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Kenya's Tourism Slump Is Dragging Down Its Economy

Growth in Kenya’s economy, the largest in East Africa, slowed in the third quarter as the tourism industry contracted following a spate of attacks …

Tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 brought up from the sea

Investigators say it is unclear whether the black box flight recorder that could explain why AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed is inside the recovered part<p>Salvage teams lifted the tail fin of <b>AirAsia Flight 8501</b> and a portion of the plane’s tail section from the depths of the Java Sea on Saturday, but the …

Disneyland says unvaccinated kids should avoid park amid measles outbreak

Disneyland is urging the parents of children who are not vaccinated against measles to stay away from the theme park because of the risk from California’s outbreak of the disease.<p>Park officials issued the warning on Wednesday after state health officials said newborns, who cannot be vaccinated …

Public Health

Maryam Najafian killed in Kelvingrove Park sledging fall

<b>A woman who was seriously injured in a sledging accident in a Glasgow park at the weekend has died in hospital.</b><p>Maryam Najafian, from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, was hurt in Kelvingrove Park, at 15:30 on Sunday.<p>The 25-year-old, who was a teacher at Lanark Primary School, was taken to the …

B.C. warns vacationers of measles outbreak at Disneyland

B.C. travellers looking to spend spring break in Disneyland should make sure their vaccines are up to date before heading to the theme park, health authorities in British Columbia are warning.<p>The California Department of Public Health (CPDH) confirmed last Friday that a measles outbreak in …

Measles outbreak that started at California Disney parks grows to 95 cases in U.S., Mexico

A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases.<p>The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks.<p>The rest are in Michigan, …

It Was a Record Year for Poaching Rhinos in South Africa in 2014

Poachers killed 1,215 rhinos for their horns in South Africa in 2014, another record loss as the country struggles to protect the animals.<p>A majority …

New Ebola cases fall under 100 for 1st week since June

New weekly cases of Ebola fell below 100 in three hot spots for the first time since last June, but the hardest part of stamping out the outbreak …

Disease

Falling gas prices and weaker dollar brighten Canada’s tourism prospects, industry says

<b>By Kevin Bissett</b><p>Falling gas prices and a weakening loonie are raising hopes within Canada’s tourism industry that 2015 will be a banner year.<p>Ian …