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Toll rising from drug users in Russian-annexed Crimea

Russia's annexation of Crimea has led to a surge in deaths among intravenous drug users, who no longer have access to vital therapy, specialists said...

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene...

Pacific criminalisation of homosexuality undermining HIV effort

This week's International Aids Conference in Melbourne has heard that laws which criminalise...

Slow public alert after North Dakota fire raises concerns

Officials need to improve communication with residents of North Dakota's booming oil patch during potentially dangerous situations, an emergency...

US food firm sorry over China 'bad meat' scandal

The US food supplier at the centre of an expired meat scandal in China has apologised, as KFC and Pizza Hut's parent company said it would stop using...

In Virginia, charity offers health care to needy

In Wise, a town in rural western Virginia, hundreds of people have lined up at the county fairgrounds for a numbered ticket, some of them 24 hours ahead of...

China reopens town sealed after plague death

A Chinese town sealed off after a man died of plague re‑opened on Thursday after authorities found no further cases of the illness, state media said.

Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks: Family

The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around‑the‑world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared...

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said Thursday.