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Brazil, US Identify Molecule to Help Fight Citrus Greening Disease

SAO PAULO —  Researchers have identified the molecule that attracts the insect that transmits citrus greening disease, a development expected to help farmers control a plague that has destroyed trees in growing regions of Brazil and the United States. The scientific breakthrough, shared with Reuters exclusively on Tuesday, is the …

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Diphtheria Cases Soaring in Yemen as Blockade Creates Shortage of Vaccines

GENEVA —  The World Health Organization reports the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen’s sea ports is hampering efforts to contain a diphtheria outbreak that, so far, has caused 197 cases of the disease, including 22 deaths. Diphtheria has spread to 13 of Yemen’s 22 governorates, including the capital Sana’a, since the …

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Los Angeles About to Embark on a Smart City Experiment

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case about privacy and technology, Los Angeles, California, is becoming a city that is ever more connected. From cell phones to televisions to refrigerators, more devices are being connected to the Internet. L.A. wants to use the prevalence of these “smart” devices to …

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Vaccines Cargo to Blockaded Yemen Can’t be One-off

AMMAN, JORDAN —  The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened a sea and air blockade earlier this month. Regional UNICEF director Geert Cappelaere described Saturday’s shipment as …

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