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Pharmacy executive convicted in US deadly meningitis outbreak

In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Barry Cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston. A verdict has been reached Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the case. Cadden, president of New England Compounding Center, faces multiple counts in a fungal meningitis outbreak from tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy, which killed dozens and sickened hundreds of people in 2012. (AP Photo / Steven Senne, File).
24 Mar 2017
The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the...
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Egypt to take part in Earth Hour Saturday

23 Mar 2017
Egypt has announced it will take part in the Earth Hour campaign on Saturday March 25 by turning off lights at archeological sites and touristic areas from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, in order to help spread awareness of the risks of climate change...
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Stuttgart builds moss-covered wall to fight air pollution

22 Mar 2017
"Nitrogen dioxide has put our health at risk for decades." And for years, Maria Krautzberger, president of Germany's Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has pointed out the culprit: diesel car engines. Krautzberger would like to...
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6 archeological missions to resume underwater excavations in Egypt

Egypt hosted the Alexandria International Conference on Maritime and underwater archaeology for three days starting 31 October with the participation of 25 scientists and archeologists from more than 11 countries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Department of Underwater Antiquities.
 
21 Mar 2017
Six local and international excavation missions have obtained the necessary approvals to resume their underwater archeological excavations for antiquities along the shores of Alexandria and Red Sea governorates, according to the ...
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Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks

Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks
21 Mar 2017
A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits.   Park managers at the...
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Vitamin B an unlikely weapon in the war against pollution, new study suggests

A Delhi policeman stands guard at the war memorial India Gate engulfed in a thick smog in New Delhi, India, on November 6, 2016.
20 Mar 2017
Vitamin B could help mitigate the effects of the most dangerous type of air pollution, according to a new study published Monday. In the first study of its kind, a team of international researchers looked at the damage caused by one of the...
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Ramses II statue arrives at Egyptian Museum in Tahrir

16 Mar 2017
The eight-meter statue of Ramses II and other relics unearthed in Matariya arrived at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square early on Thursday. State-run Nile News TV channel aired the transfer of the statue, which was carried out by...
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Yahoo cyber indictment shows Kremlin, hackers working hand-in-hand


A poster of suspected Russian hackers is seen before FBI National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California joint news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, US, March 15, 2017 (Yuri Gripas / Reuters).

 
16 Mar 2017
Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some US officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and...
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In photos: Fossil of giant catfish discovered in Egypt's Wadi El-Hitan

15 Mar 2017
Wadi el-Hitan (Valley of Whales) is a desert in Fayoum full of dramatic landscapes where, from time to time, scientists have been surprised to unearth remarkable collections of various eocene vertebrate species, particularly whales, which...
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Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change

15 Mar 2017
The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought...
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