FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements began Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general — believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
Global warming will expose millions more people to malaria as parasite-bearing mosquitoes move to higher altitudes, according to new research into the health perils from climate change. Tropical highland areas in Africa, Asia and central and southern America are particularly at risk, a study in the US journal Science said Thursday. Malaria, which killed an estimated 620,000 people in 2012, is among a host of diseases that researchers warn will spread more easily thanks to global warming. For Ethiopia alone, "a one-degree-Celsius (1.8 deg Fahrenheit) increase in temperature will lift the area where malaria can occur by 150 metres (487 feet)," Menno Bouma of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine told AFP.