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Source of deadly European bacteria outbreak remains unknown

BERLIN – The source of a killer bacteria remained elusive Monday after Germany announced that initial tests on suspected organic sprouts had proved negative, while the outbreak’s death toll grew to 23. The probes were carried out on a farm in the northern state of Lower Saxony after regional agriculture…

Israel admits harvesting Palestinian organs

Israel has admitted that in the 1990s, its forensic pathologists harvested organs from dead bodies, including Palestinians, without permission of their families. The issue emerged with publication of an interview with the then-head of Israel’s Abu Kabir forensic institute, Dr. Jehuda Hiss. The interview was conducted in 2000 by an…

US business interests suspected in ‘fabricated’ climate scandal

Business interests and US partisan politics are behind the furor over leaked emails that have whipped up a controversy at the Copenhagen climate talks, Canadian experts say. The global talks to hammer out a deal on curbing greenhouse gas emissions are being derailed by public attention on the so-called “Climategate,”…

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