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Ebola scare shows problems in computer models

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Flaws in computer modelling led to apocalyptic forecasts of how the deadly Ebola virus would spread in West Africa, specialists said. Many of the models were off-the-shelf software that failed to take into account complexities and uncertainties in the way the disease spread in Guinea, Sierra...(more) 



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Estate of Selena Quintanilla sues UMG Recordings over royalties

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(Reuters) - The estate of Latin pop star Selena Quintanilla filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against UMG Recordings Inc, claiming that royalties have been withheld since her death 20 years ago.  



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Cape Verde record historic win over Ronaldo-less Portugal

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Cape Verde upset a weakened Portugal 2-0 in Estoril on Tuesday as seven days of international football friendlies involving African teams ended. Portugal lacked many stars, including the biggest one of all Cristiano Ronaldo, having won 2-1 at home against Serbia just 48 hours earlier in...(more) 



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VIDEO: Turkey siege ends in deadly shootout

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Turkish security forces storm a courthouse in which a prosecutor was being held hostage by members of an outlawed Marxist group. 



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Watch the incredible 20-minute short film created inside of Team Fortress 2

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Machinima is the art of manipulating a computer graphics engine in order to create a cinematic production. This art form was popularized in the mainstream by Red vs. Blue, a Halo machinima series that has been running since 2003. Not long ago, Valve decided to give...(more) 



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After Cesar Chavez: The fight for farmworker rights isn’t over

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The irony of nonviolent resistance is that it needs violence to be effective. The spectacle of mobs, deputized and otherwise, billy-clubbing people as they turn cheeks until they run out of cheeks to turn, tends to assault the consciences of those observing. Gandhi understood this,...(more) 



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Golf-Ko's consistency a major topic at Mission Hills

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By Mark Lamport-Stokes RANCHO MIRAGE, California, March 31 (Reuters) - World number one Lydia Ko has yet to win a major title but the 17-year-old prodigy has already achieved so much in golf that she enters this week's ANA Inspiration envied by many of her rivals....(more) 



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Who's Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users....(more) 



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Ex-Fannie Mae CEO testifies in $1 billion mortgage trial of Nomura, RBS

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd testified on Tuesday in a $1 billion civil trial over losses the company suffered on mortgage-backed securities and said it did not predict the severe decline in U.S. housing prices during the financial crisis.  



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Guinea finds three Ebola cases in the alumina hub of Fria

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CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea has detected at least three new cases of Ebola in the alumina hub of Fria, according to the national coordination of the fight against the disease, as authorities blamed popular resistance for hampering the battle against the virus.  



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Egypt president urges Yemen rebels to 'back off'

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Egypt's president on Tuesday urged Shiite rebels in Yemen to "back off" for the sake of their country, saying Cairo is participating in a military campaign there for Gulf Arab security. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's remarks come two days after an Arab summit in Egypt that decided...(more) 



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US outlines how it will cut 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

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The United States began to outline today how it will achieve the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by the end of 2025. In a submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United States says that it will use executive...(more) 



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