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With 404 cases, Washington mumps outbreak continues to grow

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, Washington state reported 404 confirmed and probable cases of mumps since October. Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus spread from person to person through saliva and mucus.<p>Two counties are reporting just one case each, while six counties have multiple cases. King …

Public Health
Europe

Vatican conference challenges China on organ transplant ethics

A Vatican conference on organ trafficking has put pressure on China to more closely monitor its organ transplants. China operated a program under …

Martellus Bennett

Manila fire destroys homes of 15,000 shantytown residents

Families forced to scour remains of their makeshift houses for belongings after blaze raged out of control, leaving several people injured<p>About 15,000 residents of a shantytown beside Manila’s port have lost their homes in a fire that raged overnight before being put out Wednesday morning, …

Middle East

Ivory Coast special forces mutiny over pay in Adiake

<b>An elite unit of soldiers in Ivory Coast has mutinied, firing into the air at their base in the south-eastern town Adiake, near the border with Ghana.</b><p>Residents have stayed indoors and shops and schools have closed.<p>The Ivorian special forces, who report directly to the president's office, have …

Africa