Flooding in China leaves more than 100 people dead or missing

Heavy rains have left vast areas near the Yangtze river underwater with a typhoon due to hit by the end of the week Flooding in the Yangtze river basin in China has left 112 people dead or missing in recent days, with more damage feared from a typhoon expected to land within days. About 16 … Read more

‘Super bacteria’ discovered in Rio’s waters as Olympics near

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)A group of Brazilian scientists have detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off the shores of some of Rio de Janeiro’s most stunning beaches, one month before they’re due to host the 2016 Olympic Games.   According to lead researcher Renata Picao, the “super bacteria” entered the city’s waterways when sewage coming from … Read more

Mega Millions jackpot nears $450 million after no winner drawn | Fox News

July 1, 2016: Sara Thompson picks numbers for her Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) DES MOINES, Iowa –  No jackpot winner has been drawn in the Mega Millions lottery drawing estimated at $415 million. Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty tells The Associated Press that no ticket … Read more

This is how sugar may ‘fuel’ cancer cells | Fox News

If you saw the recent headlines connecting gallbladder cancer to the consumption of sugary sodas, you may not have been too surprised by the news. Americas obsession with sugar has been blamed for plenty of chronic diseases in recent years, including several types of cancer. But what is it, exactly, about the sweet stuff that seems to raise a … Read more

Dhaka cafe standoff: At least 13 hostages rescued as siege ends

(CNN)Bangladeshi troops rescued at least 13 hostages and shot dead six gunmen Saturday, ending an overnight siege at a cafe in Dhaka, officials said.   Watch live coverage of what’s going on in Bangladesh on CNNgo. “The operation is over,” said Brig. Gen. Mujibur Rahman, who was overseeing the troops in the rescue effort at … Read more

Antarctic ozone layer is gradually healing, researchers find

(CNN)The Antarctic ozone layer, which shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, shows encouraging signs that it’s beginning to heal, according to research published in the journal Science.   Scientists credit the healing to an international policy set nearly three decades ago that cut the production of ozone-destroying chemicals. That agreement — the 1987 Montreal … Read more

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