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US identifies likely culprit of vaping illness outbreak

US identifies likely culprit of vaping illness outbreak

US health officials said Friday they had identified vitamin E acetate as the likely culprit behind a vaping-linked lung injury epidemic that has killed 39 people and sickened more than two thousand.Investigators have previously pointed to the oil, which is som

Hundreds arrested on eve of verdict on Indian holy site

Hundreds arrested on eve of verdict on Indian holy site

Fearing unrest, Indian police have reportedly arrested more than 500 people ahead of a Supreme Court ruling due Saturday on a hotly disputed religious site in the holy city of Ayodhya.India's top court said late Friday it will deliver a verdict on Saturday mo

UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horror

UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horror

British police on Friday released the names of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated truck last month, including two 15-year-old boys.Many were from the same two provinces in Vietnam, Nghe An and Ha Tinh, which are known as hubs for illegal emigrat

Kurds hurl rocks at Russian-Turkish Syria patrol

Kurds hurl rocks at Russian-Turkish Syria patrol

Kurdish protesters hurled rocks Friday at Turkish military vehicles in northeastern Syria during a patrol in which one civilian died when he was run over by a personnel carrier.A small group of people pelted the convoy with rocks and shoes as it drove by near

Iran earthquake kills five, leaves 300 injured

Iran earthquake kills five, leaves 300 injured

An earthquake rocked northwestern Iran before dawn on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 300 in crumbling and collapsed buildings.The 5.9-magnitude quake struck at 1:17 am (2247 GMT Thursday) about 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast o

Five killed, 120 injured in Iran earthquake

Five killed, 120 injured in Iran earthquake

A night-time earthquake in northwestern Iran on Friday killed five people and injured 120, according to early reports on state television.The 5.9-magnitude quake struck about 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of the city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan Provinc