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Apr 25, 2016

Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO

Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day. One of the goals of the World Health Organization’s 2016-2030 programme against malaria ...

Tracking elephants as a new railway cuts Kenya

Apr 23, 2016

Tracking elephants as a new railway cuts Kenya

Dangling from a helicopter with a high-powered rifle, a Kenyan vet fires drugged darts at elephants to sedate them so they can be fitted with satellite collars. Ten minutes after the elephant is darted, the lumbering creature stumbles, and falls asleep. Ground teams are ...

175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

Apr 23, 2016

175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

Leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday, a key step forward for the landmark deal, which could potentially enter into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding his young granddaughter, joined dozens of world ...