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India to investigate death of schoolgirl by starvation

NEW DELHI: India ordered an investigation Tuesday (Oct 17) into whether the death of a young girl was caused by a government error that saw her family denied food rations. The girl's mother and social welfare activists said the 11-year-old from Jharkhand state died of starvation last month after .....

Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles – WHO

GENEVA: A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Plague, which is mainly spread by flea-carrying rats, is endemic in Madagascar. A large ......