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Kauri dieback not as widespread as feared

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

Results show limited spread of kauri dieback Results of aerial and ground surveillance of the Coromandel Peninsula show that the presence of Phytophythora taxon Agathis (PTA), or kauri dieback disease is not widespread in the […]

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Britain on high alert over ISIS threat

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

U.K. raises terror threat level to ‘severe’ USA Today (MCT) The United Kingdom raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday in response to events in Iraq and Syria. “What we’re facing in Iraq […]

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Hospital pays $190 million in damages

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

BC-DOCTOR-PROBE:BZ Suspicious co-worker tipped Johns Hopkins in case of gynecologist who taped patients By Justin Fenton The Baltimore Sun (MCT) BALTIMORE_Newly suspicious of the pen hanging on a lanyard Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. […]

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NZ reacts to Russian troop movements

August 30, 2014 iwishart 0

NZ disturbed by reports of Russian Troop Movements Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply disturbed at today’s reports indicating the involvement of Russian troops in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “If these […]

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ISIS in Syria: where to from here?

August 29, 2014 iwishart 0

Analysts: U.S. needs ‘local ally’ against Islamic State USA Today (MCT) As President Obama considers airstrikes in Syria and calls for an international coalition to fight the Islamic State, analysts say no country in the […]

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The Flying Droner Service

August 29, 2014 iwishart 0

GoogleX takes to the skies with secret drone project USA Today (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — The drone wars have officially begun. Once the exclusive domain of DIYers passionate about buzzing parks and neighbors, tech titans […]

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Actor Robin Williams found dead

August 12, 2014 iwishart 0

US actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead in a suspected suicide at his home. Marin County law enforcement confirmed the death this morning, saying 63 year old Williams was “unresponsive” when police […]