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UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
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Published in 17-10-2018
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GENEVA (AP) The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. After convening an expert group to assess the epidemic on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said "response activities need to be intensified and ongoing vigilance is critical." Aid organizations have expressed alar ...>>
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AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
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Published in 17-10-2018
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) The World Health Organization has announced that Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers sometimes turning violent and confirmed cases found near the heavily tra ...>>
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Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
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Published in 17-10-2018
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MONTREAL (AP) Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration. In Alberta, a government website that sells pot crashed when too many people tried to place orders. And in Mon ...>>
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Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast
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Published in 17-10-2018
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A California-based startup said Wednesday that it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia, an endeavor that reflects increasing demand from companies and governments alike to monitor ships, crops and the weather from space. Rocket Lab said it will build its launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Eastern Shore. It's located at NASA's Wall ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 17-10-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?
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Published in 3-10-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system, a gas behemoth the size of Neptune. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed. Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalizing evidence for a moon Wednesday. The potential moon would be considerably larger than Earth a ...>>
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Canucks player says team has 'Fortnite' ban for season
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Published in 3-10-2018
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice. Winnipeg star Patrik Laine, who plays and enjoys the game, suggested the Canucks needed a scapegoat. "I think they just needed something t ...>>
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Chemistry Nobel for using evolution to create new proteins
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Published in 3-10-2018
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STOCKHOLM (AP) Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for using a sped-up version of evolution to create new proteins that have led to a best-selling drug and other products. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science said their work has led to the development of medications, biofuels and a reduced environmental impact from some industrial processes. Frances Arnold of the Californi ...>>
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Irish regulator opens Facebook data breach investigation
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Published in 3-10-2018
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LONDON (AP) Ireland's data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access to 50 million accounts. The probe could potentially cost Facebook more than $1.6 billion in fines. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Wednesday that it will look into whether the U.S. social media company complied with European regulations that went into ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 3-10-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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GOP seeks changes to species law after grizzly hunts halted
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Published in 26-9-2018
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched a push for sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats and wildlife advocates who called the effort a "wildlife extinction package." Republicans began with a morning vote in the House Natural Resource Committee to st ...>>
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UN chief blasts lack of 'strong leadership' on climate
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Published in 26-9-2018
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) The head of the United Nations blamed lack of leadership Wednesday for the world's failure to take tough decisions needed to stop global warming, warning that a key goal of the Paris climate accord is at risk. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bluntly told leaders gathered in New York that unless current emission trends of greenhouse gases are reversed by 2020, it w ...>>
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APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US
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Published in 26-9-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. Flu experts knew it was a very bad season, but at least one f ...>>
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Facebook unveils Quest, its new virtual-reality headset
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Published in 26-9-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it's appropriate his company's next VR headset will be called Quest. The headset from Facebook's Oculus division will be a stand-alone device that won't require a smartphone or a connection to a personal computer to create artificial worlds. ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 26-9-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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