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Giant Sinkhole in Japan is Sinking Again

The giant hole that was repaired in record time in Japan earlier this month is again showing signs of activity. Traffic stopped at the busy intersection in the Japanese city of Fukuoka the weekend, after the road started sinking about seven centimeters. Earlier this month, a hole 30 meters wide and 15 meters deep opened… Keep Reading

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Rare Anne Frank Poem to Be Auctioned in Holland

A poem written by Anne Frank, once believed to have been lost, is being put up for auction. The handwritten poem by the teenager, famously known for writing a diary about the struggle she and her family underwent while hiding from German soldiers in Amsterdam, was obtained by Christiane van Maarsen, whose older sister Jacqueline… Keep Reading

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Nielsen’s Music Connect Launches in Canada

New York, NY – Today, Nielsen announced the launch of Music Connect in Canada— an innovative and intuitive platform that leverages Nielsen’s trusted data and insights to provide the Canadian music industry with a comprehensive view of music consumption information. Music Connect delivers in-depth and up-to-date data across multiple measurement metrics including streaming, airplay, sales… Keep Reading

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Immigrant Children Left out in Freezing Cold at School

Their parents didn’t know it was a school day off and the custodian didn’t let them inside, leaving two elementary school children to spend an hour outside in freezing cold temperatures until being rescued by police. The incident happened last Monday, when the two children – one just 5 years old – were dropped off… Keep Reading

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4 People Rescued from River near Parliament Hill

Four people who went for a boat ride on the Ottawa River Thursday evening ended up being rescued by a team of firefighters. The four adventurers, all residents of the Ottawa area, were brought back to shore by the rescuers and handed over to waiting paramedics. The quartet had ventured into the river in a… Keep Reading

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Ebola Outbreak’s “Patient Zero” Located

The worst outbreak of Ebola, which activated an international public health emergency and has killed 961 people, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a hamlet in the African country of Guinea. About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers consider may have been Patient Zero, experienced vomiting, black stool and temperature. Only four days… Keep Reading

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Terminal Melanoma Patient Seeks Ban on UK Sunbeds

Mark Carter, who has terminal melanoma, is working with other melanoma patients, doctors and patient advocates towards a goal of forcing a ban on sunbeds in the United Kingdom. Under Carter’s guidance, a film entitled “Dying for a Tan” has been created to garner support for a complete ban on sun tanning beds. Since he… Keep Reading

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Romanian Indicted for Hacking George Bush’s Email

A Romanian man was indicted Thursday for hacking the emails of famous people, including one member of former President Bush’s family. The Department of Justice has reported that Lehel Lazar, 42, also known by his pseudonym “Guccifer”, was indicted for online fraud, unauthorized access to secure computers, aggravated identity theft, online harassment and obstruction of… Keep Reading

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U.S. Power Plants Set to Emit 30% Less CO2

Barack Obama has gone on the offensive as climate change talks stall in Congress. This week, the President established new standards for power plant emissions, particularly for coal – a fossil fuel that is reponsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions. The Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday its proposals for a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions for… Keep Reading

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Italian Police to Get New Lamborghini Huracán

By the end of the year, Lamborghini will be providing a police version of the Huracán LP 610-4 to the Italian State Police. This continues the tradition started in 2004 when the department received a Lamborghini Gallardo from the company and, like the Gallardo, the Huracán will serve as an actual patrol vehicle dedicated primarily to high-speed chases… Keep Reading

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