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SIX KILLED, 100 INJURED AS FIRE GUTS HOSPITAL IN MUMBAI

Six persons have been reported dead after fire engulfed a hospital in Mumbai on Monday. Officials say more than 100 were injured in the latest disaster, which raises concerns about fire safety in India. The blaze broke out around 4:00 pm (1130 GMT) on the fourth floor of the government-run ESIC Kamgar hospital in the …

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THREE OFFICERS SAVES BOY WHO JUMP FROM BURNING APARTMENT WINDOW

Three police officers played heroes in Texas on Monday when they came upon an apartment engulfed in flames and a family stuck on the second floor. Officers David Fields and Corey Jones from the Balch Springs Police Department were two of the first people on the scene and immediately realized a mother and her son …

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FAMILY REUNITED WITH MISSING DOGS AFTER PROPERTY WAS DESTROYED BY CALIFORNIA FIRES

A woman whose family home and property were destroyed by the deadly and devastating Camp Fire in Northern California has been reunited with both of her dogs, thanks in part, to the determination of an animal rescue volunteer. When the Camp Fire broke out in November, burning Andrea Gaylord’s home to the ground, her two …

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BRAZILIAN DOCTORS ARE PREPARING FOR MORE UTERUS TRANSPLANTS

All the patients that were part of this initial group have already been selected. They have already undergone in-vitro fertilization,” one of the physicians, Dani Ejzenberg, said this on Thursday. “There are good quality embryos in storage, and now we are awaiting compatible donors so that the transplant can be done.” All three women would …

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AN APPLE WATCH TOLD A 46-YEAR-OLD MAN HE HAD AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

Ed Dentel 46-year-old communications consultant from Richmond, Virginia, does taekwondo with his family three times a week, bikes and skis frequently, and had no history of heart problems. He said he had installed the software update with the electrocardiogram app to play around with it. “The application on the launch sounded off right away with …

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2-YEAR-OLD NEEDS RARE BLOOD TYPE TO SAVE HER LIFE, NOW THERE’S A WORLDWIDE SEARCH UNDERWAY

The family of a 2-year-old girl battling an aggressive form of cancer is desperately searching for a rare blood type that will allow her to obtain the life-saving treatment she needs. Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two months ago. However, her family believes the tumor in her stomach had been growing for at least …

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CUSTOMS SEIZE N7.3BN WORTH OF TRAMADOL, TWO AIRCRAFT

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday seized 40-foot containers loaded with tramadol and other drugs from India worth N7, 318,978,065.00. According to a statement by the spokesman for the service, Joseph Attah, officers also intercepted a helicopter and an aircraft from the United States of America over failure to provide end-user certificate and other documents. …

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FORMER CIA, NSA HEAD MICHAEL HAYDEN SUFFERS STROKE

The former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency, General Micheal Hayden, was hospitalized last week after suffering a stroke at home, his family said Friday. Hayden, 73, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, headed the CIA under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and also served as director of …

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EBOLA DEATH TOLL IN DR CONGO RISES TO 180

The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 180 lives, according to the health ministry, with 10 more reported deaths in recent days. The ministry said on Thursday that it had recorded 285 possible cases and 180 deaths. The latest outbreak is spreading in the highly-restive northeastern region of North Kivu, …

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