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    Utah man dies of bubonic plague

    State health officials are investigating a case of bubonic plague, which killed an elderly man in Utah earlier this month. It is the first case of human plague since 2009 and the first death caused by the plague in 35 years, though there have been a dozen cases reported in seven states since April this

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    Deaths from MERS virus surge in Saudi Arabia

    Deaths from Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome have risen in Saudi Arabia. Health officials say they are concerned as the country is preparing to host millions of people for the annual hajj pilgrimage.   Saudi Authorities have recorded 19 fatalities in one week from the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronovirus. A total of 502 people

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    Planned Parenthood admits it manipulates rules on fetal organ sales to maximize profit

    In a letter to Congress intended to defend its practices and attack its hidden-video critics, Planned Parenthood wound up lending credence to accusations that it manipulates rules on selling fetal organs to maximize profit. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admitted in an 11-page letter Thursday that its affiliates have accepted

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    Scientists fear tsunami would devastate Greece and Italy if ‘moderate’ earthquake hits

    Highly-populated coasts of Greece and Italy would be swamped by a tsunami if a moderate earthquake struck in the Mediterranean, scientists say. Experts simulated what would happen if a magnitude seven earthquake occurred beneath the Mediterranean sea off Sicily or Crete. The results showed that low-lying areas up to five metres above sea level would

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    South Korea plans ‘decapitation’ strike against North’s leadership if nuclear war is likely

    South Korea is drawing up plans to “decapitate” the top leadership in North Korea in the event that a new crisis between the two countries looks like it is descending into nuclear war. Seoul is re-examining its defense strategies in the wake of the recent tensions across the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two nations,

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    Tropical Storm Erika Soaks Puerto Rico, Hispanola; Warnings in the Bahamas; Uncertain Threat to Florida, Southeast U.S.

    Highlights The center of Tropical Storm Erika is moving over Hispanola, still very poorly organized. Tropical storm warnings continue in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, and the central and southeast Bahamas. Deadly, destructive flooding has been reported in Dominica, in the Lesser Antilles, Thursday. Strong wind gusts were reported in St. Croix and

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    Poroshenko Signs Secret Military Tech Deal With Anonymous Allies

    The head of Ukraine has signed a decree on military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and a number of countries, the list of which has not been disclosed, but rather attached as a “classified document”, according to the statement of his press service. The details of the document are also being kept secret. However, control over the execution of the

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    Jim Paulsen: Overvalued market has further to fall

    Despite all of the market spasms amid fears of slowing global growth, stocks are on pace for a weekly gain, but that’s not enough to think the worst is behind us, strategist Jim Paulsen said Friday. “The thing that really brought this market down was basically a market that was overvalued, that developed investor sentiment

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    Fed’s Fischer: Too early to decide on Sept hike

    It’s too early to determine if recent market turmoil has made a September rate hike more or less compelling, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC on Friday. Investors are watching the Fed closely for signs of an impending tightening. As international and U.S. markets swung wildly this week, some questioned whether the conditions

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    The Fed spooks: Don’t blame China for global market turmoil — it’s the Fed’s fault

    China’s economy isn’t responsible for the turmoil in the markets, the U.S. Federal Reserve is No one should expect that the stock market selling is over. The correction may soon morph into a full-fledged bear market if the Fed makes good on its supposed intentions to raise interest rates this year. Have no illusions, while

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