Australia flesh-eating ulcer ‘a mystery’

Image copyright DANIEL O'BRIEN Image caption Victoria has seen a spike in recent cases of the Buruli ulcer Doctors in Australia have called for urgent research into why a flesh-eating ulcer has become a "worsening epidemic" in the state of Victoria. Local cases of Buruli ulcer, a skin disease most commonly found in Africa, have…

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Man held after threatening air crew with pen

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Xu, who held a flight attendant hostage in mid-air, has been taken into custody Chinese authorities have released details of a man who threatened airline crew with a fountain pen, leading to the diversion of an Air China flight on Sunday. Police said a man, identified only as Mr…

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College teacher ‘lures’ girl students, suspended

An assistant professor of a private arts college in Aruppukottai in Virudhunagar district was placed under suspension last month for allegedly “luring” four girls to get “certain things” done. In return, the students were promised both academic progression and financial support. College authorities suspended the assistant professor after the girls filed a complaint. The issue…

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Comey: Trump is ‘morally unfit’ for office

Image copyright Reuters Image caption "I don't think he's medically unfit to be president. I think he's morally unfit to be president." Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is a man "morally unfit to be president", who treats women like "pieces of meat". Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview…

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May faces MPs’ questions on Syria strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmateur footage shows strikes on a military research facility in Damascus, while state TV shows the damageTheresa May is to face MPs' questions about her decision to authorise air strikes against the Syrian government. Opposition parties say MPs should have been consulted before the UK joined the…

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From the fringes, a new political power play

Political parties and groups that had remained on the fringes of Tamil Nadu’s political landscape for decades suddenly seem to have taken on a new life of their own. They are today more visible, more proactive than ever before and even give the impression that they would soon move centre stage. They tread where mainstream…

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