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FEB 07, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Afghanistan hopes for talks with Taliban this month

The Afghan government has long accused Pakistan of granting the insurgents safe haven across the porous border, charges denied by Islamabad. A roadside bomb targeting judges in the eastern city of Puli Alam killed a policeman on Sunday and wounded eight people, including four senior judges, said Salim Saleh, spokesman for the Logar provincial governor. In Kunar province, on the ...

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FEB 07, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Police officer killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan

The Taliban frequently use roadside bombs and suicide attacks against Afghan and NATO forces and government offices across the country. In Kunar province, on the border with Pakistan, the bodies of three health workers involved in vaccinating Afghan children against polio were found late Saturday, almost two weeks after they went missing in Ghaziabad district, the governor's spokesman Abdul Ghani ...

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FEB 01, 2016 - Huffington Post

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The Latest On Zika: WHO Declares A Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern, or PHAIC, on Monday in response to the clusters of microcephaly and neurological abnormalities linked to Zika virus. Zika, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads ...

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JAN 28, 2016 - Huffington Post

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WHO Director-General: Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively'

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems — was "spreading explosively." Chan said ...

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JAN 22, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

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Gates Foundation: Polio Will Be Eradicated by 2016

Bill and Melinda Gates talk with WSJ's Rebecca Blumenstein about their goal of eradicating polio worldwide by the end of 2106. Photo: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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