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Unmanned NASA-Contracted Rocket Explodes

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair early Tuesday evening, producing huge flames and loud booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths were reported. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft had been set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean, carrying roughly 5,000 pounds of ...

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Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson is Now Free of Ebola

A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the hospital where she’s been treated. Amber will make a statement at a 1 p.m. ET news conference announcing her discharge. Vinson is one of two Dallas nurses who was diagnosed with Ebola after treating Liberian citizen Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ...

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Jamaican-Born Nurse Came Close To Ebola

Sydia Rose, a Jamaican-born nurse, who was among medical personnel who treated the first Ebola case in the U.S has recounted her experience and is still self-monitoring for symptoms. In an interview aired last night on ‘CBS 60-minutes,’ Sydia Rose spoke about going to great lengths in trying to keep Thomas Eric Duncan alive. He was taken to the Texas Health ...

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South Africa’s Football Captain Shot & Killed

South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed Sunday night during a botched robbery, authorities said. Meyiwa, who was captain of the national team as well as his club, Orlando Pirates, was 27. Police said he was killed by intruders who went into a house in the Vosloorus township near Johannesburg. While they haven’t disclosed what led to ...

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NYC Physician Tests Positive For Ebola

A physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late today. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue today. He is in isolation ...

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More Than 200 Canadians Infected with Chik-V

Canada’s health agency says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by the chikungunya virus that has affected thousands of people in the Caribbean. On Tuesday, Health Canada reported that 201 Canadians have been infected with the mosquito borne virus. Eric Morrissette, a spokesman for Health Canada, said the cases have been confirmed among travelers returning from endemic areas in ...

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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years in Jail

Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows today to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the “gross negligence” the double-amputee Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Pistorius, who had cried and ...

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Reggae Singer John Holt is Dead

Veteran Jamaican reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital yesterday. He was 69. Copeland Forbes, Holt’s manager since 2006, confirmed the entertainer’s passing. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed. Holt is one of reggae’s most influential singers.

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Canada To Send Experimental Ebola Vaccine To WHO

The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak. The government said in a news release today that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the UN agency in Geneva. Canada will ...

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Second US Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

A second Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola after caring for a Liberian patient who died of the virus in Dallas, officials said today. The latest case involves a hospital staff member who came down with a fever yesterday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The person’s identity was not revealed by health authorities, but ...

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