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27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen

27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

At least 27 people died and more than 41 are missing after a wedding party was swept away while they were driving across a valley flooded by monsoon rains in southern Yemen, local officials say.
NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year

NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

The US National Security Agency (NSA) broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008, according to documents leaked by CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has jolted New Zealand's capital, halting air and rail services, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
US scientists discover new mammal species

US scientists discover new mammal species Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

US scientists announced Thursday the rare discovery of a new carnivorous mammal that lives in the trees of the Andes mountains in South America.
Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Erin, the fifth named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed west-southwest of the southern Cape Verde Islands in the far east Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.
China braces for Typhoon Utor

China braces for Typhoon Utor Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Southern China is bracing itself for the arrival of Typhoon Utor - which has already hit the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

A typhoon lashed Hong Kong with wind and rain, closing down the bustling Asian financial center Wednesday before sweeping toward mainland China.
New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A Chinese man infected with the deadly H7N9 avian influenza died of multiple organ failure, taking the number of deaths due to the new type of bird flu to 44 in the country. 
Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts

Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

More than 500 residents were evacuated after a volcano in central Indonesia erupted over the weekend, spewing hot ash and lava that killed five people, officials said Monday.
Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption

Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Six people were killed by hot ash as Mt. Rokatenda on Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province in central Indonesia erupted again on Saturday, officials have said.
Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests

Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Camels have been accused of infecting humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the deadly coronavirus that emerged last year in the Arabian peninsula. 

New malaria vaccine shows promise Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

U.S. researchers say they have successfully tested a malaria vaccine on a small group of volunteers. The researchers say the vaccine is safe, that it caused a response in the volunteers' immune systems and that it protects against malaria infection in healthy adults. 

Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study.

NOAA trims forecast for busy hurricane season Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

This Atlantic hurricane season may not be quite as busy as federal forecasters once thought, but they still warn of an unusually active and potentially dangerous few months to come.

Apple pulls 500px photo app over nudity concerns

Apple pulls 500px photo app over nudity concerns Tue, 01 Jan, 2013

Apple has pulled two popular photography apps from the iOS app store, reportedly because the company found it too easy to find nude images — though, notably, not pornographic ones. 500px, whose apps were removed, is resubmitting them with adjustments, but Apple is already being criticized for this seemingly arbitrary policy.

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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