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First Ebola Patient Dies in Mali

Authorities in Mali have confirmed that the country’s first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, has died from the disease.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the toddler had travellers hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea to Mali while the showing the symptoms of the disease. Over 40 people known to have come into contact with her have already been … [Read More...]

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Sugary drinks signs help change habits of teens

Signs that warn consumers on how much exercise they should do to burn off the calories they gain from sugary drinks may trigger healthy choices, researchers from the Baltimore-based John Hopkins University (JHU) recently suggested. As part of a study the researchers observed the purchasing habits of teenagers and they found youngsters purchased lesser number […]

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Was Office Supply Retailer Staples Hit with Data Breach?

Since Thanksgiving of 2013 over a dozen big names in retail, along with several banks have been hit with data breaches that made mincemeat of their computer security. Brian Krebs a well-known cyber-security expert and writer was among the first to report the possibility that the office supply company Staples might be the victim of […]

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Canada ‘Not Intimidated’ after Ottawa Shootings

Tweet Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said his country will not be intimidated after the shooting in the parliament by a rampaging gunman who was then shot dead.  He called the man a terrorist and promised to redouble the countries anti-terror efforts. The gunman, named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, shot and killed a soldier at an [...]


Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years for Killing of Girlfriend

Tweet The athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given a five year jail sentence for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  The judge, Thokozile Masipa, also gave a three year suspended sentence on a firearms charge. Ms Steenkamp’s parents said they were happy with the sentence and were relieved that the trial was finally over.  [...]


Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Loses Battle with Cancer

Tweet Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, famous for dressing US first ladies, actresses and other red carpet regulars, has lost his battle with cancer.  The 82 year old died in his home yesterday as confirmed by his wife, Annette.  He had been battling the disease for the last decade without being beaten by it [...]