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Gut bugs 'help prevent allergies'

<b>Bacteria that naturally live inside our digestive system can help prevent allergies and may become a source of treatment, say US researchers.</b><p>The team at the University of Chicago showed a group of bacteria - Clostridia - could block peanut allergies in mice.<p>They hope to harness the bacteria in a …

Scores dead in attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq

At least 73 people have been killed after a Shia Muslim armed group opened fire inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the village of Bani Wais in the country's eastern Diyala province, medical sources have said.<p>A security source said bodies had been arriving at the hospital in the city of Baquba in …

Obama in Asia: Military deal tops Philippine agenda

<b>US President Barack Obama says that a new US-Philippine military pact will promote stability in the region.</b><p>The deal, signed in Manila hours before Mr Obama touched down, allows a bigger US military presence in the country.<p>Mr Obama said the deal was not intended to contain China, with whom Manila is …

Muslims escorted out of CAR capital Bangui

Peacekeeping troops have escorted around 1,300 Muslims out of the Central African Republic’s capital city, removing one of the last pockets of Muslims from Bangui, in a nation torn apart by religious violence.<p>Peacekeepers stood by on Sunday, as Christians, some armed with machetes and bows and …