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  • Garry Kasparov: Putin is 'the most dangerous man' in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the …
    Garry Kasparov: Putin is 'the most dangerous man' in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the …

    Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today.

  • Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing
    Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing

    The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show.

  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey
    Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.

  • Meet the world's thinnest smartphone
    Meet the world's thinnest smartphone

    The Gionee ELFIE 5.1 has set a new Guinness World Record for its diminutive dimensions -- it's just 5.1mm thick.

  • Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day
    Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.

  • Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
    Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

    DALLAS – A man who recently arrived in Texas from Liberia has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S.

  • CDC director says U.S. should be able to contain Ebola spread

    (Reuters) - The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially sought treatment six days after arriving in the country, potentially exposing a "handful" of family members and others to the virus, a top U.S. health official said on Tuesday. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he had no doubt that local and federal health authorities could contain the potential spread of the deadly virus in the country. ...

  • Colorado, CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus, state health officials said on Monday. Of the 10, four children tested positive for Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a virus that is causing severe respiratory infections in 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. From mid-August to September 26, 2014, the U.S. ...

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