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UN eyes Africa oil levy to fight disease

The United Nations has begun talks with African leaders over a levy on oil that could rake in huge sums to fight disease in developing countries, a top official said Tuesday.

May 20, 2014
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Five myths about the chemicals you breathe, eat and drink

All too often the use of the word "chemicals" in the news, in advertising and in common usage has the implication that they are bad. You never hear about chemicals that fight infections, help crops grow or lubricate engines. That is because the ch ...

May 20, 2014
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Crimea facing 'human tragedy' on AIDS: UN envoy

The UN AIDS envoy for eastern Europe on Thursday said Crimea faced a "human tragedy" and risks to public health after a programme for intravenous drug users was scrapped following Russia's takeover.

May 08, 2014
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