Public toilets to ease Malawi’s sanitation crisis

Open defecation is a common practice in Blantyre BLANTYRE, Malawi  – Malawi's second largest city, Blantyre, is set to build 100 new public latrines in...

Food safety in Turkey has improved in 5 years: survey

Over 40 percent of Turkish people believe that food safety has improved compared to five years ago, ISTANBUL  – Turkish people believe food safety and consumer...

Radioactivity from Fukushima found in Canadian waters

Experts says levels pose no threat to public but expect more sites to show detectable levels. TRENTON, Ontario - The first radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear...

Explosion rocks chemical plant in eastern China

Same plant was hit by blast 20 months ago. BEIJING  – A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China for the second time...

India to start monitoring air pollution levels

India launces national air quality index amid fears of dangerous levels of air pollution NEW DELHI  – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched new...

Jordan reports new swine flu fatality

Jordan on Sunday reported a new swine flu fatality for a Jordanian national who died at a state-run hospital eastern capital Amman. AMMAN – The...

Bosnia fights to make landmine-free future a reality

On UN’s International Day of Mine Awareness, Bosnia and Herzegovina estimates that 1,176 square kilometers of its territory remains infested with around 120,000 mines.22 SARAJEVO,...

Turkish minister: Int’l council needed for halal food

Nurettin Canikli calls for standardization, certifications amid growth of $1 trillion halal food industry. Turkey’s Minister of Customs and Trade has urged Muslim countries and...

Liberia confirms fresh Ebola death

Liberia has announced the death of a 44-year-old woman who had recently tested positive for Ebola, delivering a blow to the country's hopes of...

Turkey issues climate change declaration

“Safranbolu Declaration” offered to member countries of Economic Cooperation Organization. ANKARA (AA) – Turkey issued a climate change declaration to fight the irreversible consequences of climate...

Bangladesh to give cash handouts for health checkups

Bangladesh hopes to tackle child malnutrition by paying parents to attend regular health checkups DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Bangladesh's government decided Monday to begin providing cash...

$250mn shortfall to affect S. Sudan aid operation: WFP

The WFP aims to assist 3 million people in South Sudan this year The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned on Sunday that a...

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