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Minister replaced after MERS outbreak

Minister replaced after MERS outbreak

South Korean President Park Geun-hye removed her minister of health on Tuesday after criticism over the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome which killed 36 people as it spread through hospitals.

Brazil police arrest Lula minister

Brazil police arrest Lula minister

Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far, in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

Picky eating may point to mental illness

Picky eating may point to mental illness

Preschoolers who are extremely picky eaters may also be more prone to mental health problems, a study suggests.

Former British PM in child sex probe

Former British PM in child sex probe

Britain's police watchdog says it will investigate allegations that detectives failed to pursue a complaint of child sexual abuse made against former Conservative prime minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.

Obama issues challenge on climate change

Obama issues challenge on climate change

President Barack Obama has challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from US power plants.

Ex-trader jailed for Libor rate rigging

Ex-trader jailed for Libor rate rigging

Ex-trader Tom Hayes has been sentenced to 14 years in jail by a London court after being found guilty of conspiring to rig Libor benchmark interest rates following a seven-year global investigation.

Helicopter crashes in air show

Helicopter crashes in air show

One pilot died and another was injured when a helicopter crashed at an airshow in the Russian region of Ryazan.

Myanmar floods death toll to rise

Myanmar floods death toll to rise

A death toll of 27 from flooding across Myanmar is expected to rise as rescue workers struggled to reach some of the hardest-hit and most remote inundated areas, officials said.

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