Monthly Archives: December 2014

AirAsia Flight 8501: Weather hampering search and recovery effort

CBS/AP   December 30, 2014, 3:44 PM PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia – A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, focusing on an area of the aqua-colored waters where the first bodies … Continue reading

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Ebola in Britain: Why was the sick nurse allowed to fly (from Heathrow to Glasgow, Scotland)?

By Robert Mendick and Matthew Holehouse 8:02PM GMT 30 Dec 2014 The British nurse being treated for Ebola should never have been allowed to leave Heathrow after displaying symptoms of the deadly disease at the airport, the Government’s chief medical … Continue reading

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Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow hospital

A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow. The woman, who arrived from Sierra Leone on Sunday night, is in isolation at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital. … Continue reading

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Japan culls 42,000 chickens after second bird flu outbreak

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan on Monday ordered the slaughter of some 42,000 chickens after officials confirmed the country’s second bird flu outbreak in less than a month. DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Miyazaki … Continue reading

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Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

BY GAYATRI SUROYO AND FERGUS JENSEN SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:22pm EST (Reuters) – A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the … Continue reading

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Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588 – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading … Continue reading

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Kansas Says New Virus Found After Resident’s Death

By JOHN HANNA Associated Press A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday. The new virus is … Continue reading

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