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The US Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.   A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus - which has already cost Midwest turkey and...
Reconstruction of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed in last summer's Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has barely begun and living conditions in the territory have only worsened six months after donor countries pledged $3.5 billion for the task...
Nationwide demonstrations calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff swept Brazil for a second day in less than a month, though turnout at Sunday’s protests appeared down, prompting questions about the future of the movement....
Pope Francis on Sunday honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognize it as such, a politically explosive declaration...
 Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, has signed a book deal. Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian born in Egypt, and two other journalists were arrested in 2013 and charged...
Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.   Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products are linked to eight listeria illnesses in Kansas...
Gabon will host the 2017 African Cup of Nations in place of war-torn Libya. Gabon, which co-hosted the tournament in 2012, was chosen Wednesday in a vote by the Confederation of African Football's executive committee in Cairo. Gabon was selected...
A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests. Scans of 14 retired football players at risk for the...
Mischa Barton has sued her mother, alleging she stole money that the former star of the television series "The O.C." earned throughout her career and made endorsement deals that damaged the actress's reputation. The lawsuit filed...
 For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the...