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Criminal investigators at US pharmacy linked to outbreak

Criminal investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration searched a Massachusetts pharmacy Tuesday which made tainted drugs tied to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people.

Criminal investigators at US pharmacy linked to outbreak
Evidence of mass murder after Kadhafi's death: HRW
Evidence of mass murder after Kadhafi's death: HRW

New evidence implicating militias in executions after ousted Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi was captured and killed in Sirte last October 20 raises fresh questions over his death.

Evidence of mass murder after Kadhafi's death: HRW
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US officials find new drugs tied to meningitis outbreak

US health officials identified two new drugs Monday which may have infected patients with meningitis as they investigate a widening outbreak tied to tainted products from a Massachusetts pharmacy.

US officials find new drugs tied to meningitis outbreak
'Vatileaks': A behind-the-scenes look at Vatican politics
'Vatileaks': A behind-the-scenes look at Vatican politics

The "Vatileaks" scandal that has led to the trial of Pope Benedict XVI's butler for theft involves hundreds of letters that passed across the pope's desk over several months in 2011 and early 2012.

'Vatileaks': A behind-the-scenes look at Vatican politics
Pope's butler goes on trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal
Pope's butler goes on trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler Paolo Gabriele went on trial on Saturday for leaking confidential Vatican memos that revealed cloak-and-dagger politics among the pope's closest aides.

Pope's butler goes on trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal
Journalist Anderson Cooper. ©REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
CNN hits back in row over using slain US envoy's diary

CNN on Monday hit back at accusations by a top US State Department official that it had engaged in "distasteful" reporting by using the contents of a diary belonging to slain US ambassador to Libya.

CNN hits back in row over using slain US envoy's diary
Australian homicide squad leads hunt for Irish woman
Australian homicide squad leads hunt for Irish woman

Australian homicide detectives on Monday took over an investigation into the disappearance of a young Irish woman in Melbourne after her handbag was found in a nearby street.

Australian homicide squad leads hunt for Irish woman
British police personnel carry out a search of the home of Saad and Iqbal al-Hilli.
Meeting over Alps killings 'productive': British police

British police have hailed "extremely productive" talks with the French prosecutor and the judge leading the probe into the killing of a British family in the French Alps last week.

Meeting over Alps killings 'productive': British police
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press

The horrific massacre of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps dominated the front pages of Britain's newspapers on Friday with the performance of French investigators coming under the microscope.

All eyes on France after Alps massacre: British press
Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings
Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday became the latest senior official to insist there is no evidence of an alleged massacre of some 80 Yanomami indigenous people.

Chavez says no evidence of alleged Yanomami killings
French probe seeks West Bank trip to exhume Arafat: widow
French probe seeks West Bank trip to exhume Arafat: widow

French judges investigating suspicions that Yasser Arafat was poisoned are seeking to travel to the West Bank and have the Palestinian leader's body exhumed.

French probe seeks West Bank trip to exhume Arafat: widow
Hosni Mubarak. Photo courtesy of scrapetv.com
Britain blocking efforts to freeze Mubarak assets: official

The Egyptian public investigator who led efforts to hunt down property belonging to the regime of toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak has accused Britain of being "one of the worst" countries for housing assets.

Britain blocking efforts to freeze Mubarak assets: official
Venezuela refinery still ablaze as blast toll hits 41
Venezuela refinery still ablaze as blast toll hits 41

The devastating fire that followed an explosion at Venezuela's main oil refinery was still burning strong on Sunday, as President Hugo Chavez surveyed the carnage that killed 41 people.

Venezuela refinery still ablaze as blast toll hits 41
©REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
FBI probes Republicans' drunken Israel trip

The FBI has investigated an incident that saw at least one Republican congressman swim naked at a drinking party in Israel last year attended by top leadership staff, Politico reported Sunday.

FBI probes Republicans' drunken Israel trip
Myanmar opens new probe into deadly sectarian unrest
Myanmar opens new probe into deadly sectarian unrest

Myanmar has set up a new commission to probe sectarian clashes that saw scores killed and displaced tens of thousands.

Myanmar opens new probe into deadly sectarian unrest
Lukpan Akhmedyarov. Photo courtesy of lenta.ru
Kazakh journalist wins Peter Mackler prize

An investigative journalist in Kazakhstan who survived an attempt on his life is this year's winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.

Kazakh journalist wins Peter Mackler prize
©REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Investigations of Shell's Nigeria spills a 'fiasco': Amnesty

Rights group Amnesty International said Friday investigations into Shell oil spills in Nigeria were a "fiasco," alleging the company repeatedly blamed sabotage in an effort to avoid responsibility.

Investigations of Shell's Nigeria spills a 'fiasco': Amnesty
Olympics: China to probe match throwing claim - Xinhua
Olympics: China to probe match throwing claim - Xinhua

China's Olympic delegation has launched an investigation into allegations its star badminton players threw a match, state media said Wednesday, in the latest controversy to strike the Chinese team.

Olympics: China to probe match throwing claim - Xinhua
Boeing launches probe after 'engine issue'
Boeing launches probe after 'engine issue'

Boeing said Sunday it had launched an investigation after an "engine issue" hit a test flight of the 787 Dreamliner a day earlier in South Carolina.

Boeing launches probe after 'engine issue'
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Chinese and EU solar makers at war over dumping

A host of EU solar makers haved called on the European Commission to probe alleged dumping practices by its Chinese rivals, as Beijing warned an investigation could trigger a trade war.

Chinese and EU solar makers at war over dumping