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Deadly Fungal Infection: Candida Auris Sickens Dozens In U.S.

A deadly fungal infection, highly resistant to traditional drugs, has infected several dozen people in the United States since last summer. Known as Candida auris, the dangerous pathogen has been spreading worldwide since at least 2009. In a memo published in June 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned health practitioners about the deadly fungal infection. Candida ...

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Afghanistan bus inferno kills dozens

A passenger bus and fuel tanker have collided in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 36 people dead. The bus was travelling from Kandahar to Kabul when the accident took place in the Jildak area of Zabul province. Many of the dead, including women and children, were charred beyond recognition in the inferno. At least 25 people were also injured. Afghanistan ...

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Dozens hurt in France rail crash

Dozens of people were hurt, eight of them seriously, when a regional train hit a tree uprooted during a hailstorm in the south of France. Witnesses said one passenger had been thrown out of the train by the force of the crash, at Saint-Aunes in the Herault region. Emergency services said one person was critically injured and airlifted to hospital. ...

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Russia anthrax outbreak affects dozens in north Siberia

Ninety people are undergoing hospital checks in remote northern Russia because of an anthrax outbreak that killed a boy on Monday. Eight people are confirmed as infected with anthrax, a rare but deadly bacterial disease. It is believed to have spread from reindeer. More than 2,300 reindeer have died in the outbreak, in the Yamalo-Nenets region of Siberia. Reindeer-herding families ...

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Russia anthrax outbreak affects dozens in north Siberia

Ninety people are undergoing hospital checks in remote northern Russia because of an anthrax outbreak that killed a boy on Monday. Eight people are confirmed as infected with anthrax, a rare but deadly bacterial disease. It is believed to have spread from reindeer. More than 2,300 reindeer have died in the outbreak, in the Yamalo-Nenets region of Siberia. Reindeer-herding families ...

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PR Firm Abruptly Lays Off Dozens, Blaming Rogue Financial Exec

Last week, Coyne PR, a full-service firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and L.A., abruptly laid off 14% of its staff, nearly 30 people. The company says it fell victim to a rogue Chief Financial Officer. A source told us that’s Coyne’s layoffs last week were “unexpected and sudden,” and that the remaining staff are now being asked ...

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Turkey-PKK conflict: Dozens killed in south-east clashes

The Turkish military has killed 35 Kurdish militants who tried to storm a base in the south-east, officials say. The overnight attack, in the Cukurca district of Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, came hours after clashes between soldiers and militants left eight soldiers dead in the area. A ceasefire between Turkey’s military and the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ...

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Dozens More Civilians Reportedly Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Syria

Smoke rises from the Syrian city of Manbij. Photo: AP On Wednesday, the U.S. military announced that it was pursuing a formal investigation into the July 19 airstrike in a northern Syrian city that observers estimate killed at least 73 civilians. A subsequent airstrike in the same city “may have resulted” in yet more civilian casualties, Centcom disclosed late Thursday. ...

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Turkey coup attempt: Dozens of media outlets shut

The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July. Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 45 papers and 15 magazines will be shut. Separately, nearly 1,700 members of the armed forces – including 149 generals and admirals – have been discharged. The government says US-based cleric ...

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China floods: Dozens killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated

Floods in north and central China have killed at least 87 people, with scores missing and hundreds of thousands forced from homes, officials say. Hebei and Henan provinces have been the worst hit by the flash floods and landslides. Nearly 50,000 homes collapsed in Hebei, where 72 people were killed, while 18,000 houses were damaged in Henan. The Chinese authorities ...

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