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In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds

Apr. 13, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Seated in a stifling hallway in South Sudan's main hospital, the midwife recounted the day she watched a young mother bleed to death after giving birth. "She died while holding my hand," said Aber Evaline, hanging her head. Her patient was one of more than 40 women who died in...

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Mar. 29, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past two decades, shaving five years from life expectancy in some regions, researchers say. The study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago says...

Government calls Norway's dropping birth rate a problem

Mar. 7, 2019 4:23 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's statistical agency says it has recorded the lowest number of newborns since it started counting in the 19th century, with the country's family minister acknowledging that it is a problem. Espen Andersen from Statistics Norway says the downward trend — 55,120...