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City of 3.5m will ot allow more than four people to meet in public in an attempt to stop spread of potentially deadly virus<p>A west Indian city has banned most public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks.<p>Officials …

Environmental Health

Baddest Bug: C. Diff Hits Half a Million Americans

More than 450,000 Americans get infected with the deadly bug Clostridium difficile each year, according to a new report. And almost all cases are caused by the overuse of antibiotics.<p>“C. difficile was responsible for almost half a million infections and was associated with approximately 29,000 …

Dozens of suspected militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai: sources | Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt’s military killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources said on Wednesday, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region.<p>Apache helicopter gunships killed 18 suspected militants after they …

Preventive fire in Northern California burns out of control

About 100 firefighters were battling a 200-acre blaze Wednesday in Northern California that started when a prescribed fire blew out of control, authorities said.<p>What's now known as the Stephens fire began Tuesday about 12:15 p.m. when a preventive burn on private land in Siskiyou County became …

Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

Bethlehem - A West Bank mosque was set alight in a village near Bethlehem on Tuesday with anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall, …

Artist Partners with 60,000 Bees to Form Splendid Teapot Sculpture

Experimental artist Tomas Libertiny joined forces with 60,000 bees to create this splendid wax-and-metal teapot sculpture. With sunlight filtering through the cheerful yellow wax, the sculpture looks like an invitation to enjoy nature's bounty.<p>As creative director of the process, the …

Ex-Sheriff Invents a Bullet-Dampening Device

In science fiction, people can set their laser guns to "Stun." With a flick of a switch, Captain Kirk can opt to fire nonlethal rounds.<p>Real-life …