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'Superbug' raises fears in US

'Superbug' raises fears in US

US health officials have reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

Obsessive record breaker sets sights on new challenge

Obsessive record breaker sets sights on new challenge

An Indian man obsessed with setting Guinness world records got 366 flags tattooed on his body and had all his teeth removed so he could put nearly 500 drinking straws and more than 50 burning candles in his mouth.

Trump would exit global climate accord

Trump would exit global climate accord

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, says he will pull the United States out of the UN global climate accord and slash environmental regulations on the energy industry if elected.

Pot shops raided in Canada crackdown

Pot shops raided in Canada crackdown

Toronto police have started raiding and shutting down some marijuana dispensaries in Canada's largest city, a spokesman says, in the latest crackdown by local authorities as the federal government moves to legalise the drug.

Radar reveals Mars is emerging from ice age

Radar reveals Mars is emerging from ice age

An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists say.

Fraudsters at work in Canada's fire-hit region

Fraudsters at work in Canada's fire-hit region

The salt-of-the-earth farmers and ranchers in the western Canadian town of Claresholm thought Darryl Rondeau and his girlfriend were just desperate for shelter and food, like many of the thousands of evacuees escaping the wildfire-stricken oil patch up north.

Court upholds Assange arrest warrant

Court upholds Assange arrest warrant

A Swedish lower court has upheld the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, saying the stay at Ecuador's London embassy did not equal detention.

Clinton email server broke rules: watchdog

Clinton email server broke rules: watchdog

Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval for her work as US secretary of state, an internal government watchdog says.

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