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WHO: Swine Flu Death Toll Hits 700

The H1N1 virus has killed more than 700 people worldwide since emerging in April, and countries could consider closing schools to slow its spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

New iPhone App Helps You Buy Pot

'Cannabis,' $1.99 app for iPhone and iPod Touch lets you find medical marijuana in 13 states that have such laws, lawyers in 37 others that don't.

Jackson's Father Suggests Doctor Had Role in Death

Joe Jackson said in a televised interview Monday that he's taken his son Michael's death "very hard" and believes the doctor who took care of him could be behind the singer's demise.

Father and Sons Open Fire in Turkey, Killing 6

A man and two of his sons opened fire at random in an eastern Turkish village Tuesday, killing six people and wounding seven others, an official said.

14 Die as Taliban Bombers Hit 2 Afghan Cities

Eight Taliban militants attacked three government buildings and a U.S. base in two eastern cities Tuesday in near-simultaneous attacks

Pakistan: 56 Killed in Clashes in Northwest

Three days of clashes between security forces and militants in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border left more than 56 militants and six soldiers dead, the military said Tuesday.

Source: Burma Calls for Nukes, N. Korea Answers

The recent aborted voyage of a North Korean ship, photographs of massive tunnels and a top secret meeting have raised alarm bells that one of the world's poorest nations may be aspiring to join the nuclear club - with help from its friends in Pyongya

Fishing Industry Stung by Plague of Giant Jellyfish

They poison fish, sting humans and even attack nuclear power stations. They are 6 feet wide, up to 440 pounds in weight, and they are pink, slimy and repellent.

Japan's PM Dissolves Parliament, Calls Elections

Japan's prime minister has dissolved the powerful lower house of parliament and called national elections.