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    Bubonic plague death in Yumen, China sparks quarantine: Xinhua

    China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on Tuesday. A 38-year-old victim was infected by a marmot, a wild rodent, and died on July 16. Several districts of the city of about 100,000 people in Gansu province were subsequently

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    12 airports in eastern China affected by military drills for one month

    From July 20 to August 15, twelve airports in eastern China are being affected by military drills that will see a 25% reduction of flights. The airports affected are Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Nanjing Lukou International Airport, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, Wuxi Sunan

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    Gaza conflict: Is US pressuring Israel with airport ban?

    The US denies that a ban on US airliners flying to Tel Aviv and a stark US travel warning are ploys to push Israel to agree a Gaza truce. “I would wholly disagree with that argument,” deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, when asked if the two directives were a political move to put pressure on

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  • Télam Fortaleza Brasil 15/07/2014. La presidenta brasileña, Dilma Rousseff, recibió esta mañana en el Centro de Eventos de Ceará a sus pares de bloque de BRICS, para dar inicio a la primera sesión privada de trabajo entre los jefes de Estado, donde se tratará la creación de un Banco de Desarrollo y de un fondo de contingencia. Foto: Roberto Stuckert Filho/ PR/Télam/dsl
    BRICS nations could rival US in global influence

    The rise of the BRICS countries–Brazi, Russia, India, China and South Africa–may challenge the world order and lead to the end of United States domination. The five countries set up the New Development Bank during a recent summit in Brazil, which offers an alternative to the US-led International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. The

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    Europe braced for any gas crisis as Russia sanctions escalate

    Europe has enough spare capacity in liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet a large part of the region’s needs if Russia retaliates against the latest EU sanctions by restricting gas supplies. The showdown with Russian president Vladimir Putin comes at moment of surging global supplies of LNG, which can be diverted to European markets and

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    ‘We will react to NATO build-up’: Putin

    Moscow will respond to NATO’s expansion towards Russia’s borders, President Vladimir Putin said at the emergency Security Council meeting in Moscow. Here are his key quotes on Russia’s defense, Western sanctions, and violence in eastern Ukraine. NATO forces have been increasing military presence in Eastern European countries bordering Russia and sending warships to the Baltic

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    USGS increases earthquake risk along New Madrid Fault

    The midwest region is preparing for earthquakes that are bigger and more powerful than ever believed imaginable. The U.S. Geological Survey updated their seismic hazards map last week, and in it, Kentucky is listed as one of 16 states at highest risk of earthquakes. USGS says the New Madrid Fault, which runs through a number of

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    Massive Washington wildfire only 16% contained

    Cooler temperatures and some rain may aid firefighters trying to control a massive complex of fires in north-central Washington that is now the largest wildfire in state history. Fire crews made progress Tuesday with officials estimating the Carlton Complex Fire at 16% contained, up from 2% on Monday. “If the weather holds, as it is now, we

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    Billionaire calls for three-day working week

    They say that if you love what you do you won’t work a day in your life. And according to the world’s second-richest man this is true, if you’re working just three days a week. Mexican communications tycoon Carlos Slim shared his theory on a reduced working week at a conference in Paraguay, saying it

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    Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive Was ‘Scratched’ Then ‘Shredded’

    Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was “scratched” and the data on it was still recoverable. But the IRS did not try to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive, despite recommendations from in-house IRS IT experts to outsource the recovery project. The hard drive was then “shredded,” according to a court filing the

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