Prosecutors say the defendant was sane and methodical, planning his rampage with murderous intent. Defense lawyers say his writing brims with delusions that were the product of a profoundly diseased mind.
By Sui-Lee Wee and Nicole LI BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China said on Friday a South Korean man had tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), China's first confirmed case, but that it had not found any symptoms in the 38 people who had close contact with him. Health authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong said it was likely the disease would spread as the patient had taken a bus, crossed a busy border checkpoint and stayed in a hotel before being taken to hospital. "As we have said before, the possibility of MERS transferring into Guangdong is very high," He Jianfeng, director for the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control, told reporters.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Ten people in South Korea are confirmed as having the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, transmitted by a traveler, but there has been no sustained human-to-human spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said it was not recommending screening of passengers or that travel or trade restrictions be imposed on South Korea due to the outbreak. All 10 people in South Korea are in hospital or self-quarantine, he said, including the traveler, who infected relatives and health care workers.
Radioactive material leaked from a medical shipment on Friday at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, Indian government and airport officials said, adding that the incident had been contained and there was no risk to passengers. The leak was found at the airport's cargo-handling complex in a consignment of sodium iodide 131 - a radioactive liquid used in so-called nuclear medicine - that had been on board an inbound Turkish Airlines passenger flight. "This area is far away from any of the passenger terminals and there is absolutely no risk of exposure to any passengers," Delhi International Airport Ltd, the airport's operator, said in a statement.
Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported. Amnesia remains a controversial subject in the field of neuroscience, with some researchers arguing that it occurs when cells are damaged and memory cannot be stored, while others believe that the memories are simply blocked and cannot be recalled. "The majority of researchers have favored the storage theory, but we have shown in this paper that this majority theory is probably wrong," researcher Susumu Tonegawa of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said.
The leak of radioactive material on Friday at Delhi's international airport was of sodium iodide 131, an official at India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) told Reuters. "It's a localized leak," AERB Vice-Chairman R. Bhattacharya told Reuters by telephone. Sodium iodide 131 is used in so-called nuclear medicine, and is used for treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancers.
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