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Germany reports second case of avian influenza

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A worker in a bio-hazard suit waits to disinfect a truck which is loaded with ducks culled for bird flu infection, at the exit of a poultry farm in southern Germany. A new case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu, which is highly contagious among birds but has never been detected in humans, has been found in a wild goose in northern Germany. “The H5N8 virus has been confirmed in a wild bird in [Germany’s... 

NYC Woman on Ebola Watchlist Dies Bleeding From Mouth, Authorities Say “Heart Attack”

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FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the woman, who had recently traveled from Guinea, dropped dead in Brooklyn on Tuesday, raising the alert of a suspected new Ebola case. A woman who returned from Guinea 18 days ago and was on an Ebola monitoring list dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon yesterday after eyewitnesses said she began bleeding from the mouth and nose, but authorities... 

At least 7 people killed in massive US snowstorm

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About half of the US had snow on the ground Tuesday, with temperatures falling to freezing in all 50 states. A massive snowstorm has wreaked havoc in much of the United States, bringing record low temperatures and leaving at least seven people dead. About half of the country had snow on the ground Tuesday, with temperatures falling to freezing in all 50 states, including Hawaii, according to the National... 

Flooding wreaks havoc in northern Italy

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Storms, heavy rain and flooding have battered an already water-logged north-central Italy, shutting down costal roads and rail links. The heavy rain triggered flash floods, causing rivers to burst their banks, forcing limited evacuations and closing road and bridges on Saturday. Italy’s civil protection agency issued flood alerts for a large region of the country, from the port city of Genoa on... 

Chicago Nuke Attack Planned For 2015 – Top Hacker

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Marcel-Lehel Lazar, the Romanian top hacker known as Guccifer who accessed private email accounts of numerous top government & military officials as well as the Bush & Rockefeller family, is quoted in the New York Times as predicting a nuclear attack on Chicago sometime in 2015. A potpourri of conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the 1997 death of Princess Diana... 

DARPA biotech division seeks ideas to solve Ebola crisis, prepare for next thing

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Pentagon’s main innovation unit is looking for promising ideas that would help thwart infectious disease outbreaks, including Ebola epidemic that already claimed almost 5,000 lives out of 13,241 officially confirmed cases worldwide. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Pentagon’s research organization tasked with developing advanced military technology has announced a tender... 

Ebola outbreak could be contained by next year: UN

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The United Nations’s Ebola chief has expressed hope that the deadly outbreak, which is wreaking havoc on West African countries, could be contained by 2015. UN System Coordinator for Ebola Virus Disease David Nabarro made the remarks in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. Nabarro voiced optimism that “in the coming months we could certainly see a diminution, and hopefully in the... 

Major droughts threaten food supply, global security – NASA

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This trio of images obtained October 6, 2014 from NASA/JPL-Caltech depicts satellite observations of NASA/JPL-Caltechdeclining water storage in California as seen by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment(GRACE) satellites in June 2002 (L), June 2008 (C) and June 2014. Water in the world’s largest aquifers is being pumped out at greater rates than can be replenished naturally. NASA... 

Sri Lanka landslide kills over dozen with hundreds missing

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At least a dozen people have been killed and hundreds of others remain missing following heavy rains that caused a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka. Rescue workers have begun their search for more than 300 people who are either missing or unaccounted for after the huge landslide hit the village of Koslanda Wednesday morning. Koslanda is located some 200 kilometers east of the capital, Colombo. “The... 

71% Back Mandatory Ebola Quarantine In US

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A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that almost three quarters of Americans want to see government enforced mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa. A whopping 71% of respondents said they felt health workers who have treated Ebola sufferers abroad should be subject to a 21-day isolation, even if they show no symptoms of the virus themselves. Just 24 percent disagree... 

Critical “Space Threat” Warned Behind Historic US-Russian Rocket Launches

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A cryptic new report prepared by Aerospace Defence Forces (ADF) circulating in the Kremlin today on the successful test-firing of a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky (K-535) nuclear-powered submarine in the Barents Sea yesterday is linking this event with a mysterious “artifact” rushed to the International Space Station (ISS) deemed so critical... 

CDC: Ebola Spreads Like Flu

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Ebola spreads through coughing and sneezing much like influenza, which most experts agree is spread “mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk,” according to documents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new CDC flyer describing the “droplet spread” of Ebola, which “happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick... 

US Troops returning from Ebola countries to be quarantined in Italy for 21 days

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Soldiers and health-care workers returning from West African countries ravaged by Ebola will have different quarantine and monitoring requirements. US military members will be quarantined for 21 days, while most health-care workers will only self-monitor. A dozen US soldiers, including their commanding officer Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, returning from assisting with building medical centers and training... 

Top Official Contradicts Obama, You Can Catch Ebola From Bus Sweat

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Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Dr. Nicole Lurie contradicted President Barack Obama’s claim that the Ebola virus couldn’t be contracted by sitting next to an Ebola victim on a bus during testimony in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. During questioning by Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, Lurie acknowledged that the Ebola virus “can... 

New York and New Jersey Establish Mandatory Ebola Quarantine

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Following confirmation of a doctor contracting Ebola in New York, the states of New York and New Jersey have announced a screening system that supersedes guidelines established by the federal government. The new procedures announced by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie do not include banning flights from West Africa from entering the country. The new procedures were implemented... 
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