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Dozens Quarantined for Ebola Monitoring Threaten to Break Out

October 24, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported.  Forty-three people were put in quarantine after four people died of Ebola in Jenewonda, a town in an impoverished corner of Grand Cape Mount County near the Sierra Leone border, the Liberia Broadcasting System said.

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Federal Inspectors Say Mine Operators Improperly Detonated Explosives, Failed to Properly Vent Gasses

October 24, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Mine Safety and Health Administration administrator Joe Main said Tuesday managers of the mine near Ouray improperly detonated deteriorated explosives in a mine shaft in an attempt to dispose of them, filling the area with toxic gas. Regulators say mine operators failed to seal off the area or ventilate it, and they ignored complaints from miners.

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Remnants of Hurricane Hit Britain with Rain, Strong Winds

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.  Several other people across the country were injured by falling branches, and the wind brought down trees onto railway lines. 

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Gas Pipe Explosion Kills One in Germany

October 24, 2014 8:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a western German city.  Gas transport company Gascade said it wasn't clear why the gas pipe, part of a 57-kilometer (35-mile) pipeline that leads southward to the city of Karlsruhe, was damaged during work that it commissioned.

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Obama Announces Security Measures for Government Issued Cards

October 21, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.   

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'Years of War' Made West African Nations Vulnerable to Ebola Outbreak

October 21, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.  The total death toll has risen to more than 4,500 

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Q&A: The Future and Potential Aftermath of the Hong Kong Protests

October 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city.  Since then, the movement has spiraled into a volatile and dangerous crisis with no clear endgame.

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Mudslides, Flooding in Mexico Leave Six People Dead

October 21, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Heavy rains brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Trudy have caused mudslides and flooding in southern Mexico that left at least six people dead.  states of emergency have been declared in 36 municipalities, and that 4,075 people were evacuated to shelters.

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Illegal Factory Fire in 2013 Shows Cost of Ignoring Safety Regulations

October 21, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Five people now face homicide charges including two Italians who owned the building. Prosecutors contend they failed to meet basic safeguards such as fire alarms and adequate fire extinguishers. Defense lawyers say their clients are not guilty.

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Member of Cyber Crime Ring Will Serve Prison Time

October 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring that the government says hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in prison.

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Officials Say 407 People Rescued in Nepal after Blizzards

October 21, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

At least 39 people, including trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan, died in the blizzards and avalanches that swept the Himalayas last week, battering the popular Annapurna trekking circuit. Nepalese officials said they rescued 407 people, 226 of them foreigners.

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Fireworks Factory Blaze Kills 13 in India

October 21, 2014 9:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said.  The fire department was still trying to control the fire by early evening and the bodies could not immediately be retrieved.

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Doctors in Guinea Come Out Of Retirement to Fight Ebola

October 17, 2014 9:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Guinea's president issued a call for retired doctors to return to work to help the impoverished country's overstretched health system fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.  President Alpha Conde's appeal has already prompted some doctors to volunteer, however many health workers in the country have fled in fear of the disease, complaining of the lack of equipment to fight it.

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Widespread Data Breaches Could Cost South Korea Billions

October 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

After an avalanche of data breaches, South Korea's national identity card system has been raided so thoroughly by thieves that the government says it might have to issue new ID numbers to every citizen over 17 at a possible cost of billions of dollars.

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Hong Kong Police Officers Caught on Camera Kicking Handcuffed Protester

October 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Hong Kong's police force said Wednesday it will investigate after officers were caught on camera kicking a handcuffed protester amid the most violent clashes since street demonstrations for greater democracy began more than two weeks ago.

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Despite Negative Effects, Businesses can Capitalize on Winter Weather

October 17, 2014 8:56 am | by Associated Press | Comments

After last year's rough winter and with forecasts of another snowy season, small business owners want to ensure they can operate through whatever's ahead and, in some cases, capitalize from it.  Companies who have contingency plans for winter weather can use ice and snow to their advantage.

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