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4-month-old baby pulled from earthquake rubble in Nepal after being trapped for 22 hours

4-month-old baby pulled from earthquake rubble in Nepal after being trapped for 22 hours Wed, 29 Apr, 2015

 A 4-month-old infant was rescued from the wreckage 22 hours after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed surrounding towns last weekend.
Nepal Earthquake: Man pulled from rubble after 82 hours days drank urine to survive

Nepal Earthquake: Man pulled from rubble after 82 hours days drank urine to survive Wed, 29 Apr, 2015

A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed hotel more than three days after the Nepal earthquake said he was forced to drink his own urine to survive.
Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital Mon, 27 Apr, 2015

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.
Shock turns to anger as Nepalese wait for quake assistance

Shock turns to anger as Nepalese wait for quake assistance Mon, 27 Apr, 2015

Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis.
For largest babies, inducing labor may help prevent injury during birth

For largest babies, inducing labor may help prevent injury during birth Thu, 23 Apr, 2015

Some women pregnant with unusually large babies may benefit from inducing labor to reduce the odds that the infants' shoulders get stuck during delivery, a European study suggests.
World's oldest person dies at 117

World's oldest person dies at 117 Wed, 01 Apr, 2015

Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman recognized as the world's oldest person who credited her longevity to "eating delicious things" and getting plenty of rest, died at the age of 117 on Wednesday, Japanese media reported.
Nepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague

Nepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague Wed, 01 Apr, 2015

Thousands of doctors in Nepal have stayed away from their work at clinics and hospitals to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for the past 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.
Sierra Leone in new anti-Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone in new anti-Ebola lockdown Fri, 27 Mar, 2015

Sierra Leone imposed a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday for the second time in six months in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.
Chile president meets 14-year-old girl asking for permission to die

Chile president meets 14-year-old girl asking for permission to die Sun, 01 Mar, 2015

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday visited a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who made a heart-wrenching video appeal to be allowed to end her life. 
Jamaican parliament clears way for marijuana reforms

Jamaican parliament clears way for marijuana reforms Wed, 25 Feb, 2015

Jamaica's parliament cleared the way for decriminalizing marijuana by approving amendments to its Dangerous Drugs Act late Tuesday night.
Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot Wed, 25 Feb, 2015

Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the Caribbean island.
Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants Tue, 24 Feb, 2015

With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.
British aid worker shot dead in South Sudan

British aid worker shot dead in South Sudan Wed, 18 Feb, 2015

A British aid worker in war-torn South Sudan was shot dead late Tuesday in the capital Juba, the government said.
Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies Sun, 01 Feb, 2015

Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.
Senegal opens Guinea border as Ebola recedes

Senegal opens Guinea border as Ebola recedes Mon, 26 Jan, 2015

Senegal reopened its land border with Guinea on Monday, pointing to the "significant efforts" of its neighbour in fighting an Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives.
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