Philippines Plans To Shut 23 Mines Because Of Environmental Concerns

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The Ramifications Of Using A Chemical Weapon In Kim Jong Nam's Assassination

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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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An instructor at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., carries VX nerve agent inside a special chamber used for training in 2003. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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VX: The Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam Is Rare And Deadly

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Li Jie, pictured in 2009, was one of two elite players in a rally that lasted more than 10 minutes at the Qatar Open table tennis tournament. Daniel Maurer/Associated Press hide caption

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TV screens in Seoul, South Korea, show images Wednesday of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother

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Vijayan's night frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani), a 13.6 mm miniature-sized frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats in India, sits comfortably on a thumbnail. It is one of seven newly discovered frog species. SD Biju hide caption

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Royal Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar addresses journalists in front of a screen displaying the details of North Korean Embassy staffer Hyon Kwong Song, who has been identified for questioning, during a press conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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China Suspends Coal Imports From North Korea

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Inside Beijing's Gao'antun incinerator plant, garbage piles past the 25-meter (82-ft.) mark inside an arena-sized garbage container where engineers operate giant claws to sift through it. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage

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Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seen here in a May 2001 file photo, was alleged assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur airport last week. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP hide caption

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China Monitors Assassination Probe Of North Korean Kim Jong Nam

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Noor Rashid Ibrahim (left) of the Royal Malaysian Police speaks about one of the North Korean suspects, with Selangor state police chief Abdul Samah Mat looking on, in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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