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  • CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

    The U.S. Army's top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in...
  • Army chemical-biological center in Edgewood, private lab in Maryland received live anthrax samples

    Army chemical-biological center in Edgewood, private lab in Maryland received live anthrax samples
    — The Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground was one of several facilities to which an Army bio-defense organization mistakenly sent samples of live anthrax, officials said Thursday, and a private commercial laboratory in Maryland was the first to...
  • Hijackers among 8 executed in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD Three rebels behind a hijacking attempt 17 years ago were among eight death row prisoners hanged in Pakistan on Thursday, officials said, as authorities stepped up planned executions this week. The separatists from the southwestern province...
  • Volcano erupts on small island in southern Japan

    A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, and authorities ordered residents to evacuate the island. Mount Shindake erupted about 10 a.m. in spectacular fashion, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky. The Japan...
  • Michelle Goldberg's book 'The Goddess Pose' paints vivid picture of yoga pioneer Indra Devi

     Michelle Goldberg's book 'The Goddess Pose' paints vivid picture of yoga pioneer Indra Devi
    Millions of Americans practice yoga as a workout, a spiritual exercise or a combination of the two. Those who wonder if their pigeon pose or sun salute carry centuries of Hindu tradition from India to their sleek modern gym can relax. Change, adaptation...
  • Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations

    In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats — crammed with Rohingya...
  • IMAX announces plans for a China IPO

    Imax Corp. disclosed plans Thursday for an intial public stock offering in Hong Kong, underscoring the Canadian company's growing business in the world's second-largest film market. The big screen cinema company said in a regulatory filing that its...
  • US waits Thai approval for flights to locate boat people

    The United States is waiting for Thailand to allow U.S. surveillance flights through Thai airspace to help locate stranded boat people in Southeast Asian seas, the State Department said Thursday. U.S. Navy flights, meanwhile, are operating daily out of...
  • Nilaya Knafo: Tribal customs in Afghanistan clash with the modern world

    My travel experiences in Tajikistan last summer with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program, along with my visit to a photography exhibit about child marriages ("Too Young to Wed"), inspired me to explore the prevalent issue of...
  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

    Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been...
  • China contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drills

    China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. China's contribution will include experts...