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Coronavirus outbreak: China's history of deadly infectious diseases

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A new strand of coronavirus is causing panic across China and abroad, with more than 100 people dead and thousands now infected. Authorities have taken severe precautions, but there is still concern over Chinese New Year, which is often called the world's largest human migration. We take a look back at some of the other major outbreaks of disease that have affected China in recent years.

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Meanwhile, a baby is born nearly every second in India. With the country's population now at 1.4 billion people, some politicians want to limit how many children families can have.

And as more and more minors tie the knot in Nepal, society is paying the price. Activists say underage marriages often lead to dropping out of school, domestic violence and health problems.
 

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