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‘Train surfers’ a problem in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia-- Indonesia has gone to imaginative extremes to try to stop commuters from illegally riding the roofs of trains -- hosing down the scofflaws with red paint, threatening them with dogs and appealing for help from religious leaders.Now the authorities have an intimidating and ...

India reports new TB strain resistant to all drugs

Indian doctors have reported the country's first cases of "totally drug-resistant tuberculosis," a long-feared and virtually untreatable form of the killer lung disease.It's not the first time highly resistant cases like this have been seen. Since 2003, patients have been documented in Italy ...

Riots erupt in Nigeria over gas prices

LAGOS, Nigeria-- Protesters furious over spiraling gas prices set fires on an expressway Tuesday and at least one person was killed in the violent unrest after Nigeria's government did away with a subsidy program that had kept fuel costs down for more than two decades.One union leader described ...