Category Archives: Middle East

Just breathing is enough to spread the flu finds new study

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Just breathing is enough to spread the flu finds new study

It may be easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought according to new US research, which has found that simply breathing could be enough to transmit the virus to others. In the new study the team of researchers captured the influenza virus in exhaled breath from 142 confirmed cases of people with flu in four different situations — during natural breathing, prompted speech, spontaneous coughing, and spontaneous sneezing. The team then assessed the infectivity of naturally occurring influenza aerosols — tiny droplets that stay suspended in the air for a long time — and found …read more

Pope marries couple on papal plane

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Pope marries couple on papal plane

Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip. Francis formally joined in matrimony 41-year-old Carlos Ciuffardi and Paula Podest, 39, who have two children and are both flight attendants. The brief ceremony took place at an altitude of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) on a two-hour flight taking the pope from the capital Santiago to the northern city of Iquique.

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Two children charged with killing half-a-million bees on Iowa farm

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The boys, aged 12 and 13, have been charged with knocking over 50 beehives at the Wild Hill Honey farm in Sioux City which caused half a million bees to freeze to death in late December. Wild Hill Honey owner Justin Engelhardt claimed the boys had caused $60,000 (£42,000) of damage in what he called a “completely senseless” act. Mr Engelhardt said he and his wife had discovered the destruction on 28 December when they went to dust snow off the hives.

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It was only a matter of time: The Tide Pod doughnut is born

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Who says you can’t eat Tide Pods? Okay, well, the answer is everyone, including the makers of Tide Pods (and Rob Gronkowski). But if you were searching for a way to skirt the rule and still satisfy your meme dreams, Hurts Donuts had you covered on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Forbidden snacks, ranked For one day only, the Springfield, Missouri, doughnut shop offered a Tide Pod doughnut — a pleasant alternative to poisoning yourself with a laundry pod. No, they do not look particularly juicy, but the colors are spot-on. Most of all, it just looks like a really good …read more

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