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  • SARS-linked virus may have spread between people

    British officials say a mysterious virus related to SARS may have spread between humans, as they confirmed the 11th case worldwide of the new coronavirus in a patient who they say probably caught it from a family member.


  • Girl is Cambodia's 5th bird flu fatality this year

    A 5-year-old Cambodian girl has become the country's fifth bird flu fatality this year.


  • 'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

    Some of the weirdest gadgets at the International CES show are designed to solve problems you never knew you had. Are you eating too fast? A digital fork will let you know. Is your toddler having trouble sitting still on the potty? Let the iPotty come to the rescue. Are you bored driving to work in a four-wheeled vehicle? Climb inside a 1,600-pound mechanical spider for your morning commute.


  • 'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

    From the iPotty for toddlers to the 1,600-pound mechanical spider and the host of glitch-ridden "smart" TVs, the International CES show is a forum for gadget makers to take big _ and bizarre _ chances.


  • Pakistan child measles deaths surge in 2012

    Measles cases surged in Pakistan in 2012, and hundreds of children died from the disease, an international health body said Tuesday.


  • Malaria progress falters, WHO goals unrealistic

    The fight against malaria is slowing down amid a dramatic drop in efforts to reverse the epidemic, even as health officials insist they will try to meet their idealistic target of virtually eliminating deaths from the parasitic illness by the end of 2015.


  • This image released by Starpix shows Paul McCartney, center, on stage with firefighters at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Proceeds from the show will be distributed through the Robin Hood Foundation. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

    Like 9/11 concert, musicians turn out for Sandy

    Call the "12-12-12" benefit show "The Concert for New York City" 2.0. Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy, including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Who, Eric Clapton and Bon Jovi.


  • Artists complete concert for Sandy relief

    Musicians were so anxious to help out residents of the New York region hit by Superstorm Sandy, they almost didn't let their concert at Madison Square Garden end.


  • Like 9/11 concert, musicians turn out for Sandy

    Call the "12-12-12" benefit show "The Concert for New York City" 2.0. Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy, including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Who, Eric Clapton and Bon Jovi.


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