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New Middle East virus spread in hospitals

The new MERS virus, which has infected 64 people and killed 38 of them, is mostly spread in hospitals and it will take special care to prevent bigger outbreaks, experts reported on Wednesday.<p>An investigation into the outbreak in Saudi Arabia showed 21 people were infected as patients who …

Disease

Senators announce border security deal, kill Cornyn amendment

Senators formally announced a compromise amendment on border security provisions Thursday designed to woo GOP support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, hours after lawmakers voted to set aside a more stringent border measure that Democrats had dubbed a “poison pill.”<p>Republican Sens. John …

Naval Academy files sex assault charges against three football players

Three male Naval Academy midshipmen have been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a female midshipman last year and with making a false official statement.<p>The woman told investigators that she was assaulted by the men — all Academy football players at the time — at an off-campus party in …

US condemns China, Russia and Uzbekistan for human trafficking

The US has condemned China, Russia and Uzbekistan for their failure to stem widespread systematic human trafficking and slavery within their …

Federal Agents Accuse Two Of Plotting Deadly X-Ray Weapon

Two men in upstate New York have been arrested for planning to build a "radiation particle weapon" that could be mounted on a vehicle and used to target people, according to a report by the Albany <i>Times-Union</i> Wednesday. The men allegedly planned to sell the device to either the Ku Klux Klan or …

Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study …

Drone technology used for pilotless fighter aircraft

<b>Under a huge semi-opaque dome and with heavy security in attendance, visitors to the Paris Air Show peer at a strange looking shape.</b><p>DronesAircraft without pilots are known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or dronesIn military situations, drones are used for intelligence, surveillance and …

Aviation

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Obama calls for reduction in nuclear arms in broad-brush Berlin speech

Barack Obama called for a renaissance in the shared liberal values that underpin western nations on Wednesday as he announced plans to cut nuclear …