Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels
AMMAN Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both rebels and the Syrian army said.
BEIJING A 55-year-old man in central China has died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 27 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday.
The H7N9 virus, which has infected 127 people in China, is a threat to world health and should be taken seriously, scientists said on Wednesday.
The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has described it as "one of the most lethal" flu viruses but said there is as yet no evidence of human-to-human transmission of this virus.
The latest victim, a native of southeastern Jiangxi province surnamed Jiao, died in Hunan province, Xinhua said. The man sold braised pork and was diagnosed with the H7N9 virus on April 26, the Hunan Health Bureau said on its website.
A 69-year-old farmer, also from Hunan, was the latest person to be infected with the virus, state media said.
So far, 26 people have recovered after contracting the virus, according to Xinhua.
Chinese scientists have confirmed for the first time that the H7N9 strain has been transmitted to humans from chickens.
Last week a man in Taiwan became the first case of the flu outside mainland China. He caught the flu while traveling in China. (Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Michael Perry)
BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq.
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey The driver of a freight train was wounded on Sunday when a bomb left on a railway track in southeastern Turkey was detonated as the train came past, security sources said, blaming Kurdish militants for the explosion.