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  • The infamous aedes aegypti mosquito seen through a microscope. It is the main culprit of the zika epidemic as well as that of other viruses like dengue or chikungunya.

    Doctors: Move or postpone the Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved “in the name of public health” due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization. “We make this call despite the widespread fatalism that the Rio 2016 Games are inevitable or ‘too big to fail’,” the writers said in the letter addressed to WHO Director-General Margaret […]

  • A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting, as he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his mouth and bundles him into a laundry machine. She sits atop the machine as the man spins and screams inside until, to her apparent delight, out pops a handsome Chinese man dressed in a clean, white t-shirt. This staggeringly offensive advert is attracting outrage on both the Chinese and wider web, with users blasting it for being racist.

    Most racist ad ever? Outrage over Chinese detergent commercial

    BEIJING — A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting, as he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his mouth and bundles him into a laundry machine. She sits atop the machine as the man spins and screams inside until, to her apparent delight, out pops a handsome Chinese man dressed in a clean, white t-shirt. This staggeringly offensive advert is attracting outrage on both the Chinese and wider web, with users blasting […]

  • Alex Bestler and a friend were on a morning hike in Usery Mountain Park in Arizona, when without provocation, a large swarm of hostile bees attacked. Bestler was overtaken by the aggressive bees and was stung more than 1,000 times, authorities said Thursday. Bestler was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office said.

    Man dies after being stung by bees more than 1,000 times

    MESA, Ariz. — Alex Bestler and a friend were on a morning hike in Usery Mountain Park in Arizona when, without provocation, a large swarm of hostile bees attacked. Bestler, 23, was overtaken by the aggressive bees and stung more than 1,000 times, authorities said Thursday. Rescue attempts Several people attempted to help Bestler as he lay on the ground, covered in bees, but the would-be rescuers were driven back by the angry swarm. Maricopa County Sheriff Sgt. Allen Romer […]

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    Oregon teen confronts burglars while home alone during invasion

    SALEM, Ore. — The knock at the door seemed normal at first but soon it grew urgent. “He started ringing the doorbell six or seven times in a row, just getting pretty aggressive about it,” 18-year-old Jensen Clark said. That’s when Clark, who was home alone, texted her mom. “Who is here? Someone is knocking,” she texted. “Don’t answer,” her mother replied right before she called 911. “I just got a call from my teenage daughter that someone is trying […]

  • A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' places a flag at a grave site during the 'Flags-In' ceremony May 26, 2016  at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery to mark Memorial Day.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Troops place 230,000 flags at Arlington National Cemetery

    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. — Soldiers placed nearly a quarter-million U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday as part of a Memorial Day tradition. The event is known as “flags in.” More than 230,000 marble headstones line the landscape of the cemetery across 624 acres. “To see everyone before that’s gone you that’s gone, fight and died it kind of makes you real proud, you know,” U.S. Army PFC Alexander Heintz said. In preparation for Memorial Day weekend, 1,000 soldiers deployed […]

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    Lost hiker’s message: Please call husband when my body is found

    PORTLAND, Maine — Geraldine Largay knew she was so very lost that the chances of her making it out of the thick Maine woods were gone. She had been writing in her journal every day and one of her final entries showed she was resigned to her fate. “When you find my body please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry. It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found […]

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    Chinese detergent commercial sparks outrage

    BEIJING — A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting. As he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his mouth and bundles him into a laundry machine. She sits atop the machine as the man spins and screams inside until, to her apparent delight, out pops a handsome Chinese man dressed in a clean, white T-shirt. This staggeringly offensive advertisement is attracting outrage on both the Chinese and wider web, with users blasting it […]

  • President Barack Obama places a wreath at the cenotaph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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    Obama in Hiroshima calls for ‘world without nuclear weapons’

    HIROSHIMA, Japan -- Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his remarks at the city's Peace Memorial Park.

  • Brad Guay, a meteorologist, took amazing photos in Kansas of the multiple tornadoes on Tuesday May 24th.

    Week of severe weather continues

    DENVER — It has been dark and stormy week for a swath of the Plains. Tornadoes have been touching down in the central states since Monday and the streak continued Thursday. Tornado warnings remain in effect in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa and Missouri with the possibility of “couple tornadoes,” large hail up to two inches in diameter and wind gusts up to 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Several of them will expire late Thursday. A low […]

  • A man has been killed in a shooting at a New York City concert venue where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform Wednesday night, according to law enforcement officials.

    One killed in shooting at rapper T.I.’s concert

    NEW YORK — A New York rap concert turned deadly when an argument erupted in gunfire, according to police. One man died and three other people were injured in the Wednesday night shooting at the Irving Plaza, where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform. The incident began as an argument that escalated into a fistfight outside a green room reserved for rappers on the bill at Wednesday night’s concert, according to New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. […]

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    Mom: Girl recorded having sex in school bathroom was victim of human trafficking

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A community firestorm erupted after hearing about a 15-year-old girl having sex with boys in the bathroom at a Florida high school. The county’s sheriff’s office has even become involved after images and videos of the sex acts ended up on social media. A lot of people have commented and shared the story, many casting judgment about the young girl. Her mother reached out to WBBH, asking the TV station to share her story in hopes of […]

  • Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally, May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. / AFP / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump clinches Republican presidential nomination

    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has clinched the Republican nomination for president, a delegate count by The Associated Press revealed Thursday.