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Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after uprising: minister

Mutsamudu - The Comoros military on Saturday regained control of Mutsamudu's old city centre on the island of Anjouan, a minister told AFP, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.

Man with 'suicide belt' of biscuits, salt triggers Brussels alert

Brussels - A man with psychiatric problems who was carrying a fake suicide belt full of salt and biscuits was arrested Tuesday after he triggered a major anti-terror operation at a Brussels shopping mall, prosecutors said.

How to spot a militant: Pakistani army removes roofs in Waziristan

- House after house flicks by hundreds of feet beneath a military helicopter, many distinguished by one arresting feature: their roofs have been removed by the army to allow an "aerial view" of militants who may take refuge there.

Police reveal details of mysterious tunnel in Toronto

Police in Toronto are seeking the help of the public to find out who is responsible for digging a huge 33-feet long, six-feet high tunnel in the grounds of the Toronto's York University.

Security forces deploy in zone where Paris attack suspects spotted

Paris - French security forces deployed Thursday in a northern town where two brothers suspected of having gunned down 12 people in an Islamist attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo abandoned their car, a police source said.

Iran supreme leader has 'successful' prostate surgery

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei successfully underwent prostate surgery, official media announced Monday in an unprecedented public statement on his health, which has long been subject to speculation.

India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

New Delhi - Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.

Heart cell transplants show 'less promise'

London - A new report argues that using bone marrow stem cells to treat heart disease is less promising than other research findings have suggested.

Man survives week with artificial heart in world-first operation

A 75-year-old man from France, after surviving a week with an artificial heart, chatted with family and fed himself. The man was the first in the world to be fitted with an artificial heart.

Massive tumor removed successfully from Spanish woman

Torrevieja - A record 25 kilogram (55 pound) tumor was recently removed from a 47-year-old woman in Torrevieja, Spain. This is one of only five similar cases recorded in the world, although the next biggest was a mere 11.3 kilograms (25 pounds).

41-year-old chimpanzee has cataract operation, regains her sight

Santa Cruz De Tenerife - A heartwarming story comes out of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Silvia, a 41-year-old blind chimpanzee at the Loro Parque Zoo, has undergone a cataract operation and has had her sight restored.

Spain to host the world's first Google Glass-monitored surgery

Madrid - In a world first, a chondrocyte transplant operation will be carried out on Friday in Madrid, using Google Glass to allow remote experts in the USA to consult live on the procedure and viewers to watch in real time on the Internet.

Kitten without leg bones getting surgery thanks to online donors

Glasgow - A cat born with a rare genetic condition is getting an expensive surgery thanks to an online fundraising effort. The kitten will have surgery when he turns six months old.

Can sweet music help with organ transplants?

Experiments on mice have shown that playing soothing music during organ transplants leads to faster recoveries and extended life expectancies. The same positive effect could work on people.

German star dies after sixth breast enhancement, doctors charged

Hamburg - A German reality and porn star, known as Sexy Cora, died while in a coma following her sixth breast enhancement operation, and two doctors have been charged with negligent manslaughter.

Taxpayers covering the cost of more 'virginity repair' operations

Women, mainly Muslim, are having operations known as "virginity repair" before they get married, and many of these surgeries are being done at the expense of British taxpayers.

Delicate operation: Live ammo inside soldier's head

A US military doctor had to remove a live round of ammunition from the scalp of an Afghan soldier in a very unusual and stressful operation.

Doctors Make 'Cutting Remarks' About Pain

“Did I cut you or did you cut me?” I wanted to ask the question but didn't. The surgeon was taking out the cancer on my leg using numbing medicine. He said it wouldn't hurt, but it did. Isn't that what all doctors say just before it hurts?

Baby With Two Penises Survives Surgery

A Russian baby boy had surgery to correct massive birth defects. The child identified only as Artyom G. was born with two penises, no bladder, and no abdominal wall.

Bionics: It's Not Just Science Fiction Anymore

The melding of human and machine today is being used not to run 60 miles an hour or see miles away but rather to regain mobility, restore sight and allow the deaf to hear again. Now comes news from Britain of the first successful 'bionic eye' implants.

Ontario creating a schitzophrenic health care system

Ontario has been trying to reduce wait times for some procedures, a report suggests that the Health Ministry is looking at a private provider to assist in this goal.

Operation Northwoods: US Planned Terror Attacks As Far Back As 1962

According to secret and long-hidden documents obtained for Body of Secrets, the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government. In the name of antiCommunism.

Mysterious Case Settled by a Confidential Agreement

The family of a patient ,who has been left with a surgical towel inside her body after her operation has filed a case against the clinic in Cleveland, that suit was settled and the doctorJeffrey Miller. was acquitted

Cops bust a $5 million marijuana operation

Police officers seized more than $5 million in marijuana in Seattle.

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The world s first Google Glass monitored surgery will be performed in Madrid  Spain on Friday.
The world's first Google Glass monitored surgery will be performed in Madrid, Spain on Friday.
File photo: The first Google Glass monitored surgery is to be performed in Madrid  Spain.
File photo: The first Google Glass monitored surgery is to be performed in Madrid, Spain.
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File photo: An operating theater.
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Silvia  a 41-year-old blind chimp in Tenerife s Loro Parque Zoo has had her vision restored after un...
Silvia, a 41-year-old blind chimp in Tenerife's Loro Parque Zoo has had her vision restored after undergoing a human-like cataract operation.

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