New Bird Flu Virus Confirmed in China

 \n\n\n\n \n\nA new strain of the bird flu virus has proven fatal for the first time after it jumped from birds to humans and is worrying scientists. The latest strain, previously unknown in humans, called H10N8, killed a 73-year-old Chinese woman in December and Chinese authorities last…

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Chikungunya Virus Confirmed in 10 People on St. Martin

\nU.S. health officials issued an advisory on Wednesday about travel to the Caribbean island of St. Martin due to concerns about a mosquito-borne virus.\n\nThe Asian tiger mosquito may spread to new areas as a result of global warming, a study shows. The CDC warns it's carrying Chikungunya virus in…

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Nigerian Hot Spots

\n\nNorth-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency as Boko Haram attempts to create an Islamist state there. The Boko Haram group - whose name means "Western education is forbidden" - wants to establish Islamic law in Nigeria. Drive-by motorbike assassinations of politicians and policemen…

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Intense Fighting between Military and MNLF Rebels Continues in Zamboanga City

 \nIntense Fighting between Military and MNLF Rebels Continues in Zamboanga City as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) conducts operations to reclaim and secure positions held by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) separatists. AFP helicopters fired rockets on MNLF militants as part of a…

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Heavy Firefight in Zamboanga City

\n\nA heavy firefight erupted in the southern port city of Zamboanga between the military and some 100 militants from the separatist Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) early on Monday,  Sept. 9. Followers of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari entered the coastal area of…

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