- WHO chief reassures South Korea as its MERS deaths reach 24 Updated: Jun-18-15 8:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk.
- UN: Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency Updated: Jun-17-15 5:26 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.
- India, China need cleaner air just to keep death rate steady Updated: Jun-16-15 10:31 am
NEW DELHI - Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a report published Tuesday.