World Briefs: TB rivalling Aids as killer: WHO

TB rivalling Aids as killer: WHO

CHICAGO • For the first time, tuberculosis (TB) infections have rivalled HIV/Aids as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organisation said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that 1.1 million people died of TB last year. In the same period, HIV/Aids killed 1.2 million people globally, including 400,000 who were infected with both HIV and TB.

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Maliki heads to Middle East, Europe

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Defence Mohamad Maliki Osman is visiting three countries on a trip that starts todayand ends on Nov 6.

He will attend a security forum in Bahrain, make an introductory visit to Oman and attend the foreign ministers' meeting of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

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