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Child pneumonia spikes in Pakistan’s smoggy winter

In a Pakistan paediatric ward a chorus of infant coughs and straining lungs is the toll of a frigid winter. In a Pakistan paediatric ward, a chorus of infant coughs and straining lungs is the toll of a frigid winter, compounded by choking smog and lagging vaccination rates. “Please pray for him,” the mother of

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Thai government pledges action as Bangkok pollution spikes

Thai officials promise action to address a sudden spike in air pollution, but environmentalists claim they’re just blowing hot air. Thai officials on Friday promised action to address a spike in air pollution that came before the normal peak of seasonal haze, but environmental activists accused authorities of hot air. Bangkok ranked as the world’s

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