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No resistance in ‘cold-blooded’ U.S. raid: Pakistan officials

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden and his comrades offered no resistance when killed by U.S. special forces in a Pakistani town, Pakistani security officials said on Thursday. U.S. accounts of what happened have changed throughout the week, and initial characterizations of a 40-minute gun battle have given way…

Iraqi cleric warns of violence if U.S. troops don’t go

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s fiery anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will “escalate military resistance” and unleash his Mehdi Army militia if U.S. troops fail to leave Iraq as scheduled this year, his aides said on Saturday. On the 8th anniversary of the day U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad, senior Sadr aide Hazem al-Arajitold tens of thousands…

WHO calls for urgent action on antibiotic use

GENEVA — The World Health Organisation warned Wednesday that drug resistance fuelled partly by misuse of antibiotics is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year and that urgent action was needed on the issue. “We’re really seeing an accelerated evolution in the spread of this problem and the bottom…

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