Brazil has confirmed 557 deaths caused by H1N1 flu, the highest total in the world, the nation’s Health Ministry says. The United States has counted 522 fatalities through Thursday, and nearly 1,800 people had died worldwide through August 13, U.S. and global health officials said
Pig farmers threw rocks at police officers in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday as health workers gathered the farmers’ herds for slaughter in what the government says is a precaution against the spread of swine flu, an interior ministry official told CNN. Brig.
A group of African Union peacekeepers came under attack by an Islamist militia in Somalia on Sunday, local media reported. The French tourist killed was a 17-year-old girl.
A manhunt was under way Sunday for two inmates who escaped a maximum-security prison when a helicopter plucked them from the roof, Greek officials said.