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Swine flu kills nine Palestinians - 12/29/2012

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories- Nine Palestinians have died in an outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu, the office of Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad said on Saturday....

Swiss surgeons conduct complex multiple organ transplant - 12/20/2012

GENEVA- Surgeons in Zurich have carried out a complex, multi-organ transplant, hospital officials said Thursday, claiming the lessons learned would benefit patients with tumours that attack multiple...

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets: study - 12/20/2012

PARIS- Tau Ceti, one of our closest stars, is a good candidate for hosting an Earth-like planet, astronomers reported on Wednesday. Located a relatively close 12 light years away, the Sun-like star...

When Christmas comes with 25,000 freeloaders - 12/18/2012

PARIS- "Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Er, not quite. Get a magnifying glass and take a close look at your Christmas...

Tweets in court land French lawyers in hot water - 11/29/2012

BORDEAUX- Two French prosecutors have landed themselves in hot water after being caught tweeting during a trial, judicial sources revealed Wednesday. The pair are being investigated over a Twitter...

Pope Benedict XVI to take God's message to Twitter - 11/10/2012

There are already several fake Twitter accounts set up in the pope's name -- some of which are used to mock the 85-year-old German pontiff. Vatican officials said the account will propagate the...

'God particle' discovery poses Nobel dilemma - 10/08/2012

The breakthrough at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) touches on the agonising quest to find the "God particle," so called for being everywhere and elusive at the same time. Named...

Surprised scientists find two black holes in star cluster - 10/04/2012

PARIS- Astronomers said Wednesday they had found evidence of something they never expected to see -- two black holes lurking inside a 12-billion-year-old cluster of tightly-packed stars in our Milky...

Asthma patients may not need daily steroids: study - 09/12/2012

"The discovery that these two courses of treatment do not differ significantly could eventually change the way doctors and patients manage asthma, providing an option that is easier to follow and...

Assange supporters target British government websites - 08/22/2012

LONDON- The Anonymous cyber-hacking group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a series of attempted attacks on British government websites, in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Anonymous...
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