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With 404 cases, Washington mumps outbreak continues to grow

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, Washington state reported 404 confirmed and probable cases of mumps since October. Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus spread from person to person through saliva and mucus.<p>Two counties are reporting just one case each, while six counties have multiple cases. King …

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Romania : Ongoing protests and a vote of no confidence

Despite the repeal of the Romanian Government’s controversial draft-legislation that would have effectively legalised certain types of corruption, protesters are still taking to the streets.<p>The numbers are said to have dropped considerably down from around 250,000 on Sunday; 25,000 on Monday to …

Vatican conference challenges China on organ transplant ethics

A Vatican conference on organ trafficking has put pressure on China to more closely monitor its organ transplants. China operated a program under …

Martellus Bennett doesn’t feel the need to ‘stick to sports,’ and he’ll tell you why

Martellus Bennett is not afraid to take a public stance on a variety of topics, and the Patriots tight end was at it again immediately after his team won the Super Bowl, telling reporters that he would not accompany it for the traditional champions’ White House visit. On Tuesday, Bennett posted a …

Manila fire destroys homes of 15,000 shantytown residents

Families forced to scour remains of their makeshift houses for belongings after blaze raged out of control, leaving several people injured<p>About 15,000 residents of a shantytown beside Manila’s port have lost their homes in a fire that raged overnight before being put out Wednesday morning, …

Syria rejects Amnesty's report of mass hangings as 'untrue'

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's justice ministry on Wednesday rejected an Amnesty International report of mass hangings of as many as 13,000 people in a prison …