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Assisted suicide campaigner Debbie Purdy dies aged 51

Debbie Purdy, who won a landmark ruling to clarify the law on assisted suicide, has died at the age of 51.<p>The right-to-die campaigner from Bradford had lived with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) for almost 20 years.<p>Purdy, who had been in the city’s Marie Curie hospice for a year and had …

Virgin Atlantic pilot lands 447 passengers safely in Gatwick drama

Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA<p>A close up of the landing gear of a Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet landing at Gatwick airport after the plane developed a landing-gear …

Ebola Toll Passes 20,000 Cases

More than 20,000 people have been diagnosed with Ebola virus and more than 7,800 have died of it, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. It’s a new milestone in the ever-worsening Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, and it shows Sierra Leone has more cases …

A Tree Fell in a Blogger's Backyard, So She Turned It Into Wall Art

When life hands you branches, make something beautiful.<p><i>Upcycled Treasures</i><p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

Scottish Ebola patient transferred to London hospital

A Scottish nurse was on the way to specialist facilities in London on Tuesday morning after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus.<p>The woman had been treated in an isolation unit in Glasgow after being diagnosed hours after arriving home from west Africa via a British Airways flight from Heathrow.<p>She …

Living Small

The making of Manhattan’s first micro-apartments<p>Later this winter, a truck will pick up this prefabricated apartment from a former naval foundry in Brooklyn, carry it over the Manhattan Bridge, and deliver it to a construction site on Manhattan’s East Side. A crane will hoist the unit—and 54 others …

Search area expanded in hunt for AirAsia plane

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — With no sign of the missing AirAsia jetliner, dozens of ships and planes on Tuesday joined a widening international effort …

“The Interview” was a $15+ million online hit—but more for Google than for Sony

Sony’s big internet video gamble seems to have paid off: <i>The Interview</i>, which the company offered for online rental and purchase on Christmas Eve, earned more than $15 million during its first four days on the internet. The film was rented or purchased more than 2 million times from Dec. 24-27, …

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All passengers off Adriatic ferry; investigation begins

<b>Brindisi, Italy (CNN) —</b> Conditions for the rescue of passengers off a ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea could hardly have been worse.<p>Strong winds, choppy seas and thick smoke pounded the efforts.<p>In the end, at least 10 people died, the Italian coast guard said on Monday. But many more were …