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Call to delay or move Olympics over Zika

Call to delay or move Olympics over Zika

More than 100 health experts have called for the Rio Olympic Games to be postponed or moved because of fears that the event could speed up the spread of the Zika virus around the world.

45 bodies recovered near migrant boat

45 bodies recovered near migrant boat

At least 45 migrants died in a shipwreck and more than 2000 were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, the coastguard said, as the number of immigrants coming to Europe via Italy soared again.

Plane evacuated after engine smoke

Plane evacuated after engine smoke

Korean Air Lines evacuated 319 passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan's Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smoke came from its left engine.

6.4 quake hits off Tonga

6.4 quake hits off Tonga

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck 572km beneath the earth's surface today, about 340km west of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey reported.

Thousands miss flights because of screening

Thousands miss flights because of screening

More than 70,000 American Airlines customers have missed their flights this year and 40,000 checked bags failed to be loaded on scheduled flights because of airport screening delays, an executive for the airline told a US congressional panel.

'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

Hours after effectively clinching the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump vowed to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris agreement among 195 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to stop global warming.

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