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Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead

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The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the west African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone. There were just four confirmed cases in Guinea in the week to...(more) 



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ArtsBeat: Venice Film Festival to Have a Global Flavor

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Among the movies vying for the coveted Golden Lion at the festival opening on Sept. 2 are “Remember,” a thriller by the Canadian director Atom Egoyan and “A Bigger Splash” by the Italian director Luca Guadagnino. 



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Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. 



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Syrian PM says power crisis worsens as militants target plants

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By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - Electricity is being increasingly rationed in government-controlled areas of Syria after an escalation in attacks on power plants by Islamist militants. Prime Minister Wael Halaki, addressing parliament on Wednesday, cited several major attacks since May on gas plants in the...(more) 



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Two kids severely burned during daycare trip

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Two young boys from Oklahoma suffered life threatening second and third-degree burns after going to a water park with their day care. The mother is sharing cell phone video and images of her children in pain as a warning to other parents.          



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Deadly car bomb hits Yemen capital as fighting rages in south

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Witnesses said the blast was near a mosque of the Bohra sect of Shiite Islam, not far from Ath-Thawra Hospital in the Rammah district of Sanaa, where several attacks claimed by IS have targeted Shiite rebels who control the capital. Four people were also killed in...(more) 



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Cecil: Zimbabwe's majestic lion remembered

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When he was alive, Cecil the lion was famous among the thousands of annual visitors to Zimbabwe's top game reserve, but in death he achieved truly global recognition. Born in Hwange National Park in northwestern Zimbabwe about 13 years ago, Cecil was killed earlier this month...(more) 



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Volkswagen to offer crash avoidance systems on most U.S. models

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Volkswagen AG , the world's No. 1 automaker, will offer automatic braking and other crash avoidance systems as standard or optional features on most 2016 models sold in the United States beginning later this year, the company said on Wednesday. Volkswagen said it will offer systems...(more) 



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Oregon state agencies told to conserve water as drought worsens

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared drought emergencies in 23 of the state's 36 counties and ordered state agencies to conserve water as another parched year threatens fish and forests, limits agriculture and recreation, and worsens the risk of wildfire. 



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Hackers take control of smart car via the internet

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Fiat Chrysler issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles after hackers showed they could take control of them via the internet-connected entertainment system 



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FIBA bans Russian basketball teams - Federation

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Russia on Wednesday said its national basketball teams have been banned from all competitions by the sports ruling body FIBA. "The Russian basketball federation received a letter from FIBA, which said that all Russian national teams have been banned," Sergei Chernov, honourary president of the Russian...(more) 



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Soup kitchen offers free meal for return of Jesus statue

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- "Have you found Jesus?" That's what employees at a Rhode Island soup kitchen are asking after a religious statue disappeared from the kitchen's garden.... 



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