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Measles outbreak: Different states, different rules on vaccinations

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rash of measles cases across the country has affected some states more than others. And, not surprisingly, the rules for vaccinating vary wildly from coast to coast.<p>Take California, for example, where more than 90 people have already been infected with measles this year. As in many …

DR Congo conflict: Gen Bruno Mandevu 'should be replaced'

<b>A leading rights group in the Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the government to annul a controversial general's appointment to lead the fight against rebels.</b><p>Gen Bruno Mandevu could not run operations against the FDLR rebel group because he was accused of summary executions and rape, it …

Iceland's volcanic eruption stokes toxic gas fears | Environment

<b>Reykjavik, Iceland</b> <b>-</b> For the past five months, Icelandic weather forecasts have included daily updates on the movement of noxious gas plumes emitted by the ongoing Holuhraun volcanic eruption.<p>Poisonous gas appeared in late August last year soon after Holuhraun began to spew molten rock. "Most of the …

ISIS captors cared little about religion, says former hostage

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A French journalist's ISIS captors cared little about religion, Didier Francois -- who spent over 10 months as the group's prisoner in Syria -- told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.<p>"There was never really discussion about texts or -- it was not a …

Jordan executes two Iraqi militants in response to pilot's death

Jordan has executed two Iraqi militants in response to ISIS killing a captured Jordanian pilot with fire.<p>Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people. Ziyad Karboli, an Iraqi al Qaeda operative, who was …

French soldiers hurt in knife attack

<b>A man wielding a knife has attacked three soldiers patrolling outside a Jewish community centre in Nice, in the south of France.</b><p>The soldiers were wounded and police said the assailant was captured.<p>Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi told French TV that a second man had been arrested in connection with the …

Researchers Say When You Eat Each Day May Be Crucial to Weight Loss

Mice on Time-Restricted Diets Had Lower Cholesterol, More Muscle Than Unrestricted Mice<p>Most diet advice focuses on calories and nutrients, but new research suggests that when you eat may be just as important.<p>That’s one conclusion of a new study by Dr. Satchidananda Panda, an associate professor at …

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