A five-year program in southern Mozambique has met with stunning success in reducing malaria in the area. According to UPI, the program was designed to increase access to treatment and infection-prevention tools. A recent analysis shows that while the program hasn't completely eliminated the mosquito-borne illness, it has reduced malaria cases by 85%. This is an extremely valuable project for advancing the fight against malaria.
A huge fire has broken out at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic amongresidents a month after a massive explosion at the site in Lebanon. It was notimmediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated bythe explosion on August 4 when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitratesdetonated. A column of black smoke billowed from the port with orange flamesseen leaping from the ground.
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Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in Lebanon’s capital onSaturday, at the start of a planned protest over this week’s massive explosionthat devastated large parts of Beirut and killed more than 150 people.Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square, where they set upsymbolic nooses to hang politicians whose corruption and negligence they blamefor Tuesday’s explosion at the Port of Beirut. The huge blast was caused bythousands of tons of ammonium nitrate improperly stored at the port for morethan six years, apparently set off by a fire.
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For years the desperate migrants who boarded small boats on Lebanon's northern coast were mostly Syrians or Palestinians. But with Lebanon in freefall, it's citizens have started joining the ranks of those fleeing for Europe. Joe Davies reports.