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New test fast-tracks diagnosis for malaria

An Indian child poses for a photograph as she holds up a positive malaria testing strip in Lalitpara village, some 170 kms north of Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura on June 13, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood, researchers reported Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Head of Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways quits after plane crash

Rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage where TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed the night before near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 24, 2014.  AFP

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways said Monday its president Chooi Yee-Chong had left the firm after staying on to help handle the aftermath of the July crash that killed 48 people.

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Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character, shown with an Arabic word meaning member or supporter of the Islamic State group, and "ISIS" the outdated acronym of the group, appears before a cartoon show. AP Photo/al-Iraqiya

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he’s fired it backward at his leader.

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Japan urges toilet paper stock for major quake

Satoshi Kurosaki, an industry executive who is leading the toilet pear campaign, shows the emergency stock toilet paper at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry during an event marking Monday’s national disaster prevention day in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. AP

On national disaster prevention day, Japan’s government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation’s supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

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Gunman in New Zealand kills 2, flees on bicycle

In this undated photo provided by New Zealand Police, John Henry Tully, 48, poses for a photo. A manhunt for Tully is underway Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, after police said a gunman killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before escaping on a bicycle in Ashburton, New Zealand.  AP Photo/New Zealand Police

A New Zealand town was on high alert Monday as police hunted for a gunman they say killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before fleeing on a bicycle.

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