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Meth sweeping Asia as party drug and pick-me-up for long work shifts

The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over record seizures of methamphetamine across much of Asia as the illegal drug floods streets and clubs. Last year 227 million methamphetamine pills were seized in East and Southeast Asia — up 59 percent from the year before and a more than…

Oswald’s actions recalled as 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination approaches

Minutes after personally witnessing the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Pierce Allman came across a man exiting the Texas School Book Depository and looking remarkably calm. The man’s name was Lee Harvey Oswald, 24, the former US Marine who defected to the Soviet Union then returned home and went on…

Palestinians say Israel is the ‘only suspect’ in Arafat’s poisoning death

Palestinian investigators said on Friday that Israel is the “only suspect” in the death of president Yasser Arafat, after laboratory tests suggested he died from polonium poisoning. “We say that Israel is the prime and only suspect in the case of Yasser Arafat’s assassination, and we will continue to carry…

Keep calm and wait for the 1-ton satellite to crash to Earth

The European GOCE satellite is falling uncontrollably to Earth but no one need worry too much A one-tonne satellite is falling uncontrollably towards the Earth. It is expected to hit sometime late this weekend or early next week. No one knows exactly when or where it will smash down but…

Libyan militias clash after death of their leader

Members of two Libyan militias clashed in Tripoli after the death of one of their leaders, leaving at least 10 people injured amid intense gunfire, witnesses and security officials said. The clashes erupted in several parts of the city after militia chief Nuri Friwan died from wounds he incurred at…

U.S. lawmakers alarmed as Asian carp head into Great Lakes

Senators raise alarm over Asian carp invasion in Great Lakes (via The Christian Science Monitor) A 20-pound Asian carp is held after being caught in Lake Calumet, about six miles downstream from Lake Michigan, in this 2010 photo. Research reported this week finds eDNA traces of Asian carp in the…

Watch: Woman’s pre-mastectomy dance video becomes online hit

A video showing a US woman leading a dance party in an operating theater just before undergoing a double mastectomy has gone viral online. Deborah Cohan, a trained gynecologist, can be seen getting down — dressed in full pre-op gown and colorful protective cap — with a team of anesthetists…

Polio outbreak in Syria worries European doctors

An outbreak of polio in Syria poses a threat to Europe, where the crippling and potentially fatal disease was declared eradicated in 2002, doctors warned on Friday. Europe is exposed because some countries have low rates of innoculation, which lowers “herd immunity”, or protection through community-wide vaccination, a pair of…

Copy of Napoleon’s will fetches $480,000 at Paris auction

A copy of Napoleon Bonaparte’s will, drawn up in 1821 when the former French emperor was living in exile, has been sold at auction for 357,000 euros ($480,000). The item went under the hammer at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Wednesday. It had been estimated fetch 80,000 to…

Fed chief nominee Yellen set for Nov. 14 Senate hearing

President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, will make her case for the job to lawmakers next week, the Senate Banking Committee said Thursday. The committee said the hearing to consider Yellen’s nomination will be held on November 14. Yellen, who is currently Fed vice chairman,…

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