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WHO: H7N9 virus 'one of the most lethal so far'

HONG KONG (CNN) -- As the death toll from China's bird flu outbreak rose to 22 with news of another victim in eastern Zhejiang Province, the World Health Organization warned the H7N9 virus was one of the most lethal that doctors and medical investiga

Israel says Syria used chemical weapons; Russia warns of 'Iraqi scenario'

Are Syrian forces using chemical weapons in their years-long fight to hold on to power? That's what the head of the Israel Defense Forces intelligence research and analysis division said Tuesday, becoming the latest to allege that Damascus was emp

Bangladesh building collapse kills more than 70

An eight-story building collapsed Wednesday on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, killing more than 70 people and injuring hundreds, the national news agency reported.

House GOP Benghazi report says Clinton signed off on security reduction

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Republican leaders released a report Tuesday on the deadly terror attack on the U.S.

Fugitive on 'Most Wanted' list returned to U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A suspected child predator who was a "most-wanted" fugitive when captured in Nicaragua appeared in federal court on Tuesday where he confirmed his identity and was ordered held.

Boston bombings destroy dancer's foot, but not her spirit

Five feet from where Adrianne Haslet-Davis stood with her husband, a bomb packed with nails and ball bearings was primed to go off.

Charges against Mississippi ricin suspect dropped

Charges against the Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and other officials were dropped Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams said, citing "new information" that has been uncovered.

Official: Possible biotoxin detected at DC-area mail facility

Federal authorities responded Tuesday to a report of a possible hazardous substance at a mail facility at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in the nation's capital, Lt. Col. Thomas F. Veale, a military spokesman, told CNN.

Judge tosses 3 murder charges against abortion doctor

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- A Philadelphia judge threw out three of the seven first-degree murder charges against Dr.

Flooding threatens already drenched Midwest, South

A powerful spring cold snap brings more rain and snow to a soggy U.S. heartland Wednesday, putting more pressure on riverside communities from the upper Midwest to the Deep South. The residents of Grafton, Illinois, north of St.