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US Navy sailor dies in balcony plunge in Bahrain

A US Navy sailor has fallen to his death from a seventh-floor apartment balcony in Juffair, Bahrain. The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday (May 16) and an investigation has been launched by Bahraini and US authorities,

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Nepal quake toll climbs to 8,500; dozens missing

The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.

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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a US jury on Friday for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others in the crowds at the race's finish line. After delibe

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Six US policemen charged over custody death

Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged one police officer with murder on Friday and five others with lesser crimes in the death of a young black man who suffered a critical neck injury in the back of a police van, a case that fueled new anger

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One-third Europeans ‘potentially expose to asbestos’

One third of the 900 million people living in European countries are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment, according to a new United National report. A high-level meeting on environment and health in Euro

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Bahraini man gets death for killing policeman

A Bahraini man was sentenced to death on Wednesday for a bomb attack last year that killed a policemen, the state news agency reported. The BNA news agency quoted the Bahraini public prosecutor's office as saying the High Crim

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Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO


Global vaccination targets for the year is far off-track with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunisations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases, according to the World Health Orga

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Woman 6th to die of sickle cell this year in Bahrain

A Bahraini woman who died on March 10 was Bahrain's sixth sickle cell patient to die this year from complications arising from the condition, it has been claimed. Mother-of-two Fatima Saleh Ebrahim, 26, died in her house in Ka

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Death sentence for murder blast three in Bahrain

A Bahrain court has handed out death penalties to three men for forming a terrorist group that detonated a bomb, killing three policemen. Ali Al Singace, 20, Sami Mushaima, 41, and Abbas Al Samee'a, 25, were found guilty of ru

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Stroke a top cause of disability among adults, deaths to double

Stroke is increasingly becoming a major health issues in the Middle East and North Africa region, with projections that deaths from it will nearly double by 2030, according to experts. It is the top cause of disability among adult

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