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China launches first mission to moon and back

Friday, 24 October 2014 03:12
Beijing (AFP) - China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in…
Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers
Friday, 24 October 2014 03:12
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens. At a news conference at a hospital where one officer was being treated for a serious head wound, Police Commissioner William Bratton said that investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a…
Doctor becomes NYC's first Ebola patient
Friday, 24 October 2014 03:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a…
Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City
Thursday, 23 October 2014 23:44
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer was working for the humanitarian organization in Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola. Spencer, 33, developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and notified Doctors Without Borders on Thursday morning, the organization said in…
UAW eyes bargaining rights at VW Tennessee plant within a year
Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:41
By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee within a year, the union's President Dennis Williams said on Wednesday. That would mark the first tangible victory for the UAW at a foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the U.S. South, where it has long faced stiff opposition in its attempts to…
Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:39
BREAKING PHOTO of Frederick Maryland aircraft collision, what left 3 dead pic.twitter.com/fNB6JqvUpQ — Breaking News (@NewsOnTheMin) October 23, 2014 FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near an airport in Maryland on Thursday, killing three people and injuring two. A Cirrus SR22 plane was heading to the Frederick Municipal Airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise when the collision occurred near the southwest corner of…
New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola
Thursday, 23 October 2014 16:37
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker with Doctors Without Borders who returned to the United States from West Africa and developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the city health department said on Thursday. Preliminary test results were expected in the next 12 hours, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement.
Pat Robertson calls gay rights activists 'terrorists'
Thursday, 23 October 2014 16:37
A day after his controversial comments about AIDS were obliterated by Anderson Cooper, televangelist Pat Robertson called gay rights activists “terrorists." On his Christian Broadcasting Network show on Wednesday, Robertson blasted Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is gay, for issuing subpoenas to five prominent pastors who had opposed a new anti-discrimination law. “These people are terrorists, they're radicals, and they're extremists,” Robertson told "700 Club" viewers. “No Christian in his right mind would ever try…
NFL talks London team
Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:36
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League is "exactly on track" with its plans to field a team in London and could have a franchise there by 2022, the league's international chief said Thursday. Mark Waller said he believed in 2007 when the NFL first started playing in the British capital it would take 15 years to place a team there and, so far, he's encountered no stumbling blocks.
Who is the Ottawa gunman?
Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:36
The gunman who fatally shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa then stormed the Canadian parliament and opened fire before being shot and killed by the sergeant-at-arms was identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Here's what we know about the gunman so far: • He was a Quebec native. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982; he is the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of…
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