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Iranian News Agency Runs Fake Ahmadinejad-Obama Poll

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The results of one poll proved too good for an Iranian news service to pass up, even though they were not true. Iran’s semi-official Fars news service Friday published a story on its website titled “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama.” The story claims a poll by the Gallup Organization finds “the overwhelming […]

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Report: Counterfeit Anti-Malaria Drugs Common in Africa, Asia

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A new study says a flood of fake or poor quality anti-malaria drugs throughout Africa and Asia over the last decade poses a major risk in the effort to combat the mosquito-borne disease. The report by the U.S. National Institutes of Health says an analysis of data collected from 21 sub-Saharan African nations discovered that […]

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Analysts Say North Korea Faked New Missiles

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two German analysts say ballistic missiles unveiled in a North Korean military parade earlier this month were clumsy fakes. In a paper titled, “A Dog And Pony Show,” Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker of Germany’s Schmucker Technologie wrote that the six intercontinental ballistic missiles carried on mobile launchers in the April 15 parade were all […]

Fake Anti-Cancer Drug Avastin Found Again in US

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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For the second time in two months, a fake version of the widely used anti-cancer drug Avastin has been found in the United States. The U.S. government’s Food and Drug Administration warned doctors late Tuesday that the counterfeit Avastin does not contain the active ingredient used to treat colon, lung, kidney and brain cancers. British […]

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Suspect in Australian Collar-Bomb Hoax Pleads Guilty

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian investment banker has pleaded guilty in the “collar bomb” extortion scheme that caused worldwide notoriety last year. Paul Douglas Peters appeared in a Sydney courtroom on a video screen from prison as his lawyer entered the plea on a charge of aggravated breaking and entering. Bill Pulver, the father of Peters’ teenaged victim, […]

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