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Pakistan among top 10 countries with bulk of world’s child deaths

PARIS: Sixty per cent of the 5.9 million children under five who died last year were in just 10 countries in Africa and Asia, an evaluation of global infant health revealed on Friday. Pneumonia was the leading killer in five of them, all in Africa: Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, said a study published in The Lancet medical journal. In Bangladesh, Indonesia, India and Pakistan, the main cause of death was preterm birth complications - also the global leader - while in China…