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Ebola: Australia pledges $20m for Sierra Leone treatment centre

Government outsources medical mission to private company as Tony Abbott says some staff are likely to be Australian<p>Australia will provide $20m for a private medical company to operate a UK-built treatment centre in Sierra Leone, following persistent calls for the country provide practical help to …

Republicans seize Senate, gaining full control of Congress

A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.<p>The thumping win upends the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill only six years after …

Car ploughs into crowd of Jerusalem pedestrians in 'intentional attack'

A driver has rammed his car into a group of pedestrians waiting for a train in Jerusalem, as scuffles continue around the Al Aqsa mosque<p>Israeli police say a man has <b>rammed a car into a crowded train platform</b> in east Jerusalem in an "intentional attack."<p>The police then shot and killed the …

Israel

Tilbury container death: murder investigation launched

Police target suspected people smuggling gang after 35 illegal migrants found on cargo ferry at Thames port<p>Police launched a homicide investigation on Saturday after the death of one of 35 suspected illegal migrants who were found in a shipping container on board a cargo ferry at the port of …

Machine that keeps lungs alive outside body tested

DETROIT — Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern.<p>At the University of Michigan, researchers are pushing the limits of medicine, eking out new ways to boost the numbers of organs that are …

Disney Added A Moving Tribute To Robin Williams To The End Of "Aladdin"

This one's for you, Genie.<p>h/t Uproxx

Indonesian tourist boat sinking leaves 15 missing

Two Britons rescued but more missing after boat sinks while travelling between Lombok and the Komodo Islands<p>Two Britons are in hospital and 15 other people are missing after a tourist boat sank while travelling between islands in Indonesia.<p>The group was travelling between Lombok and the Komodo …

Australian hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian hospital apologized on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.<p>Austin Hospital, in Australia’s second most populous city of Melbourne, erroneously killed off the patients when it faxed death notices to their …

Someone Hacked The Russian Prime Minister's Twitter Account And Announced His Resignation

@MedvedevRussia, a verified account with more than 2.5 million followers, first raised suspicion with a tweet sent out at 11:12 pm PDT which reads (translation via The Interpreter): "I am resigning. I am ashamed of the actions of the government. Forgive me."<p>The Interpreter notes:<p>Medvedev's account, …

Russia

Runaway teenager missing for three days found living in 24-hour Walmart

The 14-year-old boy had been sleeping in two secret hideouts he built in a Walmart store in Corsicana, Texas<p>A runaway teenager who was missing for almost three days in the US was found to be secretly living in a 24-hour supermarket.<p>The resourceful 14-year-old boy camped out in a Walmart store in …

North Korean pair swim across sea border to defect to South Korea

Two North Koreans, believed to be father and son, swim 2.5km across the sea border with South Korea in rare maritime defection across the tense boundary<p>Two North Koreans swam across the sea border with South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, in a rare maritime defection across …

Indian plane dives 1,500m as pilot 'sleeps'

India's civil aviation regulator has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 1,500 metres, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning.<p>The <i>Times of India</i> said the captain was on a scheduled rest break when the plane dropped over Turkey, putting it …

Robin Williams' wife reveals actor was in early stages of Parkinson's disease

Susan Schneider says Williams was sober at time of his death on Monday and that he was not ready to disclose diagnosis<p>The wife of Robin Williams revealed that he was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he killed himself, aged 63, earlier this week.<p>In a statement, Susan …

Redskins Seek to Overturn Trademark Decision, Keep Name

The Washington Redskins filed a lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Virginia, contesting a federal decision to cancel the team’s trademark …

Washington Redskins

Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.<p>The 67-year-old grandmother took one sip before spitting it out and exclaiming to her husband: "I think …

Arizona math teacher arrives drunk to class and keeps drinking: police | Reuters

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, where she yelled at her students before one of the pupils alerted administrators, authorities said on Thursday.<p>Kathleen Jardine, 57, a teacher at Poston Butte High School faces …

North Korea fires three short-range rockets as Pope visits South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (4th R) visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay tribute …

Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor, pressing his economic agenda in one of the region's powerhouses where financial gain is a …

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China installed more solar panels in 2013 than any country ever has

China is now home to more solar panels than any other country, after installing 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That’s equal to the total amount of panels in the entire United States, and more than any country has ever added in a single year. …

Renewable Energy

West Bengal gang rape: Supreme Court orders probe into 'disturbing' case

<b>India's Supreme Court has ordered a judge to investigate the gang rape of a tribal woman, allegedly on orders of village elders who objected to her relationship with a man.</b><p>The 20-year-old woman is in hospital. Her condition is reported to be stable.<p>Describing the case as "disturbing", the court …

India

British schizophrenic sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

A 71 year man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia faces execution after claiming he was the Prophet Mohammed<p>An elderly paranoid schizophrenic man from Edinburgh has been sentenced to death in <b>Pakistan</b>for blasphemy after he claimed he was the Prophet Mohammed.<p>Mohammad Asghar, 71, who was convicted …

Texas hospital acknowledges brain-dead status of pregnant woman

Fort Worth hospital keeping Marlise Munoz alive despite family's wishes heads to court but admits fetus is no longer viable<p>The hospital keeping a pregnant Texas woman on life support, against her families wishes, acknowledged for the first time on Friday that she is brain-dead and that the fetus in …

South Korea's 5G Network Will Let You Download a Full Movie in a Second

South Korea has announced a $1.5 billion plan to upgrade its network to 5G capability by 2020.<p>“We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the …

Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date

<b>Listen · 2:38</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>President Obama plans to meet this spring with Pope Francis.<p>On Tuesday, a White House spokesman announced the president will visit the Vatican as part of European trip in March. The president is said to be looking forward to talking with the pope …

Our 15 Favorite Apple Pie Recipes

From crumbly pies to the classic lattice top, these 14 apple pie recipes will get you baking all fall<p>There's nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust. But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 15 awesome recipes that you've …

Baking