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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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Armed Group Kidnaps Prominent Lagos Lawyer

\n\nA prominent lawyer based out of Lagos, Mike Ozekhome, was reported kidnapped on Aug. 23 near Ehor, Edo State. Ehor is located 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Benin City, the capital of Edo State, located in the country's volatile Niger Delta Region.\n\nA professional colleague of the victim…

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