Second plague? WHO says 70 died from hemorrhagic illness in DRC; denies outbreak is Ebola

At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola. A WHO report issued Thursday and seen by Reuters said that 592 people contracted the disease and 70 of them have died. Five health …

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Nigeria confirms 2 new alarming Ebola cases, Continues to Spread

Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa’s largest cities. The two new cases were infected by their spouses, both medical workers who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who …

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Icelandic volcano – Bardarbunga sees strongest Earthquake yet

Intense earthquakes continue at the Bardarbunga volcano, with the strongest measuring 4.7 to 4.8 in magnitude. The earthquake happened just before midnight and since then a further 400 tremors have been detected. “Seismic activity in Bardarbunga and Dyngjujökull is still great. It diminished somewhat after two o‘clock in the morning,” said the Icelandic Met Office. “The activity continues and …

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Tropical Storm Cristobal to Form, Atlantic Beaches to be impacted

Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to take shape this weekend, then impact the Atlantic beaches of the United States next week–even if the storm remains well offshore. All interests along the U.S. eastern beaches, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands should be keeping a close eye on the area of disturbed weather currently tracking …

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More Than 1,000 Stand In Heat For Hours For Box Of Free Food in Miami

More than a thousand locals lined up Friday morning for several hours under the scorching sun and heat in Miami for a box full of food. The event located at the Central Shopping Plaza at 3825 NW 7th Street started at 9:00 a.m. Participants got a box of free vegetables, meats and bread worth $100 until 12:00 …

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The Obama administration Friday condemned the unauthorized entry of a Russian convoy into embattled eastern Ukraine, warning that the Kremlin would “bear additional consequences” for the move. Unless Russia removes the convoy it “will face additional costs and consequences from the United States and our partners in the international community,” Deputy National Security Advisor Ben …

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A fever of unidentified origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, the health minister said. “All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter,” Dr Felix Kabange Numbi said late Thursday. So far, about …

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