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Nigeria Tracking 30,000 People at Risk of Contracting Ebola — Nigerian health authorities are in the process of tracing more than 30,000 people who could be at risk of contracting Ebola, after the virus surfaced in Lagos. The authorities have confirmed that a Liberian man who died in Lagos last Friday tested positive for Ebola, Reuters reported.

Urbanization Can Bring Health Risks — New research shows urbanization may be bad for people's health, unless planners develop cities that allow healthier lifestyles and environments. The U.N. estimates much of the developing and developed world will be urbanized by 2050. Listen to De Capua report on urbanization and health Rural sub-Saharan Africa is seeing rapidly increasing urbanization.
Jul 30, 2014

The health risks associated with urbanisation - - interesting, given the growth of African cities

Satellite Imagery Suggests Future Large N. Korean Rocket Launch — The U.S./Korea Institute has released satellite photographs indicating North Korea may be nearing completion of construction and testing leading to long-range missile and satellite launches. The images were made public Tuesday as the top U.S. Navy Pacific commander cautioned the global community against indifference to the pace of the North's advances in nuclear and missile technology.

Russia Defiant in Face of Tougher Sanctions — Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by new sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. The United States imposed sanctions on more Russian banks on Tuesday, targeting the country's second-largest lender VTB , its subsidiary the Bank of Moscow, and the Russian Agriculture Bank.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @VOA_News: Investigators blocked from #MH17 crash site after rebels reportedly place land mines around the wreckage -…

'Pretty Good' Malaria Vaccine Moves Forward — A "pretty good" malaria vaccine is on track to be the first to market. It only prevents infection about one-quarter to one-half the time, so it's not as good as most vaccines. But for a disease like malaria, which kills 600,000 people a year, "pretty good" may be good enough.

Column: Free Jason Rezaian, Other Iranian American Detainees — All Iranian Americans who travel to Iran know they face a certain amount of risk. Obliged to use Iranian passports instead of obtaining visas like other Americans, Iranian Americans can easily be barred from leaving the country and become pawns in the three-decade-old U.S.-Iran confrontation as well as in Iran's complicated domestic political battles.