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Sierra Leone seeks U.S. military help to fight Ebola

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By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Sierra Leone appealed to the United States on Wednesday to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbors Guinea and Liberia in the fight against the virus. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak...(more) 

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U.S. government says 462,125 people signed up for 2015 Obamacare plans

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(Reuters) - Open enrollment for the second year of Obamacare individual health coverage brought in 462,125 people who chose their health plans in its first week, nearly half of whom were first-time customers, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human...(more) 

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Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog

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MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month. 

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Give the gift of farts that smell like chocolate this Christmas

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French inventor Christian Poincheval, who in 2006 perfumed the putrid odor of flatulence with pills that give it a rose aroma, has added chocolate to his fart-scent menu just in time for the holiday season. 

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Samsung showcases eye-tracking computer mouse

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The South Korean company has developed a mouse specifically for people with disabilities that will help them use their PCs simply by moving their eyes or blinking 

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Ebola discoverer Piot sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - West Africa's Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of this year, a leading specialist on the disease said on Wednesday. Peter Piot, one of the...(more) 

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Cricket-Fast bowlers rush to Abbott's defence after Hughes blow

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Nov 26 (Reuters) - As the global cricket community prays for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' recovery from a severe head injury, fast bowlers rushed to the defence of Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball struck the batsman and left him fighting for his...(more) 

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India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales

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Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year. Health Minister J. P. Nadda told parliament on Tuesday he was drawing...(more) 

South African toddlers "swapped at birth" shouldn't be exchanged: court adviser

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two South African toddlers accidentally swapped on the day they were born should stay with the families who raised them and not be returned to their biological parents, a court-appointed expert said on Wednesday. The two children, a boy and a girl who...(more) 

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FEATURE-Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias"

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By Katy Migiro and Magdalena Mis NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising before dawn, the women emerged from their ramshackle shacks and squelched through the mud to stand in line for water in Kibera, Nairobi's biggest slum. Seven hours later, bullet-grey skies drizzled on and off,...(more) 

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South Korea to fly medical workers to Europe if infected fighting Ebola

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday that Britain had agreed to evacuate any South Korean medical workers who may be infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working at a British-run clinic in Sierra Leone for treatment. Seoul will send a team of 10...(more) 

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Four polio vaccinators shot dead in SW Pakistan

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Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan's restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt an immunisation drive, officials said. 

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