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Crab's blood could save your life

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:55pm
During World War Two, soldiers learned to fear treatment as much as enemy bullets. Unsanitary conditions and equipment in field hospitals made open wounds a breeding ground for bacteria that killed thousands, particularly the fast-acting and barely detectable gram-negative strains that caused toxic shock syndrome, meningitis, and typhoid.
Categories: International News

Communist-era rebellious house art

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:48am
There's a children's book from 1977 called The Big Orange Splot. In it, all the houses on one block look the same. Until one day, when a pelican drops a bucket of orange paint on one roof. Instead of painting over it, and returning to the status quo, Mr. Plumbean decorates the roof—and then the facade, and then the yard—with wild, rainbow patterns. His neighbors think he's lost his mind. But one by one they see the beauty in individual expression, however weird and wacky it may look at first.
Categories: International News

Dutch investigators to issue initial report on MH17 crash

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:40am
Dutch investigators will issue a preliminary report Tuesday on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine in July.
Categories: International News

Taliban suicide bombers target Afghanistan spy agency

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:39am
Taliban suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's regional spy headquarters in Ghazni city early Thursday, leaving 21 people dead and more than 150 civilians wounded, a government official said.
Categories: International News

Tokyo outbreak of dengue fever

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:57am
As the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the potential increase of dengue fever and other climate-sensitive illnesses, Japan saw an almost-seven decade streak of being dengue fever-free end.
Categories: International News

What is Al-Shabaab?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:52am
U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday in Somalia against the Al-Shabaab network, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
Categories: International News

Man escapes Ebola clinic in Liberia

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:50am
Crowds flee as healthcare workers forcibly return the man back to quarantine. CNN's MIchael Holmes reports.
Categories: International News

Oscar Pistorius murder verdict: How the judge will decide

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:31am
The prosecution and defense have made their cases, and now Judge Thokozile Masipa must decide: Did Oscar Pistorius intentionally kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp? Was it murder?
Categories: International News

Teen beats odds fighting aging disease

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:13am
A teenager with progeria reaches a big milestone. CBC News reports.
Categories: International News

Murder charge, bullying in military

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:50am
Like most South Korean mothers, Ahn Mi-ja was worried about her son's compulsory military service.
Categories: International News

India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:47am
Sex-selective abortion has created a lack of women in parts of India. Traffickers capitalize on the shortage by kidnapping women to sell as brides. It's a cycle influenced by poverty but perpetuated by India's attitude toward women.
Categories: International News

Family sends message to ISIS

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:18pm
"I have a message for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," read a spokesman for Steven Sotloff's family from a statement in Arabic. "Where is your mercy?"
Categories: International News

Defeat of ISIS called unlikely on Obama watch

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:08pm
The extremist group ISIS "probably" won't be defeated under the current Obama administration, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.
Categories: International News

ISIS video we must show you

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:34pm
CNN's Nic Robertson details the barbaric fighting and recruiting techniques used by ISIS.
Categories: International News

More 'Frozen' on the way in 2015

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:58pm
Walt Disney Studios is chipping a new "Frozen" film off the old block.
Categories: International News

Ebola virus has killed more than 1,900

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:56pm
More than 3,500 people have been infected by the Ebola virus in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since the first documented cases in December, according to new figures released Wednesday by the World Health Organization. More than 1,900 people have died.
Categories: International News

Russia downplays Kiev 'truce' news

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:58am
Ukraine's President announced a ceasefire agreement Wednesday with Russia, but U.S. President Barack Obama greeted it with skepticism and Moscow downplayed it.
Categories: International News

Analysis of beheading videos

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:16am
CNN's Tom Foreman analyzes the two ISIS beheading videos for clues about the perpetrators.
Categories: International News

Inside Ukraine's kill zone

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:14am
On a country road in eastern Ukraine, a scene of bucolic tranquility was suddenly interrupted by the aftermath of carnage. A burned-out tank tilted into a ditch, its turret blown some 20 meters away by a direct hit. Unexploded ammunition of every caliber lay everywhere. A troop transport vehicle was shot to pieces; a short distance away a simple grave was marked by a cross hastily made from branches. Amid the fields of sunflowers and grazing cows, the smell of burned metal hung in the air.
Categories: International News

Obama: Peaceful Europe threatened by "Russia's aggression"

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:42am
[Breaking news update at 9:23 a.m.]
Categories: International News

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