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  • WORLD

    Bad vaccine kills dozens of children in Syria

    An improperly mixed or possibly sabotaged measles vaccine has killed as many as 50 children in insurgent-held areas of northwestern Syria, volunteer medical organizations and physicians reported Wednesday, forcing the suspension of a large-scale U.N. vaccination campaign intended to stop the spread...

  • WORLD

    15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raids

    Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.

  • WORLD

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Chinese hacking into critical Pentagon contractors

    The Chinese government has frequently hacked into the computer systems of defense contractors for the U.S. Transportation Command, the Pentagon agency responsible for deploying American troops and military equipment worldwide.

  • WORLD

    Europeans have little appetite for U.S. apples

    With the harvest underway, Jon Alegria figures he’ll pack more than 400 million apples from this year’s crop by mid-November, relying on a widely used chemical to keep them looking fresh for months.

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    Mexico becoming major force in world automotive industry

    It might be a stretch to describe Aguascalientes in north-central Mexico as the new Detroit. But it wouldn’t be a huge stretch.

  • WORLD

    Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    The 48-year-old Palestinian woman’s husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza’s Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy – her husband.

  • WORLD

    US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

    South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Death rate for children under 5 has plunged

    In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report released Tuesday says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, saving 17,000 lives every ...

  • HEALTH

    Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    Toronto's embattled mayor has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday, days after Rob Ford's dramatic announcement that he was pulling out of a re-election campaign.

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