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Pakistan has worst newborn mortality rate: UNICEF report

WASHINGTON: Babies born in the world's poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face "alarming" risks of death that can be 50 times as high as those in the richest countries. A baby born in Pakistan -- the country with the worst newborn mortality rate -- faced a one in 22 chance of death, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday. While the last quarter-century has seen broad improvements in older children's health, "we have not made similar progress in ending deaths among children less than one month old,"…