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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, visitors to a park gestures at each other near chimneys spewing smoke in Beijing. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about 9 million - could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

Associated Press

Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journal. Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates that at least 9 million premature deaths were caused during the year by diseases from toxic exposure.

Denmark women to play Croatia after 'partial' pay deal

- Associated Press

A partial agreement has been made with the women's team so they can play a Women's World Cup qualifier against Croatia next week after a qualifier against Sweden was canceled over a pay dispute, Denmark's football federation DBU said.

Rascal Flatts performs during a benefit concert honoring first-responders and those affected by the recent mass shooting, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Las Vegas. Some survivors of the mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Survivors attend benefit concert for Vegas shooting victims

- Associated Press

Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack.

Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

- Associated Press

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low.