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Deadly fungus strikes Joplin tornado victims

CHICAGO — The toll from the deadliest single tornado to strike the United States in six decades rose to 151, and eight hospitalized victims were infected with a rare and potentially deadly fungus kicked up by the storm, officials said Friday. The toll from the May 22 tornado which destroyed…

Quake-hit Japan open for business: foreign minister

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan’s foreign minister says the country is open for business and travel as domestic firms are recovering at “surprising speed” from the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. “We promise all of you that Japan will reshape itself into a more dynamic country” through overcoming…