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Goats and Soda
10:03 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Fake Medicines Do Real Damage: Thousands Die, Superbugs Get Stronger

Fake medicines are a 21st-century scourge, but they've been around for a long time. This advertising trade card for snake oil was printed in New York City around 1880.
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The global battle against malaria, tuberculosis and other deadly diseases faces plenty of obstacles. Among them: a pandemic of fake and poor-quality medicines.

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The Two-Way
9:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

'Bali Nine' Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within Days

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 9:33 am

Indonesia has indicated that it is likely to execute the ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine – a group of Australians held in the country after being convicted of drug smuggling in 2006.

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The Two-Way
6:56 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court

Mohammed Ali Malek is seen at Catania's tribunal, on Friday. Italian prosecutors blamed the captain of a grossly overloaded fishing boat for a collision that capsized and sank his vessel off Libya, drowning hundreds of migrants.
Antonio Parrinello Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 8:07 am

The man who authorities say captained a boat carrying migrants from Libya that capsized in the Mediterranean, killing more than 700, has appeared appeared in an Italian court. He faces possible charges of homicide and human trafficking.

An attorney for Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, from Tunisia, says that his client was a passenger – not skipper – of the overloaded fishing boat that reportedly collided with a merchant ship and then capsized. Hundreds of migrants were allegedly locked below deck and unable to escape when the boat sank.

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The Two-Way
5:17 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

Catholicos Karekin II (R, front), the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin walk to attend a commemoration ceremony marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan, Armenia.
RIA Novosti Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 9:51 am

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

European leaders attended a ceremony marking the centenary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, as German lawmakers risked triggering a diplomatic row with Turkey by voting to acknowledge the historical event as "genocide" –- a charge Ankara has strongly denied.

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Asia
3:58 am
Fri April 24, 2015

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Al-Qaida Hostages, Including An American

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 7:24 am

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