World Briefs: Airport workers to go on strike in Argentina

Airport workers to go on strike in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES • Airport workers in Argentina were set to carry out a 48-hour strike yesterday amid a salary dispute with the government, in a move that may halt air traffic in the country. The workers are in difficult pay discussions with the government of President Mauricio Macri.


Ebola-like disease kills 10 in South Sudan

NAIROBI • An outbreak of an Ebola-like disease in South Sudan has killed at least 10 people since December, Kenya-based Irin news agency reported, citing the World Health Organisation and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 51 cases of the "undiagnosed haemorrhagic fever syndrome" have been reported in the country's north-west. The region borders Darfur in Sudan, where 469 cases of the disease were reported last year, killing 129 people.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe