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UN warns countries to bolster fight against MERS virus

The UN health agency Wednesday warned countries to bolster their guard against the MERS virus, which has killed 152 people in Saudi Arabia and is causing alarm as it spreads elsewhere. The World Health Organization said that a meeting of its emergency committee, which groups medical and policy experts from around the globe, had flagged a significant increase in concerns ...

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Mountain city in Peru sends up drones against crime

A city in Peru’s Andes is deploying a fleet of drones to crack down on crime, authorities have said. The “eagle eye” trial project is putting five drones in Huancayo’s skies at a total cost of USD 50,000 “to help police identify criminals,” said mayor Dimas Aliaga yesterday. The mayor said private companies were funding the trial and that an ...

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