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Australian fishermen snag rare 'monster shark'

Jun 24, 2015

Australian fishermen snag rare 'monster shark'

Fishermen off Australia who accidentally caught a whopping 6.3-meter basking shark have provided scientists with a rare opportunity to study the second-biggest fish on the planet. Little is known about the species — smaller only than the whale shark — because it does not ...

Jun 19, 2015

Thailand took four days to confirm its first MERS case

Thai authorities took nearly four days to confirm the country’s first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the health ministry said on Friday, a time lag likely to raise fears of a further spread of the deadly virus in Asia. Thailand confirmed its ...

Jun 17, 2015

Eight new MERS cases in South Korea; 20th patient dies

South Korea on Wednesday reported eight new cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), while another person infected with the virus died, health officials said, bringing to 20 the number of fatalities in the outbreak that began last month. A total of 162 people ...