Parts of the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville, N.C., are contaminated with a PFAS compound called GenX. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is surveying residents in the area about their health.
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Rohingya refugees use a mock elephant during a training session on how to respond to elephant incursions at the Kutupalong refugee camp. The massive refugee camp sits in what used to be a migratory path for elephants moving between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
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Trying to make the world a better place: (left to right) Skoll Award winners Gregory Rockson of mPharma, Nicola Galombik and Maryana Iskander of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Nancy Lublin of Crisis Text Line, Bright Simons of mPedigree and Julie Cordua of Thorn.
Sodul Amin, 30, is one of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who've gotten chickenpox since December. The highly contagious disease spreads easily in the overcrowded refugee camps.
The pronounced curve of this toe bone — the proximal phalanx — from a specimen of Homo luzonensis, an early human found in a Philippine cave, looks more like it came from tree-climbing Australopithecus than from a modern human, scientists say.
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Workers repair the roof of a small shop while a woman hangs clothing to dry among debris in Beira, Mozambique. The city was badly damaged after Cyclone Idai hit on March 14.
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Tichanai Mutungwe, a farmworker in Zimbabwe, couldn't save his daughter from the flood waters. Injured and grieving, he says he must get back to work soon so he can support his family.
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Things in Venezuela are so bad that patients who are hospitalized must bring not only their own food but also medical supplies like syringes and scalpels as well as their own soap and water, a new report says.
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Women's rights activist Cherie Blair speaks at an event in California in 2015. Last month she drew attention for her comment that "most African ladies' first sexual experience is rape."
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