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New village toilets a small step for poor Indian women Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women
    Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man Published: 09/01/2014 21:49 Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.
    Detained Americans in North Korea seek help in interviews with CNN Published: 09/01/2014 19:52 Three U.S. citizens detained in North Korea spoke to the U.S. television channel CNN on Monday with one pleading with the United States for help and another describing his situation as "urgent".
    Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties during summit Published: 09/01/2014 19:15 Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy.
    New village toilets a small step for poor Indian women Published: 09/01/2014 10:35 Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women
    Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking Published: 08/30/2014 23:52 Liberia said on Saturday it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control
    Liberia's airport battles to contain Ebola Published: 08/30/2014 17:49 With the last rays of sunlight speckling the departures area at Liberia's international airport, passengers queue patiently to go through medical screening designed to show up the Ebola virus
    US arms deal with Vietnam a simple process Published: 08/30/2014 16:59 The United States imposed an embargo on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam in 1984, but now appears to be willing to provide the Vietnamese military with the arms it needs to modernize
    Frantic search as Nicaragua mine collapse traps 20 Published: 08/30/2014 08:38 Rescue teams in Nicaragua were scrambling frantically Friday to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine
    Senegal confirms first Ebola case as outbreak hits 5th WAfrican country Published: 08/30/2014 08:33 The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal
    Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year Published: 08/29/2014 08:00 Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday
    West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says Published: 08/28/2014 23:13 The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak

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