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A transmission electron micrograph shows Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus particles (colorized yellow).
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:22

The National Institutes of Health has approved requests for waivers from a moratorium on experiments that aim to make the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome more infectious in mice.

American actor Groucho Marx, with his trademark mustache, glasses and cigar. We can't be sure that this cigar was Cuban.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:09

If you plan on traveling to Cuba, you'll be able to bring back $100 worth of the country's famed cigars. But that's not a lot — because they're actually kind of expensive.

Tourtiere is a savory, spiced meat pie, which both French- and English-speaking Canadians love to serve around the holidays.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:16

On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.

Members of the Abuja "Bring Back Our Girls" protest group sit during a march in continuation of the Global October movement. Once again, Boko Haram militants are implicated in killings and mass kidnapping in northeastern Nigeria.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:15

The latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, seen here on June 28, 2008, was granted bail today by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan. India says he is one of the masterminds of the 2008 attack on Mumbai that killed more than 160 people.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:58

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.

Nurse Julietta Losoyo gives Derek Lucero a whooping cough vaccination at the San Diego Public Health Center on Dec. 10.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:22

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

India's test crew module floating in the Andaman Sea after splash down.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:11

An improved version of India's largest space-launch vehicle carried an unmanned crew capsule that was recovered after splashdown in the Andaman Sea.

A vigil is held against violence in Cali, Colombia. The country has seen some 1,090 homicides this year.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:50

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

Markus Kaarma waits to be dismissed during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula, Mont., in this Dec. 5 photo. A jury found Kaarma guilty Wednesday of deliberate homicide in the shooting death of a German high school exchange student who entered his garage.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:38

Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.

The gurney in the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is pictured in McAlester, Okla., in 2008.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:06

The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.

Michael J. Garcia, head of FIFA's investigatory chamber of the ethics committee, resigned Wednesday in protest.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:55

Soccer's governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it's the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:44

Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, where he blamed Western sanctions and falling oil prices on his country's economic troubles.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:17

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

A culture of <em>Clostridium botulinum</em>, stained with gentian violet.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:47

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

A Pakistani health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child during a campaign in the northern city of Rawalpindi.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:40

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

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