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September 21, 2018

More than 100 dead after ferry sinks in Tanzania

iStock/Thinkstock(UKARA, Tanzania) -- More than 100 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania Thursday. So far, 37 people have been rescued, but it is believed that hundreds more are missing and feared dead, the Associated Press reported. The exact number of passengers on the MV Nyerere ferry has not been confirmed, but "more than 200 people are feared dead," Tanzania Red Cross spokeswoman Godfrida Jola told the AP, citing fishermen and others who were ..
September 21, 2018

Pope Francis to tour Baltics, honor ‘those who have suffered for their faith’

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Following a troubling summer marred by clerical child abuse scandals, Pope Francis is heading eastwards to the Baltic States on his 25th trip as pontiff this Saturday. The four-day trip will take him to three Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The papal trip is also an occasion to "pay homage to those who have suffered for their faith," Greg Burke, the Director of the Vatican press office, told reporters Wednesday. All three countries are celebrating their o..
September 21, 2018

Rare case of undetected cancer passed from organ donor to 4 recipients results in 3 dead: Report

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Four adults in the United Kingdom developed breast cancer after receiving vital organs from a single donor -- three of the transplants recipients died, according to a recent case report. This case, published by the American College of Transplant Surgeons, has been labeled the first report of one donor with undetected breast cancer transmitting the disease to four organ recipients. The cancers also occurred years after the donation. DNA analysis of tissue from each re..
September 21, 2018

DNA test reunites siblings abandoned separately in South Korea in 1984

Obtained By ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Justin Kragt was just 2 years old when he was found alone, crying outside a theater in Seoul, South Korea. A mile away in Seoul and some time later, a 4-year-old girl was found alone at a market. Inside her pocket, police found a note saying that she had no parents and to take her to the nearest police station. It was 1984. Both children were eventually adopted separately — and unknowingly — by families in the U.S. "We actually found Justin in a magaz..