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For the first time Brazilian authorities admitted that the dengue epidemic in Brazil is having a serious impact on the tourist industry, particularly in Rio do Janeiro where bookings have been plummeting.
An 11-year-old girl from Saitama Prefecture is due to set off on a seven-month journey by bicycle across South America with her parents.
Top United Nations officials have warned that global warming and its effects, including a rise in air and sea temperatures and extreme weather patterns endanger not only the planet but also pose a major threat to human health.
The human variant of the mad cow disease, (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), BSE killed two persons, one three months ago and the other last week, Spain announced this week on public radio.
Brazilian Armed Forces joined on Monday the fight against dengue fever in Rio do Janeiro Monday setting up three field hospitals to combat an epidemic that has caused 54 deaths in 2008 and has surged to 1.4 new cases each minute.
The World Trade Organization on Monday backed United States and Canadian arguments against the European Union's import ban on beef treated with hormones.
A fresh round of United Nations-sponsored climate change talks, expected to draw 1,000 participants, will kick off next week in Bangkok, Thailand.
Rio de Janeiro state officials admitted on Thursday that the mosquito transmitted dengue epidemic has claimed at least 54 lives January, health officials said Thursday. Hospitals have reported a total of 114 deaths from the mosquito-borne disease, but 60 of those cases are still being investigated.
Italy has not done enough to ensure contaminated mozzarella cheese does not reach consumers said the European Commission and warned Italy to take further urgent action, or risk a ban on exports of the cheese from the Campania region, reports BBC.
A 6.1-magnitude quake has hit northern Chile close to the border with Bolivia, the US Geological Survey reports.