Middle East virus found in air of camel barn

WASHINGTON: Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel. The study in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, calls for further research to determine if the potentially fatal virus can be transmitted More...

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Encephalitis kills 60 in eastern India in fortnight

NEW DELHI: An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation “alarming’. Hundreds of mainly children More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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South Korean police find body of fugitive ferry owner

EOUL: South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating the Seoul ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives. Yoo Byung-Eun More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15,000 to flee

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: More than 15,000 people have fled an area around the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa after a spate of lethal assaults by Islamist Boko Haram fighters during the weekend, the emergency services More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Taliban attack kills four foreigners in Kabul compound: police

KABUL: A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during a prolonged impasse over presidential More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

DONETSK: The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchial Turkey

ISTANBUL: Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave. She More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Bloody Sunday as 99 Gazans, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

GAZA CITY:  At least 99 Palestinians and 13 soldiers were killed Sunday as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in Gaza in five years. As regional leaders met in Doha for urgent More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Obama sending Kerry to Cairo for talks: White House

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama expressed concern over the loss of life in Gaza in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, and said Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cairo to seek More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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60 Syria soldiers dead in battle with jihadists

BEIRUT – At least 60 soldiers have died as the army battles to retake a gas field in central Syria where jihadists killed 270 people, a pro-regime newspaper reported on Sunday. Al-Watan, citing a military More...

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