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WHO-appointed experts slam handling of swine flu

GENEVA – A WHO-appointed group of experts published on Thursday a damning report on the UN agency’s handling of the H1N1 flu pandemic, saying that it failed to issue timely guidance and that its flu plans needed revision. The independent experts, appointed by the World Health Organization to examine its…

WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO – Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for what many consider as the world’s top accolade until February 1, although…

Weighty mission for scientists: redefine the kilo

Scientists said Monday they were moving closer to coming up with a non-physical definition of the kilo after discovering the metal artefact used as the international standard had shed a little weight. Researchers caution there is still some way to go before their mission is complete, but if successful it…

In attack on Christian philosophy, Glenn Beck sides with Nazi propaganda

Fox News personality Glenn Beck believes the Jews murdered the biblical messiah Jesus Christ, and Gosh Darn It, if the Christian savior had been more like Barack Obama he’d have “come back and made the Jews pay for what they did.” That’s just the tip of a bizarre rant recently…

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