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Cuba's former leader says offer not aimed at ending animosity with US but needed in the interests of "world peace". ( 19-Oct-2014 )
Catholic bishops failed to approve even a watered-down section on ministering to homosexuals that had encouraged welcoming them with respect and delicacy. Paragraphs concerning divorce and remarriage also failed to pass.
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Second Ebola-infected nurse ID'd; flew domestic flight day before diagnosis. The latest Texas health worker infected with Ebola is Amber Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, one of her relatives said on Wednes...
Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom. Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online and threaten to release millions more.
POTENTIAL CREDIT CARD BREACH AT STAPLES Several stores across the Northeast appear to have been targeted. [HuffPost]Stock Market Today: Stock Futures Rally on China GDP, Apple EarningsU.S. stock futures are rising steadily after Chinese gross domestic product for the July-September quarter rose 7.3%, exceeding forecasts.
BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday but was left to rue missed chances as it remained in the relegation zone - Associated Press
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Link repaired: RUBIO WANTS EBOLA TRAVEL BAN "Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced on Monday that he plans to introduce legislation that would temporarily ban U.S. visas for nationals from African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak."
Colorado prison officials waited nearly a year and a half to report the death of inmate Christopher Lopez to health officials. Here is the video of his death, where guards make fun of him while he has seizures, heavy breathing, and dies with his face to ...
BC Hydro hopes to have service restored to everyone by this afternoon. Environment Canada has lifted both the rain and wind warnings.
A permit to build five 150-foot radio towers in Point Roberts has been denied by Whatcom County. A cross border coalition calls the ruling a victory.
Turkey is allowing Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to use Turkish territory to cross into Syria to reinforce fighters defending Kobani. FULL STORY
North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source. By Benjamin Kang Lim and James Pearson BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill, a source with access to the secretive North's leadership said, playing down speculation over the 31-year-old's… Reuters
War against Isis: US strategy in tatters as militants march on World View: American-led air attacks are failing. Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria – and in Iraq western Baghdad is now under serious threat'
South African civil society has happily drunk the cool aid in tacitly agreeing to cut salaries and de-professionalise their own organisations. While donors don't blink at financing international NGOs to recruit highly qualified fundraisers, researchers and project designers, local civil society has allowed them to drive salaries and operational costs forever lower turning our organisations into largely bankrupt, mute and cheap service delivery organisations. Call it the Walmart approach, but funding from donors pretty much embodies the principle of keeping the supplier on the verge of bankruptcy to ensure uncritical compliance. Read more
Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life. Lewinsky blames her humiliation on everybody except for the married President with whom she had sexual relations
October 20, 2014 Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 The fashion legend, whose fashion designs were worn by film stars, royal figures and First Ladies, died after a battle with cancer
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Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,
where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster Continue reading →
STOPPING SCHIZOPHRENIA BEFORE IT STARTS “That first psychotic break can lead to a series of disasters: social isolation, hospitalization, medications with sometimes disabling side effects, and future psychotic episodes. So, what if you could intervene earlier, before any of that? Could you stop the process from snowballing?” [NPR]