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    Ebola fears grow as European and Asian countries on alert

    A LEADING medical charity has warned that the outbreak of the deadly west African Ebola virus is out of control and there are fears it “can only get worse”. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spread to other continents and warns there is no overarching strategy to

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    Killer Ebola is a threat to Britain as experts warn virus is worst world has seen

    Cobra, the Government’s emergency committee, met to discuss the growing threat of the killer virus, which has so far killed more than 670 people in west Africa. Mr Hammond said that no British national had been affected by the outbreak, although several have been tested. However experts in Africa warned funding was running out to

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    Airports alert over Ebola: Passengers from Africa who show symptoms will be sent straight to secure isolation units

    British airports and airlines are on high alert to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reaching this country. Passengers thought to have the virus will be barred from boarding flights heading to the UK – and will be held at immigration if they appear ill on arrival. They will then be quarantined in highly secure

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    Beijing tests anti-satellite missile: Voice of Russia

    China has taken another step towards challenging US supremacy in the space race after successfully testing a “non-destructive” anti-satellite missile on July 23, reports the Chinese-language website of the Voice of Russia, the Russian government’s international radio broadcasting service. According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, the country’s Ministry of National Defense announced a successful

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    Argentina defaults for second time in 13 years according to S&P as debt talks fail

    Standard & Poor’s declared Argentina in default on its foreign-currency obligations after the government missed a deadline for paying interest on US$13 billion of restructured bonds. The South American country failed to get the US$539 million payment to bondholders after a U.S. judge ruled that the money couldn’t be distributed unless a group of hedge

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    Global QE ends as China opens second front in bond tapering

    The spigot of global reserve stimulus is slowing to a trickle. The world’s central banks have cut their purchases of foreign bonds by two-thirds since late last year. China has cut by three-quarters. These purchases have been a powerful form of global quantitative easing over the past 15 years, driven by the commodity bloc and

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    Catholic League slams Obama: ‘Do Christian lives mean so little to you?’

    The head of the Catholic League issued a scathing criticism at President Obama, posting on his group’s website an essay that pointed to all the Christians being beheaded by Muslim terrorists and asking: Doesn’t that matter to you? “Christians are being beheaded all over the Middle East because they are Christians, and those carrying out this

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    Economist: Social Security Is Insolvent, In Worse Shape Than Detroit’s Pension Funds

    “Social Security is insolvent,” Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff told the House Subcommittee on Social Security at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday. “And it’s not bankrupt in 30 years, or 20 years, or 10 years. It’s bankrupt today.”  “This is not my opinion. This is the only conclusion one can draw from Table IVB6 of the 2013 Social Security

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    Boehner v. Obama: House Approves Resolution to Sue President

    In a partisan vote that marks a new escalation in the Republican confrontation with President Obama, the House of Representatives approved a resolution to authorize Speaker John Boehner to initiate litigation against the president. Five Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic Caucus in opposition to the resolution. In a floor speech during debate on the bill, Boehner

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    US calls for Gaza probe, blasts Kerry’s critics

    The White House expects a “a full, prompt and thorough investigation” into Wednesday’s shelling of a United Nations-run girls’ school in Gaza, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters during an impromptu press conference aboard Air Force One. Schultz’s statement underscored similar calls from the State Department, but unlike the UN, administration officials refused

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    Bolivia Claims Israel a ‘Terror State’

    Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state, according to AFP. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said. The treaty has

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    Calls for NRA lobbyist who invoked Holocaust to resign

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has called for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist who reportedly linked gun control to the Holocaust. NRA spokesman Brian Judy reportedly compared the promotion of stricter gun control laws to policies in Nazi Germany while referring to a Jewish donor during a meeting in opposition to

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    Russian, Indian Central Banks Could Use National Currencies in Payments

    The Bank of Russia and the Reserve Bank of India have agreed to set up a working group to devise tools to use national currencies in bilateral payments, the Russian regulator said Wednesday. The group, that may involve representatives of banks and also ministries and agencies of both countries, will be controlled by the central

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    Obama administration’s mismanagement led to Obamacare rollout fiasco, probe concludes

    A non-partisan congressional investigation has concluded management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health-care program last year. The findings are in a report to be released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, which has spent months investigating the chaotic rollout of

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    Hamas Training in Malaysia for ‘Advanced’ Terror Attacks

    Israeli security forces have captured a senior Hamas commander in the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip – and in doing so thwarted a creative plan to infiltrate Israel to commit a terrorist attack. The terrorist – said to be a member of an elite commando unit within Hamas’s “military wing”, the Ezzadine

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    Feds sue Pennsylvania State Police over women’s fitness tests

    The U.S. Justice Department launched a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police, alleging that the physical fitness tests the department gives as part of its application process are unfair to women. The lawsuit, spanning 10 pages and filed in federal court in Harrisburg, claimed that using the tests to screen for entry-level positions was tantamount to employment

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    Brussels Airport starts facial recognition trials

    Brussels Airport plans to introduce facial recognition scanners next year, the management company said. The technology is already in use at other major airports in Europe, including Heathrow (pictured) and Schiphol. Six of the so-called e-gates that use facial recognition software will be introduced in a pilot project for citizens of EU member states travelling

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    Report: EPA Could Garnish Wages Over Minor Paperwork Infractions

    Make sure you correctly fill out all your forms when dealing with the Environmental Protection Agency, as people could see their wages garnished – meaning confiscated, with legal sanction — over paperwork infractions, according to a new report. Facing public backlash, the EPA withdrew a rule giving them the power to garnish up to 15 percent of people’s wages

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    Nano-sized propellers could revolutionize medicine

    Nano-sized devices and robots that could be deployed inside the body to deliver medicine or clear out cholesterol would make medical treatment faster and more effective. The challenge is to deliver the devices to the right spot in the body. That would require a nano-sized propulsion system — and now that’s in the realm of

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    Huge crop circles appear in field in Germany

    The ornate design printed into the crops was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online. The circle, which appeared in a wheat field bordering the Raisting Satellite Earth Station communications facility, resembles an ornament with ring-shaped features. Read Full Article

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