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Zimbabwe aid workers wrestle to contain cholera

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Zimbabwe aid workers wrestle to contain cholera

Manuel Lopez, head of a Doctors Without Borders mission in Zimbabwe, discusses the country's cholera epidemic from Harare.

Posted: December 10, 2008 15:26   Comments: 1
Mountain gorillas rustle through Uganda’s forest

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Mountain gorillas rustle through Uganda’s forest

Uganda's Bwindi Forest is home to almost half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas, an endangered species. Correspondent Martin Seemungal treks through the wilderness to observe some of the rare creatures in their natural habitat.

Posted: December 9, 2008 10:33   Comments: 3
Cholera claims more than 560 lives in Zimbabwe

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Cholera claims more than 560 lives in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe declared a national emergency due to a cholera outbreak. Since August, at least 12,546 cases have been reported, according to the U.N.

Posted: December 5, 2008 15:56   Comments: 1
Brazil recovers from its own “Hurricane Katrina”

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Brazil recovers from its own “Hurricane Katrina”

Floods in southern Brazil killed at least 117 and drove more than 100,000 from their homes.

Posted: December 5, 2008 10:17   Comments: 0
South Africa treats Tuberculosis patients at home

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South Africa treats Tuberculosis patients at home

As rates of tuberculosis rise, countries must weigh the civil liberties of patients infected with the airborne disease against the greater public's health interests.

Posted: November 25, 2008 22:53   Comments: 1
Mongolia revitalizes sullied mining industry

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Mongolia revitalizes sullied mining industry

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Mongolia's efforts to revamp its mining industry in the wake of international interest.

Posted: November 24, 2008 10:36   Comments: 3
Filipino slums expand as population explodes

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Filipino slums expand as population explodes

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about methods of dealing with slums in Asia, which is home to over half of the global slum population (581 million people).

Posted: November 17, 2008 17:27   Comments: 4
Turning algae, wood and waste into biofuels

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Turning algae, wood and waste into biofuels

Along with green revolution trends like natural gas, nuclear power and ethanol fuel blends, people around the world are exploring a host of other “alternative” alternative fuels.

Posted: November 13, 2008 14:59   Comments: 2
Brazil pioneers energy independence with ethanol

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Brazil pioneers energy independence with ethanol

Brazil is the second largest producer of ethanol after the U.S., which uses corn rather than sugarcane.

Posted: November 3, 2008 23:11   Comments: 1
Hungary agrees to IMF bailout of potentially $10 billion

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Hungary agrees to IMF bailout of potentially $10 billion

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the Hungarian government's response to the financial crisis.

Posted: October 28, 2008 17:33   Comments: 2

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