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CDC Warns More HIV, Hepatitis C Outbreaks Likely Among Drug Users

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse could lead to more severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C nationally, much like the outbreak now seen in Indiana. A health advisory the agency released Friday outlines steps that state health departments and medical providers should take to minimize the risk of that happening.

Allied troops at the ANZAC Cove in the Gallipoli Peninsula, during in World War I. Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand fought for nine months, but could not defeat the Ottomans. Overall, a half-million were killed or wounded.

Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's Middle East

Heads of state and thousands of guests traveled to the windswept shores of western Turkey on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of one of World War I's most infamous battles. The Gallipoli campaign saw Ottoman forces, fighting under German command, repel an allied attack led by Britain and France.

Nine months of fighting left a half-million dead and wounded on both sides. The allies withdrew, setting in motion events that would leave the region forever changed.

Fake medicines are a 21st-century scourge, but they've been around for a long time. This advertising trade card for snake oil was printed in New York City around 1880.

Fake Medicines Do Real Damage: Thousands Die, Superbugs Get Stronger

The global battle against malaria, tuberculosis and other deadly diseases faces plenty of obstacles. Among them: a pandemic of fake and poor-quality medicines.

File photos from Jan. 2006 show Australian drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran, left, and Andrew Chan during their trial in Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities are reportedly ready to set an execution date for the pair.

'Bali Nine' Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within Days

Indonesia has indicated that it is likely to execute the ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine – a group of Australians held in the country after being convicted of drug smuggling in 2006.

An illustration of noblemen enjoying a feast outdoors, from a French edition of <em>The Hunting Book of Gaston Phebus</em>, 15th century.

Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

As the weather warms up, you might find yourself staring out an office window, daydreaming about what you'd rather be doing: lazing outdoors, perhaps, on a large blanket with a picnic bounty spread before you.

In fact, people have been fantasizing about picnics as a return to a simpler life pretty much since the dawn of urban living, says Walter Levy, author of The Picnic: A History.

Richard Corliss

Richard Corliss, 'Time' Film Critic, Dies At 71

Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time, has died in New York, the magazine announced on its website. He was 71.

Corliss died Thursday night following a stroke he suffered a week ago, Time said. He is survived by his wife, Mary Corliss, and his brother Paul Corliss of New Jersey.

Time said Corliss, who reviewed films for the magazine for 35 years, "conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them.

Two years after the collapse of the factory at Rana Plaza, families of victims gather, holding photos of their lost loved ones.

2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

Beneath a gray sky, rainwater had collected in a hole in the ground where Rana Plaza once stood, creating a small, murky pond. Rubble and pieces of steel bars surrounded the edge of the water. It was hard to believe that this small lot, steps away from a busy main road, was once home to an eight-story building with thousands of garment workers.

The nondescript place did not look like the site of the world's worst garment factory disaster. Two years ago on April 24, Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people and injuring 2,500.

Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie that they say insults their culture.

To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think Of The Big Picture

Think back to the last time you got negative feedback — like when your doctor suggested you lay off the cigarettes or when your mother advised you to get rid of that ridiculous goatee.

Though we all understand the value of constructive criticism, we don't like hearing that we've done something wrong. And the knee-jerk reaction is to act defensive.

But if you focus on the big picture and future goals, you may be able to trick your mind into being a bit more receptive.

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