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Drug halts brain-eating amoeba

Tests done on 12-year-old Zachary Reyna show no signs of activity from the brain-eating parasite he contracted earlier this month, according to his father. Doctors had given Zachary the same experimental anti-amoeba drug used to treat 12-year-old Kali Hardig recently in Arkansas. The Arkansas girl is only the third person in the last 50 years to survive this deadly parasite.

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Manning wants to live as a woman

WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning intends to begin hormone therapy for gender reassignment and live the rest of his life as a woman, according to a statement from him read on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday.

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Negative England let Australia off the hook

England should be celebrating Ashes glory but are handing momentum to Australia with a pedestrian display, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

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1st Saudi woman to conquer Everest

Climbing the world’s highest mountain is challenge enough, but for Raha Moharrak, it also meant breaking a taboo.

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Root defends slow England progress

England opener Joe Root says it was “not viable” for England to score quickly on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test.

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U.N. chief wants urgent chemical probe

United Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said allegations the Syrian regime used chemical weapons should be investigated immediately with “serious consequences for the perpetrator.”

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Fukushima leaks prompt new warning

Japan is poised to declare a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant a level 3 “serious incident,” its gravest warning since the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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Could crypt reveal ‘Mona Lisa’ model?

The exhumation of three bodies from a Florentine crypt may have brought Italian researchers a step closer to confirming the identity of the woman believed to be the subject of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous “Mona Lisa” painting, also known as “La Gioconda.”

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Curfew imposed in Bhakkar following sectarian clash

BHAKKAR: A curfew was imposed in Bhakkar on Saturday following the clash that left 11 people dead the day before, Express News reported. Funeral arrangements have been made for the deceased and the funeral prayers will be during the day. The clash was between members of two banned organisations¬†in Kotla Jam area of district Bhakkar in Punjab. Nine of the people ...

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Rival ends Zimbabwe election challenge to Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, said late Friday that “with deep regret and sadness” he has withdrawn a court case challenging President Robert Mugabe’s re-election on July 31.

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U.S. doctors see American jailed in Cuba

Alan Gross, a U.S. State Department contractor jailed in Cuba, received his first visit by American doctors, according to his lawyer.

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