spread of the cholera outbreak in the Caribbean country of the Dominican Republic has slowed down while the death toll has now reached 109, the government confirmed on Friday evening.

The ongoing cholera epidemic began …

MAROUA, CAMEROON (BNO NEWS) — A major cholera epidemic in parts of Cameroon has already claimed nearly 500 lives so far this month while more than 13,000 others have been sickened this year, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Public health officials said mor…

THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) — The Dutch government on Monday announced it will release a part of the frozen assets belonging to the Libyan government to the World Health Organization (WHO) so it can distribute more medicines.

Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rose…

BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) — The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced that its Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million ($17 million) to fight pathogens such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria that recently infected close to 4,00…

UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) — The United Nations on Saturday voiced alarm after an outbreak of suspected measles was reported at Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia.

So far there have been 47 official cases and three deaths from suspected measles in the …

UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Friday said it is scaling up its efforts to aid women and children who have been affected by famine and displacement in the Horn of Africa.

“We are deeply concerned by the gr…

BAGHLAN, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) — At least 32 wedding guests, including women and children, were poisoned in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.

Col. Noor Gul, the district police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took…

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