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India: 11 women die, 62 more hospitalized after being paid to be sterilized

At least 11 women have died and 62 were hospitalized after undergoing sterilization surgery at a government-run mobile health clinic in India, authorities said.<p>Those killed and injured were among more than 80 women who had come to a "camp" for sterilization surgery in Bilaspur district in the …

Obama, Putin exchange little more than pleasantries in China

President Obama and Russian PresidentVladimir Putincame to agreement on Tuesday – that the soaring cloisonne ceilings and elaborately carved teak wood at the Yanqi Lake conference center here were really quite nice.<p>"It's beautiful, isn't it?" Putin said in Obama's general direction as they walked …

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French police officer Arnaud Beltrame is being remembered as a hero<p>Investigation continues after the mysterious deaths of an American family in Mexico<p>…

Hong Kong’s ‘Iron Lady’ takes up democracy fight with Beijing

Anson Chan remains one of the most influential political figures in Hong Kong. She talks about her assessment of the fight with China for democratic rights and her vision for the future<p>She is often called the “Iron Lady” of Hong Kong. Anson Chan earned respect serving as Hong Kong’s second-highest …

Russians Start Paying the Price for Putin's Ukraine Adventure

For most Russians, indeed nearly all of them, the crisis in Ukraine has had a distant, almost virtual quality. It has been something they watched on …

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FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.<p>The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning …

Half Of Federal Student Loan Borrowers Not Paying On Time

Less than half of borrowers with the most common type of federal student loan are repaying their debt on time, new data released by the U.S. Department of Education show.<p>About 51 percent of Americans with student loans made directly by the Education Department, known as Direct Loans, have either …

HONY Photographer Travels To Iraq, Captures Kids' Innocence Amid Turbulence

One photographer's global travels recently captured a glimmer of hope within an otherwise bleak landscape in Iraq.<p>Brandon Stanton, known for his successful blog and best-selling book, "Humans of New York," partnered with the United Nations to venture on a 50-day tour of 10 countries and expand his …