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China School Attacker Influenced by End-of-World Prophecies: Police

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say a man who attacked students with a knife outside an elementary school in central Henan province last week may have been influenced by ancient prophecies predicting the end of the world. Police say Min Yongjun rushed into the school Friday with a kitchen knife and allegedly slashed 23 students and an elderly […]

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Bird Flu Kills 4 Year-Old Boy in Indonesia

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian officials say a four-year-old boy has died from bird flu, the 10th fatal case in the country this year. The health ministry said Tuesday the boy likely contracted the H5N1 virus after playing with dead birds outside his home west of the capital, Jakarta. Almost half the estimated 360 people worldwide who have died […]

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