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Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones

NEW YORK (AP) — For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of …

Call for investigation into Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca

Powerful MPs are preparing to demand an investigation into Pfizer's proposed £60bn takeover of AstraZeneca in an attempt to protect the UK's place at the heart of global scientific research.<p>Adrian Bailey, chairman of the business select committee, called for an early investigation into the …

Fresh Avalanches On Everest Appear To End Climbs In Nepal

High up on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest, fresh ice avalanches on Friday made it "almost certain that no one will summit the world's highest mountain from Nepal during this year's climbing season," Reuters writes.<p>The ice did not injure anyone. But it came crashing through the same area where …

Everest Avalanches Sweep Same Deadly Path Where Sherpas Perished

World<p>KATHMANDU, Nepal - Fresh ice avalanches struck on a perilous route where 16 Everest sherpas were killed last week, hiking officials said on Friday, making it almost certain that no one will summit the world's highest mountain from Nepal during this year's climbing season.<p>"Teams are leaving, …

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John Paul II Canonization 'Not a Rush,' Vatican Says

World<p>Spokesman Greg Burke said on TODAY that the church feels “pretty safe” making the call, since it was conservative Benedict who OK’d skipping the usual 5-year waiting period.<p>Read more here.

Two Women Helped Put Pope John Paul II on the Path to Sainthood

Miracles from France and Costa Rica helped Pope John Paul II blaze the fastest path to sainthood in the history of the Catholic church.<p>While some …

Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II will be 'day of four popes'

Pope Francis is set to canonize two pillars of the Catholic Church this weekend. The blessed Pope John Paul II and blessed Pope John XXIII will become saints. Vatican insiders are debating what message this move sends to Catholics and the world.<p>Fox News’ Lauren Green spoke to Dr. Matthew Bunson …

FDA approves genetic screening test for cervical cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved Roche's cobas …

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to Become Saints

Pilgrims have arrived in Rome, thronging the streets of the ancient city, crowding souvenir stalls and flocking to St. Peter's Basilica.<p>The Vatican …

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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again

Monitors flash Kaji Sherpa's vital signs as he recovers in the ICU of Katmandu's Norvic International hospital. Miraculously, the 39-year-old senior climber survived the wall of deadly ice and snow that crushed 16 of his colleagues in the largest loss of life in a single day on Everest, the …

Vatican broadcasts go high-tech, high-def for canonization ceremony

On a recent walk to the Vatican's vast auditorium near St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis was said to be astounded not so much by the adoring crowds that have become a near-permanent feature of his superstar life, but by the seemingly endless number of television trucks clogging the basilica's …

Everest's Sherpas fear for livelihood after killer avalanche

One of the first reporters to reach the place where tragedy struck last week on the grief, anger and calls for change<p>The Everest circus is leaving town. With the decision to cancel climbing this year, Sherpas from the 39 expeditions camped at the foot of the mountain are dropping tents and packing …

Pfizer preparing £60bn bid for AstraZeneca

Pfizer has set the stage for a battle to buy Britain's AstraZeneca after the US drugs group said it was willing to pay almost £60bn to secure the biggest foreign takeover of a UK company.<p>The world's biggest drug company went public with its interest in AstraZeneca after the UK company rejected a …