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Magic in the air: Myanmar wizardry flourishes

THANLYIN, Myanmar: From spells to win back an errant lover to help communing with the spirits, Myanmar’s mediums, soothsayers and wizards dabbling in the occult, are in high demand. Most people here believe in a brand of Buddhism laced…

Dutch unveil giant vacuum to clean outside air

THE HAGUE: Dutch inventors Tuesday unveiled what they called the world's first giant outside air vacuum cleaner -- a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine. "It's a…

Polluted air may up risk of many cancers

For elderly people in Hong Kong, long term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from many cancers, including liver and pancreatic cancer, in addition to the expected lung cancer risk, according to a…