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Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

Iraq Debates Law That Would Allow Men To Marry 9-Year-Old Girls

A stroll through the Baghdad Book Fair last month was a lesson in today's cultural norms in Iraq. The books — gold-embossed, neatly arrayed — were almost all religious, and most of the customers were men.<p>But in the middle of the white pavilion, a woman's voice rang out loud and strong. Fawzia …

Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal on Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Minnesota lawmakers said Thursday they agreed on a compromise bill to legalize medical marijuana, which Gov. Mark Dayton signaled he would sign into law.<p>The bill would create a patient registry and allow the Department of Health to conduct a study on the impact of medical marijuana. Patients would …

Thai Elections Postponed As Violence Hits Tourist Zone

Tourist alert! Three people are dead and 22 people are injured in Bangkok after a gunfire and grenade attack on a new protesters’ site early Thursday morning. The anti-government PDRC camp is close to the Democracy Monument–in the city’s prime tourist area.<p>The deadly violence achieved one of the …

Boko Haram kill four Nigerian soldiers in a night-time ambush

Four Nigerian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, while the search for the missing 200 schoolgirls continues<p>Boko Haram rebels have killed four Nigerian soldiers in a night ambush outside the northeastern city of Maiduguri.<p>On arriving back at the barracks following the …

Southern California Wildfires: Body Found in Blaze's Ashes

A badly burned body was found in Southern California Thursday, as fire crews stepped up their assault on the worst of the wildfires raging across San Diego County.<p>Firefighters located the body in a transient encampment in the area of Ambrosia and Calliandra, Carlsbad city officials said in a …