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India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virusBy Subrat Patnaik and D. Jose MUMBAI/KOCHI (Reuters) – India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease. All animal samples, including those from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala, sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, were negative for Nipah, said animal husbandry officer A. Mohandas. The department was now collecting samples of fruit bats from Perambra, the suspected epicenter of the infection and nearby areas, Mohandas said.



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Toronto restaurant bombing: Police hunt two men after 'IED' injures 15 diners

Toronto restaurant bombing: Police hunt two men after 'IED' injures 15 dinersTwo unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, authorities said. The blast went off in the Bombay Bhel restaurant at about 10:30 p.m. Fifteen people were taken to hospital, three of them with critical injuries, the Peel Regional Paramedic Service said in a Tweet. The two male suspects went into the restaurant and detonated their improvised explosive device, Peel Regional Police said in a Tweet.



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Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next monthA global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large databases of known genetic sequences from hundreds of thousands of different organisms,” said team spokesman Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand. The most famous picture of Nessie, known as the “surgeon’s photo”, was taken in 1934 and showed a head on a long neck emerging from the water.



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Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next monthA global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large databases of known genetic sequences from hundreds of thousands of different organisms,” said team spokesman Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand. The most famous picture of Nessie, known as the “surgeon’s photo”, was taken in 1934 and showed a head on a long neck emerging from the water.



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Colorado rangers hunt bear that tried to drag away child

Colorado rangers hunt bear that tried to drag away child“When she went outside to investigate, she witnessed a large black bear dragging her …daughter,” the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) agency said in a statement. “Our officers are actively searching for the bear and will do so overnight and as long as it takes,” said Mike Porras, a spokesman for the CPW’s Northwest Region office. Wildlife agents were hunting for the bear with tracking hounds and had set traps to catch it.



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Colorado rangers hunt bear that tried to drag away child

Colorado rangers hunt bear that tried to drag away child“When she went outside to investigate, she witnessed a large black bear dragging her …daughter,” the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) agency said in a statement. “Our officers are actively searching for the bear and will do so overnight and as long as it takes,” said Mike Porras, a spokesman for the CPW’s Northwest Region office. Wildlife agents were hunting for the bear with tracking hounds and had set traps to catch it.



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Decades-long hunt for missing girls leads to Michigan farm: police

Decades-long hunt for missing girls leads to Michigan farm: policeInvestigators were digging in a wooded area where the man, Arthur Ream, led officials 10 years ago to the body of a girl that he was found guilty of murdering, said William Dwyer, commissioner of the Warren Police Department. Dwyer said information from several people, including Ream, led them to believe that the bodies of four to six teenage girls may be buried there. If their remains are located, Ream could face charges related to their disappearances, Dwyer said.



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Nationwide hunt for grandmother accused of two murders

Nationwide hunt for grandmother accused of two murdersDeputies believe Lois Reiss shot and killed her husband in late March. The 56-year-old then went on the run, driving off to southwest Florida — where investigators says she found her second victim.



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FBI renews hunt for Valujet crash fugitive

FBI renews hunt for Valujet crash fugitiveThe FBI on Thursday announced a $ 10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the last known suspect wanted in connection with the 1996 crash of Valujet flight 592, which killed 110 people. Ashraf Fahim reports.



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Austin bombings: Police hunt for motive as they search home of suspect Mark Anthony Conditt – as it happened

Austin bombings: Police hunt for motive as they search home of suspect Mark Anthony Conditt - as it happenedThe suspect thought to be behind a spate of bomb attacks in Austin, Texas, has been killed in an explosion after being cornered by police. Police in Texas are hunting for clues as to what drove the unemployed young man to apparently launch a bombing spree that terrorised the region. While searching for possible accomplices and warning people to be on the alert for suspicious packages, officials said that 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt is suspected of posting and triggering the bombs that killed two people and injured six.



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